Apply to be in the Giving Guide

Key Dates for 2018: 

New for 2018!

To be listed in CFT's Giving Guide, simply submit an application online using the form at the bottom of this page. This year, the completed Giving Guide is expected to be posted by June 1, 2018.

The LOI application to apply for CFT discretionary funds, has now been separated from the Giving Guide, with greater clarification of the criteria to be used to distribute these dollars. Learn more by attending one of our workshop sessions in February. For any questions about the form or the process, please contact

About CFT

Established in 1953, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is a public charity that administers over 1,000 philanthropic funds established through gifts and bequests from donors in Dallas and across the state of Texas. CFT strives to help donors, nonprofits and other funders to stimulate creative solutions to key community challenges through both its programs and grantmaking. The most popular type of fund at CFT is the donor-advised fund. CFT donor-advised fund holders recommend grants from their funds after reviewing resources like the Giving Guide.  

How does CFT use the Giving Guide?

We invite nonprofit organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to submit a Giving Guide application summarizing your needs with our donors and the larger community. The Giving Guide is available online for anyone to consult when making decisions on how to support those creating an impact locally in North Texas.

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