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At CFT, we believe that a thriving community is one in which all people feel cared for, invested in, nourished and valued, and have an equitable opportunity to contribute to the well-being and growth of themselves, their families and their communities.

One of the ways we build a strong community is through our grants. Please see below for information on our funding opportunities:

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

2021-22 Grant Cycles

GRANT CYCLE: HEALTH

OPEN: MARCH 25, 2022 
Due: April 28, 2022

Learn more and apply today

SPRING CYCLE: LEARNING

ANNOUNCED: MAY 2022
Due: June/July 2022

Past Grant Cycles

2021-22 Past Grant Cycles

FALL CYCLE: LIVING

CLOSED

Due: January 14

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FALL CYCLE: SOCIAL SERVICES

CLOSED
Due: December 17

FALL CYCLE: PUBLIC SAFETY

CLOSED

Due: November 19

SUMMER CYCLE: EFFECTIVE TEACHING & LEADING

CLOSED
Due: September 14
Effective Teaching & Leading includes:​ Target projects that increase the pipeline of diverse and well-equipped new teachers and to help teachers become school leaders through continued education, mentorship, and coaching.

SUMMER CYCLE: LEARNING

CLOSED
Due: June 30
Education including:​ Youth, STEM for Girls, Student Nursing, Barriers to Reading

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WINTER CYCLE: HEALTH

CLOSED
Due: April 1
Health/Medical/Scientific Research

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Fiscal Year 2020 Grants

Fiscal Year 2020 Grants Paid by Fund Source

Since our inception in 1953, we have made more than $2 billion in grants to support education, health care, public safety, social services, animals and the arts – touching nearly all aspects of life in our community.

In the 2020 fiscal year, we awarded grants totaling $138 million. A breakdown of how the grants were invested is shown below, which includes donor-advised, designated and community impact grants. The only way to apply for funding from our donor-advised funds, nonprofit agency funds, Caruth fund, community impact and discretionary funds is through the grant opportunities that are listed on the Apply for Grant page of this website. 

Total Grants Paid for Fiscal Year 2019: $138 million

 

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