Letter of Inquiry

Funding Priorities and Eligibility

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. CFT's Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process supports programs that address needs across the North Texas region and which: 

  • train/educate/engage on an issue or topic relevant to the community
  • utilize best practices, data or proof-points of success
  • provide or expand direct services or access to resources like transportation, education/schooling, housing, healthcare and work opportunities to an area of the community with substantiated need

Additionally, we look to fund to fund programs that either:

  • address a particularly timely need
  • are strategic and data-informed
  • offer innovative or creative solutions to a key community challenge
  • collaborate in a way where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, or
  • demonstrate ability to create measurable impact

To apply to CFT's Letter of Inquiry process, your organization must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service that has been active for at least two years as of September 1, 2018.
  • at least 50% of the population served must reside in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin or Rockwall Counties.
  • churches and religious organizations' programs that are focused on evangelism are not eligible

Letter of Inquiry Application

Each year, Communities Foundation of Texas provides approximately 25 to 35 mid-sized grants (about $10,000 to $20,000) to nonprofits in the North Texas region. These discretionary funds are targeted towards programming that addresses the following criteria:

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