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CFT in Collin County

At Communities Foundation of Texas what matters most to us is thriving communities for allIt drives our actions, influences our decision-making, informs our programming, inspires our grants, and more!

Since 2006, CFT has made more than 4,000 grants to 1,280+ organizations in Collin County, totaling more than $62 million. Collin County, along with all of North Texas, has always been extremely generous.

Although CFT has served the North Texas region for nearly 70 years, a deep commitment was made to further focus and invest in the Collin County community in 2017.

Since that commitment, CFT has mobilized and distributed $24 million to Collin County nonprofits through the Fund for Collin CountyNorth Texas Cares  and CFT's North Texas Giving Day! On North Texas Giving Day 2020, Collin County residents collectively donated $5.5 million in support of 410 Collin County nonprofits.

Collin County residents, business executives, and nonprofit leaders gathered in 2019 to celebrate the Grand Opening of CFT's office at Hall Park and the Fund for Collin County reaching the $1 million mark!

Your Partner for Impact - Help in Crisis

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, CFT raised and distributed funds to help Collin County nonprofits weather the storm of the pandemic through the support and partnership of our incredible donors, corporate partners, and charitable fund holders.

North Texas Cares

North Texas Cares was launched in March 2020 to assist nonprofits with immediate needs so that they could support individuals and families in the focus areas of health, economic security, safety and wellbeing, education, and social justice. With 30+ local collaborative funders – nearly $600,000 was distributed to Collin County nonprofits.

CFT has granted 41 grants to organizations in Collin County totaling $591,500.


Texas Muslim Women's Foundation, Inc. $25,000
Rosa Es Rojo, Inc. $25,000
Minnie's Food Pantry, Inc. $20,000
Meals on Wheels Collin County $20,000
Baby Booties of North Texas $20,000
Veterans Center of North Texas, Inc. $20,000
Maripoza Foundation $15,000
City House, Inc. $15,000
Light of Hope Immigration Law Center, Inc. $15,000
Agape Resource & Assistance Center, Inc. $15,000
Frisco Student Fastpacs $11,000
Root Cause, Inc. $10,000
Embrace Waiting Children Inc $10,000
Beyond Able $10,000
Streetside Showers, Inc. $10,000
Cardboard Project $10,000
Assistance League of Greater Collin County $10,000
Plano ISD Education Foundation $10,000
Hope Clinic of McKinney $260,000
Storehouse of Collin County $9,000
Delighted to Doula Birth Services Nonprofit Corporation $9,000
My Possibilities $5,000
Frisco Family Services Center $5,000
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County, Inc. $5,000
Heart House Dallas $5,000
This Side Up Family Center $5,000
Cornerstone Assistance Network of North Central Texas $5,000
Assistance Center of Collin County, Inc. $5,000
Shiloh Place $5,000
Hugs Cafe $2,500
Grand Total $591,500

In 2017, the Fund for Collin County was established with a commitment of $500,000 of seed funding by Communities Foundation of Texas to provide support for nonprofit organizations addressing the most pressing needs and promising opportunities for the communities of Collin County.

To maintain the vitality of Collin County's growing communities, CFT is looking for committed, community-minded, forward-thinking individuals and businesses to join us in growing the Fund for Collin County!  Building this fund together will help ensure there will always be dedicated charitable resources to provide support and funding for our most vulnerable citizens for generations to come.

Help us continue to meet the challenges of our growing communities by joining us to invest in Collin County.

A variety of ways exist for you to give to the Fund for Collin County:

  • cash, stocks, bonds
  • mutual funds
  • retirement plans and/or IRAs
  • life insurance and more!

Recent Grant Recipients from the Fund for Collin County:

2020 2020 2020 2019
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Thank You to Our Supporters!

We gratefully acknowledge the leadership and support of these generous contributors who have joined us in this important investment in Collin County:

Champions: $50,000
Alison and Jeff Balcombe
Deborah and Scott Boxer
Jill and Michael Dardick
Independent Financial
Beth and Tom Montgomery
Prosperity Bank
Tracy and Brian Rinehart
Carolyn and Mark Speese

Innovators: $25,000 - $49,999
Hong and Jim Bass
Diane and Dick Evans

Partners: $10,000 - $24,999
ATMOS Energy
Capital One
Carol and Ed Maier
Florence and Howard Shapiro
Susan and Dave Scullin

Contributors: $100 - $9,999
Michael J. Adamczyk
Adil Adi
Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation
Asava Family Foundation
Missy and Doug Bender
Lauren and Greg Benson
Fonsa and George Brody
Kelly and Russ Buettner
Jean and Glenn Callison
Frances Campbell
Rebecca and Chris Caso
Jeri and Rick Chambers
Laura and Chris Curran
Jonathan Cocks
Desai Family Fund
Chris and David Downs
Mary Floyd
Elizabeth Goldman
Carole and Howard Greisdorf
Higdon Family Fund
Sarah and John Humphrey
Jennifer Jafari
Buzz Kolbe
Steve Matthews
Louise and Jeff Master
Maus Family Charitable Fund
Deepa and Raj Menon
Janice Mitchell
Betty Montgomery
Joa and John Muns
Sandy Nachman
Carolyn and Denton Newham
Kara and Andrew Olson
Kimberly O’Neil
Craig Perry
Pamela and Tony Petty
Judy and Sam Roach
Jan Rugg
Erik M. Schafer
Suzie and Randy Shackelford
Angie and Joe Sifferman
Jo Clary Smithen
Mary Stanton
Swan Smith Family Fund
Cathy and Scott Sweet
Texas Health Presbyterian Plano
Andrea and Kent Thompson
Camille Ussery
Thara and Aditya Varanasi
Kelly and William Vaughan
Marny and Cody Weaver
Beth and Duncan Webb

In addition to the growing list of contributors to the Fund for Collin County, we thank our business partners in the community who have helped us launch this exciting new initiative: Capital One, Plano Chamber of Commerce, Local Profile, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Toyota USA Foundation.


Will You Join Us?

Your gift to the Fund for Collin County will provide a dedicated resource to support the growing needs of the Collin County communities now and into the future!

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