CFT in Collin County
At Communities Foundation of Texas what matters most to us is thriving communities for all. It drives our actions, influences our decision-making, informs our programming, inspires our grants, and more!
Serving the Collin County area
CFT has been supporting donors and nonprofits in the Collin County Area for decades. Over the past 15 years, Collin County, along with all of North Texas, has always been extremely generous. Communities Foundation of Texas has made more than 9,321 grants to 900+ organizations in Collin County, totaling more than $100 million.
NTX Giving Day Impact
In 2021, CFT’s NTX Giving Day was another record-breaker with $66 million raised, benefitting over 3,300 local nonprofits. In Collin County, $8.5 million was donated to 421 Collin County nonprofits, which was a 20% increase in 2021. Additionally, a total of 14,393 Collin County donors gave on NTX Giving Day.
Collin County Assessment
In an effort to support nonprofits and community leaders with actionable data, CFT released the 2020 Collin County Economic Opportunity Assessment in October 2020. We are proud to have partnered with JPMorgan Chase in the presentation of this assessment, conducted by Every Texan, for Collin County. While it’s too early to see the full impact of the pandemic on Collin County, the report provides some early economic indicators of how residents are faring in terms of employment, affected job sectors, and health insurance coverage. We believe it can be used to outline both the strengths and challenges for Collin County communities as they move forward in this new environment.
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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 Collin County Impact Fund reaching the $1 million mark!
2022 Nonprofit Success Institute
As Collin County grows, so do its challenges with issues such as homelessness, hunger and affordable housing. To help nonprofits address pressing needs for Collin County residents, CFT and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
joined forces to create the Collin County Nonprofit Success Institute, an educational cohort supporting nonprofits that primarily serve low-income families and individuals. The goal of this opportunity is to expand the network of local leaders and support the development of strategies to advance equity for families in Collin County that face disparities in education, income, and health.
This educational program offers concepts for CEOs, program staff, fundraising staff, marketing/branding staff, and HR staff. Classes will be taught by experts who understand the challenges and barriers faced by nonprofits in Collin County, and how to transform and elevate the organization.