Our Community Knowledge

Working with both donors and nonprofits and awarding more than 5,000 grants per year, we have deep knowledge of the North Texas community. Our breadth of community knowledge comes from several channels:

Regularly assessing 3,000+ nonprofits

  • Annually assessing the nonprofits in the community and making over 5,000 grants per year
  • Vetting over 5000 organizations to be published in the annual Giving Guide, designed to connect nonprofit needs with charitable community members
  • Managing North Texas Giving Day, an event with over 2,500 nonprofits

Advising on giving and volunteering

  • Counseling with individuals, families and companies to create personalized giving plans

Focusing on special issues

  • Our Community Impact Grants focus on low income, working families,  and the pipeline of high quality teachers and school leaders, which gives us an extraordinary depth of knowledge and expertise in these areas
  • Operating Educate Texas: an innovative alliance of public and private groups that work to improve the Texas public education system
  • Organizing corporate service projects and supply drives through CFT for Business
  • Funding transformational projects in the areas of public safety, education and scientific and medical research from the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at CFT. 

Convening key parties to learn about and solve pressing issues

  • We work in partnership with nonprofit leaders, business leaders and government leaders to help identify and address key community challenges.
  • The CFT philanthropy team is active in the community performing research through site visits with nonprofits on a regular basis.


The Kitchen Table

Nonprofit Leader and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank, Jan Pruitt, speaks about CFT’s leadership role in the community. “When I think about CFT, I think about a kitchen table…” Read More


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Carol GogliaCarol Goglia
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

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