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​Whatever your passions are, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is here to help you give with purpose to the causes that matter most to you.

Working with CFT is like having your own charitable giving concierge. If you give $5,000 or more to charity annually, contact us for a complimentary conversation to learn about the effectiveness, efficiency, ease, and advantages of creating a charitable fund at CFT.

Learn how CFT can make your giving effective and purposeful:

View our suite of brief explainer videos below to learn more about donor-advised funds at CFT, legacy planning, and how CFT partners with individuals, families, businesses, and advisors to achieve their charitable giving goals and expand their impact in the community!


Get more when you give with Communities Foundation of Texas:

Structure, Flexibility, and Maximum Impact

noun_receipt_2372760-(1).pngSimplicity: Rather than keeping track of charitable donation receipts throughout the year, you can make one easy, tax-deductible gift to your fund (like a charitable checking account) and CFT will vet nonprofits, provide administrative support, and grant to nonprofits at your request.

noun_Heart_682473.pngFamily Philanthropy/Customized Legacy Planning to Maximize Tax Benefits: We specialize in customization for long-term legacy planning across multiple generations of givers. We’ll work with you and/or your advisors to create a personalized, tax-advantaged giving plan.

noun_Favorite-User_811820.pngPersonal Concierge: You’ll have a dedicated relationship manager at your service so you can leverage CFT’s expertise and community knowledge, giving you a dedicated resource for your charitable efforts.

noun_asset_2763849.pngExpertise with Complex Assets: Rely on our experts to take care of the review, receipt, and management of the full range of your non-cash assets to help you reach your charitable goals.

noun_group_676782.pngCommunity of Givers: You’ll join a network of like-hearted givers, with access to our GiveWisely resources, volunteer opportunities, educational events, and nonprofit site visits.

noun_asset_2383289-(1).pngGiving Plans/Advanced Grantmaking Support: We can help you develop a custom plan for your giving to reach your charitable goals—no matter what they are. Our team can also support you through large, multi-year, data-driven grantmaking and reporting.

Are you looking for an easy and effective way to make an impact in the community? Do you have a nonprofit or issue area you're passionate about? A donor-advised fund at CFT can help you give to the causes and issue areas that matter most to you and amplify your impact. 

Donor-Advised Funds at CFT

CFT advisors are here to guide you and assist in your philanthropic journey. To get started, please fill out this form with your contact information and tell us more about your interests! A person on our team will be in touch shortly.

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You can open a charitable giving fund at CFT with a minimum gift of $5,000.

What You Can Give:

  • Cash: Check, wire or credit card
  • Securities: marketable stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares, closely held and restricted stock
  • Life insurance
  • Business partnerships/interests
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Real estate and property; oil, gas,and mineral rights

As the largest community foundation in Texas, we manage more than 1,200 charitable funds and steward nearly $1.5 billion in charitable assets. With 70 years of expertise, we have granted over $2 billion to nonprofits since our inception and have deep knowledge of the issues and communities you care about.

Are you ready to get started?

CFT's philanthropic experts are here to work with you to develop your personal, strategic charitable giving plan. Contact us today for a confidential consultation about a giving program to fit your needs.

Contact us to learn more!