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Communities Foundation of Texas Hopes to Inspire Corporate Citizenship with New Recognition Program
November 23, 2020
If there is one good thing to come out of 2020, it may be the nationwide reckoning with social responsibility that has brought to light the importance of investing in communities. A new initiative from Communities Foundation of Texas will shine a light on companies that already exemplify good corporate citizenship, in an effort to encourage other businesses to step up, too.

NEW Be In Good Company Program Launched
November 18, 2020
The Be In Good Company program was created to shine a spotlight on businesses doing good in our community with a goal to inspire companies of all sizes to commit to making North Texas one of the most business-engaged communities in the country.

Get Shift Done for North Texas Initiative Launched
March 18, 2020
Get Shift Done for North Texas Initiative was launched to employ affected hourly workers in the hospitality industry to perform shifts for non-profit organizations and institutions in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

19th Amendment Centennial Grantees
March 1, 2020
Dallas Area Funders Award $320,000 to 38 Organization in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote.

Communities Foundation of Texas Reaches $2 Billion In Cumulative Grantmaking
February 10, 2020
Landmark figure reached with the help of countless individuals, businesses and others
both public and private since founding of North Texas institution in 1953...

David J Scullin, President & CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas - KRLD NewsRadio
February 10, 2020
CEO Spotlight - Why organizations and individuals are using Communities Foundation of Texas to help them invest in the community.

Communities Foundation of Texas Hits $2 Billion Milestone
February 9, 2020
Its new CEO wants to build on the success of North Texas Giving Day and become better known as ‘an organization you can trust to get things done.’

Dallas Area Funders Introduce the Inaugural Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy Fellows
October 23, 2019
Local leaders selected for the program in partnership with the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program…

City of Dallas launches challenge to address food insecurity​
October 11, 2019
The City of Dallas Office of Innovation, in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas, is seeking creative ideas to increase access to local, nutritious and affordable food options for all Dallas residents...

Richardson ISD, Communities Foundation of Texas and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Partner to Invest in Students’ Futures 
September 19, 2019
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD) are pleased to announce a partnership with Richardson ISD to support students through the Dollars for College program that is designed to provide low-income families with a safe, user-friendly, trusted and low-cost opportunity to build savings for their child’s post-secondary education.  

Communities Foundation of Texas Honoring 9/11 Victims Through Service
September 11, 2019
DFW (WBAP/KLIF News) – In conjunction with the numerous ceremonies across North Texas honoring the almost 3,000 people who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the 18th anniversary, the Communities Foundation of Texas is celebrating its annual Freedom Day. 

The Metroplex pays tribute to the victims of 9/11
September 11, 2019
Several cities and organizations carry out commemorative activities to remember the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

1,500 North Texans take part in 'Freedom Day' of service in remembrance of 9/11
September 11, 2019
PLANO, Texas - More than 1,500 volunteers paid it forward Wednesday with acts of service across North Texas to honor September 11th first responders.

Turning Tragedy into a Day of Good 
September 11, 2019
The 9/11 Day Foundation partnered with Communities Foundation of Texas for Business for a day of community service Wednesday in remembrance of Sept.11.

Volunteers Gather Across North Texas in Tribute to 9/11 Victims 
September 11, 2019
ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Seventeen years have passed since nearly 3,000 men, women and children died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93. In what has become a repeated remembrance, people across the country have found different ways to honor the lives lost and those forever changed on September 11, 2001. Here, in North Texas, we have Freedom Day, a series of community events hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas for Business. 

1,500+ volunteers rally for DFW's largest 9/11 commemoration during 18th annual 'Freedom Day'
September 11, 2019
Communities Foundation of Texas for Business and 9/11 Day unite volunteers to honor 9/11 victims, first responders, immigrants, military and veterans who serve the North Texas community.

Freedom Day partners with 9/11 Day for 18th annual remembrance on September 11, 2019; An estimated 1,500 volunteers to work on over 30 local project sites including North Texas Food Bank
September 11, 2019
Communities Foundation of Texas for Business has recognized Freedom Day in North Texas since 2002 and will collaborate with the 9/11 Day organizers at the national level for expanded ovservance.

Communities Foundation of Texas Hosts Community Conversation on Latino Philanthropy (Click here for Spanish version)
September 5, 2019
As a lead up to North Texas Giving Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, Latino Influencers will gather to discuss giving priorities and trends to help grow Latino awareness and donations 

1,500+ Volunteers Rally for DFW's Largest 9/11 Commemoration During the 18th Annual 'Freedom Day' -
August 23, 2019
Communities Foundation of Texas and 9/11 Day unite volunteers to honor 9/11 victims, first responders, immigrants, military and veterans while serving the North Texas Community.

Dollars for Good: Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $6.3M in Grants for Social Innovation -
April 26, 2019
Dallas-based Communities Foundation of Texas has awarded $6.3 million in grants to 15 organizations. Donated by William Walter Caruth Jr., it’s the largest set of Caruth grants announced in a single year.
 
W. W. Caruth, Jr. Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $6.3 Million in Grants to Drive Social Innovation
April 24, 2019
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced that fifteen organizations have been awarded a total of $6.3 million in grants from CFT’s W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund
 
Communities Foundation of Texas and Southern Methodist University Present Professional Seminar with Tax Expert Professor Samuel A. Donaldson Tuesday, May 7, 2019
April 22, 2019
 Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) and Southern Methodist University (SMU) are hosting their annual seminar for professional advisors, estate attorneys, CPAs and wealth planners to develop specific strategies to integrate philanthropy into their practices.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Announces Recipient of 2019 Vester Hughes Award
March 21, 2019
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announces that financial planner Kathy Muldoon, CFP®, senior vice president of Carter Financial Management, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Vester Hughes Award…
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Invests in Collin County with New Office in Frisco
February 13, 2019
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Collin County, located in Frisco’s Hall Park (2401 Internet Blvd., Suite 101, 75034).
 
Dallas entrepreneur, educator and philanthropist Bobby Lyle to receive 90th Linz Award
February 1, 2019
Bobby Lyle has never forgotten his humble beginnings and the importance of kindness, his colleagues say.
 
Communities Foundation, United Way team up to train Collin County charities, tackle growing needs
January 23, 2019
A new leadership development program hopes to address the evolving needs of rapidly growing Collin County.
 
Collin County Nonprofit Leadership Institute
January 18, 2019
As Collin County grows, so do its challenges with issues such as homelessness, hunger and affordable housing.
Communities Foundation of Texas Announces Three New Trustees
January 16 2019
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced that Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Gunjun Jain and Debra Brennan Tagg have been appointed as new members of the board of trustees.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Launch the Collin County Nonprofit Leadership Institute (post and link press release)
January 14, 2019
As Collin County grows, so do its challenges with issues such as homelessness, hunger and affordable housing. 
 
North Texas' top nonprofits received more than $831 million in contributions in FY 2017
January 11, 2019
Contributions are included in the nearly $1.2 billion the top 25 nonprofits in North Texas took in during fiscal year 2017. The Dallas Business Journal also asked non-profit leaders for their 2019 predictions in a survey distributed at the end of last year.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $106M in 2018, Names New Board Members and Chair-Elect
January 11, 2019
Dallas-based Communities Foundation of Texas has wrapped up its 2018, and is moving strongly into the new year. To continue growth, CFT announced three new members of its board of trustees, and named a new board chair-elect. The foundation also released the amount of its community grants for the 2018 fiscal year: $106 million.
 
1st Global Sets Company Record for Serving North Texas Non-Profits in Ongoing Servant Leadership Initiative
January 8, 2019
Throughout 2018, 1st Global continued to live out one of the company’s guiding principles, aspiring to servant leadership through community outreach and volunteerism.
 
Craig Hall: What I learned from my friend Herb Kelleher
January 7, 2019
Herb Kelleher will be remembered by many as a man who reshaped the airline industry. No doubt he was a big thinker on the U.S. and even the world stage. Herb was a bigger-than-life Texan and seemed to be a caricature of himself.
 
Communities Foundation Of Texas Awards Grants Totaling $698,000 To 28 Area Nonprofits
December 28, 2018
And the good-end-of-the-year-news keeps coming in. Earlier this year, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) invited DFW nonprofits to submit Letters of Inquiry for its “fund holders whose interests align with the nonprofits’ specific areas of focus.”
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Announces 28 Grants to North Texas Nonprofits
December 26, 2018
 Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced $698,000 in grants awarded to 28 North Texas nonprofits across four key areas: Environment, Health, Social Services, Youth, and Arts.
 
AT&T takes on homelessness at its Dallas doorstep with money, manpower
December 11, 2018
Dallas-based AT&T was looking for a local problem to tackle. It found it just steps from its headquarters, on the streets and sidewalks of downtown Dallas.
 
MySweetWishList: Communities Foundation Of Texas
December 10, 2018
According to Communities Foundation of Texas Chief Relationship Officer Monica Egert Smith, “When you look at the origins of the word ‘philanthropy’ it means to love humanity,
 
Communities Foundation of Texas opens Collin County office in Frisco
December 5, 2018
Communities Foundation of Texas opened a satellite campus Oct. 1 in Frisco at 2401 Internet Blvd., Ste. 101. The organization works with both donors and nonprofits and awards more than 5,000 grants per year. The organization, headquartered in Dallas, also operates North Texas Giving Day. 214-750-4247. www.cftexas.org
 
Work the Process: Four Keys to Maximizing Limited Resources
December 4, 2018
Public charities and private foundations play a vital role in society, addressing challenges that affect underserved and at-risk populations and communities. Yet, the very organizations that help so many people also face their own challenges, including limited staff resources and shrinking budgets, that can keep them from achieving their missions.
 
‘That’s why Dallas is stuck’: Faith leaders vow to take action to address police accountability, inequality
December 4, 2018
For some faith leaders in Dallas, now is the time for less conversation — and prayer — and more action. Cause-Minded Conversation at CFT opens discussion…
 
North Texas on Track to Retain Title of ‘Most Generous Community In America’ on Giving Tuesday
November 28, 2018
North Texans responded generously to the call to “Give from the Heart” on #GivingTuesday, contributing more than $30.9 million and thousands of volunteer service hours to nearly 500 local nonprofits in a single day.  Powered by United Way, this year’s local response to the global day of giving, #GiveBigDFW, has inspired unprecedented investment and engagement, keeping North Texas on track to retain the title of ‘Most Generous Community in America.’  Funds raised during this year’s local effort mark a 36-percent increase over last year’s giving total.

'STEM jobs are good jobs': Industry leaders say retooled education key to filling about 2.4M expected vacancies
June 20, 2018
Millions of jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are expected to go unfilled this year. It's a national problem that not enough people are talking about, local business and education leaders said during a panel discussion Tuesday.
 
Communities Foundation tops $100 million in grants for the 4th year in a row
January 30, 2018
The Communities Foundation of Texas announced Monday that it distributed $109 million to nonprofit agencies throughout North Texas during its fiscal year that ended June 30.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Announces Four New Trustees
January 29, 2018
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced that Michael Dardick, José (Pepe) Guevara, Thomas A. Montgomery, and Connie O’Neill have been appointed as new members of the board of trustees.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas launch the Collin County Nonprofit Leadership Institute
January 14, 2018
 As Collin County grows, so do its challenges with issues such as homelessness, hunger and affordable housing.
 
November 9, 2017 – Communities Foundation of Texas Launches “CFT for Business” Initiative… Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) launched CFT for Business (CFT4B), an initiative that will make it easy for businesses to give back.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Presents Renowned Sociologist Tom Shapiro for a Cause-Minded Conversation on America’s Widening Racial Wealth Gap
June 22, 2017
On June 22, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) will present renowned sociologist Tom Shapiro as part of CFT’s forward-thinking Cause-Minded Conversations series on philanthropy.
 
$13+ million grant to fund spay/neuter in Dallas - http://www.Dallascitynews.net/13-million-grant-to-fund-spayneuter-in-Dallas
June 5, 2017
A private coalition will provide approximately 46,000 free surgeries for dogs per year for the next three years, with the goal of dramatically reducing the birth rate of dogs and reducing the number of loose dogs in southern Dallas.
 
Cast, Creatives Set for DEFERRED ACTION World Premiere at DTC
April 29, 2016
Theater Center announced today complete details for the world-premiere of DEFERRED ACTION. A co-production with Cara Mía Theatre Co. and directed by Cara Mía's Artistic Director David Lozano, DEFERRED ACTION features company members from both DTC and Cara Mía. DEFERRED ACTION will begin previews with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Wednesday, April 20 and will run through Saturday, May 14. Press Opening will be Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets to DEFERRED ACTION are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202.
 
Boone Foundation, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas Present Michael Lamb from Turnaround For Children
April 17, 2017
On April 18, 2017, The Boone Family Foundation, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, and Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) will present Michael Lamb from Turnaround For Children, as part of CFT’s forward-thinking Cause-Minded Conversations series on philanthropy.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Hosts NPR’S Shankar Vedantam in Discussion on Unconscious Bias
January 18, 2017
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) hosted author and National Public Radio correspondent Shankar Vedantam in a recent program titled “Hidden Bias, Hidden Harm.”
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Announces David J. Scullin as New President and Chief Executive Officer
December 2, 2016
The board of trustees of Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), one of the largest community foundations in the nation, announced that David J. Scullin will become its new president and chief executive officer, starting in January 2017.
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Announces New Advisory Council Members
October 25, 2016
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has appointed three business leaders as members of its Advisory Council.
 
700 Volunteers Commemorate 9/11 During 15th Annual “Freedom Day”
 September 11, 2016
Turning tragedy into triumph on 9/11, Entrepreneurs for North Texas (EFNT), a program of Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), is holding its 15th Annual Freedom Day on Sunday, Sept. 11 to salute our veterans.
 
Dr. Bobby B. Lyle Selected as Spirit of Entrepreneurship 2016 Ring of Entrepreneurs Inductee for Philanthropy & Civic Leadership
May 9, 2016
More than 200 philanthropic entrepreneurs, good corporate citizens and community leaders will gather at the Communities Foundation of Texas on May 12 for the 15th annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards…
 
Communities Foundation of Texas Hosts Award-Winning Speaker on Charitable Giving and Tax Planning
April 26, 2016
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) and Southern Methodist University will host award-winning financial expert and speaker Robert S. Keebler in a seminar titled Charity and the Tax Code
 
 
C.F.T. Presents Author Bryan Stevenson
March 28, 2016
On February 18 Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), in partnership with the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, presented “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference” with Bryan Stevenson, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.”
 
Communities Foundation of Texas and Rainwater Charitable Foundation Present Nationally-known Author Bryan Stevenson
March 3, 2016
On February 18, 2016, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), in partnership with the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, presented “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference” with Bryan Stevenson, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

$30 MILLION IN RECENT FOUNDATION GIFTS PROPELS CHILDREN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTO NEXT PHASE OF DISCOVERIES
February 26, 2016
Because of the foresight and generosity of several of Dallas’ leading foundations, more than $30 million has recently been committed to Children’s Medical Center Foundation to catapult the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) into a leader in pediatric research.
 
The Texas Miracle wasn’t just economic; it was philanthropic
August 10, 2015
You’ve heard about the “Texas Miracle.” When the Great Recession touched down, Texas weathered the whirlwind far better than other places and was soon back to its rapid pre-recession growth. In the seven years after the slowdown, the Lone Star State added 1.7 million net new jobs—more than the entire rest of the country put together over that same period.