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Scullin to bring expertise to Communities Foundation - The Dallas Morning News
November 14, 2016
The Communities Foundation of Texas has named David Scullin president and CEO. Charged with augmenting the charity's philanthropy and shepherding $1 billion in assets, Scullin succeeds Brent Christopher, who joined Children's Medical Center Foundation as president and CEO last July.

Communities Foundation of Texas announces new leader - Dallas Business Journal
November 15, 2016
Communities Foundation of Texas has named David Scullin as its new president and chief executive offcer.

Deloitte, Arthur Anderson Veteran named CEO at Communities Foundation of Texas - D Magazine
November 15, 2016
Eight months after learning that Brent Christopher, its longtime president and CEO, would leave the Communities Foundation of Texas to lead the Children’s Medical Center Foundation, CFT announced Monday that David J. Scullin would become its new president and chief executive, effective in January.

JUST IN: Dave Scullin to Head Up Communities Foundation of Texas - MySweetCharity 
November 14, 2016
Some in-the-know type recently, "So, what's going on regarding the search for CFT's president/CEO?" Interested question and perfectly timed. 

Jan and Fred Hegi to receive Senior Source's 2016 Spirit of Generations Award - The Dallas Morning News
November 4, 2016
The Senior Source will give Jan and Fred Hegi the 2016 Spirit of Generations Award at its annual luncheon Nov. 14 at the Hilton Anatole hotel. Well known for civic engagement at the highest levels, the couple has jointly chaired Southern Methodist University's Annual Fund and the President's Research Council at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Each has also led the board of Interfaith Housing Coalition.

Tiny homes offer a new lease on life - The Dallas Morning News
September 12, 2016
You need not go far to see the beauty of a housing-first approach to curbing chronic homelessness in Dallas. 

WFAA News 8 at 5 - Thank you for your donations for the Assist the Officers Fund - WFAA, Channel 8
July 22, 2016
Thank you to Communities Foundation of Texas for all their help in coordinating this effort. We've raised $716,000 for ATO Fund. 

Foundation teached nuances of philanthropic giving - Katy Trail Weekly

July 8, 2016
Smart and thoughtful giving is the lesson Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) wants to teach with their GiveWisely program. GiveWisely is a series of five classes offfered every winter and spring by CFT. 

Eat, Drink and Support the Arts! - NBC DFW
June 28, 2016
Supporting the arts has never been so delicious. Craig Hall, the developer of Hall Arts in the Dallas Arts District, has donated two restuarant spaces to Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT).

Canadian gathers ideas here - The Dallas Morning News 

June 8, 2016
Canadian Governor General David Johnston found a few fresh ideas to take home after a roundtable discussion Friday with Dallas leaders at Communities Foundation of Texas. 

Dallas-Fort Worth Philanthropy, Giving Seminar - The Dallas Morning News
April 29, 2016
Financial authroity Robert S. Keebler will illuminate the latested charitable tax strategies May 10 at a breakfast seminar at Communities Foundation of Texas. 

Communities Foundation of Texas Hosts Award-Winning Speaker on Charitable Giving and Tax Planning - Texas Nonprofits
April 2016
CFT and SMU will host award-winner financial expert and speaker Robert S. Keebler in a seminar titled Charity and the Tax Code.

Inside Brent Christopher's Office - DCEO Magazine, March 2016

March 3, 2016
Many know Brent Christopher for his success helming the Dallas-based Communities Foundation of Texas, which has $1 billion in assets. But others know him simply as "the guy who wears the bowties."

Neiman Marcus Love to Give Collection - The Dallas Morning News
March 2, 2015
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has distributed $270,000 to support youth arts education nationwide via the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas.

Treasured Surls sculpture finds new life, new home - The Dallas Morning News
February 22, 2016
In the late 1970s and 1980s, James Surls was one of the most sought-after and important artists working in Texas. He had major commissions throughout the state in the period, and was represented by the prestigious Delahunty Gallery.

CFT Board of Trustees - The Dallas Morning News
January 15, 2016
Communities Foundation of Texas has named Richie Butler and Sarah Losinger as new trustees.

Businesses that Give Back - Addison Magazine, December 2015
December 15, 2015
Business owners in the North Dallas Corridor believe that making money is not as nice unless they are able to help out others in need. That is why many of our businesses donate time and money to help out local charities and organizations for a good cause.

Editorial: DMN Charities kicks off to raise $1.5 million for the needy - The Dallas Morning News
November 13, 2015
It’s impossible to pull your eyes away from the faces that Charles Edward William paints. Each colorful portrait seems to pull you into the depths of his subjects’ souls. Known as “Charles Facial,” he’s honed his skills alongside with other homeless artists at The Stewpot’s Artists Program. He figures he’s been going to the art studio off and on for 10 years.

Live from Dallas: Arts Districts, Carless Bridges and Electric Light Parades – StreetsBlog USA
November 12, 2015
This week we’re bringing you our recording from the last weekend in October at the Rail~Volution conference, where we interviewed Catherine Cuellar, director of Entrepreneurs for North Texas and former executive director of the Dallas Arts District, and Dave Unsworth, the director of capital projects at TriMet in Portland, Oregon.

‘Faith, trust and pixie dust’ kick off drive for the needy - The Dallas Morning News
November 11, 2015
With a sprinkle of pixie dust, Dallas Morning News Charities kicked off its annual fund drive Tuesday to raise money for the Dallas area’s homeless and hungry. Some extra sparkle came from Tinker Bell, who visited from the local production of “Peter Pan 360.” The show is donating part of its ticket sales to the fund drive.

Giving Fund Teach Kids and Grandkids to Give Back to the Community during the Holidays - The Dallas Morning News, NeighborsGo
November 6, 2015
Teaching kids and grandkids life lessons can be a challenging task. But as holidays approach, families can bridge the generation gap and teach the spirit of giving with a simple, effective gift: a giving fund. 

The Texas Miracle wasn't just economic; it was philanthropic - Philanthropy Roundtable
October 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.

A Night of Light advertisement – NeighborsGo Richardson
October 30, 2015

Fifty Years of Northpark, Neiman’s – The Dallas Morning News
October 26, 2015
Crooner Steve Tyrell will headline a unique gala Wedensday to celebrate the 50-year relationship of NorthPark Center and Neiman Marcus. 

Letters to the Editor – Women and Philanthropy – The Dallas Morning News
October 21, 2015
North Texas Giving Day was a resounding success last month, raising more than $33.1 million for nearly 2,000 nonprofits. 

Center for BrainHealth Breaks New Ground on Brain Performance Institute – PR Newswire
October 13, 2015
Tomorrow the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas breaks ground on its Brain Performance Institute in Dallas' Medical District. Slated to open its doors in the spring of 2017, the iconically designed 62,000-square-foot facility will make available to the public scientifically validated programs and assessments that enhance individual brain performance and health

Sensory-Friendly Performance at Dallas Children’s Theater Advertisement
October 9, 2015

Passion Fuels Career Choices for Cuellar - Park Cities People
October 5, 2015
Catherine Cuellar's diverse resume has various jobs in the local media, arts scene, having been an editor and columnist at The Dallas Morning News, a reporter at KERA and a board member at various nonprofits. 

Communities Foundation of Texas Spotlight – Katy Trail Weekly
September 18, 2015
Q and A with Communities Foundation of Texas. Q: What is your mission of highest purpose? 

House of Alba collection opens at Meadows - DallasNews.com
September 14, 2015
One hundred thirty gems from House of Alba’s famed art collection would not be hanging majestically at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University if it weren’t for the considerable effort and contributions of many Dallas philanthropists.

Events Across North Texas Honor 9/11 Victims - NBCdfw.com
September 11, 2015
Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered all flags in Texas to be flown at half-staff to remember victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Events are planned across North Texas to honor those killed 14 years ago Friday in the attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

Liam Forde to star in the Dallas Children’s Theater’s Cabaret Gala - DallasNews.com
September 9, 2015
New York wunderkind Liam Forde will star in the Dallas Children’s Theater’s Cabaret Gala on Oct. 3 at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel.

A Year in Review and Look Ahead - PressClubDallas.com
September 2, 2015

Supportive Housing in Dallas: Taxpayer Savings, Sustainability, and Healing - NonprofitQuarterly.org
August 24, 2015
“Everyone deserves a place to stay,” says Ron Stretcher, and even if you don’t agree, Stretcher says Dallas County has something for you, too: taxpayer savings of over one million dollars. While nonprofits in every city struggle to serve their homeless citizens and end chronic homelessness, Dallas is partnering with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) to open The Cottages at Hickory Crossing.

Inside the Community: Communities Foundation of Texas names Catherine Cuellar Director of Entrepreneurs for North Texas - The Park Cities News
August 6, 2015
Communities Foundation of Texas has named Catherine Ceullar the Director of Entrepreneurs Fort North Texas (EFNT).

JUST IN: Dallas Arts District Executive Director Catherine Cuellar to Head Up Entrepreneurs For North Texas - MySweetCharity
July 8, 2015
Since Pam Gerber left her position as Director of EFNT in January, the search has been underway for her replacement. News just arrived from CFT that Dallas Arts District Executive Director Catherine Cuellar will take over that roll on Monday, July 20.

Finance Program Fills Need for Elderly, The Dallas Morning News
June 29, 2015
Since opening a year ago, the Elder Financial Safety Center in Dallas has served almost 2,700 clients, which is both good and bad. Good because the center is filling a need, and bad because there's a need at all.

Fed Hegi to recieve humanitarian award at Anti-Defamation League Dinner
April 19, 2015
Frederick B. Hegi, Jr. will receieve the 2015 Henry Cohn Humanitarian Award at a dinner May 28.


CFT Honored with Can Do Award by Wilkinson Center
May 12, 2015
Communities Foundation of Texas was awarded with a "Can Do" Award at Wilkinson Center's annual luncheon. Award recipients were selected based on their entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. Wilkinson honored CFT with this video that they played at the luncheon on May 12, 2015.

A Brilliant Solution To Attack Elder Financial Abuse - Forbes.com
March 26, 2015
On At a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing last month on ways to attack the scourge of elder financial abuse, Page Ulrey of the King County Prosecutor's Office in Seattle, Wash., urged more prosecutors, detectives and victim advocates specializing in elder abuse to work together.

SXSW 2015: New SXSW fund to give $10k grants - Giving City Austin
March 19, 2015
On March 12, South by Southwest (SXSW) announced the SXSW Community Grant Fund, which will award five deserving U.S. - based charities with a $10,000 project or program grant, beginning 2016.

Communities Foundation of Texas and SMU Dedman School of Law Professional Advisors Seminar - Park Cities People
March 16, 2015
The Professional Seminar is an annual event hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas and SMU Dedman School of Law. This year, Stephan R. Leimberg will speak on the topic "2015, A Year to Help Your Clients Do What They Should Have Done in 2014: Creative Uses of Life Insurance To Enhance Charitable Giving and Seeing and Solving Buy-Sell Issues."

Cause-Minded Conversation at Communities Foundation of Texas Discussed Giving Across The Generation - My Sweet Charity
March 09, 2015
Wednesday February 18, may have been Ash Wednesday and there may have been those who were recovering from the Fat Tuesday revelry, but leave it to those industrious types at Communities Foundation of Texas.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth to Work with Community on Service Integration - Charities USA Magazine
February 24, 2015
Catholic Charities Fort Worth was recently selected by Communities Foundation of Texas as one of only a handful of agencies in North Texas to participate in an extended training and coaching program to support integration of services for the working poor. (page 36)

Wealthy Donors Differ by Generation- The Dallas Morning News
February 22, 2015
Talk about being in the money. Wealth experts estimate that from 2007 to 2061, $59 trillion will be transferred from family estates in the greatest wealth transfer in U.S. history.  

Gen X and Millennials will be more hands-on in their generosity - The Dallas Morning News
February 20, 2015
Mention the word "philanthropist," and the first image that pops into many people's minds is someone in their 60s or 70s or older. But that's a narrow view of a very wide spectrum of people who want to make a real difference in our community.  

Caruth Foundation Awards - Park Cities News
February 5, 2015
The Retina Foundation of the Southwest and SMU's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering are pleased to announce a collaboration to create the Clinical Center of Innovation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration to be housed at the Retina Foundation, supported by a $2.5 million grant award from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT). 

Challenge lifts Dallas Morning News Charities past $1.2 million - Dallas Morning News
January 30, 2015
 Boosted by a private fundraising challenge among a longtime donor and his friends, the Dallas Morning News Charities drive enters its final day Saturday. 

D Magazine Contest Winner Memorializes Young Wylie Soccer Player - D Magazine
January 22, 2015
Throughout 2014, D Magazine held a series of giveaways for some pretty great prizes. In December the contest was centered around the “Season of Giving.” The winner would get to choose a charity to which a $2,000 donation would be made via the Communities Foundation of Texas.

American Heart Association launches new campaign: Don’t Die of Doubt. Call 911. - The Dallas Morning News
January 21, 2015
Pay attention to these billboards. Their message could save your life Driving into work these last few days, I’ve noticed billboards reminding us of the importance of calling 911 for suspected heart attacks. I didn’t pay much attention, assuming that when you need to call 911, ya’ call 911.

Largest North Texas Foundations - Dallas Business Journal
January 15, 2015
Communities Foundation of Texas is listed as the 2nd largest North Texas Foundation with assets of $1.07 billion.

Dallas Morning News Charities passes $1 million mark - The Dallas Morning News
January 9, 2015
Thanks to a late wave of year-end giving, donations to the annual Dallas Morning News Charities drive passed the million-dollar mark this week.

Communities Foundation passes the $100 million mark in grants for the first time - The Dallas Morning News
January 7, 2015
The Communities Foundation of Texas passed the $100 million mark in grants for the first time in its 61-year history and recently added a board member. Alfreda Norman, a senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, came on board Jan. 1.

Looking Ahead: Future brings greater opportunities to serve - The Dallas Morning News
January 2, 2015
This past November, the Cedar Hill Food Pantry turned 25 years old. It also marked the 25th year I have either been a volunteer or employee.

Crowdfunding Myths & Truths: Six Years of Data and How-Tos for New Dollars and Donors - Kimbia.com
December 17, 2014
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) was (and still is) a pioneer in leveraging crowdfunding to help provide community solutions with a lasting impact and fund 1,580 worthy local nonprofits. Register for this webinar to see the data, and to hear exactly how—even in their 6th year—CFT and participating nonprofits continue to raise an amazing amount of revenue ($26.3 million), achieve 26% new donor recruitment levels and how they retain those donors.

Communities Foundation names 9 to council - The Dallas Morning News
December 2, 2014
The Communities Foundation of Texas has named nine new members to its 75-person advisory council.

Dallas Arts District Foundation Awards $14,000 in Grants to Seven Dallas Non-Profits - The Dallas Arts District
December 2, 2014
The Dallas Arts District Foundation announced Tuesday the seven local arts and cultural organizations receiving $14,000 in grants. “Since 1997, Dallas Arts District Foundation grants have cultivated new and inclusive artists, work and audiences in our neighborhood,” said Dallas Arts District CEO Catherine Cuellar.

A Milestone for Giving - The Dallas Morning News
November 22, 2014
Every charitable act comes from deep in the heart. Some people give because they have a vision of a brighter future, shaped by challenges they have overcome. Others are motivated by deep convictions. Many are moved by pure compassion.

Communities Foundation Of Texas’ GiveWisely Series Signup Deadline Extended To January 1 - MySweetCharity
December 1, 2014
If you put off signing up for the Communities Foundation of Texas’s GiveWisely Series and thought you were gonna miss the December 1 deadline, you’re so lucky. With all the holiday activities, the wise folks at CFT realized that a little more time would be a gift, so they’ve moved the deadline to Thursday, January 1.

Communities Foundation Of Texas’ New series teaches Dallas philanthropists how to give more powerfully - CultureMap Dallas
November 27, 2014
In a town where philanthropy is plentiful, Communities Foundation of Texas is now offering a way for Dallas donors to powerfully and personally connect to their gifts. During this new five-class series, appropriately called GiveWisely, people can take a step back and discuss the challenges and opportunities to give in our community as well as clarify their core values to create a clear giving strategy.

Communities Foundation of Texas Launches GiveWisely Series - Texas Nonprofits
November 7, 2014
Have you thought about why you give? Or how you could give better? Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced that it is now accepting applications for its unique new concept: GiveWisely. Rather than focusing on specific areas for philanthropy, GiveWisely will give donors a chance to sharpen their overall approach to their personal giving—thinking strategically and learning from a group of like-minded peers.

Microsoft to open its largest retail store in NorthPark Center - Dallas Business Journal
November 7, 2014
Microsoft will open its largest store in the nation this weekend at NorthPark Center in Dallas. The 5,323 square-foot store is located between Nordstrom and Macy's, catty-corner to the Apple store a few shops down. The store, which is lined with a row of screens embedded into its walls, represents Microsoft's 106th in the nation and 10th in Texas.

CFT Appoints New Advisory Board Members - Preston Hollow People
November 5, 2014
Communities Foundation of Texas appointed nine civic and business leaders as new members to its advisory council during a recent breakfast reception.

Communities Foundation of Texas Hosted Cause-Minded Conversation with NextGen Nonprofit Leaders - MySweetCharity
November 5, 2014
Wouldn’t you just know that with all the comings and goings of the MySweetCharity staff, one event would slip out of the lineup. The elf responsible for the “oops!” is sitting in the time-out-of-it corner and asking if s/he can blame it on Ebola. Nope! Keep sitting.

Wee Volunteer Celebrates National Family Volunteer Day - Dallas Child
November 1, 2014
Wee Volunteer will partner with more than 15 Dallas-area charities for projects servicing seven areas of need: hunger, homelessness, under-privileged children, the elderly, animals, gratitude and the environment.

After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges - KERA News
October 21, 2014
In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.

Dallas' Vickery Meadow residents enduring backlash over Ebola - The Dallas Morning News
October 6, 2014
Schoolchildren were left without tutors. Medical clinics were short on staff. Workers were told to stay home. And the shelves at a food bank were stocked and ready, but few people turned up for supplies. A backlash against immigrants and refugees in the Vickery Meadow area — the heart of the community touched by the Dallas Ebola case — is causing a shortage of volunteers at some charities. Work-related problems are surfacing for others, community leaders said.

North Texas Honors 9/11 Victims - NBCDFW Channel 5
September 11, 2014
Entrepreneurs For North Texas will revitalize the Dallas campus of VA North Texas Health Care System and Veterans' Housing at their 13th annual Freedom Day, 9 a.m., Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Events at several other locations will follow.

Corporate Volunteers mark Freedom Day with upgrades to Dallas veterans' facilities - The Scoop Blog, The Dallas Morning News
September 11, 2014
“Oh my god, I’m sweating,” said Samantha Colletti as she scraped the chipping paint off exterior doors Thursday morning in preparation for painting at Fisher House, a housing facility at the Veterans Administration North Texas Health Care System campus in South Dallas.

Entrepreneurs for North Texas Rally the Troops During 13th Annual 'Freedom Day' - Market Wired
August 21, 2014
More than 911+ volunteers will join forces with Entrepreneurs for North Texas (EFNT) during their 13th Annual Freedom Day on September 11, 2014, to revitalize the Dallas VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) campus and veteran housing. Volunteers will paint, landscape and provide upgrades and repairs to selected areas of the VA Hospital and Fisher House, as well as to offsite veteran transitional housing and veteran homes in our community.

New initiative aims to help Dallas area's working poor to help themselves - NeighborsGo by The Dallas Morning News
August 26, 2014
Many nonprofits act as triage units for needy families, while others believe writing aid checks merely treats the symptoms instead of the disease. The Communities Foundation of Texas is trying to steer nonprofits toward educating the working poor in basic financial literacy, so that one medical emergency or layoff won’t plunge them into poverty.

Community Foundation Update (7/19/14) - Philanthropy News Digest
July 19, 2014
The Communities Foundation of Texas in Dallas has announced a gift of two premier restaurant spaces in the mixed-use Hall Arts development from entrepreneur Craig Hall.

Developer Craig Hall donates two restaurant spaces at Hall Arts to nonprofit group - Dallas Business Journal
July 15, 2014
Developer Craig Hall just announced his donation of two premium restaurant spaces to the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT). Both face Flora Street at ground level of the KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts. Stephan Pyles has already pre-leased one of them for the relocation of Stephan Pyles Restaurant. “Hall’s donation of the space we are leasing is philanthropy at a level most of us only dream of…Stephan Pyles Restaurant will be directly contributing to local arts organizations on a daily basis.

Hall Arts Welcomes Pieces from Texas and International Artists - The Dallas Morning News
June 26, 2014
On an autumn afternoon almost 15 years ago, I had the pleasure of sharing a lunchtime interview with Craig & Kathryn Hall in Vienna, in the backyard of the official residence of the U.S. ambassador to Austria. It was quite a backyard.

Charities Try New Strategies as Fundraising Rebounds - The Chronicle of Philanthropy
June 17, 2014
Charitable giving may not be mired in a "lost decade" after all. Donations will climb back to their 2007 pre-recession peak sooner than expected, according to a new estimate, thanks largely to strong gains on Wall Street and four consecutive years of economic growth.

Who Says Nothing Happens in June? - MySweetCharity
June 5, 2014
For those who have already flown the Dallas coop, here’s what you’ve left behind — rising temperatures, humbling humility and very little rain in sight. Now here’s just a smattering of off-the-beaten-track events that you’ll be missing in the days to come.

Come Support 'Hamburgers for Henry' on Thursday - Preston Hollow People
June 2, 2014
The third annual 'Hamburgers for Henry' event will take place from 4-10pm on Thursday at Mooyah Burger. Whether you dine in or carry out, 25% of the evening's sales will go to the Henry Jackson Crook Memorial Scholarship Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas.

Entrepreneurs group honors Trevor Rees-Jones - The Dallas Morning News
May 29, 2014
More than 200 people gathered May 20 to watch Trevor Rees-Jones get inducted into the Ring of Entrepreneurs. The event was hosted by Entrepreneurs For North Texas, a program of the Communities Foundation of Texas that encourages corporate philanthropy for small and midsized companies.

Philanthropic heavyweight Trevor Rees-Jones joins prestigious Ring of Entrepreneurs
May 28, 2014
The who's who of corporate philanthropy gathered at the Communities Foundation of Texas for the 13th annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship. More than 200 business, political and community leaders came to honor Trevor Rees-Jones who was inducted into the esteemed Ring of Entrepreneurs.  

Seminar on Taxes May 13
April 30, 2014
The Communities Foundation of Texas and Southern Methodist Dedman School of Law are hosting a seminar, "Top Charitable and Estate Planning Ideas for the New 2014 Tax Environment," aimed at wealth advisors, attorneys and accountants.

Bobby Lyle to receive 2013 Folsom award - The Dallas Morning News
May 20, 2014
The Methodist Health System Foundation has announced that Bobby Lyle will be its 2014 Robert S. Folsom Award recipient. The award will be presented at a dinner on Sept. 25 at the Hilton Anatole.

Let's talk, talk, talk Dallas and the arts: Panel Discussions will dominate the Large D Summer,  Arts Blog GuideLive
May 20, 2014
PDNB Gallery on Dragon Street has opened a new show entitled "Summertime: And the Living is Easy." That may well be, but in Dallas, Summertime 2014 means seminars and conventions and the multitude of panel discussions that go with them.

For Seniors, 1 place for security - The Dallas Morning News
May 20, 2014
Three agencies in Dallas County are joining forces to protect the financial security of seniors, who they say are continually facing attempts to steal their money.

'Next Gen Donors' demand to see results
April 30, 2014
As the Greatest Generation and the baby boomers hand off the baton to younger generations, some people wonder what will happen next with philanthropy. After all, Gen Xers have long been branded in pop culture as skeptics and cynics. Gen Y and millennials have an even worse reputation as overcoddled kids who expect everything and give little in return.

$8.2 million supportive-housing project ready to break ground near Deep Ellum
April 17, 2014
The road to an $8.2 million pilot program to house and stabilize 50 of the most vulnerable chronically homeless in Dallas has been long and bumpy at times, with plenty of stops and starts.

Nonprofits are taking a wide-eyed look at what data can do - The Chronicle of Philanthropy
February 24, 2014
A revolution has begun: Data are transforming the nonprofit world. The new number crunching is fundamentally changing the way charities make decisions about programs, solicit contributions, and push for social change.

1 in 3 Texans are One Crisis Away from financial disaster - The Dallas Morning News
February 16, 2014
Join us for an evning disussing economic security of working families in North Texas

CFT Aids At-Risk Students - The Dallas Morning News
February 13, 2014
LThe Communities Foundation of Texas made more than $1.3 million in grnats last year to inprove education and increase the pool of teachers and staff working with at-risk middle school students in North Texas.

Communities Foundation Of Texas Announces Schedule For Grant Application Workshops - My Sweet Charity
February 11, 2014
Let’s see a show of hands for anybody interested in getting a grant. Whoa! Too many to count. Okay, you can put your hands down. Communities Foundation of Texas is rocking and rolling in the days ahead to provide info on how to apply for grants for the following three key initiatives. Here is the official release from CFT.

Communities Foundation of Texas adds Elizabeth Liser and Brian Doyle - My Sweet Charity
January 29, 2014
These folks over at Communities Foundation of Texas are as busy as beer trucks before the Super Bowl. Some might think that tackling North Texas Giving Day would be a full-time project for CFT, but that's just a smidgen of what they do. After all, they do manage $1 billion in assets!

Foundation awards $1.3 million in education grants - The Dallas Morning News
January 24, 2014
Communities Foundation of Texas announced Thursday that it has given $1.3 million to education organizations this school year to help middle school students who are most likely top drop out.

Communities Foundation of Texas elects new board chairman - The Dallas Morning News
January 12, 2014
Communities Foundation of Texas has elected a new board chairman, Frank Risch, and a vice chairman, Terdema Ussery. It has also added two new trustees, Chris Kleinert and Nicole Small.

Communities Foundation of Texas Selects 12 New Advisory Council Members - The Dallas Morning News
December 23, 2013
Communities Foundation of Texas has appointed 12 civic and business leaders as new members of its advisory council.

Study Up for 'Think': Reporting From the Trenches of Middle School - KERA News
January 4, 2014
Today at noon on Think, Monica Egert Smith of Communities Foundation of Texas and Teaching Trusts' Rosemary Perlmeter will share the challenges of getting through to middle school students. Listen to the show recording.

Communities Foundation of Texas elects new board chairman - The Dallas Morning News
January 12, 2014
Communities Foundation of Texas has elected a new board chairman, Frank Risch, and a vice chairman, Terdema Ussery. It has also added two new trustees, Chris Kleinert and Nicole Small.

Communities Foundation of Texas Selects 12 New Advisory Council Members - The Dallas Morning News
December 23, 2013
Communities Foundation of Texas has appointed 12 civic and business leaders as new members of its advisory council.

Communities Foundation of Texas Doles out $76 Million in Grants - Culture Map
December 23, 2013
Communities Foundation of Texas recently announced the distribution of $76 million in charitable grants in 2013, a testament to our city's unwavering commitment to philanthropy.

Burns: Charitable gift funds make giving easy - The Dallas Morning News
December 21, 2013
Suppose you have a sudden surge of income or, better yet, wealth. What do you do? The question isn't as dumb as it may seem. The first thing you can do is be thankful. This is a great problem to have, so don't complain about it in public.

Communities Foundation of Texas Provides Tips on How to Make Your Accountant and Nonprofits Happy - My Sweet Charity
December 20, 2013
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, take time to think about April. Yes, the flowers will be once again blooming and summer will be just around the corner.

Communities Foundation of Texas turns 60 - Dallas Business Journal
December 12, 2013

Communities Foundation of Texas Celebrates 60 Years of Giving - The Dallas Morning News
December 11, 2013
Communities Foundation of Texas recently announced the distribution of $76 million in charitable grants in 2013, a testament to our city's unwavering commitment to philanthropy.

Dallas' timeless love affair with Chanel  - D Magazine
December 9, 2013
In time for the big event, Jeanne Prejean has become D Magazine's unofficial #ChanelDallas beat reporter. From the December Issue of D, here's her story on Dallas' relationship with French designer Coco Chanel.

Communities Foundation of Texas Celebrates 60 Past Years and looks to a Bright New Future - My Sweet Charity
November 19, 2013
When people mention foundation, there's a tendency to picture very stuffy types seated around a board table mulling over how to dole out money. Boy, is that the wrong image and Communities Foundation of Texas proved that Friday, November 8.

DMN Charities kicks off annual fundraising campaign - The Dallas Morning News
November 15, 2013
T.D. Jakes once had to beg the utility company to keep the lights on for his family. Decades ago, before he became chief pastor and bishop of The Potter's  House, broadcasting his sermons and writing books, he lost nearly every dollar to his name.

SMU's Major New National Arts Report: What Does Art Leadership Do? - KERA News
November 12, 2013
Earlier this year, SMU anounced the creation of the National Center for Arts Research. The center has just previewed its inaugural report, a major effort drawing on the largest arts database in the country.

Aligning Passions with Giving - NeighborsGo Park Cities
November 12, 2013
Giving is personal. Whether a donor is passionate about the arts, animals or children, nonprofits offer opportunities to align financial gifts with personal passions.


A Night of Light gives the nonprofit sector its just reward - The Dallas Morning News
November 12, 2013
The Center for Nonprofit Management has announced the finalists for its Award of Excellence, which recognize excellence in nonprofit management and outstanding contributions to the community by the nonprofit sector.

Dump memorization, embrace innovation, higher education leaders say - Dallas Business Journal
October 10, 2013
Less memorization. More innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity.

Phil Montgomery was a gentle Texas who cared deeply about his city and state - Dallas Morning News
October 10, 2013
As his obituary suggests, Phil Montgomery was a Texas with wide-ranging, eclectic interests. Urban planning and architecture. Water resources. Public education. You could talk to Phil about any of those subjects - and many more - and come away with a sense of how much he cared about our state and city.

Philanthropy Drives Dallas - Dallas Morning News
October 3, 2013
There’s an old saying that "the business of Dallas is business." But I’d like to think that years from now, our great city will have a new saying: "The business of Dallas is philanthropy."

West Dallas Middle Schoolers get Brain Training - KERA
September 8, 2013
The brain of a middle school child is a mystery. If you’re a parent, you may have found yourself saying "What were you thinking?" or "Use your brain". That’s just what 6th, 7th and 8th graders in West Dallas are going to do at a brain-training boot camp.

Brain Training to transform and improve Dallas Middle School - Center for Brain Health
August 26, 2013
Advanced reasoning skills in American adolescents are falling behind those of other developed countries. To combat the issue, Communities Foundation of Texas has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Center for BrainHealth to provide research-based high performance brain training for all students, teachers, leadership and parents at Thomas A. Edison Middle Learning Center in West Dallas

Historian to help fete Shapiro - The Dallas Morning News
August 20, 2013
The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council will present the 2013 Distinguished Health Service Award to Florence Shapiro for her dedication to North Texas Healthcare.

Generations of Generosity Mayors Panel Event - Park Cities News
August 15, 2013
Communities Foundation of Texas held the unprecedented "Generations of Generosity" story-telling event on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 featuring Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, formermayors Tom Leppert, Laura Miller, Ron Kirk and Wes Wise.

2013 Distinguished Heath Science Award - DFW Health Council
August 9, 2013
The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has announced it would present the 2013 Distinguished Health Service Awards to Florence Shapiro for her lifetime dedication to North Texas Healthcare. 

55th Annual New Teachers Luncheon - Richardson, Texas Chamber of Commerce

August 9, 2013
Each year this special event honors new teachers entering the Richardson ISD and demonstrates the business community's support for quality education. 

Platinum Philanthropy - Platinum IDS
August 8, 2013
Platinum has developed and commercialized services that enable legal teams to work together, collaboratively like never before. As Platinum's innovative services line started to flourish, sales grew rapidly and the company became profitable.

Communities Foundation of Texas "Generations of Generosity Mayors Panel Event" - NeighborsGo Park Cities
August 5, 2013
Communities Foundation of Texas held the unprecedented "Generations of Generosity" story-telling event on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 featuring Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, formermayors Tom Leppert, Laura Miller, Ron Kirk and Wes Wise.
 

With each gift, there are stories - Dallas Morning News
July 15, 2013
In it's 60 year history, the Communities Foundation of Texas has helped thousands of donors leave their fingerprints on the city of Dallas.

Communities Foundation of Texas Celebrates its 60th Anniversary by bringing the Dallas Mayors together to chat on Generosity - My SweetCharity

July 2, 2013
Toss that myth that nobody's left in Dallas this time of year. Of course, you want proof! How about 400 if the areas leaders and movers-and-shakers?

Dallas Mayors lead 60th Anniversary Celebration for Communities Foundation of Texas -Culture Map Dallas
June 29, 2013
At the Communities Foundation of Texas' 60th anniversary themed "Generations of Generosity," CFT president and CEO Brent Christopher said it best: "If there's ever been a VIP house here at CFT, this is that room this afternoon."

Former Dallas Mayors speak about cities Philanthropy through the years at foundation event  -The Dallas Morning News
June 26, 2013
Mayor Mike Rawlings and three former mayors said Dallas' unique entrepreneurial spirit has led the city to be one of the most generous and philanthropic areas in the country. 

Four Mayors discuss Philanthropy in Dallas -D Magazine Frontburner Blog 

June 26, 2013
When he was still working as a lawyer (before he became mayor, then U.S.  trade representative, and then back to lawyer), Ron Kirk was showing some guests from Germany around Dallas. He took them to the City Club, and pointed out the various parts of town.

Commissioners to kick in $1M for homeless -The Dallas Morning News
May, 22, 2013
Dallas County commissioners pledged $1 million Tuesday to a South Dallas housing project that will build 50 cottages for a chronically homeless population that also battles substance abuse and mental illness.

Community Foundation of Texas Event Photos - Park Cities People
May, 17, 2013

O'Donnell Foundation Announces Excellence in Arts AP Scholarship Awards - Neighbors Go Richardson/Lake Highlands Dallas Morning News
May, 3, 2013
The O'Donnell Foundation announces the recipients of the Excellence in AP Arts and Music Theory Scholarship Awards. The scholarship recognizes four outstanding high school seniors who have participated in or are currently participating in the Advanced Placement Fine Arts Incentive Program at Dallas-area high schools.  

An EPIC focus on improving neighborhoods - Dallas Morning News
May, 15, 2013
Plenty of effort goes into creating sustained improvement for some of Dallas' poorest and most crime-ridden neighborhoods. But often, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is going when it comes to fighting crime, building decent homes or helping people change their lives.

CFT and SMU Dedman School of Law host Professional Seminar - The Dallas Morning News
April 29, 2013
The Communities Foundation of Texas and Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law are hosting a seminar for wealth advisors, attorneys and accountants entitled "Emerging Stronger: The Meanings and Motives of Wealth and Philanthropy."

Donor-Advised Funds Simplify Charitable Giving - The Dallas Morning News
April 19, 2013
If you want to give money to charity but worthy whether the charities you're considering are legitimate, one option is to put your money into a donor-advised fund.

Haircuts Bolster the self-esteem of clients of Dallas' Bridge - The Dallas Morning News
March 13, 2013
It’s only been open since July, but Mack’s Barbershop at The Bridge, Dallas’ homeless recovery center, is having a positive impact on the homeless as they seek jobs, permanent housing and a better way of life.

The Dallas Dozen - D Magazine, March 2013 Issue 
March Issue, 2013
It's rare to see any of this year's Dallas Dozen taking a bow onstage. Their secret is not boldfacing in Alan Peppard's column or having a Dallas Social Directory listing. They have their share of awards and have hung out with some of the Dallas biggies since childhood, but these classmates would rather be in the trenches getting things done than soireeing at Brook Hollow.

Communities Foundation of Texas Turns 60 - The Dallas Morning News

February 16, 2013
The Communities Foundation of Texas is celebrating its 60th anniversary with events that look at Dallas' pressing issues of the past and how the city and its philanthropists tackled them.

Charities Defend tax break for giving - The Dallas Morning News
February 15, 2013
A Dallas charity leader urged Congress on Thursday to continue letting tax payers deduct donations.

Testimony Transcript

February 14, 2013
Brent Christopher, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas, testifies regarding the importance of the charitable tax deduction to charity beneficiaries - House Committee on Ways and Means hearing on the Itemized Deduction for Charitable Contributions
View all testimonies before congress on the Charitable Deduction

Charities: Cutting Deductions Only Hurts the Poor - CBN
February 14, 2013
President Obama has been proposing limits to the charitable deduction, selling it as one way to cut off a tax break for the rich. But heads of charities from all over the nation told the House Ways and Means Committee on Capitol Hill Thursday that the only cutting off will be of charity to those who desperately need it.
View all testimonies before congress on the Charitable Deduction

Dallas charity leader urges Congress to protect tax deduction: "It's not a loophole" - Dallas Morning News
February 14, 2013
A Dallas charity leader urged members of a congressional committee Thursday to continue allowing taxpayers to deduct gifts to charity. Brent Christopher, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas, testified that the tax deduction might not be the main motivator for donations, but it does affect the size and timing of those gifts.

Foundation distributed $66 million in 2012 and Kenneth Hersh Announced as the newest CFT trustee - Dallas Morning News
January 8, 2013
Communities Foundation of Texas distributed $66 million in charitable grants in 2012, bringing its grant total to $1.2 billion since it was founded in 1953.


Senator suggests 'Giving local' during the holidays White Rock Lake Weekly
December 21, 2012
About this time every year, the drive to give back ignites the hearts and souls of people everywhere. There is just something about taking stock of all that is good in our lives that spurs us to extend that same joy to the less fortunate.

Advisers join CFT council - Dallas Morning News
December 13, 2012
Communities Foundation of Texas has appointed new civic and business leaders to its Advisory Council.

Give to Collin County Charities - DMN Frisco, McKinney Neighbors Go
December 7, 2012
About this time every year, the drive to give back ignites the hearts and souls of people everywhere. There is just something about taking stock of all that is good in our lives that spurs us to extend that same joy to the less fortunate.

Communities Foundation of Texas' Giving Guide Is a Treasure According to State Sen. Florence Shapiro - My Sweet Charity
December 6, 2012
Florence Shapiro has worn more hats than a Mad Hatter's Tea veteran. In addition to heading up her own ad agency, being mayor of Plano and most recently serving as a state senator, she has always been a major league champion for the nonprofits and charitable causes in our area.

Dallas Zoo marks 'new phase' with demolition of building that once housed elephants, giraffes - dallasnews.com
December 5, 2012
For more than 50 years, the yellow-brick structure known as the Large Mammal Building at the Dallas Zoo has been home to giraffes, rhinos, elephants and even some smaller animals like emus.

Author stresses need for changes in nonprofit world - Dallas Morning News
November 29, 2012
Dan Pallotta, author of the acclaimed and controversial books Uncharitable and Charity Case, spoke about the need for drastic changes in the nonprofit world at a recent event at Dallas-based Communities Foundation of Texas.

Communities Foundation of Texas Named one of the Best Workplaces in DFW
November 27, 2012
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has been named be The Dallas Morning News as one of the "Top 100 Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth."

Center for Nonprofit Management's "A Night of Light" Casts a Spotlight on heroes
November 19, 2012
Friday, November 9, was a gathering of the area nonprofits to celebrate their own thanks to the Center for Nonprofit Management. Held at the Hilton Anatole, the 12th annual A Night of Light was no fancy black tie diner, silent auctions and keynote speaker.

Dallas Morning News Charities gives help, hope to people in need - Dallas Morning News
November 16, 2012
Richard Chandler believes a change is coming. He even sings about it. The homeless man, a client of The Stewpot and The Bridge, stood at a podium Friday morning in front of dozens of nonprofit leaders.

November 7 Round Robin: Communities Foundation of Texas Dan Pallotta photos - My Sweet Charity
November 15, 2012
From learning about the opportunities in the nonprofit sector to just having a jolly good time, the charitable types were buzzing around town.

Charitable Giving not just for the Ultra-Rich - dallasnews.com
November 10, 2012
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett started it. Now a small but growing group of far less wealthy people are taking a public pledge to leave money to charity after they’re gone. And it doesn’t require being one of America’s billionaires. The point is not about how much you’re giving, but why.

Freedom Day project targets Zumwalt Middle School for community service - Dallas ISD
November 5, 2012
More than 400 volunteers from more than 40 local companies mobilized by the Entrepreneurs For North Texas (EFNT) descended on Sarah Zumwalt Middle School for a Freedom Day project, in collaboration with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings' GrowSouth initiative.

Grow South Initiative Receives 2nd Major Donation - Dallas Weekly
September 26, 2012
Mayor Mike Rawlins announced last week that Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, L.P. has stepped forward to donate $50,000 to the GrowSouth Community Fund, held at Communities Foundation of Texas.

CFT is #1: Top Foundations in Dallas/Fort Worth - Dallas Business Journal
September 20, 2012
Communities Foundation of Texas is the largest Foundation in DFW

List of Dallas/Fort Worth Nonprofits - Dallas Business Journal
September 20, 2012
Communities Foundation of Texas is the 12th largest nonprofit in DFW

Kit Moncrief and the Saving Hope Foundation Fund - Fort Worth Magazine
September 14, 2012
Kit Moncrief always had a soft spot for animals. The socialite and animal lover adopted her fair share of rescue animals in the past, so when she heard about an abused dog on her family's ranch, she knew she had to take action.

In DFW, Serving Was Remembering - KERA
September 12, 2012

HP Alumnus Clayton Kershaw makes pitch for fundraiser - Neighbors Go Highland Park, DMN
August 24, 2012

Professional Advisor Seminar Photo - Park Cities People

July 27, 2012

Pam Gerber recognized in My Sweet Charity
June 12, 2012

Philanthropy: The Business of Changing the World - McCuistion
May 22, 2012

Plano resident Susan Swan Smith matches donors to charities - Plano Star Courier
May 6, 2012

Ross Perot honored for Giving - Dallas Morning News
May 1, 2012


Professional Seminar coming up May 8 at CFT - Dallas Morning News

April 24, 2012

Ross Perot Honored at Spirit of Entrepreneurship Event
April 15, 2012

CFT grants $79 Million - Park Cities People
March 23, 2012

CFT Grants reach out to community - Dallas Morning News
March 2, 2013

Florence Shapiro is new Trustee at CFT - Turtle Creek News

February 18, 2012

FINANCES: Charitable giving: follow your heart, use your head
January 10, 2012

FINANCES: Charitable giving: follow your heart, use your head
January 10, 2012

Philanthropy on the rebound - Dallas Morning News
January 9, 2012

Here's how to find meaningful gifts - Dallas Morning News
December 2, 2011

December 2011 Issue of D CEO, Entrepreneurs For North Texas event coverage
November 28, 2011

MySweetCharity Round Robin: Communities Foundation, Paws Cause and Chi Omega Christmas Market
November 16, 2011

Brent Christopher: A rough winter for charitable giving
November 14, 2011

Year-End Giving During Uncertain Times
November 9, 2011


Robert Jacobs: A grateful nation must remember its veterans Honor Flight of Dallas Fund
October 7, 2011

How Philanthropic Groups Can Assist the Valley Even More
October 4, 2011

Community Foundations: Snapshots of Public-Private Partnerships

KRLD 1080AM with David Johnson  - .mp3
September 6, 2011

Caruth Homeplace at Communities Foundation of Texas Receives Preservation Award
August 18, 2011

Working With Families of Wealth, PART II by Jackie Franey - Planned Giving Today
July 2011

Caruth Homeplace Receives Preservation Award - Park Cities People
July 22, 2011

Small Business Buzz - A weekly report on small business owners and entrepreneurs in North Texas
July 7, 2011

Universo Radio Program to Cease Regular Production 
July 6, 2011

Program Provides Puppy Chow - Food 4 Paws helps families in need
June 14, 2011 

10th Annual EFNT Spirit of Entrepreneurship - PaperCity
June 8, 2011

Working With Families of Wealth, PART I by Jackie Franey - Planned Giving Today
June 2011

Entrepreneurship Event: Luv Your Company, Luv Your Community
May 20, 2011

Communities Foundation of Texas adds three executives 
May 2, 2011

Caruth Homeplace still telling Dallas history
March 30, 2011

Matching donors, recipients - Dallas Morning News
March 23, 2011

Communities Foundation of Texas names new chairman, board member
March 6, 2011
 

Community Engagement - Dallas Examiner
November 15, 2012
While students enjoyed a weekend without classes, over 90 local nonprofit organizations convened at the University of Texas at Dallas for a day of education, networking and fellowships at World Vision's second annual Community Engagement Day on Nov. 3.

Nonprofits will shine at a Night of Light - The Dallas Morning News
November 7, 2012
The Center for Nonprofit Management has announced the finalists for its 12th annual Awards of Excellence, which acknowledges the outstanding contributions the nonprofit sector makes to the community.

North Texas Giving Day 2016



North Texas Giving Day: $37 Million Raised!  - CW33

September 27, 2016
Let's face it, we have a lot of pointless holidays, but that makes the important ones, like North Texas Giving Day, really stand out. It's the 8th annual online giving event to raise as much money as possible in one day for North Texas non-profits so start digging into your pockets!

Daily News Roundup: $37 Million Tex. Haul Raises Giving-Day Bar - Chronicle of Philanthropy

September 27, 2016
North Texas Giving Day Sets Record With $37 Million Haul: The online-fundraising event Thursday topped last year’s take by about $4 million to set a new mark for the nation’s biggest giving day, Dallas Business Journal reports. Nearly 143,000 donations from all 50 states came in during an 18-hour giving window, and, for the first time in the event’s eight-year history, every participating nonprofit — 2,518 in all — received a donation. Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving, Tex., raised the most money, collecting $638,414. Read a Chronicle special report on successful digital-fundraising strategies and listen to a webinar with Susan Swan Smith of the Communities Foundation of Texas, which runs North Texas Giving Day.

Grab your wallet, open your heart, and donate for North Texas Giving Day - WFAA Channel 8

September 27, 2016
North Texas Giving Day Sets Record With $37 Million Haul

North Texas Giving Day Showcases Area Generosity -  NBCDFW.com

September 22, 2016
Starting at 6 a.m. on Sept. 22, North Texans will support thousands of their favorite nonprofit organizations on North Texas Giving Day. Communities Foundation of Texas created North Texas Giving Day in 2009 and since that founding event, North Texans have contributed $119 million during the annual one day giving spree.

It's North Texas Giving Day! - Fox4 News

September 22, 2016
You can help raise a lot of money for non-profits here in North Texas. More than 2,000 organizations are participating in this North Texas Giving Day. To donate, visit northtexasgivingday.org.

Why I'm Not Shaving My Legs for The Charity Event of the Year - D Magazine

September 22, 2016
I don't have to. North Texas Giving Day is for the everywoman. Have you been wanting to give back to your community but you just didn't know how? Thursday is your day. This is the eighth annual North Texas Giving Day and the organization is trying to set another national record this year exceeding last year's record-breaking $33.1 million.

North Texas Giving Day is Upon Us! - D Magazine

September 22, 2016
By now, you surely know how this works. You donate money to your favorite local charity, and through the Communities Foundation of Texas, that charity becomes eligible for bonus money and matching funds. It’s a great way to multiply your charitable contributions. Last year more than $33 million was raised for a total of more than 2,000 nonprofits, making it the biggest “giving day” in the country. Let’s break that record.

North Texas Giving Day on September 22nd #NTxGivingDay - My DFW Mommy

September 22, 2016
North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people across the nation (and the world!) to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits on one day: September 22, 2016. In seven years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped $119 million into the North Texas community.


North Texas Giving Day on Good Morning Texas - WFAA, Channel 8, GMT Clip

September 22, 2016

North Texas Giving Day 2016 - Plano Magazine

September 22, 2016
People often reserve do-gooding for holidays, when food bank pantries overflow and Angel Trees are picked dry. But for North Texans, September 22 is high time for philanthropy. That’s when area residents are challenged to give to one of more than 2,500 participating North Texas charities, representing a wide range of causes.

Grab your wallet, open your heart and donate for North Texas Giving Day - WFAA News

September 22, 2016
Have you been wanting to give back to your community but you just didn't know how? Thursday is your day. This is the eighth annual North Texas Giving Day and the organization is trying to set another national record this year exceeding last year's record-breaking $33.1 million.

North Texas Giving Day - Fox4 News

September 10, 2016
Rose Bradshaw with the North Texas Community Foundation visited Good Day to educate viewers on how to make the most of contributions on North Texas Giving Day.

North Texas Giving Day Showcases Area's Generosity - NBC DFW

September 21, 2016
Starting at 6:00 a.m. on September 22, North Texans will support thousands of their favorite nonprofit organizations on North Texas Giving Day. Communities Foundation of Texas created North Texas Giving Day in 2009 and since that founding event, North Texans have contributed $119 million during the annual one day giving spree.

Bra Burner Celebrates North Texas Giving Day by Eating Burgers with Luke Wade - D Magazine

September 21, 2016
Notes that may help you enjoy BraBurner’s meaty interview with Luke Wade, a singer whose career was launched by the NBC show The Voice:
1. North Texas Giving Day is September 22.
2. Find a rundown of North Texas Giving Day-affiliated events, including Luke Wade’s appearance at the “Arlington Gives!” concert tomorrow night at Levitt Pavilion, here.
3. Wade first appeared on The Voice on September 22, 2014, during the show’s seventh-season premiere

North Texas Giving Day hopes to set another recorcd on Thursday - The Dallas Morning News

September 19, 2016
Can North Texas Giving Day Thursday top last year's record $33.1 million in charitable donations? I'd say the odds are pretty good. More than 2,500 area nonprofits have registered with the Communities Foundation of Texas, up significantly from 2,022 last year. And funds that add a little extra to every gift are up to $2.5 million.

Next Thursday:  Boost the Strength of North Texas Nonprofits - Patron Magazine

September 15, 2016
September 22 marks the 8th year for the nation’s largest day of giving back. North Texas Giving Day has raised over $119 million for local nonprofits over the past seven years. The event had broken four national records since the year 2009 and benefited more than 1,000 Dallas country-based nonprofits last year.

North Texas Giving Day, One Day Only, September 22 - Plano Profile

September 15, 2016
The nation’s largest giving day is back for its eighth year on September 22, 2016. North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $119 million into local nonprofits over the past seven events and has broken four national giving-day records since 2009.

Ruff Life: Sweet Lou Goes from Hopeless to Happy with Hospice Fosters - CW33

September 14, 2016
Age ain't nothing but a number, but sometimes that number can take a toll. That's where we find Louie. "He's going to have a long-term gastrointestinal disease issue," Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director says. 

Join WBAP NewsTalk 820 for North Texas Giving Day - WBAP

September 2, 2016
Thursday, September 22nd, is North Texas Giving Day where people across the nation....and the world come together to raise money for North Texas nonprofits.  

Annual North Texas Giving Day set for Sept. 22 - Waxahachie Daily Light
September 8, 2016
Residents from around the area will have the chance to help local nonprofits who serve our community meeting a variety of needs when forty Ellis County nonprofits take part in the annual North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 22.

Rockwall nonprofit requests another man's trash - Rockwall Herald Banner
September 6, 2016
A nonprofit organization in Rockwall is seeking help from the public to clothe one of society's most often overlooked groups: former inmates.

Give back day is September 22 -
The Cross Timbers Gazette
September 5, 2016
The nation's largest giving day is back for its 8th year on September 22. Last year, more than 130 Denton County-based nonprofits benefited from Giving Day. 

Day to give back scheduled - Herald Banner
September 5, 2016
Area residents have an opportunity this month to help give back to the multiple nonprofit organizations in Hunt County which do so much to help make the community a better place. 

North Texas Nonprofits Gearing up for Giving Day - Fort Worth Business Press
September 2, 2016
North Texas Giving Day is back for its eighth year on September 22, and its founder, Communities Foundation of Texas, is hoping to top last year's record-setting $33.1 million in donations.  

Join WBAP NewsTalk 820AM for North Texas Giving Day - WBAP News Talk 820AM
September 2, 2016
Thursday, September 22 is North Texas Giving Day where people across the nation and the world come together to raise money for North Texas nonprofits. 

North Texas Giving Day is a boon for Preston Hollow private schools, but public schools miss out - Preston Hollow Advocate
August 26, 2016
No one can argue the good work that North Texas Giving Day does. Just look at the numbers - last year $33 million for 2,022 nonprofits. 

Lake Highlands female-focused nonprofits rake in donations during North Texas Giving Day - Lake Highlands Advocate
August 26, 2016
Thursday, September 22 is North Texas Giving Day where people across the nation and the world come together to raise money for North Texas nonprofits. 

3 nonprofits, 3 approaches, 3 success stories for East Dallas charities on North Texas Giving Day - Lakewood Advocate
August 26, 2016
Nearly 8,000 neighbors donated to a variety of North Texas charities last year during North Texas Giving Day. The event, held this year on September 22, is a huge fundraising opportunity for the area's nonprofits.  

Party on the Plaza - WFAA Day Break, Clip 1Clip 2
July 22, 2016
It's Friday, and we're having our Party on the Plaza - we are exactly 2 months out from North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 22, 2016. 

Save the Date for Giving Day 2016 - Park Cities People

June 17, 2016
Get your pocketbooks and calendars ready. Communities Foundation of Texas' North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) is Sept.22 from 6am to midnight. 

North Texas Giving Day 2015


Incredible Generosity makes a Significant Difference in North Texas - Risch Results
October 27, 2015
September was a banner month for philanthropy, with North Texas continuing to be a standard bearer in volunteerism and fundraising. 

Supporters Generosity Benefits UT Dallas on North Texas Giving Day – UT Dallas
October 15, 2015
Children from dozens of local low-income families will receive high quality hearing aids and ongoing care as a result of gifts made to Callier Center for Communications Disorders on North Texas Giving Day. 

North Texas Giving Day Raises Record-setting $33.1 Million for 2,022 Local Nonprofit Agencies – Prosper Press
October 8, 2015

Nonprofit Matters, North Texas Giving Day Sets Record – Fort Worth Business Press
October 5, 2015

NTX Giving Day Raises National Record of $33.1 Million – Addison Magazine
September 30, 2015

North Texas Giving Day Raises Record-Breaking $33.1 Million – The Chronical of Philanthropy
September 22, 2015 

The seventh annual North Texas Giving Day Thursday broke all records for a regional one-day fundraising sprints, organizers say. 

$33 Million Raised in 18 Hours - The Nonprofit Times
September 22, 2015
The seventh annual North Texas Giving Day once again broke records, this time raising almost $33.1 million during an 18-hour period.

North Texas Giving Day raised $33.1 million for area nonprofits - The Dallas Morning News
September 20, 2015
Last Thursday, North Texas Giving Day tallied a mind-blowing $33.1 million for more than 2,000 area nonprofit groups.

Generosity is order of North Texas Giving Day - The Dallas Morning News
August 27, 2015
North Texas Giving Day, the nation's largest single day of community benevolence for the past three years, is set for Sept. 17.

NorthPark celebrates a big birthday with 50 days of philanthropic giving - CultureMap
August 21, 2015
In celebration of 50 years of Dallas shopping domination, NorthPark Center announced it would be celebrating its birthday in a very special way.

NorthPark hopes to generate 50 days of excitement - The Dallas Morning News
August 20, 2015
Few shopping malls are as beloved as NorthPark Center, and no only because it's filled with high art and painterly landscaping.

NorthPark Celebrates 50th Anniversary by Giving Back - WFAA, Channel 8
August 19, 2015
North Texans have helped make NorthPark Center one of the most well-known malls in the United States. To celebrate that relationship and its 50 year anniversary, the mall's ownership is giving back.

NorthPark Celebrates 50 Years with 50 Days of Giving - D Magazine, Frontburner Blog
August 19, 2015
There was a big announcement at NorthPark today. We dispatched intern Britt Stafford to witness the proceedings. She reports. You decide.

Raising awareness for Garland-area charities on Sept. 17 - NeighborsGo Garland, DMN
August 14, 2015
Garland residents will have an opportunity to give to local nonprofits during North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 17.

NorthPark to host Giving Day events in September - The Advocate, Lake Highlands
August 10, 2015
Our neighborhood is filled with philanthropists, so you probably already know September 17 is North Texas Giving Day. But the annual event is shaking things up this time around - are you prepared?

It's 107 Days Until North Texas Giving Day and Initial Plans are Revealed - MySweetCharity
June 1, 2015
It's official! Today the North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) organizers started orientation sessions for nonprofits to plan their efforts to get the most out of the Thursday, September 17, 18-hour mega-fundraiser.

Kimbia's New Crowdfunding Donor Demographic Report Proves These Campaigns Draw Ideal Donors- Wall Street Select
March 3, 2015
Kimbia, the leading single-day crowdfunding event platform for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, has released their Crowdfunding Donor Demographics Report.

 

North Texas Giving Day 2014


Donors Boost Support for University Programs on Day of Philanthropy - UT Dallas

October 10, 2014 
UT Dallas received more than $130,000 in donations –– 62 percent of which went to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders –– from generous alumni, friends, faculty and staff during the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day on Sept. 18.

Sixth Annual North Texas Giving Day Brings in More than $26M - Dallas Business Journal
September 19, 2014 
The sixth annual North Texas Giving Day brought in $26.3 million for local nonprofits on Thursday.

Basketball Shootout with Anchor for Giving Day - Fox 5 News video
September 19, 2014 

North Texas Giving Day Pie Throw - WFAA, Channel 8 video
September 17, 2014 

Communities Foundation of Texas is rocking and rolling with Ruthie's, Priscilla and a war room for North Texas Giving Day lunchtime - MySweetCharity
September 18, 2014 
Reports are piling in from the North Texas Giving Day activities. Shoot! They’re happening all over the place. According to the “war room” set up in Communities Foundation of Texas, all 50 states are contributing $$.

Dallas-area nonprofits gearing up for Giving Day - The Dallas Morning News
September 16, 2014 
Nonprofits across North Texas want everything to click Thursday for Giving Day. For five years, the Communities Foundation of Texas program has pulled donors out of the summer doldrums to give a total of $60 million online.

North Texas Giving Day raises record $26.3 million for area nonprofits - DallasNews.com Scoop Blog
September 17, 2014 
Updated at 6:30 a.m. Friday: Donors gave $26.3 million to area nonprofits Thursday during the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day.  Donations have increased every year since Giving Day was started by the Communities Foundation of Texas. Last year, the fundraising drive raised $25.2 million.

North Texas Giving Day raises record $26.3 million for area nonprofits - CultureMap Dallas
September 17, 2014 
When the sun set on North Texas Giving Day, Dallas-area nonprofits were $26.3 million richer — a new national record for the day-long charity event. Held this year on September 18, North Texas Giving Day also topped its previous record of total donors with more than 98,000. That works out to about 18 donations per second.

North Texas Giving Day on Good Morning Texas - WFAA, Channel 8 video
September 17, 2014 

Dallas Libraries look to North Texas Giving Day to boos budget - CultureMapDallas
September 17, 2014 
North Texas Giving Day kicks off September 18 with the goal of surpassing its record of 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million. With more than 1,500 nonprofits to choose from, there's no shortage of deserving causes.

The Lowdown in Lil' D: Sept. 16 - Sept. 18 - NTDaily.com
September 16, 2014 
Join the community in North Texas Giving Day. For one day, Denton will have a station set up on the Square where people can make a donation to 83 nonprofit organizations in Denton.

Day of Giving to benefit area groups - White Rock Lake Weekly
September 15, 2014 
After last year’s national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hope that North Texas will rise to the challenge and outdo itself once again.

Event drums up funds - Denton Record Chronicle
September 13, 2014 
“More than 80 nonprofit agencies in Denton County will take part in Thursday’s North Texas Giving Day. North Texas Giving Day focuses on increasing awareness and visibility for area nonprofits to “raise the bar in funding” for one day, said Carrie Dyer, a spokeswoman for the event. Denton County has been participating since 2010 .

North Texas Giving Day Preview - AllCal.com
September 11, 2014 
Okay North Texans – you have 18 hours to raise more than $25.2 million. That means you need to raise $1.4 million each hour, or $23,000 each minute.Seem crazy? The Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) doesn’t think so!

North Texas Giving Back Day - MommyUpgrade.com Blog
September 9, 2014 
Hey North Texas. Mark your calendar for September 18th. It’s Giving Back Day, y’all. Launched in 2009 by the Communities Foundation of Texas and the Center for Nonprofit Management, the North Texas Giving Back Day serves as a single day fundraiser for 1,500 local non-profit organizations.

Nonprofit Matters - Fort Worth Business Press
September 5, 2014 
“North Texas Giving Day hopes to break records again ~ After setting a national record-smashing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million last year, North Texas Giving Day is back – slated for Sept. 18 – with the hope that area donors will outdo themselves and give even more to benefit North Texas nonprofits.

NTGD Booster: OUT HUNGER - MySweetCharity
September 5, 2014 
“Sitting in a small, wooden chair in the principal’s office on a Monday morning shortly after the opening bell, Jake sat squirming as he tried to figure out how to answer the question. Growing impatient, the principal asked again, ‘Jake, please tell me why you stole your teacher’s lunch.’

NTGD Booster: Buckner International - MySweetCharity
September 2, 2014 
“Each fall, parents descend upon malls, stocking up on essentials for their children as they head back to school: backpacks, school supplies, clothing, shoes. “But what if you couldn’t provide your children with those basic necessities? What if you couldn’t even provide them with a simple pair of shoes that would keep their feet protected and safe?

NTGD Booster: The GEMS Camp - MySweetCharity
September 1, 2014 
“For the North Texas Giving Day Newbies: The Cure for the ‘I’ Syndrome: “Nervous. Anxious. Excited. Frustrated. All over the place. As Founder and CEO of The GEMS Camp – Girls interested in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, I’ve felt every emotion humanly possible leading up to the 2014 North Texas Giving Day. It’s our first major fundraising event.

NTGD Booster: Creative Arts Theatre & School - MySweetCharity
August 26, 2014 
“This year marks the third year that CATS (Creative Arts Theatre & School) has had the privilege of participating in North Texas Giving Day. We’ve been providing arts education and performance opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds in Arlington, Texas for 35years; and the past two have been the most challenging in our history.

11 things to do in September around Lakewood/East Dallas - The Advocate
August 26, 2014 
Start the day with drive-thru juice and donuts at the Bath House Cultural Center from 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. followed by an afternoon musical interlude from noon-6 p.m. If you are unfamiliar with donating online, a volunteer can help you enter your gift on a provided computer. You may also donate online from 6 a.m.-midnight on the North Texas Giving Day website.

TRENDING: North Texas Giving Day - InTheLoopKids
August 26, 2014 
After last year’s national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hope that North Texas will rise to the challenge and outdo itself once again. With new community events, extra time to donate and additional prizes, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day aims to raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more North Texas nonprofits.

North Texas Giving Day - WorthGoing.com
August 24, 2014 
North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to — and start relationships with — new donors, and for people in North Texas to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits.

Communities Foundation of Texas Hosts Inaugural North Texas Giving Day Kids Give - Park Cities Bubble Life
August 26, 2014 
After last year's national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hope that North Texas will rise to the challenge and outdo itself once again. With new community events, extra time to donate and additional prizes, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day aims to raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more North Texas nonprofits.

North Texas Giving Day Booster Series Kicks Off Wednesday - My Sweet Charity
August 20, 2014 
The MySweetCharity elves have been shredding. They even have adorable exercise outfits and matching curly-toed sneakers. Their itty-bitty mats are temperature controlled. The MSC chef has come up with a delicious velvet hammer power shake that is served after each workout.

North Texas Giving Day to raise money across Metroplex - Allen American
August 19, 2014 
Entering its sixth year, North Texas Giving Day hopes to top its 2013 record 75,000 donations that totaled $25.2 million that went to more than 1,500 nonprofits across the metroplex.

North Texas Giving Day Back for Sixth Year - Lewisville Leader
August 18, 2014 
After last year’s national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hope that North Texas will rise to the challenge and outdo itself once again. With new community events, extra time to donate and additional prizes, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day aims to raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more North Texas nonprofits.

Dallas-area nonprofits turn to crowdfunding to drive donations - The Dallas Morning News
August 16, 2014
Instead of soliciting donors to write large checks, Dallas-based Cafe Momentum is turning to the community to help raise money for a new restaurant. Using crowdfunding, the nonprofit has raised $140,000 so far for the restaurant’s capital campaign. Cafe Momentum provides culinary training for young men coming out of juvenile detention. .


North Texas Giving Day 2013

North Texas Giving Day raised $24K per minute crushing last year's record and setting national one - The Dallas Morning News, Scoop Blog
September 20, 2013 
Yesterday tens of thousands of donors raised an average for $24,500 a minute during the 17-hour North Texas Giving Day, donating a total of $25.2 million to more than 1,300 nonprofits setting a new national record.

Special Day of fund raising shows North Texans' generosity - Fort Worth Star Telegram
September 20, 2013 
An innovative 5-year-old fundraising program sponsored by the Dallas-based Communities Foundation of Texas inspired more than 75,000 area residents to open their hearts and wallets.

North Texas Giving Day begins charity drive at 7am this morning - Fort Worth Star Telegram
September 19, 2013 
For area nonprofits, North Texas Giving Day is not only a chance to raise money, but an opportunity to reach donors who many not have been aware of their organization.

Oak Cliff nonprofits awaiting your North Texas Giving Day donations Thursday - Neighbors Go Oak Cliff
September 19, 2013 
Many Oak Cliff nonprofits could benefit from your generosity tomorrow on North Texas Giving Day.

Warming up for North Texas Giving Day - My Sweet Charity Blog
September 18, 2013 
Today is going to be a busy one. The folks at Communities Foundation of Texas and area nonprofits area revving up their engines for tomorrow's North Texas Giving Day.

North Texas Giving Day Booster: East Dallas Community Schools - My Sweet Charity Blog
September 18, 2013 
What do third grade reading scores have to do with high school graduation? Apparently a lot. "High School Graduation can be predicted with reasonable accuracy by knowing someone's reading skill at the end of third grade." 

North Texas Giving Day takes to the streets for a new experience in generosity - Culture Map
September 18, 2013 
This year, North Texas Giving Day is taking its virtual philanthropic efforts to the streets. The one-day fundraiser connect donors to its local nonprofits with an enticing promise to amplify any donation of $25 or more made via DonorBridgeTX.org with $1.7 million in bonus funds and prizes.

Better than Cowboys-Vikings? North Texas Charities Chief Aiming to Outshine Minnesota - D Magazine FrontBurner Blog
September 18, 2013 
Brent Christopher, president and CEO of the Communities Foundation of Texas, says momentum is building for the 2013 North Texas Giving Day, set for Sept. 19. And the soft-spoken, bow-tied exec is hoping that momentum will help Dallas-Fort Worth shatter a national record Thursday for community-wide fundraising.

 

Public Service Announcements:

Get Up and Give Allen on Sept. 19! - Allen American - Plano Star Courier 
September 3, 2013 
You can do it in your pajamas while drinking coffee, you can do it at work when you're taking a break, you can do it while eating lunch, or do it with a group of friends over dinner....whenever, wherever you are on Sept. 19, get up and give to an Allen nonprofit!

North Texas Giving Day Booster: REAL School Gardens - MySweetCharity 
August 27, 2013 
North Texas Giving Day and REAL School Gardens are buggin' out! As reported by the U.N. two billion people eat bugs as part of their regular diet. On Sept. 19th, that n umber will be two billion and one. To encourage REAL School Gardens supporters to donate to the cause, Regional Director Scott Feille.

Education

Urban Teachers program gets $1.5 million grant, hopes to become 'major player' in DFW
January 21, 2017
Urban Teachers - a demanding, four-year teaching training program - hasn't been in the Dallas area for very long; it launched its efforts in the region just last year. But with the need for teachers in this area increasing each year, the organization wants to grow quickly - and it's getting help to do so.  

Avery Kralovetz Wins Elizabeth Abrams Memorial Scholarship from Communities Foundation of Texas
July 2016
Communities Foundation of Texas announces that it has awarded the 2016 Elizabeth Abrams Memorial Scholarship to Avery Kravoletz of Plano. 

High School administrators, district officials investigate sharing costs for dual credit

May 12, 2016
High school chief financial officers and superindendents of this district's service area gathered at the Bowden Center on the campus of St/ Phillips' College May 9 to hear recommendations generated by the dual credit task force. 

Artists honored - Plan West students receive Excellence in AP Arts award

April 21, 2016
Three Plano West high school students receieved the O'Donnell Foundation's 2016 Excellence in AP Arts and Music Theory Scholarship Award

Greater Ideal provides education program worth replacing

April 17, 2016
Educate Texas' Chris Coxon was clear when he said Midland's road back to academic redemption doesn't start with spending millions of dollars on the latest and greatest programs. It starts at home. 

Community leaders ready to present 'collective impact' model – Midland Reporter-Telegram

April 2, 2016
Midland is about to undergo the most significant education in the community's history. Not through bond campaigns, facilities improvements or a tax increase, but true ideological and applicable changes to improve the local education. 

Motorcycle Parade Honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan Rolls Through Dallas – CBS DFW
October 4, 2015

Dallas Law Firm again offers $50,000 in Scholarships to students Affected by Cancer – GlobalInvestor.com
November 2, 2015

Motorcycle Parade Honoring Stevie Ray Vaughan Rolls Through Dallas – CBS DFW
October 4, 2015

Lancaster ISD - Grants of millions will further STEM education - The Dallas Morning News
May 3, 2015
The Communities Foundation of Texas will announce a second multiyear, multimillion-dollar grant to boost science, technology, engineering and math education in the school district.

Welcome to the 2014 DCCCD STEM Summit
April 24, 2014
The DCCCD Stem Summit and Institute are made possible through the generosity of Communities Foundation of Texas and these other partners.

CFT Aids At-Risk Students - The Dallas Morning News
February 13, 2014
The Communities Foundation of Texas made more than $1.3 million in grants last year to inprove education and increase the pool of teachers and staff working with at-risk middle school students in North Texas.

Communities Foundation of Texas grants $136,490 in 2013 to Plano ISD Foundation - Plano Star Courier
January 20, 2014
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) awarded $136,490 in 2013 to Plano ISD Education Foundation to provide intensive professional development for sixth grade teachers at Frankford, Otto and Wilson Middle Schools.

E3 Alliance Photo of George Tang of Educate Texas - Facebook
November 20, 2013


Dallas Community College Districts STEM Summit photo - Dallas Business Journal

May 31, 2013

O'Donnell Foundation Announces Excellence in Arts AP Scholarship Awards - Neighbors Go Richardson/Lake Highlands Dallas Morning News
May 3, 2013
The O'Donnell Foundation announces the recipients of the Excellence in AP Arts and Music Theory Scholarship Awards. The scholarship recognizes four outstanding high school seniors who have participated in or are currently participating in the Advanced Placement Fine Arts Incentive Program at Dallas-area high schools.

Commit! receives $1.5M grant from Caruth Foundation - Dallas Business Journal
May 31, 2013
The W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation at the Communities Foundation of Texas has announced it is giving a grant of up to $1.5 million to the Commit! Partnership.

Caruth Foundation pledges up to $1.5 million to improve Dallas County education - The Dallas Morning News 
May 31, 2013
The Commit! Partnership has received a grant of up to $1.5 million from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas.

Common Cents Scholarship - Dallas Independent School District
May 23, 2013
When it comes to money for charities, every penny counts. For their efforts in collecting donations for community organizations, six Dallas ISD elementary school students were selected to receive the 2013 Common Cents Scholarship.

Foundation gives $1.8 million to STEM - White Rock Lake Weekly

May 6, 2013
W.W. Caruth , Jr., Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas has announced a $1.8 million grant to the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation to train the best and brightest students in the DCCCD STEM Institute

STEM Institute gets aid- Dallas Morning News, Bob Miller
May 3, 2013
The W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas is giving $1.8 million to the Dallas Country Community College District Foundation to train the best and brightest students in the district's STEM Institute.  

5 Important Ideas for Transforming Public Education in Dallas - Frontburner, D Magazine
April 11, 2013
Moderated by KERA's Krys Boyd, the discussion was informative; at times, entertaining, and--thanks to 17-year-old panelist Jonathan Gonzalez--even inspiring. Gonzalez is an Oak Cliff native and junior at Dallas ISD's Trini Garza Early College High School.

W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation at CFT Awards $1.8 Million Grant to DCCCD Foundation - Dallas County Community College District
April 8, 2013
W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas announced a $1.8 million grant to the Dallas County Community College District Foundation to train the best and brightest students in the DCCCD STEM Institute.

Rosemary Perlmeter of the Teaching Trust talks about Education in Dallas and upcoming Panel at CFT - Culture Map Dallas 
April 9, 2013
Rosemary Perlmeter is a lifelong learner, though she didn’t start her career in education until she turned 40. In college, Perlmeter turned down a teaching scholarship to go to law school.

Communities Foundation of Texas Panel Tackles Education Woes - Frontburner, D Magazine
February 27, 2013
In celebration of its 60th year of fundraising and Dallas-area social investment, Communities Foundation of Texas launched a yearlong series of civic-oriented events yesterday with a panel discussion on Dallas education.

Grant to Expand early college programs - The Monitor
February 22, 2013
Two South Texas schools districts will expand early high school college programs that fast track high school students toward associate degrees or industry certifications.

Communities Foundation of Texas Panel Tackles Education Woes
February 27, 2013
In celebration of its 60th year of fundraising and Dallas-area social investment, Communities Foundation of Texas launched a yearlong series of civic-oriented events yesterday with a panel discussion on Dallas education.

Communities Foundation of Texas grants $2 million to improve Middle School Education - Texas Nonprofits
October 29, 2012

At-risk North Texas youth and the middle schools they attend got a jumpstart this school year of more than $2 million in new grants from Communities Foundation of Texas designed to improve middle school education.

Communities Foundation of Texas awards $2 million to improve Middle School Education - Philanthropy News Digest
October 17, 2012
The Communities Foundation of Texas has announced eight grants totaling more than $2 million to seven nonprofits working to improve middle school education in the Dallas area.

Plano ISD Foundation receives $144K Grant - Plano Courier Times
October 14, 2012
Suburban, low-crime and considered property-wealthy by the state, Plano ISD is not at the top of most North Texans' minds if they are asked to think of at-risk students.

CFT grants Community Impact Grants to middle school youth and working poor - Dallas Morning News, by Bob Miller
September 25, 2012
The Communities Foundation of Texas has announced that seven nonprofits will get more than $2 million in grants to increase the pool of quality teachers and administrators working with at-risk middle school students across North Texas.

CFT Doles out Scholarship Money - Park Cities People
August 17, 2012

Rockwall High School student receives scholarship from CFT scholarship fund - Rockwall Herald Banner
August 10, 2012

Communities Foundation of Texas 2012 Scholarship awards - Bob Miller, Dallas Morning News
July 27, 2012

CFT will grant $2M to 'at-risk' youth in Dallas - Dallas Business Journal
July 27, 2012

Educate Texas parters with Univision for phone bank Initiative (video file)
April 15, 2012

Lancaster ISD's push for math and science - Dallas Morning News
March 21, 2012

Lancaster ISD pilots statewide STEM program - Dallas Business Journal

Tackling Texas' Top Problem: Education, with William McKenzie- Dallas Morning News
March 3, 2012

Education Leader Phil Montgomery is honored by Educate Texas
February 29, 2012

Dallas Area included in pilot region for Texas College Access Network
November 8, 2011

North Texas Wins Pilot Education Program

Early College High Schools

T-STEM Challenge Scholarship Receives $25 Million Donation from Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
July 21, 2011

$2 million grant boosts Dallas out-of-school program
December 22, 2010

 

Healthcare


$1.5 million grant from Communities Foundation of Texas is changing how emergency responders handle mental health crisis - The Advocate Lake Highlands
October 26, 2016
The Communities Foundation of Texas is located on Central Expressway, just across from our neighborhood, and its latest contribution to the city may have a large impact on how crime is handled here.

Dallas Police, Dallas Fire-Rescue Share $1.5 Million Grant - CBS DFW
October 24, 2016
Dallas Fire-Rescue and Dallas Police have received up to $1.5 million in grant money over the next three years to “enhance the emergency response to calls involving behavioral health emergencies” in the city, according to a news release from the departments.

Sexual Assault Nurse Program to expand in North Texas - NBC 5 News
April 22, 2016
A sexual assault treatment program is getting a big boost from several foundations across the state, just as sexual assault numbers appear to be on the rise.

New software helps Mesquite nonprofit, others coordinate efforts for needy - The Dallas Morning News |
January 1, 2016
Sometimes the difference between good health and an emergency room visit is as simple as a free bus pass and a few dollars for a prescription. Staff at Sharing Life Community Outreach are trying to identify barriers that keep needy families and the elderly from visiting the doctor, eating healthy foods and staying on medications.

American Heart Association and Las Colinas Medical Center Partner on Heart Attack Survival Campaign to Encourage Calling 911- Irving Weekly
February 18, 2015
The Southwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) and Las Colinas Medical Center (LCMC) have partnered on a community awareness initiative encouraging residents to call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack.

The Secret To A Fast Heart Rescue? Calling 911- KERA News
February 18, 2015
Even though dozens of people in Dallas have heart attacks every day, most of them do not call 911. Instead, they wait, ignore the symptoms or drive themselves to the hospital.

New Campaign Tells Potential Heart Attack Victims "Don't Die of Doubt" - WBAA.org
February 10, 2015
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 720,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A new effort by the American Heart Association encourages people to seek medical attention at the first sign of a heart attack.

Methodist Mansfield encouraging heart health - Star Telegram
February 7, 2015
With chocolate-covered strawberries, healthful lunches and red balloons, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is encouraging patients and their families to show a little love to their hearts.

Don't Die of Doubt: Call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack- WFAA
February 5, 2015
Good Morning Texas

American Heart Association's Don't Die of Doubt Awareness Campaign - AskMissA.com
February 3, 2015
February is upon us, which means Valentine's Day is near, and more importantly, Heart Month is here. American Heart Association along with the W. W. Caruth Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas have both partnered on a multi-million dollar community awareness campaign, titled, "Don't Die of Doubt".

Caruth Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas awards $2.5 million to Retina Foundation of the Southwest and SMU's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering - SMU.edu
January 29, 2015
The Retina Foundation of the Southwest and SMU's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering are pleased to announce a collaboration to create the Clinical Center of Innovation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration to be housed at the Retina Foundation, supported by a $2.5 million grant award from the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT).

Grant teams foundation, SMU - Dallas Morning News
January 29, 2015
The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is teaming up with Southern Methodist University's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering to create the Clinical Center of Innovation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

$2.5 million awarded to Retina Foundation and SMU Lyle to study macular degeneration - SMU Research
January 29, 2015
The Retina Foundation of the Southwest and SMU's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering will collaborate to create the Clinical Center of Innovation for Age-Related macular Degeneration.

Caruth Foundation gives $2.5 million to study macular degeneration- The Dallas Morning News
January 28, 2015
The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is teaming up with Southern Methodist University's Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering to create the Clinical Center of Innovation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

New Campaign urges people to call 911 at first sign of heart attack - American Heart Association 
January 22, 2015
A new community awareness campaign in North Texas in encouraging people to call 911 at the first sign of a possible heart attack.

$12 million grant to help Parkland pioneer information exchange-Dallas Morning News 
April 18, 2014
The homeless patient was comatose and needed life support when he showed up at Parkland Memorial Hospital in 2008.

Children's Gets &7.5 Million Pledge - The Dallas Morning News
June 20, 2013
The W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation of the Communities Foundation of Texas is giving up to $7.5 million to be paid over 10 years for faculty recruitment and startup costs for new physicians and scientists at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern.

Parkland Innovator Honored - The Dallas Morning News
May 23, 2013
Dr. Ruben Amarasingham, president and CEO of the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, was honored by the 83rd Texas Legislature for his "extraordinary contributions to healthcare."

Caruth Foundation Grant cuts Heart Attack Response Times
March 29, 2013
Every day in Dallas County, about 30 people suffer a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association. 

Nurses help police locate rapists thanks to Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center - The Dallas Morning News
July 29, 2012

Hospitals improve heart attack reaction time thanks to a $3.5MM Caruth grant - CBS
July 6, 2012

A strong voice for rape victims - The Dallas Morning News
May 22, 2012

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center opens an office in Dallas
April 11, 2012

SANE and SAFE: Texas Health Dallas makes changes and history
November 7, 2011 

Presbyterian Hospital Dallas opens sexual assuault treatment center
September 20, 2011

Dallas' Caruth Foundation gives $2 million to help sex assault victims
November 18, 2010

Gift aims to aid heart attack care - The Dallas Morning News
October 14, 2010

Heart Association receives $3.5 million to improve heart attack survival rates in Dallas County
October 13, 2010

 

Low-Income Families

Nonprofits selected to learn to use data to serve low-income working families better - The Scoop Blog, The Dallas Morning News
July 30, 2014
More than a dozen nonprofits that serve low-income working families will make up the third data boot camp class presented by the Communities Foundation of Texas. The D3 Institute — which stands for data-driven decision making — is a 12-month program that will train groups to use data to learn more about the people they serve and how to serve them better.

Developing New Muscles: Communities Foundation of Texas' Journey in System Fitness - FSG Social Impact Blog
July 6, 2014
Three years after making the decision to invest in Dallas’ working poor, guest bloggers Sarah Cotton Nelson and Wende Burton of Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) reflect on the role of emergent strategy and how modest investments in system fitness can catalyze a community dialogue (moderated by Patty Russell).You chose to invest in the Working Poor ecosystem before making individual CFT program investments. Why?

CASE Change Academy - The Duke Fuqua School of Business
April 30, 2014
To increase our efforts to engage with practitioners, we launched the CASE Change Academy this year. Led by CASE Senior Fellow Dan Heath, six organizations – Teach for America, Year Up, Community Solutions Brownsville Partnership, United Way of Greater Toledo, YMCA of Greater Charlotte, and the Communities Foundation of Texas – have brought a real world challenge to the Academy and, through a 6 month program of training and peer consulting, are working to make an impact in their communities.

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) part of the CASE Change Academy class - The Duke Fuqua School of Business
December 3, 2013
Studies show that 39% of Dallas households do not have enough assets to survive at a basic poverty level should they lose their main source of income. What can be done to boost the economic self-sufficiency of working families living at and just above the poverty line?

Nonprofits are taking a wide-eyed look at what data can do - The Chronicle of Philanthropy
February 24, 2014
A revolution has begun: Data are transforming the nonprofit world. The new number crunching is fundamentally changing the way charities make decisions about programs, solicit contributions, and push for social change.

How can 250,000 North Texans break the cycle of poverty?  - United Way of Metropolitan Dallas 
November 11, 2013
Research by local experts show that Dallas has the fourth-highest poverty rate among the largest U.S. cities. If current trends aren't changed, by 2020 Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and southern Denton counties will be home to nearly 1 million people in poverty.

Boot Camp will teach 16 Nonprofits how to use data - The Dallas Morning News
August 27, 2013
More than a dozen nonprofits that serve the working poor will be coached this year to measure their impact in the community and sharpen their methods of solving social problems.

United Way hosts community meeting to discuss plans of reducing poverty rate in Dallas - Scoop Blog, dallasnews.com
December 5, 2012
According to U.S. Census figures, about 15 percent of Americans live in poverty. In the city of Dallas, that number is 19 percent.

Grants aid students, families - Dallas Morning News, by Bob Miller
September 25, 2012
The Communities Foundation of Texas has announced that seven nonprofits will get more than $2 million in grants to increase the pool of quality teachers and administrators working with at-risk middle school students across North Texas

Making the Most out of Millions - Lakewood Advocate
August 26, 2012
Sarah Cotton Nelson oversees more than $79 million in charitable grants every year as chief philanthropy officer at Communities Foundation of Texas.

D3 Institute: Transforming Data into Impact - Philanthropy Journal

August 22, 2012

Pain of financial insecurity - Dallas Morning News
February 24, 2012

Poverty risk high in city, report says - Dallas Morning News Poverty risk high in city, page 2 - Dallas Morning News

Study offers detailed look at Dallas Poverty by Matt Joyce - Dallas Business Journal
February 23, 2012

4 in 10 Dallas residents unprepared for personal financial catastrophe, report says - Dallas Morning News
February 17, 2012

The fragile line between financial security and poverty in Dallas - Dallas Morning News

KRLD 1080 Mitch Carr interview with Brent Christopher on Asset Poverty (mp3)

39 Percent of Dallas Residents Slipping Into Poverty - NBC
February 16, 2012

40% of Dallas Families On Financial Edge - KERA, BJ Austin

Two-Fifths of Dallas Households Are Just a Crisis Away From Serious Financial Trouble - Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Observer

Rawlings: We Must "Take Notice" of High Number of Dallasites So Close to Asset Poverty - Anna Merian, Dallas Observer

 

Public Safety

Can body cameras boost public trust in police? Dallas study hopes to find out - The Dallas Morning News
January 3, 2016
If you call 911 or get pulled over by police in Dallas next year, you may get a follow-up phone call similar to those after an auto shop visit. These customer-service questions, however, will be a little more philosophical.

Police Foundation to Lead Review of Comprehensive Testing of Sexual Assault Kits in Texas – Chron.com

October 30, 2015
The Police Foundation has been selected by Communities Foundation of Texas to lead an examination and review of the impact of Texas laws requiring law inforcement agencies to test all sexual assault kits.

Groundbreaking in Dallas - The Cottages at Hickory Crossing - CHS The Source for Housing Solutions
May 20, 2014

Dallas officials, donors and community members gathered Thursday at a groundbreaking for a supportive-housing project for the homeless. The Cottages at Hickory Crossing on Malcolm X Boulevard are part of a project conceived six years ago as a solution to chronic homelessness.

Turning Dirt to Help the Homeless - The Dallas Morning News
April 18, 2014
Dallas officials, donors and community members gathered Thursday at a groundbreaking for a supportive-housing project for the homeless. The Cottages at Hickory Crossing on Malcolm X Boulevard are part of a project conceived six years ago as a solution to chronic homelessness.

Cottages Closer to Fruition - The Dallas Morning News
April 17, 2014
The road to an $8.2 million pilot program to house and stabilize 50 of the most vulnerable chronically homeless in Dallas has been long and bumpy at times, with plenty of stops and starts.

$8.2 million Supportive Housing Project ready to Break Ground Near Deep Ellum - Neighbors Go White Rock, The Dallas Morning News
April 16, 2014
The road to an $8.2 million pilot program to house and stabilize 50 of the most vulnerable chronically homeless in Dallas has been long and bumpy at times, with plenty of stops and starts.

Commissioners to kick in $1M for homeless -The Dallas Morning News
May, 22, 2013
Dallas County commissioners pledged $1 million Tuesday to a South Dallas housing project that will build 50 cottages for a chronically homeless population that also battles substance abuse and mental illness. 

Nurses lead police to suspect in rapes - The Dallas Morning News
July 30, 2012

Dallas Area Rape Crises Center (DARCC) celebrates opening of its Dallas headquarters - Dallas Business Journal
May 11, 2012


Ready for the worst case (part 1) - Dallas Morning News Metro
Ready for the worst case (part 2) - Dallas Morning News Metro
October 19, 2011

This is our Child - D Magazine
November 1, 2012
Jody Grant, Chairman Emeritus of Texas Capital Bank and chairman of the Woodall Rogers Park Foundation, and his wife Sheila, a community volunteer and park foundation board member, are credited by many with jump-starting Dallas' downtown deck park.

Money sought for housing program - Dallas Morning News Metro
September 7, 2011

North Texas relief agencies look to boost disaster readiness
June 21, 2010

Dallas cottage project to help chronically homeless
Project aims to break cycle of homeless 'frequent fliers' - Dallas Morning News
April 4, 2010

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