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Let Us All Be Philanthropists

A message from CFT's President & CEO, Dave Scullin


The unparalleled crisis of COVID-19 has changed our lives and our community dramatically as we continue to navigate the effects of being at a distance from one another, our loved ones, and our colleagues. Despite this distance, and perhaps in recognition of this, $20 million was raised this spring in an outpouring of support for 2,500 nonprofits through North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, an emergency day of giving that proved that COVID-19 cannot cancel the generosity and kindness of North Texans.

To Go Far, Go Together

CFT, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and Trusted World partner to bring free personal protective equipment to nonprofits


At CFT, we believe wholeheartedly in working side by side with others, knowing that our impact is greater and farther-reaching when we collaborate with partners. This rings especially true as our community works to navigate and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Communities Foundation of Texas funds 20 Scholarships for Black and African American Fundraisers

CFT awards grant to Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Dallas Chapter for professional membership fees


In July 2020, the Communities Foundation of Texas partnered with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Dallas Chapter to offer scholarships for 20 Black and African American fundraising professionals to be used for membership to AFP Greater Dallas.

IMPACT Magazine

Bright spots amidst challenges


The unparalleled crisis of COVID-19 has changed our world dramatically in the course of a few weeks. The effects are pervasive, complex, and likely long-lasting. Despite the paradox of personal physical distance, our spirit of community is evident. Our remarkable community of North Texans has come together with stunning speed, empathy, and generosity to help each other. This is who we are.

Every Texan Counts

Help us make sure every Texan is counted in the 2020 Census


Every 10 years, following constitutional mandate, our government conducts a count of every person living in our country. From that data, decisions are made that impact every facet of our daily life: our state’s representation in Congress, our region’s representation in Austin, and federal money for public education, healthcare, community services, and infrastructure in Texas. The census also undergirds the demographic data that companies use to identify potential investments for growth and expansion

Giving Wisely

Family Values: Deepening Connections


Family Values help define what is meaningful. They provide a moral compass; they help identify the non-negotiable aspects of our lives. On a trip to India at the start of the new year, I decided to take CFT’s Identifying Values and Defining Passions cards with the hope of doing these meaningful exercises with my family.

Communities Foundation of Texas Reaches $2 Billion In Cumulative Grantmaking

Landmark figure reached with the help of countless individuals, businesses and others both public and private since founding of North Texas institution in 1953


Celebrating 67 years of leadership in grantmaking and philanthropy, CFT, one of the largest grantmakers in the state, has officially surpassed the $2 billion threshold in cumulative giving.

CFT Welcomes New Trustees

New Members on the CFT Board Bring Leadership and Expertise


CFT is proud to welcome Arcilia Acosta, Greg Campbell, Rob Walters, and new board chair Alfreda Norman to the CFT Board of Trustees.

Collin County Nonprofit Leadership Institute Completes First Year

12 local nonprofits in first cohort focused on strategies to address community needs


As Collin County grows, so do its challenges with issues such as homelessness, hunger and affordable housing. To help nonprofits address pressing needs for Collin County residents, CFT and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas joined forces to create the Collin County Nonprofit Leadership Institute, supporting nonprofits that primarily serve low- to moderate-income families and individuals to develop strategic approaches to addressing community needs...