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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...

10 Reasons to Consider a Donor-Advised Fund at CFT


Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing giving method in the nation because they provide ease and flexibility and are more affordable, tax-wise alternatives to managing a private foundation. You can establish a donor-advised fund at CFT with a gift of $10,000 to $100 million or more. Here are our top 10 reasons to consider opening a donor-advised fund at CFT...
 

A Letter From Our President

Dave Scullin, President and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas


“Each day, we see firsthand that where giving and caring thrive, communities thrive too."

Leading Through Legacy: CFT's Live Oak Society

Everyone can leave a legacy. What will yours be?


In the past 66 years, hundreds of forward-thinking individuals, couples and families have partnered with CFT to make a commitment to further their passions and better our community beyond their lifetimes. These generous donors have named Communities Foundation of Texas as the beneficiary of a planned or deferred gift through their wills or estate plans and are recognized as part of CFT’s legacy society, the Live Oak Society. Planned gifts to any fund at CFT qualify for Live Oak Society membership and demonstrate the highest level of trust in Communities Foundation of Texas...
 

A Letter From Our President

Dave Scullin, President and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas


There are 7.5 million people in North Texas, and that number continues  to grow. Each day, we are inspired by the countless hometown heroes  we encounter through our work at Communities Foundation of Texas. They continue to remind us that our future here is bright...

CFT Welcomes New Trustees

New Members on the CFT Board Bring Perspective and Expertise


CFT Welcomes Matrice Ellis-Kirk, civic and business leader; Gunjan Jain, business and financial leader; Debra Brennan Tagg, CFP®, financial planner and community leader.

CFT Salutes 10-Year Trustee Carlos Gonzalez Peña...
 

A Letter From Our President

"Arguably, the most important factor to our collective success is diversity."


Each day, we of the staff and board of Communities Foundation of Texas have the privilege of carrying out our mission to build a thriving community for all in North Texas and beyond. We’ve had an extraordinary year with much to be proud of. Even as we celebrated our 65th year with the opening of an additional office location in Collin County, and the launch of our new legacy society, the Live Oak Society, we recognize that our work has only just begun...
 

CFT Opens New Office In Collin County

Opening event celebrates first two grantees from Fund for Collin County


In February, donors, business leaders and community members joined CFT for the grand opening celebration of our Collin County office location at HALL Park in Frisco. Attendees learned more about the generous donors to CFT’s Fund for Collin County, which has now met its initial $1 million fundraising goal. The first grants from the fund were announced and will support the work of CASA of Collin County and ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship...

Dallas Residents See Rise in Financial Security

Despite progress, some still struggle to make ends meet


People of color make up the largest and fastest growing population within Dallas. Addressing the racial wealth divide and its underlying causes is of key importance to Dallas’ economy and future prosperity. Income is necessary for a family to get by, but wealth (assets) can make the difference in a family’s ability to stay afloat during unexpected shocks, as well as help families take advantage of economic opportunities that support them and future generations to get ahead (e.g., buying a home, saving for college or investing in the stock market)...