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Working Side by Side for Texas Students

Funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation furthers the work of CFT's Educate Texas


As we consider the complex issues and decisions that public and higher education leaders are facing to ensure a strong and safe school year, we have appreciated our long-standing collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve outcomes for Texas students, especially Black, Latino, and low-income students.

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.

COVID-19 Pandemic Sheds Light on Barriers to Quality, Affordable Childcare

Interfaith Family Services Offers a Solution


Since our inception in 1985, Interfaith Family Services (Interfaith) has remained committed to empowering families in crisis to break the cycle of poverty. We’ve helped hundreds of families work their way out of poverty. We exclusively target working families that are least likely to qualify for temporary assistance, but the most likely to achieve long-term self-sufficiency when support is available.

Freedom Day 2020

Volunteers rally together for the 19th annual Freedom Day centered around Equity and Justice for All!


Communities Foundation of Texas’ 19th annual Freedom Day community service event will be held in observance of the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the federally-recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance, September 11 and as part of the North Texas Giving Day season. Hundreds of volunteers representing CFT for Business member companies, sponsors, CFT fund holders, staff, and DFW-area veterans will join in service around the theme of Equity and Justice for All.

Education Matters

CFT helps fund The Dallas Morning News Education Lab to expand education coverage


The Dallas Morning News will launch a new initiative this fall, the Education Lab, that will expand its education coverage, adding two staff members and a fellow solely focused on education. This effort will double the production of in-depth stories and data insights to illuminate the progress and remaining challenges within the North Texas education-to-workforce pipeline.

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.

GiveWisely Goes Virtual

CFT meets givers where they are


We’ve seen firsthand that where giving thrives, communities thrive too. Our GiveWisely course is one of CFT’s most popular services that empowers you to discover (or rediscover) your core values and helps you think critically about how you give. It will help you develop your own personal approach to philanthropy, to propel your passions while doing good.

We Know This Much Is True: North Texas Cares

32 Area Funders and United Ways Partner to Create Second Phase Common Grant Application for Nonprofits


If we've learned anything about North Texans during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that we care. Between April and mid-July 2020, 1,400 grants totaling $40 million were awarded to 630 area nonprofits through the North Texas Application process from 30+ participating funders. Now, participating foundations and United Ways are working collaboratively to field a second round of funding requests!

Bush Institute Partners with CFT to Award North Korea Freedom Scholarships

$40,900 in funds awarded to 12 North Korean escapees to pursue higher education


The George W. Bush Institute announced the 12 recipients of the 2020 North Korea Freedom Scholarship. Established in 2017, the North Korea Freedom Scholarship is designed to help North Korean escapees and their children pursue higher education and build productive, prosperous lives as new Americans.