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Education leaders are given tools, resources to inspire future educators through the High School to Teaching Model


What’s the answer to having more educators of diverse backgrounds? Inspiring current students to become educators, in particular students of color. That is exactly what Best In Class is doing through the High School to Teaching Model Community of Practice. 

Educate Texas: Senate Finance Committee Considers Public and Higher Education Budget


Support for Earthquake Recovery in Turkey and Syria


As Turkey and Syria are struck by earthquakes, our partners at the
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) are taking steps alongside other organizations on the frontlines in support of communities as earthquakes expand across the area.

Click to view a list of funds that have been established as resources and relief funds for those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

Celebrating Black History Month 2023


We cannot work to build a community where everyone can thrive without also doing the work of ensuring that our community members have equitable opportunities and access to resources. At CFT, we are committed to the process of learning, leaning in, and sharing with our community what we’re learning as we go. 

With that, we are honoring culture and history within our work and with our teams and invite the community to come alongside us. This month, we’re doing that by celebrating Black History Month.  

Forest Forward now halfway to campaign goal of $75.2M

Grant from CFT's W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund supports Forest Forward's work in South Dallas


Forest Forward is now fifty percent to its capital campaign goal with the announcement of a $5 million investment from Communities Foundation of Texas. Forest Forward’s campaign to raise $75,215,000 is underway to support the vision of igniting a just, healthy, and thriving South Dallas.

Portrait of a Donor

Mabel Peters Caruth


As a CFT donor, Mabel Caruth wanted to define her personal legacy both in terms of the family's generous past and her understanding of future community needs. Her way of giving has more than accomplished both goals

The Vester Hughes Award

CFT created the Vester Hughes Award in honor of Vester Hughes’ legacy


CFT created the Vester Hughes Award in honor of Vester Hughes’ legacy, his longstanding commitment to charitable causes, and his support of the organization’s philanthropic initiatives.

CFT awards $250,000 across 20 local nonprofits in support of racial equity

Grants will support nonprofits addressing systemic racial inequity in our communities


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) recently partnered with The Dallas Foundation to support nonprofits addressing systemic racial inequity in our communities.

CFT for Business’ 2nd Annual Chambers of Commerce Luncheon


On January 12, 2023, Communities Foundation of Texas for Business (CFT4B) hosted its 2nd annual Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon.