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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.

Educate Texas Shares Recommendations and Priorities for the Texas 88th Legislature


Ahead of the next 140 days under the “pink dome” of the Texas Capitol, Educate Texas’ Policy and Advocacy team convened practitioners from public and higher education and the workforce to develop priorities and recommendations for the Texas legislature

CFT awards $435,000 across 35 local nonprofits in support of social services 

Grants will support emergency financial assistance programs in response to rising community needs


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) recently offered a funding opportunity for nonprofits focused on providing emergency financial assistance in our local communities, including support for rent and mortgages, utilities, childcare, transportation, healthcare, and more.  

CFT Celebrates Dr. Marcellus Clayton Cooper’s Impact on the Community

A historical marker installed outside the Caruth Homeplace publicly acknowledges Dr. Cooper’s historical importance


In recent years, CFT has worked to celebrate and uplift inspiring Black historical figures. On December 7, 2022, CFT honored Dr. Marcellus Clayton Cooper with the installation of a historical marker outside the Caruth Homeplace in acknowledgement of his historical importance and impact as he forged a path forward for many in the community across Texas and around the country.

President/CEO Dave Scullin to retire in March 2023 after distinguished tenure at CFT

President/CEO Dave Scullin to retire in March 2023 after distinguished tenure at CFT


Join us in our congratulations and gratitude for his impactful leadership

CFT’s President and CEO, Dave Scullin, has announced plans to retire in March 2023, after a distinguished tenure at the helm of the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation.

WE CAN TX, Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, and Dallas College Aim to Increase Apprenticeship Opportunities in Healthcare and Technology


During National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), Educate Texas’ Workforce and Education Community College Apprenticeship Network in Texas (WE CAN TX) alongside Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, and Dallas College brought together healthcare, information technology, and workforce leaders for the Dallas Apprenticeship Accelerator Launch.