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Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund


Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Communities Foundation of Texas are proud to announce the creation of the Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund has been established to provide Dallas County frontline responders with the resources necessary to directly combat the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 which produces the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

A Collective Community Response to COVID-19

U.S. Community Foundations Mobilize More Than $282M to Support Those Impacted by COVID-19


U.S. community foundations, including CFT, are moving decisively to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis - mobilizing more than $282 million during the past two weeks alone. These funds will provide critical support to those who are facing challenges such as lost income, housing and food instability.

We Care. North Texas Cares.

Funders are working collaboratively to collect emergency funding requests


North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies who support individuals and families with access to food and/or healthcare; supplementing lost wages and/or housing costs or serving vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or those experiencing homelessness; as well as supporting academic learning and distance learning for low-income, low-access students while schools are closed.

Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund at CFT

Rallying together to support nonprofits and workers in need


In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund at CFT was launched to address both affected service workers who have lost their paychecks while providing immediate support for increased demands on nonprofits, especially with respect to hunger relief. Learn more about how you can help keep our service workers working while keeping food on the tables fo North Texans...

The time for community-based organizations to plan for a disease-related public health emergency is now

Community-based organizations need emergency operations plans in place to help them respond effectively to their staff members, clients and volunteers.


As coronavirus/COVID-19 cases continue to be confirmed, the many nonprofit agencies here in North Texas that are often the frontline of assistance during local public health emergencies – will need emergency operations plans in place to help them respond effectively to their staff members, clients and volunteers...

Impacting Communities One Nonprofit at a Time

The 2019 Letter of Inquiry Grantees


Since our inception in 1953, we have made more than $2 billion in grants to support education, health care, public safety, social service, animals, the arts and more — touching nearly all aspects of life in our community. One of the primary ways CFT is helping build strong communities is through grants awards to nonprofits. In 2019, CFT awarded 81 different nonprofits a total of $1.6 million dollars through our Letter of Inquiry process to receive funds that would directly support their efforts in the community.

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...
 

North Texas Giving Day Sets New Record!


Day of Fundraising Benefits 2,518 Local Nonprofits

The eighth annual North Texas Giving Day has raised the largest amount in the event’s history for the fifth year in a row, and the largest amount for a single online community “Giving Day” in the nation.

CFT Expanding for Business!


Communities Foundation of Texas has enjoyed a strong partnership with the business community in Dallas and in our region for many years.  The success of the Entrepreneurs for North Texas program of CFT is a striking example of this significant relationship with companies wanting to make a beneficial impact within their communities.