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The Secret to Happiness?

If you ask us, it's just one word


Research has shown that giving triggers the release of serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins in the brain, which are proven to boost levels of happiness. But more than that, people who are generous have lower blood pressure, lower levels of stress and longer life expectancies.

Remembering Ruth

In memoriam: Charitable legacies that live on


Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler served as a CFT trustee for more than 35 years and was CFT’s first female board chair. We recently honored Ruth’s legacy at our annual Chairman’s Dinner. 

Beyond the Helper’s High


We all know that giving back feels good, but did you know that it’s actually good for you?

Dallas Dinner Table


On January 16th I was one of about 600 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who were intentionally talking about race relations in Dallas around a stranger’s dinner table.

Educate Texas’ Singapore trip


Educate Texas, through a privately funded grant, recently hosted a delegation of Texas leaders on a learning tour to Singapore, which is regarded as one of the best educational systems in the world. 

Why I Serve


When talking about volunteering, especially corporate volunteering, the "what" or "how" is easy to show in the form of stats and success stories. 

Philanthropy quotes


Life’s persistent and most urgent question is “What are you doing for others?”

Apply to be in the Giving Guide


Each year Communities Foundation of Texas carefully reviews hundreds of nonprofit requests and summarizes recommended projects for our Giving Guide

We’re Here to Talk


With limited resources, we all have to make choices on what to support. Simplifying the giving process is what Communities Foundation of Texas is all about.