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Centuries of philanthropy


Since the beginning, the importance of being kind to and looking out for others has been at the heart of society. While the meaning of the word 'philanthropy' has evolved over time, the root has remained the same - kindness toward others.

Know yourself, know your giving


With so many amazing causes requesting donations, how are you supposed to choose? When saying yes to one means saying no to so many others, how are you supposed to decide? When you know what matters most to you, it's easier to know which causes you want to support.

The top 8 reasons you should open a charitable giving fund in 2017


There are almost as many ways to give to charity as there are charities to give to. For many donors, opening a charitable giving fund is one of the smartest ways to manage charitable giving in a smart and concise way

2016 Year In Review


2016 has been a big year for Communities Foundation of Texas! We had a record-breaking North Texas Giving Day, once again helping pump millions of dollars into the nonprofits of our area.

Are You Giving Wisely?


Think critically about how and why you give

CFT's GiveWisely series was created as a way to assist donors in developing their own approach to their personal philanthropy—by thinking strategically and learning from a group of like-minded peers.

Are you the drop of water that will change the tide?


On December 15th, Communities Foundation of Texas was lucky enough to host a talk by Shankar Ventantam, NPR's social science correspondent and the host of the Hidden Brain podcast.

Announcing David J. Scullin as New President and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas


The board of trustees of Communities Foundation of Texas is pleased to announce that David J. Scullin will become its new president and chief executive officer, starting in January 2017.

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.

Impact in the Wake of Tragedy


On July 7th as we were all devastated by the violence downtown and the loss of lives of our dedicated police force. Early in the morning of the 8th, Communities Foundation of Texas staff were at work to find the best way to respond and be impactful in our community.