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Palacios Area Fund

Past Community Projects

Since 1981, the Palacios Area Fund of CFT has served the Palacios community by providing support to the City, its residents, and local nonprofit organizations.



As we reflect on our 70th anniversary year, we look with hope to the future, while giving gratitude to those who have made our past and present impact possible. Over our history, more than $2.5 billion in cumulative grants have been made to nonprofits through CFT.

Communities Foundation of Texas names Calvert Collins-Bratton as new Chief Relationship Officer

Collins-Bratton to join CFT on December 4

Communities Foundation of Texas, the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, announces Calvert Collins-Bratton as CFT’s next Chief Relationship Officer.

Celebrating National Community Foundation Week 2023

Community Foundations: Here to help you help others.

It's National Community Foundation Week! Learn more about the ways your local community foundations work to build a thriving community for all.

Social Sector Leaders Go Back to School in New Joint Executive Education Offering in Partnership with SMU Cox School of Business and Communities Foundation of Texas

New Social Entrepreneurship Certificate for Social Sector Leaders Debuted

More than sixty social sector leaders from across the metroplex gathered last month at the SMU Cox School of Business for the first of a new eleven-session certificate program to become social entrepreneurs.

Support for Israel Relief

More than 1,200 lives have been lost since Israel was attacked on October 7, 2023, with many more wounded, including civilians. Our hearts are heavy for the people of Israel and all impacted by this horrific act of violence.

Giving Gratitude for 15 Years of Monica Christopher’s impact at CFT

CFT celebrates Monica Christopher's legacy as she charts toward a new career chapter beyond CFT.

After fifteen years of dedicated service and leadership, Monica Christopher, senior vice president and chief giving and community impact officer, will be departing CFT for her next chapter in early November. 


CFT's North Texas Giving Day raises $63.9 Million

$63.9 million raised by 97,000+ donors will support 3,249 local organizations.

More than 97,000 donors showed up for causes they care about by donating $63.9 million to 3,249 nonprofits during the 15th annual North Texas Giving Day.


CFT For Business SPOTLIGHT: Neiman Marcus Group

Neiman Marcus Group partners with Communities Foundation of Texas

Giving back has been embedded in Neiman Marcus Group’s culture since its inception in 1907. By tapping into CFT’s charitable expertise over the past fifteen years, The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation has taken its charitable giving strategies to the next level.