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Giving with Meaning

The Ashish & Mona Khanna Family Charitable Gift Fund at CFT


Giving has always been a priority for Ashish and Mona Khanna. After moving from Chicago to North Texas in 2015, they knew that finding ways to invest in their local community would be key to achieving their philanthropic goals. In 2018, Ashish met CFT staff at a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) event, and the Khannas established the Ashish & Mona Khanna Family Charitable Gift Fund, a donor-advised fund at CFT, later that year.

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

Cohort graduates award $50,000 to three local nonprofits: Southern Dallas Link, Miles of Freedom, and At Last


CFT’s Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy (ELP) is a nine-month program with a mission to engage, educate, and connect North Texas young leaders in taking an active role in building thriving communities for all, and to strengthen the philanthropic impact of the next generation of leaders in North Texas.

Investing in Staff Beyond the Workplace

The Dallas Athletic Scholarship Fund at CFT


Founded In 1919, the Dallas Athletic Club (DAC) has a rich heritage and a well-earned reputation for quality, not only among its club members, but also among its staff. The Dallas Athletic Club Scholarship Fund at CFT is now celebrating its fifth year of awarding scholarships and is one of the ways in which the club seeks to invest in its staff members and their families.

Let Us All Be Philanthropists

A message from CFT's President & CEO, Dave Scullin


The unparalleled crisis of COVID-19 has changed our lives and our community dramatically as we continue to navigate the effects of being at a distance from one another, our loved ones, and our colleagues. Despite this distance, and perhaps in recognition of this, $20 million was raised this spring in an outpouring of support for 2,500 nonprofits through North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, an emergency day of giving that proved that COVID-19 cannot cancel the generosity and kindness of North Texans.

GiveWisely Goes Virtual

CFT meets givers where they are


We’ve seen firsthand that where giving thrives, communities thrive too. Our GiveWisely course is one of CFT’s most popular services that empowers you to discover (or rediscover) your core values and helps you think critically about how you give. It will help you develop your own personal approach to philanthropy, to propel your passions while doing good.

Study: U.S. Community Foundations Have Mobilized More Than $1 Billion to Help Nonprofits Address COVID-19

Foundations support and empower giving during times of crisis


An unprecedented effort by U.S. community foundations to help those impacted by COVID-19 has now mobilized more than $1 billion to support on-the-ground efforts by nonprofits.

North Texas Community Response Fund Grants Awarded to 110 Local Nonprofits

Over $900,000 in grants announced, with more to be announced soon


CFT's North Texas Community Response Fund, in conjunction with the North Texas Cares funder collaborative, awards over $900,000 in grants to 110 local nonprofits working with people and communities most negatively affected by COVID-19.  

Addressing Inequity & Injustice to Make Tomorrow Better

A message from CFT's President & CEO, Dave Scullin


At Communities Foundation of Texas, our vision is thriving communities for all. That vision resonates with nearly everyone and yet our communities have major structural gaps, stemming from centuries of inequities and injustices that affect us today. These gaps are especially challenging and require a personal and collective commitment towards lasting change. 

New Fund at CFT to Revive Small Businesses

The DEC Network Partners with Dallas Regional Chamber, Dallas Citizens Council in collaboration with CFT to Aid Small Businesses


The DEC Network (formerly the Dallas Entrepreneur Center), in collaboration with the Communities Foundation of Texas and LiftFund, is announcing the Revive Dallas Small Business Relief Fund, a $5 million relief loan fund to support primarily minority and women-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis. To date, more than $1 million has already been committed to the fund.