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CFT awards $250,000 across 20 local nonprofits in support of racial equity

Grants will support nonprofits addressing systemic racial inequity in our communities


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) recently partnered with The Dallas Foundation to support nonprofits addressing systemic racial inequity in our communities.

CFT awards $435,000 across 35 local nonprofits in support of social services 

Grants will support emergency financial assistance programs in response to rising community needs


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) recently offered a funding opportunity for nonprofits focused on providing emergency financial assistance in our local communities, including support for rent and mortgages, utilities, childcare, transportation, healthcare, and more.  

President/CEO Dave Scullin to retire in March 2023 after distinguished tenure at CFT

President/CEO Dave Scullin to retire in March 2023 after distinguished tenure at CFT


Join us in our congratulations and gratitude for his impactful leadership

CFT’s President and CEO, Dave Scullin, has announced plans to retire in March 2023, after a distinguished tenure at the helm of the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation.

Celebrating National Community Foundation Week 2022

Community Foundations: Here for good. 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.

Support for Hurricane Ian


As Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida, our community foundation peers are already taking steps to support their communities in the wake of what is expected to be a devastating storm.

Click to view a list of funds that have been established as resources and relief funds for those affected by Hurricane Ian.

Heritage Auctions’ Sale of Philanthropist Mary Anne Sammons Cree’s Jewels Will Benefit Dallas Nonprofits through CFT

Proceeds from more than 125 items offered in Sept. 29 Fall Fine Jewelry auction will go to Communities Foundation of Texas


On Sept. 29, Heritage Auctions will offer more than 125 pieces from Mary Anne Sammons Cree's extraordinary jewelry collection as the centerpiece of the Fall Fine Jewelry Signature® Auction. Proceeds from the sale of Cree’s jewelry will benefit The Rosine Foundation Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, so named for Mary Anne’s mother, from whom she inherited her spirit of giving.
 

Support for Uvalde

Learn more about supporting relief funds for victims, their families, and others affected by the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022


On May 24, 2022, nineteen children and two adults were murdered when an 18-year old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Other victims remain in critical condition. According to Texas Department of Public Safety, this is Texas’ deadliest school shooting. 

John Bergner celebrated as CFT’s 2022 Vester Hughes Award Recipient

John was honored on May 10 at CFT’s annual Professional Seminar in partnership with Southern Methodist University and at a private reception on May 9.


Communities Foundation of Texas celebrated John Bergner of Winsted PC as CFT’s 2022 Vester Hughes Award recipient on Monday, May 9.

Helping Weather the Storm

CFT fund holders support CFT's North Texas Winter Weather Crisis Relief Fund


Margaret Elizabeth and Michael McKissack established the McKissack Family Fund in December 2020. They had been giving to nonprofits directly and through CFT’s North Texas Giving Day for quite some time, and their new charitable fund at CFT allows them to streamline their giving and lean on CFT’s staff expertise when needed.