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Accelerating Equitable Access to Technology in Southern Dallas County School Districts


To help close the digital divide and enable more students to participate in 21st century educational and workforce opportunities this semester, Educate Texas, a strategic initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, is concluding a project made possible by The Allstate Foundation after delivering hardware and software to hundreds of households experiencing broadband connectivity issues in Dallas’ Southern Region. 
 

Transforming Education Across the Rio Grande Valley

CFT's Educate Texas releases regional scoreboard


RGV FOCUS is measurably improving education across all four counties of the Rio Grande Valley. CFT’s Educate Texas founded RGV FOCUS in 2012 with the vision of building a community partnership to make sure all students in the Rio Grande Valley get the education they need and deserve to achieve meaningful careers and lives.

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

Alumni help their company hone giving priorities


After graduating from CFT’s Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy (ELP) program, alumni members and colleagues Tyler Floyd, Devin DeLapp-Carnes, and Taylor Nipp helped launch a Community Engagement Committee at their company, SFMG Wealth Advisors.

North Texas Giving Day Proclamation


On September 23, 2021, donations can be made from 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 3,200 certified local nonprofits in the 20 county region around DFW listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org; And, from September 1-22, early donations can be made on the website in advance of Giving Day; I would like to thank CFT for powering this incredible day, and I encourage all Dallas residents to take part in this special event and support our local nonprofits by giving to them on North Texas Giving Day.

Amazon's “Surprise and Delight Days” Deliver Smiles

CFT’s NTX Giving Day and Amazon present nonprofits with surprise deliveries


The season of giving is here! Communities Foundation of Texas’ NTX Giving Day is on September 23, and to prepare, team members from CFT and Amazon presented dozens of nonprofits with gift baskets to launch their fundraising campaign. Each gift basket was specially curated for each organization based on their needs.

Turning A Day of Tragedy into A Day of Doing Good

Freedom Day 2021 at Cedar Hill High School


Freedom Day, an annual day of service led by CFT for Business, an initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, commemorates 9/11/2001 by transforming a day of profound loss for our country into a day for doing good in our community.

How to Spot A Prime Charitable Remainder Trust Opportunity

When you have a client who could benefit from a CRT, Communities Foundation of Texas is ready to work with you!


A charitable remainder trust (“CRT”) is a “split interest” charitable planning tool that allows your client to transfer an asset (in this case, real estate) to an irrevocable trust, retain an income stream, and earmark what’s left (the “remainder”) to pass to a charity or charities of the client’s choice.

North Texas Funders Come Together to Provide Essential Support to Nonprofits Leading COVID-19 Recovery


As the U.S. has emerged from the pandemic lockdown and moved toward navigating around the virus, there has been a lot of discussion about lasting impacts — especially in relation to how local funders and nonprofits continue to work together to support our communities most in need. In January 2021, The Dallas Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies came together to partner with Catchafire to bring time-sensitive, virtual support to more than 300 nonprofit organizations in the North Texas region.

Putting the Success in Working Families Success

Gratitude for the WFS Advisory Council


In 2020, as part of CFT’s WFS Network, we formed an Advisory Council to highlight some of our most engaged WFS members who love what they do and love, equally, sharing the lessons they’ve learned with others. This blog is the first in a series highlighting our Advisory Council members – smart, passionate, hard-working leaders who also want to see others like them grow and succeed.