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CFT's Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Cohort Graduates, Awards $50,000

$50,000 grant will further education equity through nonprofit Per Scholas


CFT and our inaugural cohort of young philanthropists, “Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy” (ELP), are thrilled to announce a $50,000 grant award to Per Scholas to further equity in education. 75 emerging leaders graduated from the inaugural cohort in June 2019.

Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals "Get On Board" event features CFT's Monica Egert Smith

Panel features nonprofit leaders discussing board service


The Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals (DRC YP) recently hosted area young professionals for a panel discussion featuring nonprofit leaders as part of their “Get On Board” initiative. Communities Foundation of Texas’ chief relationship officer, Monica Egert Smith, kicked off the event and moderated the panel discussion with nonprofit leaders.

$6.3 Million in Grants Awarded by CFT's W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund to Drive Social Innovation

First Set of 2019 Caruth Grants to Benefit Education, Public Safety and Health


15 nonprofits have been awarded a total of $6.3 million in grants from CFT’s W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund.  CFT is the custodian of the Caruth Fund, the foundation’s largest endowment donated by William Walter Caruth, Jr. to advance innovative and evidence-based solutions to significant community challenges in the areas of education, public safety, health, and medical and scientific research...

The Spark That Inspires


On June 26–27, with the theme “The spark that inspires,” Arlington Convention Center was transformed into a hub of learning for more than 650 school leaders representing more than 300 schools...

Putting STEM to Work


2.5 million jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) credentials are predicted to go unfilled this year alone.

Educate Texas Supports STEM for All


“STEM for All” is the new motto being celebrated in Richardson ISD. In May 2018, the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation announced a $4.6 million grant to Educate Texas ...

Educate Texas’ Singapore trip


Educate Texas, through a privately funded grant, recently hosted a delegation of Texas leaders on a learning tour to Singapore, which is regarded as one of the best educational systems in the world. 

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.