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COVID-19 Pandemic Sheds Light on Barriers to Quality, Affordable Childcare

Interfaith Family Services Offers a Solution


Since our inception in 1985, Interfaith Family Services (Interfaith) has remained committed to empowering families in crisis to break the cycle of poverty. We’ve helped hundreds of families work their way out of poverty. We exclusively target working families that are least likely to qualify for temporary assistance, but the most likely to achieve long-term self-sufficiency when support is available.

Bush Institute Partners with CFT to Award North Korea Freedom Scholarships

$40,900 in funds awarded to 12 North Korean escapees to pursue higher education


The George W. Bush Institute announced the 12 recipients of the 2020 North Korea Freedom Scholarship. Established in 2017, the North Korea Freedom Scholarship is designed to help North Korean escapees and their children pursue higher education and build productive, prosperous lives as new Americans.

Donate a Book, Change a Life

DFW Book Drive on June 20 – 28 to benefit Mi Escuelita, Readers2Leaders, Reading Partners, and United to Learn


When businesses and city services across Dallas closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to do something to help those affected by the disruptions the pandemic caused. When the City of Dallas made the necessary decision to halt operations of the Dallas Public Library’s 29 branches around the city, children, especially those in lower-income households lost access to much-needed reading materials.

A Message From Educate Texas: The Need for Change

We vow to do what is right and what is just to create a stronger and more equitable system that allows our Black, Latino, and underserved students to thrive.


Educate Texas stands in solidarity with the Black community and with our partners who are working to solve the systemic issues that have not equally valued Black people. 

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. 

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

$50,000 in grants will benefit three nonprofits: Southern Dallas Link, Miles of Freedom, and At Last


CFT and our second cohort of young philanthropists, Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy (ELP), are thrilled to announce that $50,000 in grant funding will go to support three local nonprofits: Southern Dallas Link ($35,000), Miles of Freedom ($10,000), and At Last! ($5,000). 65 young leaders graduated from the second cohort in May 2020 after completing their nine-month journey in the program.

Giving Doesn't Have to be so Hard

Reclaiming the Power of Your "YES!"


At CFT, our goal is to help you understand the ins and outs of charitable giving and think critically about how you give. We know your inbox is overflowing with financial asks and giving opportunities from dozens of worthy organizations and causes. It’s no wonder you’re having trouble giving a joyful and decisive “YES!” or “No, thank you!” to all those charitable requests. Giving doesn’t have to be so hard. CFT can help!

Peer-Education & Philanthropic Planning - a Collaborative Endeavor

Communities Foundation of Texas and The Dallas Foundation to Sponsor CAP® Study Group Program


The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) Study Group Program has provided a collaborative forum that brings professional advisors and nonprofit leaders around the same table to learn about charitable planning and build lasting professional networks. For nearly a decade this peer-learning experience has empowered participants to be more connected to philanthropic resources and help their clients and donors maximize community impact.