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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.

Largest community day of giving just got larger with Dirk & Jessica Nowitzki as Honorary Chairs for 11th annual North Texas Giving Day!

Nonprofit registration is now open with kickoff events taking place throughout North Texas


Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th annual North Texas Giving Day is officially underway with nonprofit kickoff events taking place through June 4. After a banner 10th anniversary year, North Texas Giving Day is back to outdo itself once again. To a sold-out kickoff in Dallas this morning, event organizers at Communities Foundation of Texas announced that Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki will serve as honorary chairs...

Professional Seminar 2019

"Staying Atop Shifting Sands: Keeping Nimble Amidst Changing Tax Laws" by Samuel A. Donaldson


Speaker Professor Samuel A. Donaldson brought humor and planning wisdom to the 3-hour continuing education program Staying Atop Shifting Sands: Keeping Nimble Amidst Changing Tax Laws...

CFT Opens New Office In Collin County

Opening event celebrates first two grantees from Fund for Collin County


In February, donors, business leaders and community members joined CFT for the grand opening celebration of our Collin County office location at HALL Park in Frisco. Attendees learned more about the generous donors to CFT’s Fund for Collin County, which has now met its initial $1 million fundraising goal. The first grants from the fund were announced and will support the work of CASA of Collin County and ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship...

Dallas Residents See Rise in Financial Security

Despite progress, some still struggle to make ends meet


People of color make up the largest and fastest growing population within Dallas. Addressing the racial wealth divide and its underlying causes is of key importance to Dallas’ economy and future prosperity. Income is necessary for a family to get by, but wealth (assets) can make the difference in a family’s ability to stay afloat during unexpected shocks, as well as help families take advantage of economic opportunities that support them and future generations to get ahead (e.g., buying a home, saving for college or investing in the stock market)...

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 ...