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Support in the wake of the April 2024 Tornadoes

Assistance & Support


Several lives were lost and more than a hundred people were injured in an outbreak of severe storms over the weekend of April 26 - April 28. Over 130 tornadoes were reported to the National Weather Service (NWS) spanning over five states (Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas).

Empowering Communities Together

CFT and Brother Bill’s Helping Hand


Brother Bill's Helping Hand offers a diverse array of programs and wrap-around services. Supported by Communities Foundation of Texas, they address the multifaceted needs of the community, providing vital resources and fostering resilience among individuals and families in North Texas.

Beyond the Plate

Hugs Café Creates Meaningful Opportunities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Differences


Hugs Café Inc. empowers adults with intellectual and developmental differences by providing meaningful job opportunities and skill-building programs. Supported by Communities Foundation of Texas, they not only serve delicious meals but also promote inclusivity and empowerment within their community.

CFT Awards $625,000 in Grants to 19 Local Nonprofits Providing Social Services

Grants will support nonprofits providing a comprehensive range of services to enhance the quality of life for North Texas residents.


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) awarded $625,000 to 19 North Texas nonprofits through its 2023-2024 Social Services Community Grant opportunity. Taking a place-based approach, CFT made grant awards to nonprofits working in specified geographic areas that are providing comprehensive services to meet their community’s unique needs.

Support for Texas Wildfire Relief

The following is a list of funds established in support of those impacted by this disaster and nonprofits that are offering aid


The following is a list of funds established in support of those impacted by this disaster and nonprofits that are offering aid. 

Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2024

Uplifting Outstanding Nonprofits and the Companies that Support Them


Communities Foundation of Texas and D CEO are proud to honor professionals and organizations in the nonprofit world that make a positive and efficient impact on the community, while celebrating the efforts of corporations and business leaders that support and collaborate with local nonprofits.

$10M grant to UNT Dallas Law Enforcement Training Center from CFT's W. W. Caruth, Jr. Fund

Innovative new academy facility will transform instruction for recruits, officers, civilians and command personnel


The University of North Texas at Dallas and the City of Dallas announce a generous $10 million grant from CFT towards the new Law Enforcement Training Center at UNT Dallas.

CFT grant establishes Executive Director of Caruth Police Institute

$2 million dollar donation will create first endowed position at the University of North Texas at Dallas


The University of North Texas at Dallas has received a $2 million grant from Communities Foundation of North Texas to create the first endowed position in the university’s history.

Giving to Charity Through Your Will

Everyone can leave a legacy. What will yours be?


In the past 65 years, hundreds of forward-thinking individuals, couples and families have partnered with CFT to make a commitment to further their passions and better our community beyond their lifetimes. These generous donors are recognized as part of CFT’s legacy society, the Live Oak Society.