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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. 

New Fund at CFT to Revive Small Businesses

The DEC Network Partners with Dallas Regional Chamber, Dallas Citizens Council in collaboration with CFT to Aid Small Businesses


The DEC Network (formerly the Dallas Entrepreneur Center), in collaboration with the Communities Foundation of Texas and LiftFund, is announcing the Revive Dallas Small Business Relief Fund, a $5 million relief loan fund to support primarily minority and women-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis. To date, more than $1 million has already been committed to the fund.

Help and Have Hope

David Scullin and Matthew Randazzo


We have seen time and again the strength and resilience of our North Texas community. Thank you for supporting the needs of our neighbors, and those working to help them. Have hope for our community, and do what you can, with what you have, from where you are, to help. 

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.

IMPACT Magazine

Bright spots amidst challenges


The unparalleled crisis of COVID-19 has changed our world dramatically in the course of a few weeks. The effects are pervasive, complex, and likely long-lasting. Despite the paradox of personal physical distance, our spirit of community is evident. Our remarkable community of North Texans has come together with stunning speed, empathy, and generosity to help each other. This is who we are.

Every Texan Counts

Help us make sure every Texan is counted in the 2020 Census


Every 10 years, following constitutional mandate, our government conducts a count of every person living in our country. From that data, decisions are made that impact every facet of our daily life: our state’s representation in Congress, our region’s representation in Austin, and federal money for public education, healthcare, community services, and infrastructure in Texas. The census also undergirds the demographic data that companies use to identify potential investments for growth and expansion

One Generous Company, $1 Million Dollars of Impact

CFT receives $1 million donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to aid COVID-19 Relief Efforts across Texas


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of Texas community foundations and nonprofits, CFT announced a $1 million donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to help with COVID-19 relief efforts through their newly created Collaborative Grant Fund. The donation will support nonprofits statewide providing critical services such as: personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders, childcare for first responders and healthcare professionals, and services for senior adults, including meal and grocery delivery.