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Philanthropy 360

Health, Wealth, Living, and Learning in the Era of COVID-19


We at CFT are constantly asking, “What is ours to do?” In April 2020, we answered the question by launching Philanthropy 360, a podcast for nonprofits and others striving to build thriving communities through health, wealth, living, and learning.

Revive Dallas Small Business Relief Fund

Supporting small businesses in a big way


CFT has partnered with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC Network) and LiftFund to launch the Revive Dallas Small Business Relief Fund, a $5 million relief loan fund offering loans to support primarily minority- and women-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis. To date, almost $3 million has been committed to the fund. Fifty-three businesses have received loans so far, with 70% of businesses minority-owned and 58% women-owned.

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

Cohort graduates award $50,000 to three local nonprofits: Southern Dallas Link, Miles of Freedom, and At Last


CFT’s Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy (ELP) is a nine-month program with a mission to engage, educate, and connect North Texas young leaders in taking an active role in building thriving communities for all, and to strengthen the philanthropic impact of the next generation of leaders in North Texas.

Investing in Staff Beyond the Workplace

The Dallas Athletic Scholarship Fund at CFT


Founded In 1919, the Dallas Athletic Club (DAC) has a rich heritage and a well-earned reputation for quality, not only among its club members, but also among its staff. The Dallas Athletic Club Scholarship Fund at CFT is now celebrating its fifth year of awarding scholarships and is one of the ways in which the club seeks to invest in its staff members and their families.

Going the Distance, At A Distance

CFT's 12th annual North Texas Giving Day is back to bring hope to our community


When we think about light, joy, and finding intentional reasons to celebrate this year,
we can think of few better places to look than North Texas Giving Day. We are thrilled that for its 12th year, this annual giving extravaganza will unite the community, enter neighbors’ hearts and homes, and empower regional organizations to continue doing the work that helps our communities thrive.

CFT Responds in Crisis

COVID-19 Relief Efforts Mobilize $100M for the North Texas Community


CFT works with individuals, families, and businesses to make significant and lasting investments to help communities stabilize and rebuild after disaster strikes. CFT recommends responding to the complete timeline of disaster management efforts – from immediate relief to recovery and rebuilding.

Working Side by Side for Texas Students

Funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation furthers the work of CFT's Educate Texas


As we consider the complex issues and decisions that public and higher education leaders are facing to ensure a strong and safe school year, we have appreciated our long-standing collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve outcomes for Texas students, especially Black, Latino, and low-income students.

Let Us All Be Philanthropists

A message from CFT's President & CEO, Dave Scullin


The unparalleled crisis of COVID-19 has changed our lives and our community dramatically as we continue to navigate the effects of being at a distance from one another, our loved ones, and our colleagues. Despite this distance, and perhaps in recognition of this, $20 million was raised this spring in an outpouring of support for 2,500 nonprofits through North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, an emergency day of giving that proved that COVID-19 cannot cancel the generosity and kindness of North Texans.

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.