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Q&A with Dr. Reo Pruiett, CFT’s chief DEI officer


Read about how Dr. Reo Pruiett, CFT's chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer is  advancing community equity.

#DoTheGood in April

Join CFT for Business for National Volunteer Month 2023


CFT will work to engage the North Texas community in a celebration of volunteer service during National Volunteer Month in April.

Education leaders are given tools, resources to inspire future educators through the High School to Teaching Model


What’s the answer to having more educators of diverse backgrounds? Inspiring current students to become educators, in particular students of color. That is exactly what Best In Class is doing through the High School to Teaching Model Community of Practice. 

Educate Texas: Senate Finance Committee Considers Public and Higher Education Budget


Support for Earthquake Recovery in Turkey and Syria


As Turkey and Syria are struck by earthquakes, our partners at the
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) are taking steps alongside other organizations on the frontlines in support of communities as earthquakes expand across the area.

Click to view a list of funds that have been established as resources and relief funds for those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

Celebrating Black History Month 2023


We cannot work to build a community where everyone can thrive without also doing the work of ensuring that our community members have equitable opportunities and access to resources. At CFT, we are committed to the process of learning, leaning in, and sharing with our community what we’re learning as we go. 

With that, we are honoring culture and history within our work and with our teams and invite the community to come alongside us. This month, we’re doing that by celebrating Black History Month.  

Forest Forward now halfway to campaign goal of $75.2M

Grant from CFT's W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund supports Forest Forward's work in South Dallas


Forest Forward is now fifty percent to its capital campaign goal with the announcement of a $5 million investment from Communities Foundation of Texas. Forest Forward’s campaign to raise $75,215,000 is underway to support the vision of igniting a just, healthy, and thriving South Dallas.

The Vester Hughes Award

CFT created the Vester Hughes Award in honor of Vester Hughes’ legacy


CFT created the Vester Hughes Award in honor of Vester Hughes’ legacy, his longstanding commitment to charitable causes, and his support of the organization’s philanthropic initiatives.

CFT awards $250,000 across 20 local nonprofits in support of racial equity

Grants will support nonprofits addressing systemic racial inequity in our communities


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) recently partnered with The Dallas Foundation to support nonprofits addressing systemic racial inequity in our communities.