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Kathy Muldoon, CFP® receives CFT's 2019 Vester Hughes Award

Honored for Dedicated and Outstanding Service to Our Community


Kathy Muldoon, CFP®, Senior Vice President at Carter Financial Management was the recipient of CFT’s 2019 Vester Hughes Award. The award recognizes Kathy as an outstanding professional advisor for her contributions to CFT’s mission of growing philanthropy in the region; for her devotion to assisting clients with charitable giving; her deep personal commitment to charitable causes; and her thoughtful mentorship of fellow advisors in the field of philanthropy. 
 

$6.3 Million in Grants Awarded by CFT's W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund to Drive Social Innovation

First Set of 2019 Caruth Grants to Benefit Education, Public Safety and Health


15 nonprofits have been awarded a total of $6.3 million in grants from CFT’s W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund.  CFT is the custodian of the Caruth Fund, the foundation’s largest endowment donated by William Walter Caruth, Jr. to advance innovative and evidence-based solutions to significant community challenges in the areas of education, public safety, health, and medical and scientific research...

CFT Welcomes New Trustees

New Members on the CFT Board Bring Perspective and Expertise


CFT Welcomes Matrice Ellis-Kirk, civic and business leader; Gunjan Jain, business and financial leader; Debra Brennan Tagg, CFP®, financial planner and community leader.

CFT Salutes 10-Year Trustee Carlos Gonzalez Peña...
 

A Letter From Our President

"Arguably, the most important factor to our collective success is diversity."


Each day, we of the staff and board of Communities Foundation of Texas have the privilege of carrying out our mission to build a thriving community for all in North Texas and beyond. We’ve had an extraordinary year with much to be proud of. Even as we celebrated our 65th year with the opening of an additional office location in Collin County, and the launch of our new legacy society, the Live Oak Society, we recognize that our work has only just begun...
 

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)...

CFT Announces Over $1M in Grants to North Texas Nonprofits

Areas include Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Environment, Health, Older Adults, and Youth


DALLAS – December 2018 – Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced $1,069,000 in grants awarded to 50+ North Texas nonprofits across seven key areas: Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Environment, Health, Older Adults, and Youth.
 

Announcing new funding for Collin County


Communities Foundation of Texas announced in late October a $500,000 commitment of seed funding to create a dedicated, long-term resource to support needs across Collin County.

Simplifying Complex Giving


Did you know that Communities Foundation of Texas can accept a wide range of gifts, even real estate, art and antiques?