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Clarification Related to Dallas Morning News Article

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


In today’s business section of The Dallas Morning News, a story about a Blackbaud data breach that occurred earlier this year incorrectly listed Communities Foundation of Texas as an organization that may have been part of new findings related to the breach. Blackbaud, one of our third-party service providers, has been a long-time technology vendor of CFT, and is widely considered to be the leading data management technology provider serving the nonprofit sector.

Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund

City of Dallas and CFT partner to establish financial assistance fund


CFT has partnered with the City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) to establish the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund, a publicprivate effort providing $500,000 in financial assistance to individuals and families ineligible for federal COVID-19 relief programs.

Giving with Meaning

The Ashish & Mona Khanna Family Charitable Gift Fund at CFT


Giving has always been a priority for Ashish and Mona Khanna. After moving from Chicago to North Texas in 2015, they knew that finding ways to invest in their local community would be key to achieving their philanthropic goals. In 2018, Ashish met CFT staff at a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) event, and the Khannas established the Ashish & Mona Khanna Family Charitable Gift Fund, a donor-advised fund at CFT, later that year.

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.