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Social Entrepreneurship Series

CFT is partnering with Suzanne Smith, Founder of Social Impact Architects, to launch the GROWTH: Resiliency through Social Entrepreneurship series


CFT is partnering with Suzanne Smith, Founder of Social Impact Architects, to launch the GROWTH: Resiliency through Social Entrepreneurship series. 

Support for Maui Wildfire Relief

The following is a list of funds established in support of those who've been impacted by this disaster.


On August 8, 2023, a fire swept through Lahaina in West Maui, Hawaii, causing massive destruction and devastation. The following is a list of funds established in support of those who've been impacted by this disaster. 

CFT’s Eisemann Edge Supports SciArt Exchange

Funding will support the innovative 'Sensing Deep Space: Pandora’s Cluster' exhibit


The Eisemann Edge Initiative at Communities Foundation of Texas (“Eisemann Edge”) uplifts nonprofits and projects that explore the intersection of technology with performing and visual arts.

Diversifying the Teacher Pipeline: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Educator, researcher, and creative, Shareefah Mason, brought the community together to shed light on how we can and why we should diversify the teacher pipeline


Nationally, the majority of public-school students are students of color, however, only 21% of the teacher workforce are teachers of color and only 7% of teachers are Black. Shareefah Mason with Jacqueline Adam-Taylor and Tonya Clark presented these numbers at a recent event with Effective Teaching, an initiative of Educate Texas

Challenges await Texas students of color after the end of affirmative action

They will need support to ensure equal opportunity in education.


Shareea Woods is the director of Texas College Access Network at Educate Texas, an initiative of the Communities Foundation of Texas. She wrote this column for The Dallas Morning News.

CFT's Capacity-Building Offerings

Capacity-building opportunities for nonprofits


CFT has a strong commitment to supporting nonprofits so they can operate with excellence and make a positive impact in our communities. Our capacity-building offerings provide nonprofit leaders with tools, knowledge, support, and networks to continue to make forward progress, even in challenging times.
 

Communities Foundation of Texas awards $436,000 to 23 local health nonprofits

Grants will support North Texas nonprofits focused on improving health across dental, vision, and hearing care


Communities Foundation of Texas has awarded $436,000 in grant funding to 23 local nonprofits focused on improving health across North Texas. 

Communities Foundation of Texas names Wayne White as next President and CEO 

White to take the organization’s helm on July 31


Communities Foundation of Texas, the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, announces Wayne White as CFT’s next President and CEO.  

The Bush Institute announces recipients of the 2023 Lindsay Lloyd North Korea Freedom Scholarship

$70,000 in funds awarded to 15 North Koreans to pursue higher education


Administered by Communities Foundation of Texas, the George W. Bush Institute awarded a total of $70,000 to 15 students as part of the 2023 Lindsay Lloyd North Korea Freedom Scholarship.