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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.

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.

Freedom Day 2020

Volunteers rally together for the 19th annual Freedom Day centered around Equity and Justice for All!


Communities Foundation of Texas’ 19th annual Freedom Day community service event will be held in observance of the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the federally-recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance, September 11 and as part of the North Texas Giving Day season. Hundreds of volunteers representing CFT for Business member companies, sponsors, CFT fund holders, staff, and DFW-area veterans will join in service around the theme of Equity and Justice for All.

To Go Far, Go Together

CFT, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and Trusted World partner to bring free personal protective equipment to nonprofits


At CFT, we believe wholeheartedly in working side by side with others, knowing that our impact is greater and farther-reaching when we collaborate with partners. This rings especially true as our community works to navigate and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We Know This Much Is True: North Texas Cares

32 Area Funders and United Ways Partner to Create Second Phase Common Grant Application for Nonprofits


If we've learned anything about North Texans during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that we care. Between April and mid-July 2020, 1,400 grants totaling $40 million were awarded to 630 area nonprofits through the North Texas Application process from 30+ participating funders. Now, participating foundations and United Ways are working collaboratively to field a second round of funding requests!

Bush Institute Partners with CFT to Award North Korea Freedom Scholarships

$40,900 in funds awarded to 12 North Korean escapees to pursue higher education


The George W. Bush Institute announced the 12 recipients of the 2020 North Korea Freedom Scholarship. Established in 2017, the North Korea Freedom Scholarship is designed to help North Korean escapees and their children pursue higher education and build productive, prosperous lives as new Americans.

Young Virtual Volunteers Spread Joy During Pandemic

Local youth make impact during COVID-19


I find myself constantly yearning for positive stories during this period of perpetual uncertainty. Fortunately, the myriad of ‘bright spots’ emanating from Be the Change South Asian Young Giving Circle, continue to warm our hearts with inspiring acts of kindness and compassion by our young virtual volunteers.