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A Collective Community Response to COVID-19

U.S. Community Foundations Mobilize More Than $282M to Support Those Impacted by COVID-19


U.S. community foundations, including CFT, are moving decisively to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis - mobilizing more than $282 million during the past two weeks alone. These funds will provide critical support to those who are facing challenges such as lost income, housing and food instability.

We Care. North Texas Cares.

Funders are working collaboratively to collect emergency funding requests


North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies who support individuals and families with access to food and/or healthcare; supplementing lost wages and/or housing costs or serving vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or those experiencing homelessness; as well as supporting academic learning and distance learning for low-income, low-access students while schools are closed.

Ways to Help: Responding to COVID-19

Nonprofits need our support


We're inspired by our community's growing response to support local nonprofits and individuals deeply impacted by COVID-19. Our team of experts has been in communication with area nonprofits and wanted to share some of the most urgent community needs. Please give what you can, however you can! 

Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund at CFT

Rallying together to support nonprofits and workers in need


In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund at CFT was launched to address both affected service workers who have lost their paychecks while providing immediate support for increased demands on nonprofits, especially with respect to hunger relief. Learn more about how you can help keep our service workers working while keeping food on the tables fo North Texans...

The time for community-based organizations to plan for a disease-related public health emergency is now

Community-based organizations need emergency operations plans in place to help them respond effectively to their staff members, clients and volunteers.


As coronavirus/COVID-19 cases continue to be confirmed, the many nonprofit agencies here in North Texas that are often the frontline of assistance during local public health emergencies – will need emergency operations plans in place to help them respond effectively to their staff members, clients and volunteers...

CFT4B's Women's Collective Event - Board Service

A Fresh Perspective: Through the Eyes of the Executive Director


Each year, we host a conversation around nonprofit board service which usually takes the form of discussions around governance or perspectives from Board members. This year, we decided to take on this conversation from the perspective of Executive Directors within Nonprofits. Our Women’s Collective Event welcomed close to one hundred women in business and women in nonprofit. Attendees included women who serve on a board or were interested in Board service.

Nominations Open: D CEO & CFT's Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards

Bolstered by deep corporate support, Dallas-Fort Worth has one of the most powerful nonprofit communities in the nation.


For a third straight year, Communities Foundation of Texas is proud to partner with D CEO to honor professionals and organizations in the nonprofit world that continue to make a positive impact on the community, often under difficult financial constraints. We are also honoring the efforts of the corporations that support the local nonprofits, from executives volunteering their time on boards to lending support through financial donations, in-kind services, and sponsorships.

Collin County Nonprofits Learn Strategies to Aid Census 2020 Count

Collin County Business Alliance partnered with CFT to host census workshop, addressing challenges of reaching hard-to-count populations


The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) and CFT recently hosted a census workshop to help 75 area nonprofits prepare for the 2020 census. The event aided nonprofits’ efforts to ensure all stakeholders in their communities participate in the census since funding is at stake if populations are undercounted.

A Celebration Worth Having - 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

Dallas Area Funders Award $320,000 to 38 Organizations in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote


To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, community philanthropic partners came together to create the 19th Amendment Centennial Fund, which has provided $320,000 in grants to create a yearlong series of community-centered events that will create conversations and advance gender equity in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote.