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What is a Community Foundation?

A community foundation is a tax-exempt public charity serving thousands of people who share a common interest — improving the quality of life in their region and beyond. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help meet local and national challenges.


A community foundation is a tax-exempt public charity serving thousands of people who share a common interest — improving the quality of life in their region and beyond. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help meet local and national challenges.

Modern Luxury Spotlight

Wayne White, Communities Foundation of Texas President & CEO


A former industry leader in the global technology space, Wayne White’s latest endeavor hits closer to home, in alignment with his passion for community. 

Palacios Area Fund

Past Community Projects


Since 1981, the Palacios Area Fund of CFT has served the Palacios community by providing support to the City, its residents, and local nonprofit organizations.

70 YEARS of IMPACT

1953-2023


As we reflect on our 70th anniversary year, we look with hope to the future, while giving gratitude to those who have made our past and present impact possible. Over our history, more than $2.5 billion in cumulative grants have been made to nonprofits through CFT.

Communities Foundation of Texas names Calvert Collins-Bratton as new Chief Relationships Officer

Collins-Bratton to join CFT on December 4


Communities Foundation of Texas, the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, announces Calvert Collins-Bratton as CFT’s next Chief Relationships Officer.

Celebrating National Community Foundation Week 2023

Community Foundations: Here to help you help others.


It's National Community Foundation Week! Learn more about the ways your local community foundations work to build a thriving community for all.

Social Sector Leaders Go Back to School in New Joint Executive Education Offering in Partnership with SMU Cox School of Business and Communities Foundation of Texas

New Social Entrepreneurship Certificate for Social Sector Leaders Debuted


More than sixty social sector leaders from across the metroplex gathered last month at the SMU Cox School of Business for the first of a new eleven-session certificate program to become social entrepreneurs.

Support for Israel Relief


More than 1,200 lives have been lost since Israel was attacked on October 7, 2023, with many more wounded, including civilians. Our hearts are heavy for the people of Israel and all impacted by this horrific act of violence.

Giving Gratitude for 15 Years of Monica Christopher’s impact at CFT

CFT celebrates Monica Christopher's legacy as she charts toward a new career chapter beyond CFT.


After fifteen years of dedicated service and leadership, Monica Christopher, senior vice president and chief giving and community impact officer, will be departing CFT for her next chapter in early November.