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Q&A with Educate Texas Managing Director of Higher Education, Kenyatta Lovett


We recently sat down with Kenyatta Lovett, Ph.D, our new Managing Director of Higher Education, to learn more about how he is working to help achieve the vision of Educate Texas and Communities Foundation of Texas.

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 $600,000 in financial assistance to individuals and families ineligible for federal COVID-19 relief programs.

The City of Dallas has announced that 813 families received cash assistance through the Emma Lazarus Resilience Fund in the span of five months.

Investments Q&A with Brian Doyle, CFT's Chief Investment Officer


One of the topics we talk frequently about with fund holders and their professional advisors is our investment performance and investment portfolio options for our charitable funds, so we wanted to take a few minutes to chat with Brian Doyle, CFT's Chief Investment Officer about our recent investment performance success and how CFT manages our charitable assets.

Celebrating Susan Swan Smith

10 years of impact at CFT and in our community


Great movements happen when people are motivated to work together, go the distance, and are part of a thriving team with strong leadership.  At Communities Foundation of Texas, we know this to be true for many facets of our work, and we have seen the direct impact of great leadership in that of Susan Swan Smith, CFT’s Chief Giving Day Officer.

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

Bolstered by deep corporate support, Dallas-Fort Worth is home to one of the most powerful nonprofit communities in the nation


D CEO and Communities Foundation of Texas are proud to honor nonprofit professionals and organizations making a positive impact in our community, and the corporate businesses and executives who support them, through our 2021 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards.

Expanding Equity through STEM Learning Opportunities in Southern Dallas County School Districts

Texas Instruments Foundation grants more than $4 Million for investments in Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Lancaster independent school districts


Educate Texas, an initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, announced today more than $4million in investments from the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation for STEM science, technology, engineering, and math) educational programs and opportunities in three school districts in southern Dallas County -- Cedar Hill, DeSoto, and Lancaster.

The Time for Change is Now

A Message from Communities Foundation of Texas


Communities Foundation of Texas and Educate Texas join millions of other voices across America in condemning the violent attacks against Asian Americans across the country, including the senseless murders that occurred this week in Georgia. We stand with all communities and especially now the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We mourn the tragic loss of life. 

Helping Our Community Weather the Storm

Ways you can help your neighbors in need as they weather the winter storm


Our North Texas community faced record-low temperatures along with snow and ice over the weekend. With rolling power outages and many in dire need of temporary housing and other resources to stay safe and warm, CFT is especially thankful for our nonprofit partners who are on the frontlines of serving our community. While temperatures are slowly beginning to warm and power is being restored, we know there is still great need amongst our neighbors who remain in crisis and the nonprofits working to support them.

North Texas Funders Align to Provide Additional Support to Nonprofits Through Catchafire


CFT, The Dallas Foundation, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies have come together to partner with Catchafire to bring time-sensitive, virtual support to more than 300 nonprofit organizations in the North Texas region. Through this partnership, invited nonprofits will have access to skills-based volunteers on Catchafire’s virtual platform, where they can complete any number of operational or capacity-building projects together.