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Addressing Inequity & Injustice to Make Tomorrow Better

A message from CFT's President & CEO, Dave Scullin


At Communities Foundation of Texas, our vision is thriving communities for all. That vision resonates with nearly everyone and yet our communities have major structural gaps, stemming from centuries of inequities and injustices that affect us today. These gaps are especially challenging and require a personal and collective commitment towards lasting change. 

Help and Have Hope

David Scullin and Matthew Randazzo


We have seen time and again the strength and resilience of our North Texas community. Thank you for supporting the needs of our neighbors, and those working to help them. Have hope for our community, and do what you can, with what you have, from where you are, to help. 

Initial North Texas Community Response Fund Grants Awarded to 85 Local Nonprofits

Nearly $750,000 in initial grants announced, with more to be announced soon


CFT's North Texas Community Response Fund, in conjunction with the North Texas Cares funder collaborative, awards nearly $750,000 in grants to 85 local nonprofits working with people and communities most negatively affected by COVID-19.  

CFT's Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Cohort Graduates, Awards $50,000 to Local Nonprofits

$50,000 in grants will benefit three nonprofits: Southern Dallas Link, Miles of Freedom, and At Last


CFT and our second cohort of young philanthropists, Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy (ELP), are thrilled to announce that $50,000 in grant funding will go to support three local nonprofits: Southern Dallas Link ($35,000), Miles of Freedom ($10,000), and At Last! ($5,000). 65 young leaders graduated from the second cohort in May 2020 after completing their nine-month journey in the program.

IMPACT Magazine

Bright spots amidst challenges


The unparalleled crisis of COVID-19 has changed our world dramatically in the course of a few weeks. The effects are pervasive, complex, and likely long-lasting. Despite the paradox of personal physical distance, our spirit of community is evident. Our remarkable community of North Texans has come together with stunning speed, empathy, and generosity to help each other. This is who we are.

One Generous Company, $1 Million Dollars of Impact

CFT receives $1 million donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to aid COVID-19 Relief Efforts across Texas


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of Texas community foundations and nonprofits, CFT announced a $1 million donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to help with COVID-19 relief efforts through their newly created Collaborative Grant Fund. The donation will support nonprofits statewide providing critical services such as: personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders, childcare for first responders and healthcare professionals, and services for senior adults, including meal and grocery delivery.

North Texas Giving Tuesday Now

CFT, Dallas Cowboys, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas come together to raise critical funds for COVID-19 relief and recovery now through May 5


CFT has partnered with the Dallas Cowboys and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to create a special emergency response day of giving called North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, as a regional activation of the global Giving Tuesday movement, #GivingTuesdayNow.

"Do What You Can With What You Have"

Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund


Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Communities Foundation of Texas are proud to announce the creation of the Dallas County COVID-19 Response Fund. The Fund has been established to provide Dallas County frontline responders with the resources necessary to directly combat the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 which produces the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

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.