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CFT's Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Cohort Graduates, Awards $25,000 to Local Nonprofits

May 31, 2021

$25,000 in grants will benefit For Oak Cliff

Through a guided exploration of community issues, and after hearing from a variety of community leaders, philanthropists, and nonprofits, the virtual 2020–2021 cohort worked together to identify their priority issue areas. They selected: education, with an emphasis on early education, digital access and technology, and multigenerational programming; and economic security and opportunity, with an emphasis on workforce development, financial literacy, and access to capital and safe lending practices. The group also chose collective values: effectiveness with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In May 2021, 80 young leaders graduated from the program after having the opportunity to collectively grant $25,000 to area nonprofits of their choosing. They ultimately selected one nonprofit aligned with their giving priorities to award the full $25,000 to, For Oak Cliff, to help provide financial relief to families participating in their dual-generation programming.

Learn more about For Oak Cliff

Read inspiring quotes from members of our '20-'21 cohort about their hopes for the future: CFTEXAS.ORG/NOW/ELP
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