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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.

Reflecting on 2020: A Year of Collaborative Impact

Through collaboration, partnership, and generosity, we've accomplished a lot together in one of our community's most challenging years.


As we begin the New Year, we've been reflecting on the power of "we" and all that we've accomplished, together, during one of our community's most challenging years. View a snapshot of what our donors, partners, and collaborators made possible in 2020!

Insights for Professional Advisors

Congress extends charitable giving incentives 


As your clients reboot after 2020, now is a great time to address their charitable giving plans for 2021! COVID-19 has proven to be a marathon, not a sprint. Nonprofit organizations continue to look to the generosity of donors for the foreseeable future to stay afloat and serve those in need of their programs. 

$5 Million in Grants Awarded from CFT’s W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund

Grants Awarded to Nonprofits Across North Texas Cares Priority Issue Areas of Economic Security, Education, Health, Safety & Wellbeing, and Social Justice


The W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund is CFT's largest endowment gifted to CFT through the estate plans of the late William Walter Caruth, Jr. to advance innovative and evidence-based solutions to significant community challenges in the areas of education, public safety, health, and medical and scientific research.

The secret sauce in philanthropy? Collaboration.

This year has proven that no single donor can solve pressing problems alone.


When I think about what matters most in working to achieve our vision of thriving communities for all, it’s recognizing that this vision is only possible through deep and broad collaboration, relationships, partnerships and trust.

CFT Launches “Be In Good Company” Recognition Program

New program encourages businesses to make a commitment to North Texas


A new recognition program launched by CFT shines a spotlight on businesses doing good in our community with a goal to inspire companies of all sizes to commit to making North Texas one of the most business-engaged communities in the country.

COVID-19 Resources for the Community

Seeking financial assistance? Here are some organizations that can help.


While we don’t provide financial assistance directly to individuals, we know of many nonprofit organizations who are able to provide financial assistance with rent, utility bills or other needs.

360 Degrees of Thriving

Moving people from surviving to thriving across the areas of health, wealth, living and learning through the lenses of equity, connectedness, and belonging


In 2018, Communities Foundation of Texas committed to using its efforts and influence to create thriving communities for all. While COVID-19 changed our world in many ways this year, it did not change the relevance of this goal. Even in the midst of surviving a global pandemic, we’re finding that our eyes and actions must stay trained on matters of thriving – so that life for each person our work touches remains sustainable through times of both prosperity and unsteadiness.