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Dallas Residents See Rise in Financial Security

Despite progress, some still struggle to make ends meet


People of color make up the largest and fastest growing population within Dallas. Addressing the racial wealth divide and its underlying causes is of key importance to Dallas’ economy and future prosperity. Income is necessary for a family to get by, but wealth (assets) can make the difference in a family’s ability to stay afloat during unexpected shocks, as well as help families take advantage of economic opportunities that support them and future generations to get ahead (e.g., buying a home, saving for college or investing in the stock market)...

Racial Equity Grant Awards $150,000 in Grants to Support Racial Equity Work in Dallas

“This support for racial equity nonprofits shows Communities Foundation of Texas’ commitment to the hard work and the heart work of truth, racial healing and transformation.”


On January 17, the National Day of Racial Healing, Communities Foundation of Texas announced that a total of $150,000 was distributed across 35 nonprofits to help them facilitate storytelling or implement practical solutions to race-related challenges in Dallas.
 

CFT Announces Over $1M in Grants to North Texas Nonprofits

Areas include Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Environment, Health, Older Adults, and Youth


DALLAS – December 2018 – Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced $1,069,000 in grants awarded to 50+ North Texas nonprofits across seven key areas: Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Environment, Health, Older Adults, and Youth.
 

Announcing new funding for Collin County


Communities Foundation of Texas announced in late October a $500,000 commitment of seed funding to create a dedicated, long-term resource to support needs across Collin County.

Diversifying Philanthropy

New report speaks to donors of color


CFT and Texas Women’s Foundation hosted a fall event to discuss the importance of donor diversity and highlight the release of a new report titled The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color, developed by Faces of Giving and The Vaid Group...
 

Simplifying Complex Giving


Did you know that Communities Foundation of Texas can accept a wide range of gifts, even real estate, art and antiques?

Place Matters


Dallas County is growing and changing and our rapidly expanding population is one of our greatest assets, providing a relatively young and diverse workforce that can drive economic growth in Dallas for years to come. 

Smart Justice


The state of Texas spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually to provide mental health services to these individuals. Dallas is piloting a better way.

Letter from Dave

CEO Dave Scullin addresses what makes CFT unique


Several have asked what brought me to Communities Foundation of Texas. Easy. I was inspired.