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Collin County Nonprofits Learn Strategies to Aid Census 2020 Count

Collin County Business Alliance partnered with CFT to host census workshop, addressing challenges of reaching hard-to-count populations


The Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) and CFT recently hosted a census workshop to help 75 area nonprofits prepare for the 2020 census. The event aided nonprofits’ efforts to ensure all stakeholders in their communities participate in the census since funding is at stake if populations are undercounted.

A Celebration Worth Having - 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

Dallas Area Funders Award $320,000 to 38 Organizations in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote


To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, community philanthropic partners came together to create the 19th Amendment Centennial Fund, which has provided $320,000 in grants to create a yearlong series of community-centered events that will create conversations and advance gender equity in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote.

We've Got $2 Billion Reasons to Celebrate

Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us!


Confetti cannons marked the occasion as our board trustees, fund holders, and community leaders came together on Tuesday, February 11 to celebrate a momentous occasion and historic milestone - $2 billion in cumulative charitable grantmaking since our inception in 1953.

Giving Doesn't Have to be so Hard

Reclaiming the Power of Your "YES!"


At CFT, our goal is to help you understand the ins and outs of charitable giving and think critically about how you give. We know your inbox is overflowing with financial asks and giving opportunities from dozens of worthy organizations and causes. It’s no wonder you’re having trouble giving a joyful and decisive “YES!” or “No, thank you!” to all those charitable requests. Giving doesn’t have to be so hard. CFT can help!

Impacting Communities One Nonprofit at a Time

The 2019 Letter of Inquiry Grantees


Since our inception in 1953, we have made more than $2 billion in grants to support education, health care, public safety, social service, animals, the arts and more — touching nearly all aspects of life in our community. One of the primary ways CFT is helping build strong communities is through grants awards to nonprofits. In 2019, CFT awarded 81 different nonprofits a total of $1.6 million dollars through our Letter of Inquiry process to receive funds that would directly support their efforts in the community.

Peer-Education & Philanthropic Planning - a Collaborative Endeavor

Communities Foundation of Texas and The Dallas Foundation to Sponsor CAP® Study Group Program


The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) Study Group Program has provided a collaborative forum that brings professional advisors and nonprofit leaders around the same table to learn about charitable planning and build lasting professional networks. For nearly a decade this peer-learning experience has empowered participants to be more connected to philanthropic resources and help their clients and donors maximize community impact.

Communities Foundation of Texas Reaches $2 Billion In Cumulative Grantmaking

Landmark figure reached with the help of countless individuals, businesses and others both public and private since founding of North Texas institution in 1953


Celebrating 67 years of leadership in grantmaking and philanthropy, CFT, one of the largest grantmakers in the state, has officially surpassed the $2 billion threshold in cumulative giving.

Strengthening Collin County through Leadership

Collin County Community Leadership Council


CFT recently created a Collin County Community Leadership Council, a group of community leaders who will learn about CFT's services and programs; bring community issues, needs and trends to CFT for discussion; and offer advice and counsel to CFT regarding its strategies for strengthening philanthropy in the region...

$10.2 Million in Grants Awarded from W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund

Grants Awarded to Nonprofits Across Education, Health and Public Safety


The W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund at CFT continues its enhanced pace of grantmaking, bringing the total amount of grant awards in 2019 from the Caruth Fund to $10.2 million across 32 organizations...