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Support for Ukraine

Learn more about how to support the organizations providing relief to those impacted in Ukraine


On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces. Since the start of the conflict, over 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees have continued to flee to neighboring countries, while the citizens still within Ukraine remain caught in the middle of escalating Russian attacks. According to the UNHCR, the UN’s agency that oversees refugees, the world is witnessing “the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II.” Since the start of this conflict, local, national, and international nonprofits, governments, and businesses are stepping in to offer support to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

Welcoming Dr. Arturo Cavazos, Educate Texas Superintendent in Residence

Educate Texas, an initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, announces hiring of former Harlingen CISD superintendent to grow pre-K-12 program and policy work


Educate Texas is honored to announce Dr. Arturo Cavazos as Superintendent in Residence. His new role will play an integral part in growing Educate Texas’ work to improve college readiness, access and success in the Rio Grande Valley.

Communities Foundation of Texas Announces Two New Board Trustees

Alfreda Norman remains board chair, Richie Butler vice-chair, and a tribute to outgoing trustee, Florence Shapiro for a decade of service to CFT.


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees, John Stephens and Thear Suzuki. These new trustees will help guide CFT in working towards its vision to build thriving communities for all.
 

Recapping the 3rd Annual Equity Indicators Symposium

A CFT partnership with the City of Dallas


In partnership with the City of Dallas’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, Communities Foundation of Texas helped cohost the third annual Equity Indicators Symposium on Friday, January 14, 2022 to kick off MLK Celebration Week.

Using a SIMPLER Way

Working Families Success Advisory Council Member, Terri Rios, shares insights on how The Women’s Center of Tarrant County applied behavioral science techniques to improve services for its clients


The Women’s Center of Tarrant County has never used a “one-size-fits-all” approach for our clients. We look at the issues people are facing and figure out effective ways to create positive change for each person we serve and their situation. That’s one of many reasons being part of the Working Families Success (WFS) Network is a great experience for us. Being in the network of our peers gives us the opportunity to learn new ways to address community challenges.

December 2021 Mid-West Tornado Response

Learn more and support various organizations providing relief to communities impacted by the most recent tornadoes


We are heartbroken over the recent devastating tornado outbreak, which has caused suffering and damages anticipated to cost billions of dollars. Here are some organizations to which you can give for relief efforts:

Accelerating Equitable Access to Technology in Southern Dallas County School Districts


To help close the digital divide and enable more students to participate in 21st century educational and workforce opportunities this semester, Educate Texas, a strategic initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, is concluding a project made possible by The Allstate Foundation after delivering hardware and software to hundreds of households experiencing broadband connectivity issues in Dallas’ Southern Region. 
 

Welcome, JJ Ponce

Director of CFT for Business


We’re thrilled to announce that JJ Ponce has joined us at the helm of our growing CFT for Business initiative!

Transforming Education Across the Rio Grande Valley

CFT's Educate Texas releases regional scoreboard


RGV FOCUS is measurably improving education across all four counties of the Rio Grande Valley. CFT’s Educate Texas founded RGV FOCUS in 2012 with the vision of building a community partnership to make sure all students in the Rio Grande Valley get the education they need and deserve to achieve meaningful careers and lives.