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Helping Weather the Storm

CFT fund holders support CFT's North Texas Winter Weather Crisis Relief Fund


Margaret Elizabeth and Michael McKissack established the McKissack Family Fund in December 2020. They had been giving to nonprofits directly and through CFT’s North Texas Giving Day for quite some time, and their new charitable fund at CFT allows them to streamline their giving and lean on CFT’s staff expertise when needed.

Turning Gratitude into Giving

The Eric and Jeannie Nadel Charitable Fund


Eric and Jeannie Nadel established their donor-advised fund, the Eric and Jeannie Nadel Charitable Fund, in April 2020. They have also included CFT and their fund in their estate plans.

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

Alumni help their company hone giving priorities


After graduating from CFT’s Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy (ELP) program, alumni members and colleagues Tyler Floyd, Devin DeLapp-Carnes, and Taylor Nipp helped launch a Community Engagement Committee at their company, SFMG Wealth Advisors.

North Texas Giving Day Proclamation


On September 23, 2021, donations can be made from 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 3,200 certified local nonprofits in the 20 county region around DFW listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org; And, from September 1-22, early donations can be made on the website in advance of Giving Day; I would like to thank CFT for powering this incredible day, and I encourage all Dallas residents to take part in this special event and support our local nonprofits by giving to them on North Texas Giving Day.

Amazon's “Surprise and Delight Days” Deliver Smiles

CFT’s NTX Giving Day and Amazon present nonprofits with surprise deliveries


The season of giving is here! Communities Foundation of Texas’ NTX Giving Day is on September 23, and to prepare, team members from CFT and Amazon presented dozens of nonprofits with gift baskets to launch their fundraising campaign. Each gift basket was specially curated for each organization based on their needs.

Turning A Day of Tragedy into A Day of Doing Good

Freedom Day 2021 at Cedar Hill High School


Freedom Day, an annual day of service led by CFT for Business, an initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, commemorates 9/11/2001 by transforming a day of profound loss for our country into a day for doing good in our community.

#BeTheGood and Give!

CFT’s 13th annual NTX Giving Day is back to bring hope to our community


North Texas Giving Day is back in its 13th year, celebrating the most generous day of the year on Thursday, September 23, 2021! From 6 a.m. to midnight, our region will support the nonprofits that are doing critical work, ensuring that communities and neighbors have what they need to live healthy, whole, thriving lives.
 

How to Spot A Prime Charitable Remainder Trust Opportunity

When you have a client who could benefit from a CRT, Communities Foundation of Texas is ready to work with you!


A charitable remainder trust (“CRT”) is a “split interest” charitable planning tool that allows your client to transfer an asset (in this case, real estate) to an irrevocable trust, retain an income stream, and earmark what’s left (the “remainder”) to pass to a charity or charities of the client’s choice.

North Texas Funders Come Together to Provide Essential Support to Nonprofits Leading COVID-19 Recovery


As the U.S. has emerged from the pandemic lockdown and moved toward navigating around the virus, there has been a lot of discussion about lasting impacts — especially in relation to how local funders and nonprofits continue to work together to support our communities most in need. In January 2021, The Dallas Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies came together to partner with Catchafire to bring time-sensitive, virtual support to more than 300 nonprofit organizations in the North Texas region.