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A Collective Community Response to COVID-19

U.S. Community Foundations Mobilize More Than $282M to Support Those Impacted by COVID-19


U.S. community foundations, including CFT, are moving decisively to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis - mobilizing more than $282 million during the past two weeks alone. These funds will provide critical support to those who are facing challenges such as lost income, housing and food instability.

We Care. North Texas Cares.

Funders are working collaboratively to collect emergency funding requests


North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies who support individuals and families with access to food and/or healthcare; supplementing lost wages and/or housing costs or serving vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or those experiencing homelessness; as well as supporting academic learning and distance learning for low-income, low-access students while schools are closed.

Ways to Help: Responding to COVID-19

Nonprofits need our support


We're inspired by our community's growing response to support local nonprofits and individuals deeply impacted by COVID-19. Our team of experts has been in communication with area nonprofits and wanted to share some of the most urgent community needs. Please give what you can, however you can! 

Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund at CFT

Rallying together to support nonprofits and workers in need


In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund at CFT was launched to address both affected service workers who have lost their paychecks while providing immediate support for increased demands on nonprofits, especially with respect to hunger relief. Learn more about how you can help keep our service workers working while keeping food on the tables fo North Texans...

The time for community-based organizations to plan for a disease-related public health emergency is now

Community-based organizations need emergency operations plans in place to help them respond effectively to their staff members, clients and volunteers.


As coronavirus/COVID-19 cases continue to be confirmed, the many nonprofit agencies here in North Texas that are often the frontline of assistance during local public health emergencies – will need emergency operations plans in place to help them respond effectively to their staff members, clients and volunteers...

CFT4B's Women's Collective Event - Board Service

A Fresh Perspective: Through the Eyes of the Executive Director


Each year, we host a conversation around nonprofit board service which usually takes the form of discussions around governance or perspectives from Board members. This year, we decided to take on this conversation from the perspective of Executive Directors within Nonprofits. Our Women’s Collective Event welcomed close to one hundred women in business and women in nonprofit. Attendees included women who serve on a board or were interested in Board service.

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.