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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.

$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...

Collin County Nonprofit Leadership Institute Completes First Year

12 local nonprofits in first cohort focused on strategies to address community needs


As Collin County grows, so do its challenges with issues such as homelessness, hunger and affordable housing. To help nonprofits address pressing needs for Collin County residents, CFT and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas joined forces to create the Collin County Nonprofit Leadership Institute, supporting nonprofits that primarily serve low- to moderate-income families and individuals to develop strategic approaches to addressing community needs...

Dollars for College

CFT partners to kick-start college savings for local students


When children know they have money set aside for college or postsecondary education, they embrace graduation as an expectation. Children who grow up with college savings accounts are three times more likely to go to college and four times more likely to graduate, compared to those who don’t have college savings...

10 Reasons to Consider a Donor-Advised Fund at CFT


Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing giving method in the nation because they provide ease and flexibility and are more affordable, tax-wise alternatives to managing a private foundation. You can establish a donor-advised fund at CFT with a gift of $10,000 to $100 million or more. Here are our top 10 reasons to consider opening a donor-advised fund at CFT...
 

A Call to Action for Latino Giving

Excerpted from Pepe Guevara’s welcome remarks for the Cause-Minded Conversation on Latino Giving and Philanthropy at Communities Foundation of Texas:


In celebration of Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day, CFT hosted an important community conversation with Latino Leaders and philanthropists on the state of giving in the Latino community.

A Perspective on Healthy Food Access

Heather Lepeska, Manager, City of Dallas


“What’s eating you?” was the opening question posed to the room of healthy food stakeholders.  The answers were as varied as the interests represented by participants, with academics, community organizers, faith-based organizations, funders, institutions, non-profits all gathered to discuss what we can do together to improve healthy food access...

A Perspective on Healthy Food Access

Dr. Kelly Varga, Director of the Mobile Fresh Market Program, University of North Texas at Dallas


Why do social justice initiatives fail? How? Who is to blame? I believe the answer lies in the root challenge of authentic community engagement; without community buy in, there simply is no success...