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A Perspective on Healthy Food Access

Nadine Dechausay, Director of Community Philanthropy, Communities Foundation of Texas


Before the crowds and the corndogs, on a quiet day in early June, more than 40 people from 30 organizations gathered in a conference room at the State Fair of Texas. CFT invited them there for a big conversation about food...

CFT's Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy Cohort Graduates, Awards $50,000

$50,000 grant will further education equity through nonprofit Per Scholas


CFT and our inaugural cohort of young philanthropists, “Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy” (ELP), are thrilled to announce a $50,000 grant award to Per Scholas to further equity in education. 75 emerging leaders graduated from the inaugural cohort in June 2019.

Kathy Muldoon, CFP® receives CFT's 2019 Vester Hughes Award

Honored for Dedicated and Outstanding Service to Our Community


Kathy Muldoon, CFP®, Senior Vice President at Carter Financial Management was the recipient of CFT’s 2019 Vester Hughes Award. The award recognizes Kathy as an outstanding professional advisor for her contributions to CFT’s mission of growing philanthropy in the region; for her devotion to assisting clients with charitable giving; her deep personal commitment to charitable causes; and her thoughtful mentorship of fellow advisors in the field of philanthropy. 
 

$6.3 Million in Grants Awarded by CFT's W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund to Drive Social Innovation

First Set of 2019 Caruth Grants to Benefit Education, Public Safety and Health


15 nonprofits have been awarded a total of $6.3 million in grants from CFT’s W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund.  CFT is the custodian of the Caruth Fund, the foundation’s largest endowment donated by William Walter Caruth, Jr. to advance innovative and evidence-based solutions to significant community challenges in the areas of education, public safety, health, and medical and scientific research...

A Letter From Our President

"Arguably, the most important factor to our collective success is diversity."


Each day, we of the staff and board of Communities Foundation of Texas have the privilege of carrying out our mission to build a thriving community for all in North Texas and beyond. We’ve had an extraordinary year with much to be proud of. Even as we celebrated our 65th year with the opening of an additional office location in Collin County, and the launch of our new legacy society, the Live Oak Society, we recognize that our work has only just begun...
 

Racial Equity Grant Awards $150,000 in Grants to Support Racial Equity Work in Dallas

“This support for racial equity nonprofits shows Communities Foundation of Texas’ commitment to the hard work and the heart work of truth, racial healing and transformation.”


On January 17, the National Day of Racial Healing, Communities Foundation of Texas announced that a total of $150,000 was distributed across 35 nonprofits to help them facilitate storytelling or implement practical solutions to race-related challenges in Dallas.
 

CFT Announces Over $1M in Grants to North Texas Nonprofits

Areas include Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Environment, Health, Older Adults, and Youth


DALLAS – December 2018 – Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced $1,069,000 in grants awarded to 50+ North Texas nonprofits across seven key areas: Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Environment, Health, Older Adults, and Youth.
 

Announcing new funding for Collin County


Communities Foundation of Texas announced in late October a $500,000 commitment of seed funding to create a dedicated, long-term resource to support needs across Collin County.

Diversifying Philanthropy

New report speaks to donors of color


CFT and Texas Women’s Foundation hosted a fall event to discuss the importance of donor diversity and highlight the release of a new report titled The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color, developed by Faces of Giving and The Vaid Group...