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Simplifying Complex Giving


Did you know that Communities Foundation of Texas can accept a wide range of gifts, even real estate, art and antiques?

Place Matters


Dallas County is growing and changing and our rapidly expanding population is one of our greatest assets, providing a relatively young and diverse workforce that can drive economic growth in Dallas for years to come. 

Smart Justice


The state of Texas spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually to provide mental health services to these individuals. Dallas is piloting a better way.

Be Savvy With Bunching Donations and Income-Based Charitable Bequests


Chris Hoyt, professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, addressed the strategies and solutions for retirement asset planning for first and second marriages, income tax savings with charitable bequests and the cost-benefit choices for philanthropists. 

The Secret to Happiness?

If you ask us, it's just one word


Research has shown that giving triggers the release of serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins in the brain, which are proven to boost levels of happiness. But more than that, people who are generous have lower blood pressure, lower levels of stress and longer life expectancies.

Remembering Ruth

In memoriam: Charitable legacies that live on


Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler served as a CFT trustee for more than 35 years and was CFT’s first female board chair. We recently honored Ruth’s legacy at our annual Chairman’s Dinner. 

Beyond the Helper’s High


We all know that giving back feels good, but did you know that it’s actually good for you?

Dallas Dinner Table


On January 16th I was one of about 600 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who were intentionally talking about race relations in Dallas around a stranger’s dinner table.

Why I Serve


When talking about volunteering, especially corporate volunteering, the "what" or "how" is easy to show in the form of stats and success stories.