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Dallas Residents See Rise in Financial Security

Despite progress, some still struggle to make ends meet


People of color make up the largest and fastest growing population within Dallas. Addressing the racial wealth divide and its underlying causes is of key importance to Dallas’ economy and future prosperity. Income is necessary for a family to get by, but wealth (assets) can make the difference in a family’s ability to stay afloat during unexpected shocks, as well as help families take advantage of economic opportunities that support them and future generations to get ahead (e.g., buying a home, saving for college or investing in the stock market)...

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.

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.

Letter from Dave

CEO Dave Scullin addresses what makes CFT unique


Several have asked what brought me to Communities Foundation of Texas. Easy. I was inspired.

The Spark That Inspires


On June 26–27, with the theme “The spark that inspires,” Arlington Convention Center was transformed into a hub of learning for more than 650 school leaders representing more than 300 schools...

Putting STEM to Work


2.5 million jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) credentials are predicted to go unfilled this year alone.