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Nonprofits must do it all while managing staff, volunteers, time and resources.

So you don’t have to spend time searching the internet, CFT has gathered a few key resources together to assist nonprofit professionals.

You can apply for a grant from CFT through our general Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process, and our Community Impact Grant and Caruth Fund Grant applications. Click here to learn more.

 

You can find additional opportunities for funding through our online Giving Guide.

You can partner with CFT for Business and access the services and programs designed to engage nonprofits with North Texas businesses. 

Common Grant Application

For over a year, a group of funders in North Texas has been developing a Common Grant Application form in response to requests from area nonprofit organizations. Through the process, an application was developed in which grantseekers can work from a common set of questions while still aligning requests to each foundation’s own guidelines. The partner foundations that are currently accepting the common grant application include:

  • Carl B & Florence King Foundation
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Dallas Women's Foundation
  • Miles Foundation
  • M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation
  • The Boone Family Foundation
  • Bowden Family Foundation
  • The Dallas Foundation
  • The Embrey Family Foundation
  • The George and Fay Young Foundation, Inc.
  • Leland Fikes Foundation, Inc.
  • The Meadows Foundation
  • The Mike and Mary Terry Family Foundation
  • The Redman Foundation
  • The Rees-Jones Foundation
  • The Thompson Family Foundation
  • Vickery Meadows Youth Development Foundation

If you are applying to one of these foundations during their regular grant process, please use their suggested format/method of submission. Information on how to apply to each partnering foundation can be found on their individual websites.

External Resources

As one of the nation's leading management support organizations, the Center for Nonprofit Management brings the most current tools for best practices in nonprofit management to thousands of local nonprofit boards, staff and volunteers each year. The center’s mission is to strengthen nonprofits to enhance sustainability and maximize impact.

The Volunteer Center of North Texas (VCNT) is one of the largest and most active volunteer centers in the country. The primary purpose of the VCNT is to recruit volunteers, including individuals, corporations and civic and faith-based groups, to serve at more than 2,500 nonprofits throughout North Texas.

Executives in Action (EIA) builds community by strengthening nonprofits and supporting executives in transition. EIA provides “service grants” to improve the productivity, efficiency, and impact of selected charitable organizations. These service grants are fulfilled by senior executive consultants who bring years of management experience to targeted projects within local nonprofits.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 25,000 members in 165 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. AFP provides training opportunities for fundraising professionals and promotes public understanding of philanthropy and philanthropic fundraising.

Helping people to do the most good in our community is what CFT does best.

Nonprofits strengthen our community and having a great community doesn’t just happen. Communities Foundation of Texas is committed to helping you thrive.

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