Nonprofit Resources

North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day is an annual one-day fundraising event that has pumped more than $195 million into the local community since its founding in 2009. North Texas Giving Day 2018 will be September 20. In 2017, $39 million was raised for 2,723 nonprofits.

Agency Funds

Agency Funds at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) provide a simple and efficient way to build an endowment or a reserve—and help create sustainability—for nonprofit organizations. Our staff can also help your organization develop planned giving programs and assist with investment management and administrative details. Contact Carolyn Newham for details 214-750-4146.

Dallas Economic Opportunity Assessment

Communities Foundation of Texas commissioned the Dallas Economic Opportunity Assessment of Dallas County, a comprehensive analysis of the region's economic opportunity. The Center for Public Policy Priorities researched the Assessment which seeks to illustrate the challenges and define the underlying factors that threaten economic prosperity in the Dallas area. Download the report: PDF  

Communities Foundation of Texas 2016 Impact Report

Communities Foundation of Texas is excited to release its first ever Impact Report. This report is designed to showcase the work CFT in involved in across the community through its discretionary grantmaking. Download the report: PDF  ‡  Online Version

Common Grant Application

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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.   

CNM Connect,

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 in order to enhance sustainability and maximize impact. 

Volunteer Center of North Texas,

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 the North Texas area. 

Executives In Action,

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. 

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Dallas Chapter,

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. 

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