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CFT partners with nonprofits to develop solutions to key changes

Since 1953, Communities Foundation of Texas has been connecting donors with nonprofits in North Texas. CFT helps nonprofits carry out important work by awarding grants, forging community partnerships and educating community philanthropists and partners about the organizations that are most aligned with their charitable interests. CFT offers expert guidance and a wide array of solutions designed to ensure your organization's financial sustainability. As your trusted partner, we manage endowments and agency funds. We also offer meeting space and provide seminars and networking opportunities to nonprofits. 




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Since our inception in 1953, we have made more than $1.8 billion in grants to support education, health care, public safety, social service, animals and the arts — touching nearly all aspects of life in our community.

In addition to our four main grantmaking focus areas of economic security, education, public safety and health, you can apply to be included in the Giving Guide and/or participate in the North Texas Giving Day--both of which include every kind of cause and category.


North Texas Giving Day

North Texas nonprofits are invited to participate in North Texas Giving Day, the largest online community-wide giving event in the nation. This 18-hour online giving extravaganza builds awareness, support and critical funds for nonprofits in the North Texas region.


The Giving Guide

Each year, Communities Foundation of Texas reviews and evaluates hundreds of requests from local nonprofits to create the Giving Guide, which provides visibility and access to donors looking for opportunities to make a positive difference in our community.


Nonprofit Agency Funds

Nonprofit 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 also can help your organization develop planned giving programs and assist with investment management and administrative details.


Fiscal Year 2017 Grants Paid by Fund Source

In the 2017 fiscal year, we awarded grants totaling $109 million.

A breakdown of how the grants were invested is shown below, which includes donor-advised, designated and community impact grants. The only way to apply for funding from our donor-advised funds, agency funds and discretionary funds is through the Letter of Inquiry process.

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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