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At CFT, we believe that a thriving community is one in which all people feel cared for, invested in, nourished and valued, and have an equitable opportunity to contribute to the well-being and growth of themselves, their families and their communities.

General Eligibility Requirements

Nonprofits seeking to apply to CFT’s Community Grants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service that has been active for at least two years.
  • At least 50% of the population served must reside in one of the following counties:
Collin Cooke Dallas Denton Ellis
Erath Fannin Grayson Hood Hunt
Johnson Kaufman Montague Navarro Palo Pinto
Parker Rockwall Somervell Tarrant Wise

2023 Grant Opportunities

One of the ways we build a strong community is through our grants. Learn more about CFT's current and upcoming 2023 grant opportunities below:

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Check back here for more information about our Equity funding priorities in late November.

This grant opportunity is open to nonprofits that are deeply rooted in under-resourced neighborhoods, have a clear understanding of their community's needs, and provide a comprehensive range of services to enhance the quality of life for residents.

2024 Community Grants

  • Arts - Opens January 2024
  • Health – Opens February 2024
  • Social Services – Opens September 2024
  • Capacity Building – Opens October 2024


2025 Community Grants

  • Animals - Opens January 2025
  • Health – Opens February 2025
  • Social Services – Opens September 2025
  • Equity – Opens October 2025

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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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