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Where giving thrives, communities thrive, too.

Our team of experts works with difference-makers like you to stimulate creative solutions to key challenges in our community, and improve lives through an unwavering commitment to lasting impact.


We have deep community knowledge.

Working with both donors and nonprofits and awarding more than 5,000 grants per year, we have deep knowledge of the issues and communities you care about here in North Texas, around the state and far beyond.

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Charitable funds managed


Cumulative grants since 1953


Raised through North Texas Giving Day 2018

How We're Making A Difference

Our key programs catalyze change in critical areas and build connections to solve meaningful challenges in the community.

  • CFT For Business

    06.26.2019| 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    CFT for Business June Volunteer Service Event: Project Transformation North Texas

    CFT for Business member companies and employees: Join us on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – 9:15 am – 12:15 pm to volunteer for Project Transformation North Texas at Grace United Methodist Church. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the life of children who love reading!

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    06.26.2019| 3:30 pm

    July Coffee and Tea with CFT4B

    Are you are a company, nonprofit or curious professional who wants to make a difference? Come learn more about the benefits of our CFT for Business (CFT4B) network! Join us for our monthly coffee and tea series with CFT's Sejal Desai and Kymberlaine Banks on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm: June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 30 and November 27.

  • CFT For Business

    07.19.2019| 9 am - 12 pm

    CFT for Business July Volunteer Service Event: Dallas Animal Services

    CFT for Business member companies and employees: Join us to volunteer with Dallas Animal Services, the fourth largest dog and cat intake shelter in the country, taking in more than 35,000 pets annually). Volunteers will make enrichment toys for dogs and cats, participate in beautification projects, and provide treats to the animals. 

  • Nonprofits

    08.29.2019| 5 pm

    Fall Grant Application Deadline for Nonprofits

    As part of CFT's fall letter of inquiry (LOI) process, grant funding is available to local nonprofits in in the areas of: community services (social services, veterans, youth), environment, health, and racial equity. There is also a special grant opportunity for organizations who plan to recognize the centennial of the 19th Amendment through events and programs. Applications are now open and are due by 5pm on August 29.

  • Community|Nonprofits|Advisors|Fund Holders|Educate Texas|CFT For Business


    CFT's 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day

    Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day is the nation's largest 18-hour online community-wide giving event designed to empower every person to give back by supporting any and all of the 2,700 local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. During North Texas Giving Day, everyone has the opportunity to be a philanthropist to build a stronger and more vibrant community. Save the date to get up and give!

Our 2018 Annual Report is out now!

Our 2018 Annual Report is out now!

Explore the inspiring stories in “Side by Side” about people like you who are making a difference.

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Dallas County Opportunity Assessment

Dallas County Opportunity Assessment

Read about how place matters and see the maps of inequality across Dallas County.

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North Texas Giving Day sets giving record!

North Texas Giving Day sets giving record!

Learn more about how 81,000 people like you came together to raise $48 million for 2,690 local nonprofits in 2018. Plus, save the date for 9.19.19!

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 See Year-End Contributions Deadlines

See Year-End Contributions Deadlines

From contributing to a donor-advised fund to making a private foundation's required 5% payout, we can walk you through the steps.

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