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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.

  • Advisors

    10.16.2019 - 11.14.2019| 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    GiveWisely Workshop for Advisors

    Join Us for a Fall Breakfast Workshop: 1.5-hour interactive presentation includes best practices & tools for your practice to engage clients through values-based planning techniques.

    1. Wednesday, October 16
    2. Thursday, November 14
    3. Customize a date for your firm

  • Community|Fund Holders|CFT For Business

    10.23.2019| 3:30 pm

    October 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: October 23 and November 27.

  • Advisors

    10.24.2019| 7:15 AM – 9:00 AM

    Advisory Council Fall Meeting

    Exclusive to CFT Advisory Council Members.
    Join us for breakfast and panel discussion at our Advisory Council Fall Meeting. 


  • Nonprofits

    11.01.2019| 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    360 Degrees of Health: Community Health Research Workshop

    Please join us for a workshop to learn more about 360 Degrees of Health: Community Health Research, a new funding opportunity from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas. In this workshop, staff will provide an overview of the goals, funding categories, eligibility criteria, and way to apply. The workshop will be live streamed on Facebook for those who cannot attend in person.

  • CFT For Business

    11.07.2019| 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

    CFT4B: Fall Networking Luncheon

    Please join us for our CFT4B Fall Networking Luncheon sponsored by Goldman Sachs 10K small businesses. This is an invitation only, free event open exclusively for CFT4B Members, Fundholders, Sponsors, Alumni and Guests.

    CFT4B CEO's, Engagement Captains, CFT4B Alumni, Prospects and Invited guests are welcome to attend this networking lunch.

  • Community|Educate Texas|CFT For Business


    2019 Year-End Contribution Deadlines

    Marketable Securities and Wire Transfers: Must be received by December 31. Checks: Delivered by 5pm on December 31 or postmarked by December 31. Credit cards: Contact us by 5pm on December 31 or give online by 11:59pm on December 31.

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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