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Building thriving communities for all.

Since 1953, we’ve worked side by side with caring donors, committed nonprofits, philanthropy-focused businesses, and civic leaders to help build thriving communities for all.

CFT at a glance


Charitable funds managed


Cumulative grants since 1953


Raised through NTX Giving Day 2023


Ranked in total assets among all DFW Foundations


In all assets among Texas foundations


Distributed in FY 2023 to thousands of nonprofits


Pumped into the North Texas community through North Texas Giving Day since 2009


Grants awarded annually to nonprofits
our vision


Thriving communities for all


To improve the lives of all people in our community by investing in their health, wealth, living, and learning. We work toward this by growing community giving, expanding community impact, and advancing community equity.


We enhance the experience and impact of giving through:

Exemplary Service

We strive to deliver exemplary service in all that we do.

Wise Stewardship

We are committed to wise stewardship of the resources given to us.

Trusted Partnership

We serve as your trusted partner for community knowledge and collaboration.

We work to meet our mission by:

  • Providing giving opportunities through charitable and legacy planning and consulting for individuals, families, nonprofits, and businesses
  • Grantmaking, engaging, and informing our community around key issues
  • Increasing academic achievement and educational equity for all students in Texas, especially those in Black, Latinx, and economically disadvantaged communities
  • Developing and sharing knowledge and expertise on community needs and resources
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Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Communities Foundation of Texas is committed to advancing equity as one of our three strategic priorities to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision.

As your community foundation, our vision is of a community where every person has the opportunity to thrive. We recognize that there are groups that have historically faced and continue to experience discrimination, injustice, and unequal access to basic resources, community spaces, and economic opportunities.

CFT believes that all community members:

  • should feel welcome, safe, and accepted;
  • should be treated with respect and dignity;
  • should have equitable access to opportunities to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

We are dedicated to both working internally with our staff and culture and learning and leading externally with partners across our community to create thriving communities for all.

The latest from CFT

Every act of generosity has a story behind it. Read about our impact and the
inspirational people who are making it happen.

Giving Legacy

The Plunk Family Fund has streamlined the Plunks’ giving and allowed them to involve their children in their generosity.

Giving Partnership

Opportunity 2040 launches to increase economic mobility in Dallas county
Left Right
January 5, 2024
What is a Community Foundation?
February 10, 2023
Giving Opportunity
April 24, 2023
Giving Impact

A history of good work

We’ve been focused on building thriving communities for all since 1953. View our interactive timeline and learn about our history of impact and the people who made it possible.

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