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CFT Launches New Approach to Community Grants

At-risk middle school youth and increasing the economic security of working families are our focus.

At Communities Foundation of Texas, we have two focus areas for our discretionary grantmaking:

1.  enhancing the economic security of low-income families, and
2. improving high school retention and graduation rates by investing in teachers and school leaders of at-risk middle school youth.

Economic Security of low-income families

In Fall 2012, $150,000 was awarded in “seed grants” to 16 nonprofits participating in our D3 Institute – a year-long program that convenes nonprofits supporting low-income working families and facilitates the development of solutions to the social and economic problems facing North Texas.

At-Risk Middle School Youth

$2 million in new grants awarded to seven nonprofits to increase the pool of high quality teachers and administrators working in at-risk middle schools across North Texas.

  • Teaching Trust ($750,000)
  • University of Texas at Dallas ($500,000)
  • Teach for America ($350,000)
  • Big Thought ($225,000)
  • Plano ISD Education Foundation ($144,070)
  • National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation ($27,830)
  • KIPP DFW ($19,000)
Ashley McIver
Ashley McIver
Senior Community
Philanthropy Officer

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