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Giving has so many benefits. We’re here to help.

CFT works closely with professional advisors to identify tax-advantaged opportunities to achieve your client’s giving goals. Here you’ll find a wealth of resources to help you get to know CFT and our processes, connect to our programs and events, and access forms and documents to help your clients.

Resources for you and your clients

CFT benefits, financials, fee schedules, investment options, forms, brochures, and more.

CFT Cash, Wire, and Stock Instructions
View transfer instructions to ensure a smooth transaction of eligible securities to Communities Foundation of Texas.
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Financials
View our CFT annual reports, audited financials and form 990s.
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Why Communities Foundation of Texas Video
View our 1-minute overview video of how CFT can be your giving partner.
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Donor-Advised Funds: How do they work?
View our 1-minute overview video of how donor-advised funds at CFT work.
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Leave a Legacy through CFT Video
View our 1-minute overview video of how you can leave a legacy of generosity through CFT.
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North Star Services
Check out the ways we can customize support to meet your giving goals.
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Important dates, 
guidelines, and information

Contribution Type
CONTRIBUTION TYPE
Donor Deadline
DONOR DEADLINE
Contribution Guidelines
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINES
Complex Assets
(partnership interests, real property, etc.) Monday,
Dec. 2, 2024
These types of gifts require due diligence and official acceptance by CFT. Please contact us as soon as possible to determine if CFT can accept your contribution by year-end. For more information, please contact Carolyn Newham at 214-750-4146.
Physical Stock Certificates Friday,
Dec. 6, 2024
Delivered to CFT, with stock power by 4pm (CST) on 12/6/24.
IRA Charitable Rollovers Monday,
Dec. 23, 2024
Donors should check with the plan administrators to  determine the necessary time to make a direct distribution to CFT.  *IRA contributions may be made to designated funds, scholarships or field of interest funds, but not donor-advised funds.
Mutual Funds Tuesday,
Dec. 24, 2024
Please check with your brokerage firm to ensure transfer to CFT is initiated by 12/24/24. It is the responsibility of the donor to ensure gifts are received by CFT by Tuesday, 12/31/24.
Stock Friday,
Dec. 27, 2024
Please check with your brokerage firm to ensure transfer to CFT is initiated by 12/27/24. It is the responsibility of the donor to ensure gifts are received by CFT by Tuesday, 12/31/24.
Wire Transfers Tuesday,
Dec. 31, 2024
Please check with your financial institution to ensure wire transfers are completed and received by CFT as of 12/31/24. It is the responsibility of the donor to ensure gifts are received by CFT by Tuesday, 12/31/24.
Checks Tuesday,
Dec. 31, 2024
Delivered to CFT by 5pm (CST) on Tuesday, December 31st or postmarked by Tuesday, 12/31/24.
Credit Cards Tuesday,
Dec. 31, 2024
Please contact CFT by 5pm (CST) on Tuesday, 12/31/24 or give online by 11:59pm (CST) on Tuesday, 12/31/24.

CONTRIBUTION TYPE
Complex Assets
(partnership interests, real property, etc.)
DONOR DEADLINE
December 2, 2024
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINE
These types of gifts require due diligence and official acceptance by CFT. Please contact us as soon as possible to determine if CFT can accept your contribution by year-end. For more information, please contact Carolyn Newham at 214-750-4146.
CONTRIBUTION TYPE
Physical Stock Certificates
DONOR DEADLINE
December 6, 2024
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINE
Delivered to CFT, with stock power by 4pm (CST) on 12/6/24.
CONTRIBUTION TYPE
IRA Charitable Rollovers
DONOR DEADLINE
December 23, 2024
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINE
Donors should check with the plan administrators to  determine the necessary time to make a direct distribution to CFT.  *IRA contributions may be made to designated funds, scholarships or field of interest funds, but not donor-advised funds.
CONTRIBUTION TYPE
Mutual Funds
DONOR DEADLINE
December 24, 2024
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINE
Please check with your brokerage firm to ensure transfer to CFT is initiated by 12/24/24. It is the responsibility of the donor to ensure gifts are received by CFT by Tuesday, 12/31/24.
CONTRIBUTION TYPE
Stock
DONOR DEADLINE
December 27, 2024
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINE
Please check with your brokerage firm to ensure transfer to CFT is initiated by 12/27/24. It is the responsibility of the donor to ensure gifts are received by CFT by Tuesday, 12/31/24.
CONTRIBUTION TYPE
Wire Transfers
DONOR DEADLINE
December 31, 2024
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINE
Please check with your financial institution to ensure wire transfers are completed and received by CFT as of 12/31/24. It is the responsibility of the donor to ensure gifts are received by CFT by Tuesday, 12/31/24.
CONTRIBUTION TYPE
Checks
DONOR DEADLINE
December 31, 2024
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINE
Delivered to CFT by 5pm (CST) on Tuesday, December 31st or postmarked by Tuesday, 12/31/24.
CONTRIBUTION TYPE
Credit Cards
DONOR DEADLINE
December 31, 2024
CONTRIBUTION GUIDELINE
Please contact CFT by 5pm (CST) on Tuesday, 12/31/24 or give online by 11:59pm (CST) on Tuesday, 12/31/24.


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