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Building thriving communities for all

We believe a thriving community is one where all people have equitable access to satisfying careers, strong relationships, transformational educational opportunities, quality health care, and safe neighborhoods. We work hand-in-hand with our generous donors and communities to identify challenges, create solutions, and maximize our collective impact.

Impact areas


CFT is committed to ensuring all Texas students are equipped to be successful in school, work, and life.


CFT allocates resources to disaster management efforts; from immediate relief and recovery to long-term reconstruction and rebuilding.


For more than a decade, CFT has helped North Texas nonprofits working to support individuals and families advance economically.

CFT Impact Funds

CFT manages special interest funds aligned with CFT’s priorities for growing community giving, expanding community impact, and advancing community equity.

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Pictured: W.W. Caruth, Jr. and Dr. Fred M. Lange

Decades of dedicated investments

For over two decades, the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund has provided visionary, large-scale funding for health, education, and public-works projects in North Texas.

The Caruth Fund remains committed to pushing the boundaries on solutions to our most complex community issues. We know that today’s solutions must cross single-issue boundaries because the factors that affect health, education, and public safety are highly interconnected.

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

We are committed to educate, engage, and broaden the philanthropic impact of the next generation of leaders in North Texas, ensuring that our region’s legacy of generosity continues to thrive and grow.

We hope that young professionals with a mind and heart for their community can learn to set their personal strategies for giving, have a deeper understanding of how to approach philanthropic issues, and connect with others who have a diverse background but share a commitment to be engaged.

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Forest Forward

A grant from CFT's W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund supports Forest Forward’s work in South Dallas.
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With this funding, Forest Forward is strongly positioned as a catalyst for sustainable community and economic development.
- Elizabeth Wattley, CEO, Forest Forward
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Giving Impact

Celebrating $566M and 15 Years of CFT's North Texas Giving Day
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This year marked the 15th anniversary of CFT’s North Texas Giving Day. Together, our community of givers has fueled this incredible generosity movement.
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Supporting our Allen community, together

$500,000 donated to CFT’s Support for Allen Fund
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More than 650 individuals, families, and businesses have given a combined $500,000 to CFT’s Support for Allen Fund to assist local nonprofits.
- Tammy Mahan, Chief Executive Officer at LifePath Systems
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