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W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund

Fostering an inclusive, multifaceted vision of community.
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Pictured: W.W. Caruth, Jr. and Dr. Fred M. Lange

Decades of dedicated investments

Over the past 20 years, CFT’s W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund has provided bold, visionary, large-scale risk capital for transformational North Texas projects in the areas of health, education, and public safety.

The W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund is the largest fund at CFT and has established a reputation for funding big ideas that have potential for transformative impact by pushing the boundaries on solutions to our most complex community issues. We know that many of today’s solutions must cross single-issue boundaries because the factors that affect health, education, and public safety are highly interconnected.

W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund Impact:
By the Numbers

In fiscal year 2023, the fund grew impact across the following areas.

$268M

in total grants

$36M

in grants across multiple systems

$91M

in grants across education systems

$65M

in grants across health systems

$76M

in grants across public safety systems
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Our distinguished donors

We gratefully acknowledge the leadership and support of these generous contributors who have joined us in this important investment.

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What types of projects does the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund support?
W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund is interested in supporting significant charitable projects in the following focus areas: Education, Public Safety, and Health.

The fund prioritizes grants that have the potential for transformational change; offer a unique design, creative, and/or entrepreneurial approach to solving a significant community problem or challenge in the designated areas of interest; are collaborative in design and execution; can demonstrate a detailed plan for sustainability, and are able to evaluate impact.

The W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund will consider funding requests for specific programs or projects, endowments, research programs (of particular interest are those in areas of Health, Scientific, and Medical Research), and capital projects.

It is the policy of CFT to issue grants only to organizations that have been designated as 501(c)(3) tax exempt as identified by the Internal Revenue Service, for at least two (2) years and that are currently in good standing.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications for this fund at this time. The application process is by invitation only.
What types of projects does the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund NOT support?
CFT’s W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund does not provide grants for general operations. In addition, the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund does not make grants to underwrite fundraising events, scholarships, professional conferences, symposiums, performances, or competition expenses. As a general rule, CFT does not support lobbying of any kind or provide funding to private foundations or commercial businesses. CFT does not make loans or grants to individuals.

The funding process

While CFT’s W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund does not accept unsolicited grant applications, we are open to learning together and building meaningful partnerships. We recognize the time and energy it takes to apply to a foundation, and because we respect the value of your time, we don’t want to encourage applicants to apply when there isn’t an opportunity for funding.

Questions?

Reach out to us if you would like to learn more about the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund.

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