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GIVE Give back what matters to you most.

Everyone can be a philanthropist.

Communities Foundation of Texas has over 70 years of experience supporting individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits with their charitable giving. Our experts can assist you with creating the right giving plan to support your favorite causes, determining what assets to give, and how to build a legacy that lasts beyond a lifetime. Let us serve as your partner in giving, helping maximize your impact in the community and your tax benefits.

Who we serve

Individuals & Families
Professional Advisors

Give today.

In addition to opening a fund, there are many ways to make a difference.

Change tomorrow.

Make plans for future giving and ensure the community you love is supported long beyond your lifetime.

A Passion For Education

The Sethis’ family fund and scholarship fund are centered around providing educational opportunities for students.
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Between our family fund and our scholarship fund, we can positively impact a student’s entire career journey, and that is important to us.
- Parvesh Sethi, CFT Fundholder
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A Passion for the Arts

Cece Smith Lacy and Ford Lacy fund new works from arts organizations through their fund at CFT.
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We’ve historically funded organizations that we’re familiar with, and our latest partnership with CFT has exposed us to new organizations and genres.
- CeCe Smith Lacy, CFT Fund Holder
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Giving Opportunity

The Hensleys have partnered with CFT since 2009, and currently have a donor-advised fund and a scholarship fund at CFT.
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We want to leave a legacy here in Dallas because this city is one of the reasons we’ve had such success in life.
- Chuck Hensley, CFT Fund Holder
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Give back, move forward.

We’re committed to supporting the philanthropic leaders of tomorrow, growing community impact, and making strong connections through partnership.

Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy

Where young professionals learn to set personal strategies for giving, gain a deeper understanding of our communities’ issues, and connect with other changemakers.


Our dedicated advisors guide committed donors to their giving goals. The knowledge, services, and options CFT provides make giving easy and enjoyable.


See how rewarding and fun discovering your core values can be. Take part in our personalized, structured sessions designed to make your giving easier and more effective.

Have questions?
We’ve got answers.

Why CFT?

Communities Foundation of Texas has over 70 years of experience supporting individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits with their charitable giving.

Learn more about our services and impact.

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund at CFT allows you to give to the causes that matter most to you while we take care of the rest.
Watch our donor-advised fund explainer video.

What is a community foundation? 

A community foundation is a tax-exempt public charity serving thousands of people who share a common interest of building a thriving community for all.

Learn more here.

Ready to get started?

Interested in individual, family, or business giving? Don’t wait to make a difference. Let us help you develop your customized, strategic giving plan.

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Melissa Hardage
Senior Director of Donor Engagement
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Boski Sharma, CAP
Director, Donor Relations

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