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Educate Texas: SOARing to Success

Improving Access and Representation in Crowley ISD


With the support of principal and HIF, Billy Hanz led a tailored summer bridge program called SOAR — Success Opportunity Access Representation —to increase the number of Black male students in pre-AP mathematics classes and to increase equitable representation, access, and opportunities in advanced math. Which supported the very goals of TXNSI, a collaborative launched and facilitated by the Communities Foundation of Texas’ Educate Texas, Learning Forward, and the Charles A. Dana Center.

Bioworld Partners with CFT for Business to #DoTheGood During National Volunteer Month and Year-Round

Committed to community, Bioworld keeps corporate social responsibility a top priority.


Bioworld, a Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) for Business Cornerstone Sponsor and Impact Network member, has worked with CFT since 2015 to further its philanthropic impact. 
 

Support for tornado recovery in Southern U.S. states


Several tornadoes have hit lower U.S. states in recent weeks, and response groups are being stretched thin by the number of disasters they are addressing.

CFT and SMU to host 2023 Professional Seminar

2023 CFT/SMU Professional Seminar on May 9 to feature keynote speaker Bryan Clontz


Professional advisors are invited to attend our annual 2023 CFT/SMU Professional Seminar to hear from Bryan Clontz about Creative Charitable Planning with Non-Cash Assets on May 9, 2023.

Educate Texas: Effective Teaching Addressed in the 88th Legislative Session


The effectiveness of classroom teachers is the most important in-school factor for improving student academic performance. Furthermore, research shows that the quality of teacher preparation is critically important for teacher effectiveness. As the halfway point of the 88th Legislative Session approaches, both the House and Senate continue to signal their prioritization of effective teaching and specifically high-quality preparation.

Educate Texas: Community College Finance Reform Will Benefit Texas Students


The Texas Legislature is currently considering two bills, filed identically in the House and the Senate, to increase investments in funding community colleges to support Texans earning postsecondary academic and workforce credentials. 

Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2023


Communities Foundation of Texas and D CEO are proud to honor North Texas nonprofit professionals and organizations, as well as celebrate the companies and business leaders who support them through the Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2023. 

Welcoming Richie Butler as Board Chair

Heartfelt thanks to past chair, Alfreda Norman for three years of leadership


Join us in welcoming Richie Butler as CFT's new Board Chair and extending heartfelt gratitude to Alfreda Norman, who served as Board Chair for the past three years.

A Toast to Building a Thriving Community, Together

Celebrating Dave Scullin's impact locally, statewide, and nationally


Our President and CEO, Dave Scullin, will retire in March after a distinguished six-year tenure at the helm of CFT, the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation.