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Reflecting on 2020: A Year of Collaborative Impact

Through collaboration, partnership, and generosity, we've accomplished a lot together in one of our community's most challenging years.


As we begin the New Year, we've been reflecting on the power of "we" and all that we've accomplished, together, during one of our community's most challenging years. View a snapshot of what our donors, partners, and collaborators made possible in 2020!

Insights for Professional Advisors

Congress extends charitable giving incentives 


As your clients reboot after 2020, now is a great time to address their charitable giving plans for 2021! COVID-19 has proven to be a marathon, not a sprint. Nonprofit organizations continue to look to the generosity of donors for the foreseeable future to stay afloat and serve those in need of their programs. 

$5 Million in Grants Awarded from CFT’s W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund

Grants Awarded to Nonprofits Across North Texas Cares Priority Issue Areas of Economic Security, Education, Health, Safety & Wellbeing, and Social Justice


The W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund is CFT's largest endowment gifted to CFT through the estate plans of the late William Walter Caruth, Jr. to advance innovative and evidence-based solutions to significant community challenges in the areas of education, public safety, health, and medical and scientific research.

The secret sauce in philanthropy? Collaboration.

This year has proven that no single donor can solve pressing problems alone.


When I think about what matters most in working to achieve our vision of thriving communities for all, it’s recognizing that this vision is only possible through deep and broad collaboration, relationships, partnerships and trust.

CFT Launches “Be In Good Company” Recognition Program

New program encourages businesses to make a commitment to North Texas


A new recognition program launched by CFT shines a spotlight on businesses doing good in our community with a goal to inspire companies of all sizes to commit to making North Texas one of the most business-engaged communities in the country.

COVID-19 Resources for the Community

Seeking financial assistance? Here are some organizations that can help.


While we don’t provide financial assistance directly to individuals, we know of many nonprofit organizations who are able to provide financial assistance with rent, utility bills or other needs.

360 Degrees of Thriving

Moving people from surviving to thriving across the areas of health, wealth, living and learning through the lenses of equity, connectedness, and belonging


In 2018, Communities Foundation of Texas committed to using its efforts and influence to create thriving communities for all. While COVID-19 changed our world in many ways this year, it did not change the relevance of this goal. Even in the midst of surviving a global pandemic, we’re finding that our eyes and actions must stay trained on matters of thriving – so that life for each person our work touches remains sustainable through times of both prosperity and unsteadiness.

New Collin County Economic Opportunity Assessment Released 

This assessment highlights challenges and opportunities in Collin County


CFT released a new assessment in partnership with JPMorgan Chase reavealing that, while Collin County’s rapidly expanding population and young, diverse workforce is one of the region’s greatest assets, Collin County also faces many obstacles and barriers that threaten the upward mobility of many residents, including disparities by race/ethnicity, income, educational attainment, and wealth. 

Clarification Related to Dallas Morning News Article

A message from CFT's President & CEO, Dave Scullin


In today’s business section of The Dallas Morning News, a story about a Blackbaud data breach that occurred earlier this year incorrectly listed Communities Foundation of Texas as an organization that may have been part of new findings related to the breach. Blackbaud, one of our third-party service providers, has been a long-time technology vendor of CFT, and is widely considered to be the leading data management technology provider serving the nonprofit sector.