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CFT Announces Over $1M in Grants to North Texas Nonprofits

January 7, 2019

Areas include Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Environment, Health, Older Adults, and Youth

DALLAS – December 2018 – Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced $1,069,000 in grants awarded to more than 50 North Texas nonprofits across five key areas: Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Environment, Health, Older Adults, and Youth.

“Each year, Communities Foundation of Texas reviews and evaluates hundreds of requests from local nonprofits to create the Giving Guide, which in turn gives donors access to immediate opportunities to make a positive difference in our community,” said Sarah Cotton Nelson, chief philanthropy officer at CFT. “These 2018 grantees have shown they are addressing a timely need and have the capability to solve those needs effectively.”

CFT's annual Giving Guide is available for anyone to discover and learn more about nonprofits working across local issue areas. Since our inception in 1953 and with donor and community support, CFT has made more than $1.8 billion in grants. The Giving Guide is one avenue that fuels that giving.

Animals nonprofits that received grants are Canine Companions for IndependenceChildren’s Medical Center FoundationDallas Pets AliveIt’s a Sensory World, and Ranch Hands Rescue

Arts and Culture nonprofits that received grants are Amphibian Stage ProductionsArt House DallasCara Mía Theatre Co.Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, Dallas Theater Center, Sammons Center for the ArtsTACA – The Arts Community Alliance

Community Services nonprofits that received grants are 2ndSaturday Community Development Corporation, The Chocolate Mint FoundationCrossroads Community ServicesThe Family PlaceGreater Dallas Area Special Olympics Texas Program, Homeward BoundThe Inclusive Communities Project, The Stewpot of First Presbyterian ChurchThe Warren CenterThe Women's Center of Tarrant County, and the Workers Defense Project

The nonprofit grant recipients in the Environment area are Dallas ZooGROW North Texas, and The Welman Project.

In the Health area, nonprofits that received grants are Bryan’s HouseCamp Summit, Communities in Schools of the Dallas Region, Denton Community Health ClinicDKMS – We Delete Blood CancerEasterseals North TexasGrant Halliburton Foundation,  The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens, Open Arms, PediPlace, Southern Methodist UniversityTeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation, and The Well Community.

Nonprofits serving Older Adults that received grants are Catholic Charities of DallasEasterseals North TexasJewish Family Service of Greater DallasMeals on Wheels of Tarrant CountyNorthside Inter-Community Agency, and The Senior Source.

Youth-oriented nonprofits on the list include After-School All-Stars North TexasBest Buddies, Cornerstone Crossroads AcademyExcellence by Design Education CenterHeart House Dallas, Lone Star CASA, and Momentous Institute.

Since CFT’s inception in 1953, the organization has made more than $1.8 billion in grants to support education, health care, public safety, social services, animals, and the arts – touching nearly all aspects of life throughout North Texas.

To be considered for 2019 funding, nonprofits can learn more and apply online at:  cftexas.org/Apply-For-a-Grant.  The upcoming deadlines are April 1 and August 29 at 5 p.m.
 

About Communities Foundation of Texas
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) works with individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and private foundations to build thriving communities locally and across the state through a variety of charitable funds and strategic initiatives. The foundation professionally manages 1,000 charitable funds and runs several key initiatives like Educate Texas, North Texas Giving Day, Working Families Success Network of North Texas, Best in Class and the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Fund at CFT. CFT has awarded over $1.8 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.

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