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CFT Awards $625,000 in Grants to 19 Local Nonprofits Providing Social Services

Grants will support nonprofits providing a comprehensive range of services to enhance the quality of life for North Texas residents.


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) awarded $625,000 to 19 North Texas nonprofits through its 2023-2024 Social Services Community Grant opportunity. Taking a place-based approach, CFT made grant awards to nonprofits working in specified geographic areas that are providing comprehensive services to meet their community’s unique needs.

$10M grant to UNT Dallas Law Enforcement Training Center from CFT's W. W. Caruth, Jr. Fund

Innovative new academy facility will transform instruction for recruits, officers, civilians and command personnel


The University of North Texas at Dallas and the City of Dallas announce a generous $10 million grant from CFT towards the new Law Enforcement Training Center at UNT Dallas.

CFT grant establishes Executive Director of Caruth Police Institute

$2 million dollar donation will create first endowed position at the University of North Texas at Dallas


The University of North Texas at Dallas has received a $2 million grant from Communities Foundation of North Texas to create the first endowed position in the university’s history.

Giving to Charity Through Your Will

Everyone can leave a legacy. What will yours be?


In the past 65 years, hundreds of forward-thinking individuals, couples and families have partnered with CFT to make a commitment to further their passions and better our community beyond their lifetimes. These generous donors are recognized as part of CFT’s legacy society, the Live Oak Society.

Rakesh Dahiya, Katie Robbins, and Andy Smith Join CFT's Board of Trustees

Richie Butler remains board chair, Connie O'Neill vice-chair, and a thank you to outgoing trustees


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees, Rakesh Dahiya, Katie Robbins, and Andy Smith.

Reflecting on 14 Years of Wende Burton's Impact

Celebrating Wende's CFT Career


After fourteen years of dedicated service and leadership, Wende will be departing Communities Foundation of Texas for her next chapter in nonprofit consulting. 

What is a Community Foundation?

A community foundation is a tax-exempt public charity serving thousands of people who share a common interest — improving the quality of life in their region and beyond. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help meet local and national challenges.


A community foundation is a tax-exempt public charity serving thousands of people who share a common interest — improving the quality of life in their region and beyond. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help meet local and national challenges.

Portrait of a Donor

Mabel Peters Caruth


As a CFT donor, Mabel Caruth wanted to define her personal legacy both in terms of the family's generous past and her understanding of future community needs. Her way of giving has more than accomplished both goals

Modern Luxury Spotlight

Wayne White, Communities Foundation of Texas President & CEO


A former industry leader in the global technology space, Wayne White’s latest endeavor hits closer to home, in alignment with his passion for community.