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Bright spots amidst challenges


The unparalleled crisis of COVID-19 has changed our world dramatically in the course of a few weeks. The effects are pervasive, complex, and likely long-lasting. Despite the paradox of personal physical distance, our spirit of community is evident. Our remarkable community of North Texans has come together with stunning speed, empathy, and generosity to help each other. This is who we are.

Every Texan Counts

Help us make sure every Texan is counted in the 2020 Census


Every 10 years, following constitutional mandate, our government conducts a count of every person living in our country. From that data, decisions are made that impact every facet of our daily life: our state’s representation in Congress, our region’s representation in Austin, and federal money for public education, healthcare, community services, and infrastructure in Texas. The census also undergirds the demographic data that companies use to identify potential investments for growth and expansion

One Generous Company, $1 Million Dollars of Impact

CFT receives $1 million donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to aid COVID-19 Relief Efforts across Texas


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of Texas community foundations and nonprofits, CFT announced a $1 million donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to help with COVID-19 relief efforts through their newly created Collaborative Grant Fund. The donation will support nonprofits statewide providing critical services such as: personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders, childcare for first responders and healthcare professionals, and services for senior adults, including meal and grocery delivery.

North Texas Giving Tuesday Now

CFT, Dallas Cowboys, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas come together to raise critical funds for COVID-19 relief and recovery now through May 5


CFT has partnered with the Dallas Cowboys and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to create a special emergency response day of giving called North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, as a regional activation of the global Giving Tuesday movement, #GivingTuesdayNow.

DentaQuest Contributes $1M to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Grants will support communities during the pandemic and throughout the recovery period


The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement today announced a set of grants totaling $1M to organizations supporting relief efforts for underserved populations and regions hit hardest by COVID-19, including communities that are experiencing disproportionate effects of the pandemic.  

A Collective Community Response to COVID-19

U.S. Community Foundations Mobilize More Than $282M to Support Those Impacted by COVID-19


U.S. community foundations, including CFT, are moving decisively to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis - mobilizing more than $282 million during the past two weeks alone. These funds will provide critical support to those who are facing challenges such as lost income, housing and food instability.

We Care. North Texas Cares.

Funders are working collaboratively to collect emergency funding requests


North Texas Cares is a funder collaborative made up of North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations that work with people and communities who may be most negatively affected by COVID-19. This includes agencies who support individuals and families with access to food and/or healthcare; supplementing lost wages and/or housing costs or serving vulnerable populations such as seniors and/or those experiencing homelessness; as well as supporting academic learning and distance learning for low-income, low-access students while schools are closed.

Ways to Help: Responding to COVID-19

Nonprofits need our support


We're inspired by our community's growing response to support local nonprofits and individuals deeply impacted by COVID-19. Our team of experts has been in communication with area nonprofits and wanted to share some of the most urgent community needs. Please give what you can, however you can! 

Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund at CFT

Rallying together to support nonprofits and workers in need


In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund at CFT was launched to address both affected service workers who have lost their paychecks while providing immediate support for increased demands on nonprofits, especially with respect to hunger relief. Learn more about how you can help keep our service workers working while keeping food on the tables fo North Texans...