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Orchid Giving Circle and Village Giving Circle Join CFT

Communities Foundation of Texas provides $50,000 in matching funds as welcome gift for new donations to each giving circle


CFT is thrilled to share that two local giving circles, the Orchid Giving Circle and the Village Giving Circle, have joined hands with Communities Foundation of Texas to build thriving communities. 

Support for North Texas Storm Relief


CFT has gathered a list of funds and nonprofit organizations that are actively supporting people who've been impacted by recent North Texas storms and tornadoes.

Shawn Jackson Named as Kaleidoscope Park Executive Director

Frisco-based leader of Dallas Arboretum brings decades of nonprofit leadership


The Board of Directors of the Frisco, Texas-based Kaleidoscope Park Foundation has named Shawn Jackson as the Park’s new Executive Director. 

CFT's W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund named 2024 Hunt Family Visionary Award Recipient by the Retina Foundation

The award was presented during the Retina Foundation’s Visionary Luncheon on Wednesday, May 15


The Retina Foundation of the Southwest has named CFT's W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund as the recipient of its 2024 Hunt Family Visionary Award.

CFT names Robert Kent as new Chief Philanthropy Officer

Successful Parks Advocate Joins CFT to Further Expand Community Impact


After an extensive four-month search, CFT is pleased to announce the selection of Robert Kent as Chief Philanthropy Officer and executive leadership team member.

Support for Allen: One Year Later

CFT’s Support for Allen Fund continues to support nonprofits serving those impacted by the tragic Allen shooting


More than 650 individuals, families, and businesses generously gave more than $500,000 to CFT’s Support for Allen Fund to assist local nonprofits providing resources and services in response to the tragic mass shooting.

Creating a New Tradition of Police Mental Health

The Texas Blue Chip Program


In the heart of numerous police traditions, police challenge coins hold a special place, embodying camaraderie, honor, and recognition within the ranks. These small medallions, adorned with emblems, insignia, history, and marks of excellence, are passed surreptitiously from hand to hand.

Fundraising Campaign Series Continues with Matching Gifts for Mental Health Nonprofits

$120,000+ available to double the impact for mental health-focused nonprofits


CFT is offering an opportunity for mental health-focused nonprofits to earn matching dollars to support their work through its easy-to-use North Texas Giving Day website, thanks to support from the Ramesh and Kalpana Bhatia Family Foundation.  

$1.5M+ Awarded to 41 Local Nonprofit Organizations to Advance Equity

Communities Foundation of Texas and The Dallas Foundation partner to fund programs and services for historically disenfranchised communities


Communities Foundation of Texas and The Dallas Foundation announce the recipients of their 2023-2024 Equity Fund Cycle Grants. In total, the two community foundations awarded $1.57M in grants to 41 nonprofit organizations.