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Each year, Communities Foundation of Texas reviews and evaluates hundreds of requests from local nonprofits to create the Giving Guide, which gives donors access to immediate opportunities to make a positive difference in our community. To be listed in CFT's Giving Guide, simply submit an application online using the form at the bottom of this page.

The LOI application to apply for CFT discretionary funds, has now been separated from the Giving Guide, with greater clarification of the criteria to be used to distribute these dollars. Learn more by attending one of our workshop sessions in February. For any questions about the form or the process, please contact

About CFT

Established in 1953, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is a public charity that administers over 1,000 philanthropic funds established through gifts and bequests from donors in Dallas and across the state of Texas. CFT strives to help donors, nonprofits and other funders to stimulate creative solutions to key community challenges through both its programs and grantmaking. The most popular type of fund at CFT is the donor-advised fund. CFT donor-advised fund holders recommend grants from their funds after reviewing resources like the Giving Guide.  

How does CFT use the Giving Guide?

We invite nonprofit organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to submit a Giving Guide application summarizing your needs with our donors and the larger community. The Giving Guide is available online for anyone to consult when making decisions on how to support those creating an impact locally in North Texas.

Helping people to do the most good in our community is what CFT does best.

Nonprofits strengthen our community and having a great community doesn’t just happen. Communities Foundation of Texas is committed to helping you thrive.

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