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Do you want to make your giving easy, effective and enjoyable? A charitable fund is an easy way to streamline your giving and realize your philanthropic goals. Watch this video to learn more!


Benefits of creating a charitable fund at CFT continued:


  • Bring strategy and structure to your giving
  • Utilize our staff to support your charitable giving goals with services like family meeting facilitation or deep research on your interest areas
  • ​Receive one tax receipt

Maximum Impact

  • Leverage our community experts who review more than 5,000 nonprofit grants annually and those who run programs like Educate Texas or our efforts to improve economic security of low-income working families
  • Benefit from due diligence conducted on every nonprofit of interest
  • Use our North Texas Charity listing to find the causes you care about most and give to local nonprofits!


  • Stay personally involved in grantmaking
  • ​Incur fewer administrative burdens and cost than a private foundation
  • Maximum tax benefits — more than a private foundation
  • ​Invest with over 1,000 other component funds and more than $1 billion in assets
  • Donate diverse types of assets

CFT advisors are here to guide you and assist in your philanthropic journey. To get started, please fill out this form with your contact information and tell us more about your interests. A person on our team will be in touch shortly.
How To Give

There are many ways you can give

Giving to Texas nonprofits and charities is easy when done through Communities Foundation of Texas. We offer a wide array of products, such as charitable remainder annuity trusts and donor-advised funds, tailored to fulfill your philanthropic goals.

Immediate Gifts

Planned Gifts

Other ways to give

In addition, honorary and memorial gifts are accepted at any time with traditional asset donations or planned giving vehicles. 

As you review and establish your estate and financial plans, we will be honored to answer, in confidence, any questions you may have. We also we encourage you to consult with your financial and legal advisors.

What to Give

Types of Funds


Are you ready to get started?

CFT's philanthropic experts are here to work with you to develop your personal, strategic charitable giving plan. Contact us today for a confidential consultation about a giving program to fit your needs.

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