Across Public Safety, Education & Health Through CFT's Caruth Fund
CFT is the custodian of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Fund. It is CFT’s largest endowment and was donated by Mr. William Walter Caruth, Jr., to advance innovative, high-impact solutions in the areas of education, health, and public safety.
Mr. Caruth aspired to combine his heart for giving with the tools of entrepreneurship and scientific inquiry to bring about widespread community change. Because of these priorities, Caruth investments are distinctive in the regional philanthropic sector. They are known as a source of “risk capital” for innovators who are looking to create, study, or advance a transformational change effort.
“Our new approach to Caruth grantmaking seeks to increase access for organizations of different sizes, both within and across our priority issue areas of education, health, and public safety, and their intersections,” said Nadine Dechausay, Community Philanthropy Director. “We’re providing funding not only to projects that are fully implemented or expanding, but also to projects in initial development that we believe will be transformational for our community.”