Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Education & Literacy
  • Homeless & Housing


5500 CARUTH HAVEN LNDALLAS, TX 75225 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

CFT’s Vision To build thriving communities for all CFT’s Mission To improve the lives of all people in our community by investing in their health, wealth, living and learning. We accomplish this by growing community giving, expanding community impact, and advancing community equity. We work to meet our mission by: Providing giving opportunities through charitable and legacy living, planning, and consulting for individuals, families, nonprofits, and businesses Grantmaking and engaging our community around priority issues Increasing academic achievement and educational equity for all students in Texas, especially African American, Latino, and economically disadvantaged Developing and sharing knowledge and expertise about community needs and resources CFT’s Values Enhancing the experience and impact of giving through: Wise stewardship of resources Exemplary service; Trusted partner for community knowledge and collaboration.


Communities Foundation of Texas ’ main focus is to enhance the experience and impact of giving for individuals, families, companies, foundations and nonprofits by offering charitable tools like donor-advised funds, scholarships, North Texas Giving Day and more. CFT’s vision is to build thriving communities for all through three focus areas 1) growing community giving, 2) expanding community impact, and 3) advancing community equity. CFT programs include Educate Texas, CFT for Business, Success Network, the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Fund and other key initiatives. Since 1953, CFT has granted more than $2 billion to support nonprofits in our region, across the nation and the world. Learn more at and through this recent overview video.


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