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Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.

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Purpose and Activities

CFT stimulates creative solutions to key challenges in the community. The foundation thoughtfully and effectively supports diverse donors and grantees by providing exemplary service and by demonstrating accountability, improving lives through an unwavering commitment to lasting impact. The foundation's vision is to enhance the experience and impact of giving through: 1) exemplary service; 2) wise stewardship of resources; and 3) as a Trusted partner for community knowledge and collaboration.


Established in 1953 in TX; incorporated in 1960 - The foundation has taken its place among the country's community foundations as one of the largest, both in terms of total assets and in terms of grants awarded. In Dallas, indeed across Texas and the Southwest, the foundation ranks first among all public foundations. Since 1953, CFT has encouraged and supported philanthropy by providing donors with highly effective ways to make meaningful contributions to the community while realizing significant tax advantages. At present, CFT manages more than 800 funds for individuals, families, corporations, and businesses, yielding significant savings in both investment and administrative costs along with considerable tax advantages. The operating costs of CFT reflect a very small percentage of the total assets and total grants awarded


Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.

Community foundation




5500 Caruth Haven Lane Dallas, TX United States 75225-8146

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