Communities Foundation of Texas Announces 28 Grants to North Texas Nonprofits

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On December 26, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced $698,000 in grants awarded to 28 North Texas nonprofits across five key areas: Environment, Health, Social Services, Youth, and Arts.

Each year, in order to collect timely community needs for CFT fund holders, the foundation invites nonprofit organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) outlining critical funding needs. CFT shares that information with their fund holders whose interests align with the nonprofits’ specific areas of focus.

In addition, CFT summarizes all nonprofit projects submitted to the foundation’ annual review cycle in the Giving Guide, which is available online for anyone in North Texas to discover and learn more about nonprofits working across the issue areas they care most about supporting.

“Communities Foundation of Texas shares the great work of nonprofits across North Texas through the CFT Giving Guide, providing a window into all of the various needs being served across our community. Interested in great organizations that support animals, education, racial equity and more? We encourage you to take a tour through the Giving Guide at to find something that connects with your heart to give to at the end of 2018,” said Sarah Cotton Nelson, chief philanthropy officer at CFT. “The Giving Guide makes it easy to find a program to contribute to that is making a difference in the community.”

The nonprofit awardees in the Environment area are GROW North Texas, The Welman Project, and Dallas Zoo.

In the Health area, nonprofits receiving grants are Grant Halliburton Foundation, DKMS – We Delete Blood Cancer, The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens, The Well Community, Denton Community Health Clinic, Communities in Schools of the Dallas Region, Southern Methodist University, Easterseals North Texas, and Bryan’s House.

Youth-oriented nonprofits on the list include Best Buddies, Heart House, Cornerstone Crossroads Academy, After-School All-Stars North Texas, Lone Star CASA, and Excellence by Design Education Center.

Social Services nonprofits getting grants are Greater Dallas Area Special Olympics Texas Program, The Warren Center, The Chocolate Mint Foundation, The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church, The Inclusive Communities Project, Workers Defense Project, Crossroads Community Services, and The Family Place.

CFT also is investing in the arts through TACA – The Arts Community Alliance.

Since CFT’s inception in 1953, the organization has made more than $1.8 billion in grants to support education, health care, public safety, social services, animals, and the arts – touching nearly all aspects of life throughout North Texas.

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Information provided as a press release from CFT.

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