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COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION of TEXAS

2014 Impact Report

A Hub for Philanthropy Donors, nonprofit organizations and other community partners rely on Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) as an effective hub of philanthropy. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with families, companies, nonprofits and other funding organizations to strengthen our communities through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. CFT is committed to serving and understanding donor needs, expertly handling complex gifts, wisely managing charitable funds, and leveraging its vast community knowledge to increase charitable impact. The foundation professionally manages more than 950 component funds and has awarded over $1.3 billion in charitable grants since its founding in 1953. Please visit CFTexas.org to learn more.

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W.W. CARUTH, JR. FOUNDATION Dedicated to frontier-advancing projects in public safety, education, and scientific and medical research EDUCATE TEXAS A successful public-private partnership dedicated to significantly improving the postsecondary readiness of low-income students, with a focus on students in low-performing schools

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MEETING TODAY’S NEEDS

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COMMUNITY IMPACT FUNDS Focused on benefiting at-risk middle school youth and working poor

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DONOR BRIDGE

Website of 1300 nonprofits that helps donors give wisely

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY

Annual fundraising event through DonorBridge that has pumped over $63 million into the local community since 2009

GIVING GUIDE Vetted guide of 450+ local worthy causes and current needs

Charitable funds that impact diverse focus areas, from arts and education to health and social services: · Donor-advised funds · Scholarships · Designated funds

ENSURING TOMORROW’S FUTURE Planned future gifts to benefit causes you care about: · Endowments · Bequests · Charitable trusts

ENTREPRENEURS FOR NORTH TEXAS Promotes and facilitates community involvement and philanthropy for small and midsized companies

Communities Foundation of Texas offers extensive resources for its donors, including philanthropic advisory services to multiply donor impact in charitable passion areas, as well as opportunities for education and events.

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Communities Foundation of Texas Impact Report 2014  
Communities Foundation of Texas Impact Report 2014