And the good-end-of-the-year-news keeps coming in. Earlier this year, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) invited DFW nonprofits to submit Letters of Inquiry for its “fund holders whose interests align with the nonprofits’ specific areas of focus.”
Upon receipt, the CFT staff “summarizes all nonprofit projects submitted to the foundation’s 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.”
The efforts have resulted in $698,000 being awarded to the following nonprofits:
- Arts —TACA – The Arts Community Alliance ($200,000/two years)
- Environment — GROW North Texas ($20,000), The Welman Project ($10,000) and Dallas Zoo ($20,000).
- Health — Grant Halliburton Foundation ($20,000), DKMS – We Delete Blood Cancer ($20,000), The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens ($20,000), The Well Community ($20,000), Denton Community Health Clinic ($20,000), Communities in Schools of the Dallas Region ($20,000), Southern Methodist University ($20,000), Easterseals North Texas ($20,000) and Bryan’s House ($20,000).
- Social Services — Greater Dallas Area Special Olympics Texas Program ($20,000), The Warren Center ($5,000), The Chocolate Mint Foundation ($20,000), The Women’s Center of Tarrant County ($20,000), The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church ($20,000), The Inclusive Communities Project ($20,000), Workers Defense Project ($20,000), Crossroads Community Services ($20,000) and The Family Place ($20,000).
- Youth-oriented — Best Buddies ($20,000), Heart House ($20,000), Cornerstone Crossroads Academy ($20,000), After-School All-Stars North Texas ($20,000), Lone Star CASA ($12,000) and Excellence by Design Education Center ($5,000).
It you’re interested in making a last-minute gift and don’t want the heavy lifting of researching, check out CFT’s “Giving Guide.”
According to CFT Chief Philanthropy Officer Sarah Cotton Nelson, “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. The Giving Guide makes it easy to find a program to contribute to that is making a difference in the community.”
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.