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Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT)

March, 2017

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announces the opening of the application for the new racial equity grant opportunity on Communities Foundation of Texas website.  CFT is offering up to $125,000 in $5,000 grants to up to 25 organizations to promote racial equity in Dallas. 

“The racial equity grants from CFT are intended to help organizations facilitate storytelling to help give voice and understanding to marginalized experiences, engage others in looking at racial inequalities locally, contribute to racial healing activities within and across sectors in Dallas, and create and/or implement practical solutions to race-related challenges in Dallas,” said Sarah Cotton Nelson, chief philanthropy officer at Communities Foundation of Texas. “We are looking forward to funding this important work.” 

Key dates include:

  • March: 2017 Racial Equity Grant Opportunity application is available on the CFT website.
  • March 20 @ 11:30am: Informational workshops at CFT offices (5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, 75225) for agencies interested in learning more about Racial Equity Grant. Attendance at the free workshops is completely optional. REGISTER NOW for the workshops.  
  • April 17 @ 5:00pm: Deadline to submit Racial Equity Grant application to grants@cftexas.orgto CFT offices (5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, 75225). You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of receipt. 
  • September 30: All agencies notified about racial equity funding grant decisions.

Applying organizations must have a 501(c)(3) OR faith-based tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service and have been active for two years as of September 1, 2017.


About Communities Foundation of Texas

As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) works with families, companies and nonprofits to strengthen our community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grant making initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 950 charitable funds and has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants since its founding in 1953.


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