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Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) - 2019 Fall Letter of Inquiry

Grants to Texas Nonprofit Organizations in Eligible Counties
for Health, Environment, and Community Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT)

Deadline Date:

08/29/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations to address community needs in the North Texas region. Funding is intended for programs in the areas of health, environment, and community services in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, or Tarrant Counties.

In 2019, priority consideration will be for programs that include at least one of the following criteria in each sector area.

Community Services Criteria (Social Services, Veterans, Youth):
- Increase access to resources, particularly for underserved populations
- Build on the assets of community members
- Collect data to help improve programs
- Engage individuals in building stronger networks
This includes supporting programs that provide direct services, basic needs, and emergency support to individuals.

Environment Criteria:
- Arts: Building community awareness, understanding and engagement of environmental issues through arts, cultural events, and creative processes
- Education: Engaging youth with environmental issues, building and engaging environmental youth community
- Equity: Addressing equitable environmental practices
- Health: Improving the health of individuals, communities or the ecological environment via sustainable development, urban agriculture, or preservation of the natural world
- Preservation: Adding value to communities by preserving and protecting the land and its biodiversity

Health Criteria:
- Level the playing field so everyone has access to quality healthcare
- Work with underserved populations
- Reduce inequities in health treatment and outcomes through research, programs, and education

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185552

Number of Grants:

Communities Foundation of Texas provides approximately 40 to 50 grants a year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000 to $20,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service that has been active for at least two years as of September 1, 2019.
- At least 50% of the population served must reside in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, or Tarrant Counties.

Church and religious organizations' programs that are focused on evangelism are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

2019 Fall Letter of Inquiry (LOI) applications are will be due on August 29 at 5 PM.

Decisions will be notified by mid-December 2019.

2019 Fall Letter of Inquiry program areas:

LOI Workshop video:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Letters of Inquiry can be emailed to or mailed to or dropped at:

Communities Foundation of Texas
5500 Caruth Haven Lane,
TX 75225

Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Philanthropy Associate
214-750 4216

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties.