Community Foundation Ranks Number One for Donor Satisfaction

Community Foundation Ranks Number One for Donor Satisfaction

A new survey, independently conducted by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), ranks the North Texas Community Foundation number one for donor satisfaction among community foundations surveyed. It was the first time the Community Foundation participated in CEP’s Donor Perception Report (DPR), which was been conducted at more than 50 foundations across the U.S. “The North […]

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Pony Express Delivers Equestrian Experience to Urban Pre-schoolers

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Pony Express Delivers Equestrian Experience to Urban Pre-schoolers

This spring, the YMCA Camp Carter Equestrian Center piloted a therapeutic and enrichment riding program for 4 and 5 year olds thanks to a $10,000 grant from the North Texas Community Foundation’s Anita Berry Martin Memorial Fund. More than 60 students enrolled at YMCA schools such as the Ella McFadden Early Childhood Learning Center received […]

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How to Handle Panhandling: To Give or Not to Give

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How to Handle Panhandling: To Give or Not to Give

Perceptions (or misperceptions) about panhandlers abound: they are homeless; they are addicts; they are criminals. One thing is certain about panhandling – it is the sign of a life in crisis. So, what should you do when you’re waiting at a stop light or walking down the street and get approached by someone who asks […]

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Who Do You Want to Get Your Retirement Money: The IRS or a Favorite Cause?

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Who Do You Want to Get Your Retirement Money: The IRS or a Favorite Cause?

Designation of retirement plan beneficiaries is increasingly common. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, about 58 percent of U.S. workers now have access to an employer-sponsored defined contribution plan, and 49 percent participate in one. Often, it’s a decision that’s given little consideration because it seems so clear-cut to choose a spouse or other family […]

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9 Local Graduating Fort Worth ISD Seniors Head to Their College of Choice

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9 Local Graduating Fort Worth ISD Seniors Head to Their College of Choice

The North Texas Community Foundation has awarded more than $387,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors for 2016. Scholarship recipients include 9 Fort Worth ISD students selected for the Community Foundation’s highly competitive Chesapeake Scholarship Fund. They received a combined $85,000 to fund their freshman years of college. Renewable for up to four years, the total […]

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Recent North Texas Workshops Address Local Homelessness

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Recent North Texas Workshops Address Local Homelessness

Advocates in Tarrant County conduct a head-count of local neighbors experiencing homelessness each January. The results for 2016 found a 3.7 percent rise in Tarrant and Parker counties, including 334 children under the age of 18. In July, agencies from across North Texas convened for a series of workshops aimed at enhancing the Coordinated Assessment […]

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Provision Permanently Extends IRA Charitable Rollover Provision

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Provision Permanently Extends IRA Charitable Rollover Provision

In December 2015, President Obama signed into law new provisions for the IRA Charitable Rollover. The provision permanently allows taxpayers age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income. Contributions through an IRA Charitable Rollover to the North Texas Community […]

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New Report Charts Path for Most Vulnerable North Texas Kids

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New Report Charts Path for Most Vulnerable North Texas Kids

The North Texas Community Foundation has introduced a new tool for civic, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. The report helps develop programs and policies aimed at improving outcomes for local children at risk for poverty, neglect, and abuse. Growing Up in North Texas 2016: A Community Assessment for Tarrant County surfaces the top issues facing local […]

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WORTH: the Next Generation of Philanthropists Target Child Abuse

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WORTH: the Next Generation of Philanthropists Target Child Abuse

Tarrant County has once again received a ranking among the top in Texas, but it’s not an opportunity for bragging rights. A report from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services reveals Tarrant County as No. 2 statewide in the number of confirmed child abuse cases, with an increase from 6,097 in 2014 to 6,123 […]

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Community Foundation Thinks Beyond Business as Usual

Community Foundation Thinks Beyond Business as Usual

For more than three decades, the North Texas Community Foundation has invested charitable dollars wisely and awarded grants according to our donors’ wishes. We’re also building on that foundation and expanding our role as an agent of change for the region. Click here to watch our new video and find out how we’re thinking beyond […]

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Swimming Season Surfaces Need for Water Safety Training

Swimming Season Surfaces Need for Water Safety Training

On April 1, a 16-year-old Mansfield teen went missing in the Gulf of Mexico near Corpus Christi while visiting the beach during a class trip. Friends said the teen, whose body was later found, was not a strong swimmer. Around 11 a.m. on April 2, Fort Worth police responded to a missing child report. The […]

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Local Arts Scene Now Includes Moving Images

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Local Arts Scene Now Includes Moving Images

Ask anyone what makes North Texas such a great community, and one answer likely to rank high (if not first) on that list is the local arts and culture scene. This region has long been known for its world-class museums, performance groups and venues – many of which provide free access to the arts. Collectively, […]

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