What is a Community Foundation?

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What Does a Community Foundation Do?

A community foundation is a grantmaking public charity that serves donors who share a common interest — improving the quality of life in their geographic region and beyond. Individuals, families and businesses establish charitable funds to support the causes and organizations they care about most.

How Do Community Foundations Work? 

We make a local impact: 
Community foundations harness the power of charitable giving to make a difference in the communities they serve. North Texas Community Foundation works with local donors and leaders to proactively respond to the needs of our region. Last year, the Foundation and our donors distributed more than $44 million in grants.

We provide flexible giving options: 
North Texas Community Foundation offers several types of funds to help donors achieve their charitable goals and meet community needs. Additionally, a wide range of financial assets can be accepted as donation. Our flexibility allows donors to maximize tax-saving benefits while supporting their favorite charities.

We are resourceful conveners: 
Beyond grantmaking, community foundations play important roles as community leaders. From creating partnerships during times of crises to supporting new initiatives like the Tarrant To & Through Partnership, North Texas Community Foundation’s team is dedicated to finding innovative and effective solutions for our region’s most challenging problems.

We look to the future: 
Our donors are invested in the future of our community. Through our Legacy Society, we help donors invest in their favorite causes and charities, beyond their lifetimes. Thanks to their foresight, the Community Foundation is here for good, forever.

You Can Make an Impact 

North Texas Community Foundation offers a variety of customized options to support your giving today and for generations to come. Contact our Charitable Gift Planning team to learn more: connect@northtexascf.org.

If you aren’t ready to open a fund, but want to show your support for the Community Foundation, consider the following: 

>Make a gift to one of our collective giving opportunities.

>Follow us on FacebookX, YouTube and LinkedIn

> Sign up for our quarterly eNewsletter


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