2015 Can Do Award Recipient – Communities Foundation

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) is one of the nation’s
largest community foundations, managing more than 900
charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and
nonprofits. Their history and commitment to the community is rooted
deep in the heart of giving; they have awarded more than $1.4 billion in
grants since its founding in 1953. CFT represents its donors’ charitable
interests and adds value through the foundation’s wealth of community
knowledge, along with the leadership of its volunteer board of trustees
and the expertise of a professional staff. CFT is committed to serving
and understanding donor needs, expertly handling complex gifts,
wisely managing charitable funds and leveraging community
knowledge to increase charitable impact. CFT serves as a hub for
collaboration between philanthropists, nonprofits and other funding
organizations across the community. Their core values are their
exemplary service, wise stewardship of resources and trusted
community knowledge.
The organization, led by president and chief executive officer
Brent E. Christopher, helps people get the most from their giving and connects them with community needs – offering guidance for people who want to sharpen their strategies and continuing education for wealth advisors. CFT stimulates creative solutions to key challenges in our community. They thoughtfully and effectively support diverse donors and grantees by providing exemplary service and by demonstrating accountability. They improve lives through an unwavering commitment to lasting impact.