Building Thriving Communities: Health

A nonprofit organization

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$10,000 Goal

Health is a holistic concept engaging the biological, psychological, and behavioral dimensions of life. What affects a person's health encompasses everything from their local environmental conditions, access to things like grocery stores and parks, pets as companions, transportation, preventative medicine resources, and education. To move the needle on health, interventions must move upstream and engage the choices people make and the environments in which they live.

The funding categories for Health are:

- Physical health
- Mental health
- Healthy behaviors
- Healthful environment
- Responsive, quality health care
- Basic needs
- Human/animal connections


At Communities Foundation of Texas, our grantmaking and programs are key to our vision of building thriving communities for all. We believe that a thriving community is one in which all people feel cared for, invested in, nourished and valued, and have an equitable opportunity to contribute to the well-being and growth of themselves, their families, and their communities.

We take a 360-degree approach to supporting the needs of individuals and their communities through four intersectional pillars of thriving: Health, Wealth, Living, and Learning. What we're striving to achieve through attention to these areas is equity, connectedness, and belonging.

We understand that, in the ever-evolving complexities of the systems in which we live, the pillars of Health, Wealth, Living, and Learning are not stand-alone categories. They overlap, intersect, and are deeply intertwined with many other factors and issues that ultimately affect all of us. Only with the strong support and collaboration of individuals and organizations across the community working together can we achieve truly thriving communities for all. We look forward to being engaged in this work with you.

Equity Statement

Communities Foundation of Texas is committed to advancing equity as one of our three strategic priorities to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision.

As your community foundation, our vision is of a community where every person has the opportunity to thrive. Our mission is to improve the lives of all people in our community, and we recognize that there are groups that have historically faced and continue to experience discrimination, injustice, and unequal access to basic resources, community spaces, and economic opportunities.

CFT believes that all community members:

- should feel welcome, safe, and accepted;

- should be treated with respect and dignity;

- should have equitable access to opportunities to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

We are dedicated to both working internally with our staff and culture and learning and leading externally with partners across our community to create thriving communities for all.

Organization Data


Organization name

Building Thriving Communities: Health

other names

Communities Foundation of Texas

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Hunt, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hood, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, TX 75225



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