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A New Community Vision For Dallas: 2020 Economic Supplement Report

July 20, 2020

Dallas is a business model of a city, and was initially created for the economicbenefit of White settlers. These self proclaimed 'pioneers' claimed stolen American Indian land after Native people were massacred and removed from North Texas, and some brought with them enslaved Africans, who were forced to work the settler's newly acquired land for free. This history is the foundation for the racialized economic inequity that exists today in Dallas County that this supplement will interrogate. During Dallas TRHT's 2019 Community Visioning sessions, participant responses centered on the issues of economy across questions about race and racism in the community, the look and feel of Dallas without racism, and what we need to end racism in Dallas. 

A New Community VIsion for Dallas: 2019 Annual Report

May 1, 2019

The goal of this report is threefold. The first goal is to value the narratives of the often unspoken and unwritten origin stories of The City of Dallas and Dallas County. These historical narratives are as important as any data, and should be acknowledged when doing work in communities of color and creating policy. The second goal is to share the beginning of a larger and more expansive Community Racial History (as stated in the W.K. Kellogg TRHT Implementation Guidebook), which is a historical analysis of the attitudes, policies and practices of place and race. The third goal is to share the results of our Community Visioning Sessions, which were opportunities for Dallas TRHT to listen to the community, and for us to be led by the communities' shared vision of a Dallas without racism. This report is not designed to serve as a complete or exhaustive history of Dallas. 

Communities Foundation of Texas Impact Report 2014

June 10, 2014

Over the past 60-plus years, CFT has focused primarily on sharing what we have done in terms of traditional grantmaking—what grants have been made, to which nonprofits, and in what amounts. However, this story is only the beginning of our work and does not indicate how well we are meeting our ultimate goal: to contribute to lasting positive impact in our community through our investment of staff time and talent, and through the use of the monetary treasure that we steward across our funds. Now, we are ready to share how well we are meeting that over-arching goal through CFT's inaugural Impact Report. This year, we won't cover everything. For us, "starting somewhere" means focusing primarily in this report on our three biggest areas of discretionary activity:* Community Impact grantmaking (focused on academic success for at-risk middle school youth and economic stability for low-income working families); * W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation grantmaking (focused on public safety, education, and medical and scientific research); and * Educate Texas grantmaking and program work (focused on a statewide public– private education initiative operating as a program of CFT).The report provides detailed insight into the activities, the hoped-for impact, and the results in each of these areas. Our intention is for us, and you, to use the data culled from our results and experiences as a flashlight, rather than a hammer. By sharing these experiences through this report, we hope that you will learn along with us, and share in the celebration of the successes across our community accomplished by outstanding organizations.