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Community Foundation of North Texas

306 West 7th Street Suite 1045
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
United States

Mission

The foundation provides stewardship for many individual charitable funds. With its specialized services, the foundation gives donors efficient charitable fund administration. Support for community development, social services, education, youth, health, and arts and cultural programs; emphasis on one-time grants to new and innovative programs. The foundation’s mission is to: establish permanent charitable endowments; provide a vehicle for donors’ varied interests; promote local philanthropy; and provide leadership and resources in addressing challenges and opportunities facing North Texas.

1991 Year Founded
$155,874,668 Endowment Value
$11,994,195 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

1,800,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation of North Texas
Address 1306 West 7th Street Suite 1045
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownFort Worth
State / RegionTexas
ZIP / Postal Code76102
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone817.877.0702
Emailnancyjones@cfntx.org
Websitewww.cfntx.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Nancy Jones, Pres/CEO
Primary Contact’s NameNancy Jones
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident & CEO
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1991
Mission StatementThe foundation provides stewardship for many individual charitable funds. With its specialized services, the foundation gives donors efficient charitable fund administration. Support for community development, social services, education, youth, health, and arts and cultural programs; emphasis on one-time grants to new and innovative programs. The foundation’s mission is to: establish permanent charitable endowments; provide a vehicle for donors’ varied interests; promote local philanthropy; and provide leadership and resources in addressing challenges and opportunities facing North Texas.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced1,800,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)9
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members19
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$16,795,185
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$12,951,949
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$11,994,195
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$155,874,668
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodNone
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communitySlightly important
Pursuing equitySlightly important
Accountability to local peopleImportant but not central
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentSlightly important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentLittle
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingLittle
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityNo change
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsDid not answer
Informal associations of citizensDid not answer
Non-governmental organizationsDid not answer
Local governmentDid not answer
National governmentDid not answer
UniversitiesDid not answer
SchoolsDid not answer
BusinessesDid not answer
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersDid not answer
Regional association of grantmakersDid not answer
Global Fund for Community FoundationsDid not answer
Particular foundationDid not answer
Other organizationDid not answer
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsDid not answer
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workDid not answer
Local people control what our organization doesDid not answer
Have local people represented on our boardDid not answer
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doDid not answer
Actively engage local people as volunteersDid not answer
All of our board is composed of local peopleDid not answer
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearDid not answer
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingDid not answer
Better legal or fiscal environmentDid not answer
More volunteersDid not answer
Access to advice or technical assistanceDid not answer
Better local culture of givingDid not answer
Stronger civil societyDid not answer
More responsive authoritiesDid not answer
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsDid not answer
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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