Communities Foundation of Texas is pleased to announce the creation of a dedicated Fund for Collin County that will focus on addressing the most urgent needs specific to this vibrant, growing area now and in the future.

In the past ten years alone, CFT has made more than 3,000 grants to organizations in Collin County, totaling more than $38 million. Collin County, along with all of North Texas, has always been extremely generous. On North Texas Giving Day 2017, more than 19,000 gifts were made from Collin County residents totaling more than $8.4 million. We each have our favorite nonprofits that we invest in and support today, but we can also achieve incredible impact for our community when we pool our resources together and invest in the future.

To maintain the vitality of Collin County and all of North Texas, CFT is looking for committed, community-minded, forward-thinking businesses and individuals to help grow this new $500,000 investment in Collin County to over $1 million. Building this fund together will help ensure that there will always be dedicated charitable resources to meet local needs for generations to come. Providing support and funding for our most vulnerable citizens is critical to maintaining the current and future health and vibrancy of this place that we call home.

If supporters can grow the fund to $1 million, CFT will begin granting from the fund in 2018. Help us meet the challenge by joining us to invest in Collin County. There are a variety of ways you can give to the Fund for Collin County, such as cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement plans, life insurance, IRA and more. See more ways to give. Please contact Sarah Higdon, 214.750.4247 or, for more information about the Collin County Fund.


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Information for nonprofits serving Collin County
CFT’s Fund for Collin County was established to provide support for nonprofit organizations addressing the most pressing needs and promising opportunities for Collin County residents. All charitable purposes will be considered, with the exception of places of worship. To be considered, an organization must be a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity in good standing with the IRS with at least 75% of program participants being Collin County residents. Applications will be accepted through the Letter of Inquiry process.

Please contact me for more information about the Fund for Collin County.

Sarah Beeks Higdon, MBA, CAP©

Director of Charitable Giving, Collin County


Jeri Chambers

Donor Relations Officer, Collin County