The #IAMPEARL fund is an affinity-sponsored fund housed at Communities Foundation of Texas. The fund was established by staff members of the black affinity group and will make strategic grants to provide meaningful support in the African American community in its identified areas of focus.

The #IAMPEARL Fund will honor and lift the legacy of Pearl C. Anderson while providing a visible and public space for CFT staff and external stakeholders to learn about Pearl C. Anderson and her significance to Communities Foundation of Texas. With an increased focus on equity and the welcoming of more diverse voices to the philanthropic community, the fund will establish a space for more inclusivity around the process of giving through a fund, and subsequently, help direct philanthropic dollars in mutually agreed-upon focus area(s).

Grantmaking Focus Areas

Grants will be made to support organizations that provide community resources related to the following. The Governing Committee will evaluate organizations and determine funding. 

Focus Areas

  • Education 
  • Food Security 
  • Business Development and Financial Literacy


Are you a CFT fund holder? Support the #IAMPEARL Fund by making a grant from your fund in honor of Pearl below.

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Morgan Spann

Donor Relations Officer




Chris McSwain

Director of Community Engagement, North Texas Giving Day




Ashley McIver

Senior Philanthropy Officer