116 West 8th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626 / 512 863 4186 / friends@chisholm-trail.org

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100 years and counting!!  There are over 700 community foundations across the United States with each focused on a particular geographic area. The very first one established back in 1914 is still in existence today. 

The mission of Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation (CTCF) is to help donors
fulfill their goals for charitable giving.

The Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation was established in 1996 and acts as a
bridge connecting two
groups—donors/community members on one side of the
bridge to nonpr
ofit organizations on the other—with various services for both.

Connecting with Individuals/Community Members

We offer services to individuals, businesses and families in order to make their
charitable giving strategic, effective and efficient.  We help donors give a meaningful
gift now, over time, or even to build legacies for future generations, primarily through Donor Advised Funds.

Connecting with Nonprofits

Nonprofits benefit from a partnership with CTCF through the following:
    1. Grants:  CTCF makes grants directly to local, nonprofit organizations;
    2. Visibility and awareness:  both can increase by participating in the Annual
        Fast Pitch for Nonprofits grant competition hosted by CTCF;
    3. Financial services:  CTCF offers a variety of financial services including
        Funds and Endowments to help nonprofits strategically plan for the future. 

Our work with nonprofit organizations, allows us to learn more about programs that reach underserved populations and enrich the lives of our citizens. We are then
able to help connect interested donors with these organizations.

In September 2014, the Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation was re-confirmed in
compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations by the
Council on Foundations.    This re-certification takes place every 5 years.  Over 60 percent of community foundations across the United States are confirmed in compliance – check out the map here.


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Georgetown, Texas 78626

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Board of Directors
Dr. Nelson Avery, Chair
Ray Barron
Dr. Barbara Brightwell,
Carlie Burdett
Connie Clark
Karen Cole
Eric Cooper, Chair-Elect
Howard Faske, Treasurer
Ron Greening
Doug Groves, Past Chair
Hayden Johnson
Mike Weir, Managing Dir.