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 nonprofit 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 Agency
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 December 2008, the Chisholm Trail Communities Foundation was confirmed in
compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations by the Council on Foundations. We are currently undergoing re-certification which takes place
every 5 years. Over 60 percent of community foundations across the United States are confirmed in compliance – check out the map here.
Interested in more information about community foundations or their role? Click here to listen to the interview by Renee McGivern at Nonprofit Spark which covers the role of CTCF as well as the importance of concise communication.
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116 West 8th Street
Georgetown, Texas 78626
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Board of Directors
Dr. Nelson Avery
Ray Barron, Past Chair
Dr. Barbara Brightwell
Doug Groves, Chair
Mike Weir, Managing Dir.