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East Texas Communities Foundation



East Texas Communities Foundation serves 32 counties in East Texas. The foundation issued $2 million in grants in 2020 and currently manages over $124 million in over 400 unique charitable funds which support non-profit organizations and student scholarships.

Philanthropy builds community and changes lives. East Texas Communities Foundation supports philanthropy by offering simple ways for donors to achieve their charitable goals.

Web Address

www.etcf.org/

Social Media Links

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Recent News from East Texas Communities Foundation


Four local groups share in more than $23000 in grants awarded by John Harris Community Fund ...
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Four Shelby County organizations were on the receiving end of more than $23,000 worth of grants awarded from the John Harris Community Fund...more

East Texas philanthropists are rising to meet the needs of our rural area
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An article last fall in Advancing Philanthropy highlighted several challenges facing rural communities. The article, titled “Left to Their Own...more

Giving circles organize around, and seek to address, a specific need
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Even though philanthropy is a very personal experience and many donors like to give ... is they “tend to leverage their networks more strategically for philanthropic advice.” In other ......more

Local organizations benefit from East Texas Giving Day
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Approximately $1,000 of the $3,000 was part of a grand prize from East Texas Community Foundation for helping the East Texas Giving...more

Newsmakers: Nov. 25, 2018
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East Texas Communities Foundation, which provides philanthropic services in a ... “We're revolutionizing how people view local...more

Community foundations support efforts that improve our lives at home
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12-18 is Community Foundation Week, a time when we can share and reflect on the stories of impact over the past year. Community Foundation...more

Smith County officials approve setting up disaster relief fund; East Texas Communities Foundation ...
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“It's our pleasure as the community foundation to be able to serve in this capacity,” Penney said. “In the case of a disaster the community foundation...more

Develop a strategy for your business and employees to support local charities
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The U.S. economy is doing well this year, and that is usually a good sign for philanthropy. The unemployment rate is hovering around 4 percent,...more

East Texas Giving Day raises over $750K for nonprofits in recent 18-hour campaign
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Philanthropy builds community and changes lives. East Texas Communities Foundation supports philanthropy by offering simple ways for donors...more

Community leaders remember Bill 'BG' Hartley, founder of Southside Bancshares
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As large as his impact in the business world was, Hartley was also a key figure in philanthropic efforts in East Texas. ... Texas Area Council of Boy Scouts of America and the East Texas Communities...more



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Melbourne social enterprise Who Gives A Crap sold nearly 3 million rolls of toilet paper in 2014/15 and gave half the proceeds to WaterAid Australia, but co-founder Simon Griffiths says the donation would have been less had the startup adopted a non-profit model when it launched two years ago.




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