#NTxGivingDay has Kicked Off!

North Texas Giving Day may be 3 months away, but we’ve already kicked into high gear at Communities Foundation of Texas! The North Texas Giving Day kickoffs got started in Denton County, and we continued the North Texas Giving Day Road Show in Fort Worth and Dallas before closing it out in McKinney. Hundreds of nonprofits were represented and the #NTxGivingDay spirit was in the air!

Three women holding a large picture frame while another woman takes their picture.North Texas Giving Day isn’t an exciting day for just for nonprofits, though. Each year Communities Foundation of Texas donors go all in for Giving Day. Last year, over 630 grants were made out of 140 CFT Donor-Advised Funds! These donors gave almost $4 million to nonprofits all over North Texas – that’s over 10% of all donations made on North Texas Giving Day!

With donors like this in the future, it’s no wonder North Texas nonprofits are excited and ready to kick off #NTxGivingDay 2017!

 

 

Want to be a part of the #NTxGivingDay fun? Contact me at mhardage@cftexas.org or 214.750.4251, for information on how Communities Foundation of Texas can help your money go farther on North Texas Giving Day!

Are you a nonprofit who wants to get involved? Register today at NorthTexasGivingDay.org!

 

Apply to be in the Giving Guide

Each year Communities Foundation of Texas carefully reviews hundreds of nonprofit requests and summarizes recommended projects for our Giving Guide. CFT’s Giving Guide is an online and print resource used by our donors and the community-at-large to make decisions on funding charitable organizations. The Giving Guide becomes a key tool for our donors and their families to use when making decisions on how to make an impact locally. The CFT team uses the Giving Guide to assist donors in narrowing down the thousands of nonprofits in North Texas and finding organizations whose impact areas align with the donor’s focus areas. Continue reading “Apply to be in the Giving Guide”

North Texas Giving Day Sets New Record!

Day of Fundraising Benefits 2,518 Local Nonprofits

The eighth annual North Texas Giving Day has raised the largest amount in the event’s history for the fifth year in a row, and the largest amount for a single online community “Giving Day” in the nation. Nonprofit organizations and supporters celebrated the 18-hour day of fundraising with community-wide Donation Station events in Dallas, Arlington, Denton, Fort Worth and McKinney featuring performances by “The Voice” finalist Luke Wade, Oaktopia’s Texas Gentlemen, and nonprofits as well as children’s activities and much more.

The astounding $37 million raised for 2,518 nonprofits from more than 142,700 donations exceeded last year’s totals of $33.1 million and 118,000 donations. This is the first time in the event’s eight-year history that all participating nonprofits received a gift. Donations poured in from all 50 states and 39 countries at a rate of nearly $34,500 per minute. Continue reading “North Texas Giving Day Sets New Record!”