Our community has a deep tradition of philanthropy, giving back to the community we love is a priority of residents in the Dallas Region. Charity Navigator ranks Dallas fourth nationally in a survey that analyzes financial, accountability and transparency practices of nonprofits by metro area. From health issues, to children’s initiatives to animal causes and beyond, the Dallas Region is ripe with nonprofits and organizations looking for your involvement and service in the community. Decide what you’re most passionate about and Volunteer Now.
Nonprofit Spotlight: United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Since 1924, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has provided resources and infrastructure to nonprofits and charities in the Dallas area. We raise funds, increase effectiveness, and ensure accountability for service providers and programs that focus on long-term, measurable and effective change in our community.
Top North Texas Charitable Nonprofits
Ranked by local revenue from most recently available fiscal year
- 1. Susan G. Komen
- 2. North Texas Food Bank
- 3. Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas
- 4. Metrocare Services
- 5. United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
- 6. YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
- 7. The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command
- 8. Texans Can!
- 9. Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
- 10. Head Start of Greater Dallas Inc.
North Texas Giving Day
A great example of our community giving back is North Texas Giving Day. Each year, during one, 18-hour period, residents in the Dallas Region donate tens of millions of dollars to nonprofits. Since 2009, $195 million has been contributed to 2,700 organizations. 2017 donations totaled $39 million.
AT&T Performing Arts Center
More than 130 families came together, with each donating $1 million to build the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Another example of philanthropy from both the business community and the private citizens in the Dallas Region.