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.
The Ronald McDonald House program was built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal, or where they will lay their head at night to rest. For the past 36 years, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has been doing exactly that. Since opening the doors in 1981, over 37,000 families have been provided a “home-away-from-home” in the times when they need it most. The idea of a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill or injured children was embraced fully by the Dallas community from the initial concept. Today, RMHD continues to be the only agency in Dallas that provides this vital service and remains debt-free to this day. Because of the generosity of the Dallas community, RMHD is able to keep families close to the hospital and close to each other.
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 millions of dollars to nonprofits. Since 2009, $290 million has been contributed to 2,700 organizations. 2019 donations totaled $50 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.