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.
In 2009 G.A.A.B.A. set up its DISD College Scholarship Program. G.A.A.B.A. provides assistance to DISD students in the Greenville Ave. area who show scholastic promise but are otherwise financially challenged. The students are chosen by their teachers and the monies given are generated, in large part, by the St. Patrick’s Parade. G.A.A.B.A. is pleased to have contributed to the pursuit of higher education and it is continuously making efforts to grow the dollar amount of each scholarship as well as the number of students aided.
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.