Giving BackCulture

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.

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The North Texas Food Bank held its fifth free food distribution on Nov. 14 at Fair Park. More than half a million pounds of food, including over 7,000 frozen turkeys,  were distributed to 8,500 families. Since the pandemic began, NTFB has distributed more than 63 million meals to North Texans. From March 20 through the end of September, NTFB has held 218 mobile pantry distributions, serving 80,755 households across its 13-county service area.

A great example of the generosity of the Dallas region community is North Texas Giving Day. Each year, during one 18-hour period, residents in the Dallas Region donate millions of dollars to nonprofits. Since its inception in 2009, over $350 million has been contributed to more than 3,200 organizations. 2020 donations totaled $58.8 million, breaking last year’s record by $8.8 million.

Powered by the Communities Foundation of North Texas, the online event has transformed from an idea to help local people give wisely, to a movement that has ignited a broad culture of community-wide giving.

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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.