Thank You for Supporting North Texas Giving Day and CDF



WHAT is North Texas Giving Day?

North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to — and start relationships with — new donors, and for people in North Texas to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits. In just six years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $86 million into the North Texas community. In 2014, more than 98,000 gifts totalling $26.3 million benefited 1,570 nonprofits.

WHAT is Career Design Foundation?

Career Design Foundation is a non-profit, formed by Helen Leslie Harkness, Ph.D. (President of Career Design Associates) to provide important career information and resources for middle school and high school students.

Through the foundation Dr. Harkness and the Career Design Foundation team are working with young people (pre-teen and teenagers) on identifying their current interests, strengths, values and natural talents.

Dr. Harkness is currently working on a new series of Mapping Your Future career presentations for groups of high school students at her Garland, Texas office. Read the case study

WHEN is North Texas Giving Day?

Giving Day 2015 is Thursday, September 17, from 6 AM Central – Midnight.

WHERE is North Texas Giving Day?

North Texas Giving Day is an online event. Most of the activity will take place via the North Texas Giving Day website.

In addition, Communities Foundation of Texas and some nonprofits are hosting donation stations on September 17. News and updates will be posted regularly to social media sites: Facebook: North Texas Giving Day and Twitter @ntxgivingday

To participate in North Texas Giving Day, a nonprofit must have a physical location/mailing address in the 16-county North Texas Region and provide more than 50% of their services in those counties. In addition they must be in good standing with the state and the IRS and not be in violation of any applicable state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. Places of worship, private foundations (operating and non-operating), PTAs, 509(a)(3) supporting organizations, foreign organizations, individuals and disqualified supporting organizations are not eligible to participate.

North Texas Giving Day is proud to support tens of thousands of donors as they come together on one day to give to their favorite nonprofits or to new causes near to their heart. We encourage you to find organizations that align with your passions and values. While Communities Foundation of Texas does verify the charitable status of every nonprofit that participates in North Texas Giving Day, CFT does not screen or select organizations on the basis of their charitable purposes or their missions. Giving Day eligibility is based solely on providing services in North Texas and an organization’s current status as a recognized Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Therefore, approval of an organization’s participation in North Texas Giving Day does not constitute an endorsement of the organization or its mission by Communities Foundation of Texas or any Giving Day partners.

Each Giving Day nonprofit page provides the organization’s mission, not detailed information on all of its programs. For your additional research, each nonprofit’s page also includes a link to their Guidestar profile and/or to their website to provide you with more detailed information on the organization’s mission and use of its charitable dollars.