North Texas Giving Day, powered by Communities Foundation of Texas, is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy step.
The annual event has seen nine years of incredible growth, raising $39 Million in 2017! The largest community-wide giving event in the nation, what began as an idea to raise awareness of nonprofits has become a movement, igniting a broad culture of community-wide giving.
Give Where You Live
This year’s event on September 20, 2018 will mark ten years of supporting local non-profits and sending much-needed funds back into our community. There are many great causes across North Texas registered on the North Texas Giving Day website. Simply visit the event web page, find a charity you would like to support…and make your donation or create a fundraising page!
But if you would like to focus your dollars in Frisco, Lifestyle Frisco’s Give For Frisco platform can help you efficiently identify non-profits who are based in Frisco or serve the Frisco community. It’s your one-stop-shop to discover organizations who care about the Frisco community as much as you do.
Give For Frisco – Local List of Nonprofits
Of the 40 Frisco-centric organizations featured on the Give For Frisco platform, most are registered for North Texas Giving Day.
While monetary contributions are greatly appreciated, Give For Frisco also includes a “volunteer” link where applicable. Giving of your time is also an invaluable way to impact our community!
Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused, neglected, and abandoned horses and farm animals. Located along 121, Becky’s Hope is 120 acres of love and care for horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, pigs, and one grumpy rooster! Becky’s Hope at North Texas Giving Day
Exclusively serving animals in the rescue system, Mazie’s Mission is the only veterinary clinic of its kind in the country. Their mission is to help the underserved, homeless and abused pets in our area. Mazie’s Mission – North Texas Giving Day
A 100% volunteer organization, Habitat 4 Paws is a foster based rescue group. The organization pulls dogs and cats from high kill shelters and works tirelessly to find each the perfect forever home. Habitat 4 Paws – North Texas Giving Day
Arts and Culture
Frisco Association for the Arts (Frisco Arts) is the city’s official arts advocacy agency whose mission it is to advance the arts in Frisco by raising the visibility of the arts in our community. Additionally, Frisco Arts has awarded over $50K in scholarships to students pursuing a career in the arts.
The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco is dedicated to promoting the visual arts and educating the public by hosting numerous art exhibits, workshops and educational lectures for guild members and the public.
Melody of Hope exists to financially support and become an advocate for area nonprofit organizations through benefit concerts across DFW. Through relationships with artists, venues, and sponsorships, MOH ensures ticket sales and donations go to the highlighted charity while educating concertgoers on more ways to get involved.
Dale Clark Scholarship in Advancement of Women awards a scholarship to a woman with unconventional leadership qualities to attend the Marsha Clark & Associates “Power of Self” program. The scholarship recipient will participate in the year-long program at no cost to her, other than travel, lodging, and meals.
The Friends of the Frisco Public Library supports the Library by building awareness of the need for expanding library services. The organization accepts gifts, endowments, and memorials for the benefit of the library. Their used bookstore on the library’s first floor raises funds for special goods or services that cannot be acquired through the Library’s budget. Friends of the Frisco Public Library – North Texas Giving Day
With a vision to inspire a new generation of innovators, educators, scientists, and engineers, Sci-Tech Discovery Center offers hands-on activities that encourage the exploration of science, math, and technology. Sci-Tech Discovery Center – North Texas Giving Day
The Frisco Education Foundation exists solely to benefit the students and staff of Frisco Independent School District. The FEF mission is to provide financial resources to maximize student potential in the Frisco ISD through educational programs, student scholarships, and grants for innovative educators. Frisco Education Foundation – North Texas Giving Day
The Museum of the American Railroad is dedicated to celebrating the heritage and exploring the future of railroads through historic preservation, research, and educational programming. Museum of the American Railroad – North Texas Giving Day
The mission of St. Philip’s Episcopal Preschool is to grow the mind, body, and spirit of children by promoting academic excellence and servant leadership in a joyful learning environment that equips and empowers students to positively impact the world for Christ. St Philips Preschool – North Texas Giving Day
Leadership Prep School (LPS) is a highly regarded charter school in Frisco, Texas now in its seventh year of operation. The mission of LPS is to inspire students to learn, grow, and lead for a lifetime. The acronym P.L.A.C.E. summarizes the five key areas that have been selected as the focus of LPS’ vision: Parent partnership, Leadership development, Academics, Creativity, and Excellence. Leadership Prep School – North Texas Giving Day.
National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail, who had a strong desire to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. NBCF is committed to Helping Women Now® that have been affected by breast cancer by providing early detection services, breast health education, and resources in North Texas and across the country. National Breast Cancer Foundation – North Texas Giving Day
The YMCA Mission Statement is to put Christian values into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Fundraising efforts are concentrated around those children who need assistance in after-school programs, summer day camps, youth sports, and cancer survivor programs.
Make-A-Wish North Texas grants wishes for children in our area with critical illnesses. These wishes are catalysts for hope and are profoundly effective in fueling a child’s drive to defy the odds and push toward tomorrow. Funding drives the pace at which wishes are granted – your support helps ensure every eligible child receives their one true wish when they need it most! Make A Wish North Texas – North Texas Giving Day
The North Texas Community Giving Foundation is dedicated to making an impact in North Texas by supporting local nonprofit organizations who align with the organization’s vision of improving the health, education, and welfare of our community. Since 2015, they have raised more than $150,000 in support of charities serving North Texas and have awarded grants to dozens of deserving organizations.
Through programs and services such as food distribution, emergency financial assistance, adult life-skills classes, and several seasonal programs, Frisco Family Services helps members of our Frisco and Frisco ISD communities who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. Frisco Family Services – North Texas Giving Day
TangoTab is a mobile app that works with over 100,000 restaurants around the country. Every time you “check-in” at a partner restaurant using the Tango Tab app, a FREE meal is donated to a person in need…. When you eat, they eat. Use promo code FRISCO when you download their app!
Emily’s Place provides a unique bridge between emergency housing and independence as a supportive housing community for up to 24 months for mothers and their children fleeing domestic violence. Emily’s Place – North Texas Giving Day
At Camp Craig Allen, they encourage self-awareness, positive influence, and independence in therapeutic and educational programs in an accessible environment that promotes the abilities and talents of those with the most physical challenges. The organization’s main goal is to build a completely barrier-free campus in Frisco, to serve all disabled athletes and persons with a wide range of physical disabilities, and provide workforce opportunities. Camp Craig Allen at North Texas Giving Day
During a trip with his parents to Austin, Jake (then 3), became curious about the many homeless people he saw while exploring downtown Austin. During the entire drive home, Jake and his parents talked about the issue of homelessness and what they could do to help. Five years later, Jake is still on a mission to help solve homelessness in America.
Treasured Vessels Foundation is devoted to providing a safe place and secure community of homes for children ages 11 – 17 who have been rescued from sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Treasured Vessels at North Texas Giving Day
GraceToChange is a recovery community that includes outpatient treatment and community support. Providing a hand-up, not a hand-out through collaborative partnerships, housing and support services. GraceToChange at North Texas Giving Day
The Family Place empowers victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence. The organization delivers proven programs that address emotional and physical abuse and incest. The Family Place at North Texas Giving Day
The Samaritan Inn is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence. The organization’s mission is to help end the cycle of homelessness by providing the basic needs of residents while they obtain gainful employment and rebuild their financial independence. The Samaritan Inn at North Texas Giving Day
The Orchid Giving Circle Fund at the Dallas Women’s Foundation is a group of Asian women pooling resources to provide community grants that support social change and services for North Texas Asians. The organization has an interest in Asian women-led social change projects and organizations with a goal to increase awareness of the local Asian population, community needs, and knowledge about philanthropy.
United Through HOPE provides hope to over 300 families, children, teens, and young adults each week through very low cost social skills groups, meet-ups, family counseling, and opportunities to socialize without being stigmatized and bullied, and instead be accepted and allowed to grow! United Through HOPE at North Texas Giving Day
Metro Relief combats poverty, homelessness, and addiction in DFW by bringing mobile resources to the inner cities. The organization retrofits passenger buses into mobile resource centers and soup kitchens that go directly to those in our communities who are most vulnerable, lonely, and hurt. Metro Relief at North Texas Giving Day
Frisco Moms Care is devoted to enhancing the community through local service projects, promoting hospitality and goodwill through acts of kindness, and providing socialization among a sisterhood of moms. Founded in 2015, Frisco Moms Care is staffed exclusively by volunteers and all funds raised are used to benefit recipients of the organization. Frisco Moms Care at North Texas Giving Day
Frisco Santa Charities’ mission is to work with local community-based organizations who are dedicated to serving the needs or bettering the lives of those in our area. Through donations from businesses near and far, combined with the annual Frisco Santa Pub Crawl, Frisco Santa Charities aims to make our community a better place for all. Frisco Santa Charities – North Texas Giving Day
NPower is a national nonprofit that offers an alternative fast-track to tech careers for military veterans, military spouses, and young adults from underserved communities in New York, Texas, California, Maryland, New Jersey and Missouri.
The American Fallen Soldiers Project was formed to help provide comfort and healing to the grieving families of America’s fallen military through the provision of an original portrait of their fallen loved one that fully captures their appearance and personality.
Project RELO provides immersive training to corporate executives and top talent. The training missions are conducted on American military bases where participants and transitioning veteran instructors conduct multi-day pseudo military operations, allowing participants to develop a deep understanding about the character, quality, and full extent of veterans’ skills. With this understanding comes appreciation, and a desire to hire more former military members into their respective organizations. Project RELO at North Texas Giving Day
Strategically located in low-income neighborhoods, Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County provides a safe, positive environment during the most vulnerable hours of a child’s day, the after-school hours. The organization converts these hours into time that helps children and teenagers reach their full potential. The clubs serve local Collin County youth located in the Frisco, Plano and McKinney areas. BGCCC at North Texas Giving Day
The mission of Frisco Fastpacs is to ensure that no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. Every week throughout the school year, the organization delivers individual pre-packed bags to FISD schools that include enough food for 7 meals for each qualifying child for them to eat over the weekend at home. Frisco Fastpacs at North Texas Giving Day
Despite his brave battle, young Jonny Wade died of cancer in 2015. Even on his toughest days, he believed he could make a difference. His greatest wish was that no other kid should have cancer and go through what he did. The organization seeks to honor that selfless wish with their mission to conquer pediatric cancer through research and political action, with an emphasis on responsible spending.
What began as a 6-bed teen shelter in 1988 has grown into a 48-bed, multi-faceted agency serving at-risk youth and young adults in Collin County. City House operates the only emergency children’s shelter (known as My Friend’s House) for ages newborn to 17 years and specializes in large sibling groups. Additionally there are three transitional living homes that provide services and life sills to struggling young adults 18-22 years. City House of Collin Count at North Texas Giving Day
Clothe a Child seeks to address the clothing needs of economically disadvantaged children in our communities through partnerships with Frisco, Little Elm, Prosper & Celina ISDs, churches, friends & businesses. The organization works to provide $125 of new clothing to each child in the program through their annual event at JCPenney in Frisco. Clothe a Child at North Texas Giving Day
At Girl Scouts, we prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, no-limits place. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, we provide a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, outdoor adventures, exploring science, and doing community service projects. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas at North Texas Giving Day
The Miracle League of Frisco was created to make the experience of being part of a team possible for every child regardless of mental or physical challenges. The organization provides an opportunity for children to participate in a variety of team sports – baseball, soccer, bowling, football and cheer, basketball, and track – in a fun, safe and rewarding environment.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Collin County promotes and protects the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected by training volunteer advocates to improve the child’s quality of life and serves as their voice within the court system to ensure they are placed in a safe, permanent, and loving home. CASA of Collin County at North Texas Giving Day
For more than 25 years, Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has provided critical services for children victimized by abuse or neglect in our community, free of charge. The organization strives to provide safety, healing, and justice through a multi-disciplinary team approach. Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County at North Texas Giving Day
With the abundance of non-profit agencies either based in Frisco or providing services in Frisco, everyone can find an organization near to their heart. Look for a cause that speaks to you and do what you can to give where you live.