Tens of thousands of people made donations totaling a record-breaking $14.4 million to 900 nonprofits on North Texas Giving Day on Thursday.
More than 37,000 people donated from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as 14 countries and every state in the U.S., according to a press release from the Communities Foundation of Texas.
The Foundation matched donations to donorbridgetx.org of $25 or more to a percentage of the foundationâs $1 million pool of matching funds. Donors began making their contributions at 7 a.m. By 9 a.m. $4 million had been raised.
For the first time, North Texas Giving Day celebrated with a day-long event at the Communities Foundation on Caruth Have Lane in Dallas. Arts and performance groups performed, and Dallas Zoo animals made an appearance. Donors were able to make in-person donations make their donation there or online at the DonorBridge site, an online resource for people who want to learn more about donating to nonprofits.
The Salvation Army of DFW Metroplex Command raised the most money, more than $500,000 with 413 donations.Â KERA TV Channel 13, KERA 90.1, KXT 91.7 and ArtandSeek.org together brought in 948 donations and raised about $78,000.
See more donation totals on the DonorBridge website.
Last year, Giving Day brought in $10.7 million. This is the fourth annual North Texas Giving Day. The event was created by the Communities Foundation, the Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management.
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