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North Texas Gears Up For Annual Giving Day

With this year’s North Texas Giving Day set for September 17, area nonprofits are already gearing up for another exhilarating day of giving. In just six one-day events, Giving Day has pumped $89 million into local nonprofits and broken three national giving day records since 2009. Last year, more than 98,000 gifts totaling $26.3 million were donated, benefiting more than 1,580 local nonprofits.

This will be the second year that Kids Matter has participated in Giving Day. Let the Kids inspire you to give again this year to Kids Matter because today’s kids are tomorrow’s future.

On September 17, donations can be made from 6 a.m. to midnight by searching Kids Matter International and more than 1,500 certified nonprofits listed on NorthTexasGivingDay.org. Donations $25 and above will be amplified by $2 million in general bonus funds and prizes.

Additionally and new this year, the website will feature advanced functionality, allowing donors to search for nonprofits that have their own Challenge funds – additional money raised and set aside by individual nonprofits to amplify donations even further.

General bonus funds and prizes have been contributed so far by: Anonymous donor, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Bank of America, Communities Foundation of Texas, Community Foundation of North Texas, Cooper Institute Give for Good Campaign, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Women’s Foundation, Hunt Consolidated’s Hunt Cares Campaign, Neiman Marcus, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, The Swan Smith Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas and the Mike and Mary Terry Family Foundation. Media sponsors so far include Dallas Morning News, MySweetCharity and WFAA.

“North Texas Giving Day is a rallying cry for our entire community to support the organizations that tirelessly protect and provide for our area’s greatest resources, from animals and the environment to women and children,” says Brent Christopher, president and CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas, which founded and presents North Texas Giving Day. “The generosity that all of us experience on Giving Day not only fuels our local nonprofits financially, but energizes them to continue to do their great work.”

About North Texas Giving Day
Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas with ongoing support from Center for Nonprofit Management and The Dallas Foundation, NorthTexasGivingDay.org is the most comprehensive and free public resource for connecting North Texas nonprofits and supporters. For supporters, the website simplifies the process of researching reliable information about nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, North Texas Giving Day serves as another awareness-building and fundraising tool. The website profiles more than 1,500 nonprofits, and since its inception has infused more than $80 million into nonprofits serving the 16-county North Texas community. Visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org, Facebook-North Texas Giving Day or www.twitter.com/ntxgivingday.

About Communities Foundation of Texas
Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works with to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 900 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.5 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. www.cftexas.org www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.