By the Numbers: North Texas Giving Day Collects Record $48M

The 18-hour giving extravaganza — powered by Communities Foundation of Texas — culminated a 10-day effort to raise funds for 2,690 North Texas nonprofits. Here's the top of the leaderboards and a gallery.

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As former first lady Laura Bush said in a video thank-you message to fellow North Texans, “You’ve done it again” with a record-setting total for the 10th annual North Texas Giving Day.

The event, powered by the Communities Foundation of Texas, wrapped up 10 days of scheduled giving and an 18-hour giving extravaganza with more than $48 million collected. That surpassed last year’s total of $39 million by a wide margin.

Here’s a look at the numbers that the tell the story of North Texas Giving Day, as of Friday:

$48 million
The total collected in the 2018 event.

The number of nonprofits that benefitted.

The number of nonprofits that have participated all 10 years.

50 states, 27 countries
Where the donations came from.

The number of counties that received donations.

The number of volunteer hours committed by 11,137 donors.

The equivalent full-time employees those volunteered hours equaled.

$250 million
The amount donated to area nonprofits since North Texas Giving Day began in 2009

Hours after Mark Cuban announced his $10 million commitment to women’s advocacy nonprofits, he and the Dallas Mavericks committed the first $850,000 of that to seven organizations participating in North Texas Giving Day.

The number of days the event lasted

18 hours
The length of the North Texas Giving Day extravaganza

It’s about community

“More important than the number of dollars raised is the number of lives that now can be improved thanks to everyone who gave today,” Dave Scullin, president and CEO of Communities Foundation Texas, presenter of North Texas Giving Day, said in a release. “Clearly, these results reinforce that no one cares more about their community than North Texans.”

“Clearly, these results reinforce that no one cares more about their community than North Texans.”
Dave Scullin

As North Texas Giving Day raised funds throughout the day, free public events — from goat yoga in Plano at Heritage Farmstead Museum to the first annual Beard for a Cause Beard Pageant in Denton to The O’s concert in Klyde Warren Park — continued to raise the profile of the giving event across North Texas.

You can find the full list of results (sortable by organization name, total gifts, or total dollars) and prizes here. Top of the leaderboards as of 1 p.m. on Sept. 21 include:

(Organizations, Number of Gifts, Amount)

(Organizations, Number of Gifts, Amount)


Updated totals should be available after Oct. 31, Communities Foundation of Texas said.

GALLERY: Scenes from North Texas Giving Day 

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The North Texas Giving Day event in Arlington was well attended. [Photo by Kimberly Yee/City of Arlington]

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An owl gets featured treatment at the North Texas Giving Day event at NorthPark Center. [Photo by Kim Leeson]

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Mustang Mafia sought help in saving wild horses at their location at the Donation Station at Denton Square. [Photo by David Leeson]

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The Donation Station at Heritage Farms in Plano featured goat yoga. [Photo by Kim Leeson]

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Volunteers were busy at the Hunger Busters event for North Texas Giving Day. [Photo by Can Turkyilmaz]

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The Tarrant County Donation Station at Shipping and Receiving Bar [Photo by Sharon Ellman]

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