Eighth Annual North Texas Giving Day Raises $37 Million For Area Nonprofits | KERA News

Eighth Annual North Texas Giving Day Raises $37 Million For Area Nonprofits

Sep 23, 2016

Nonprofit organizations across the region benefited from the largest North Texas Giving Day turnout in eight years Thursday.

The $37 million raised for 2,518 nonprofits from more than 142,700 donations exceeded last year’s totals of $33.1 million and 118,000 donations, according to event organizers. Donations were made from all 50 states and 39 countries at a rate of nearly 34,500 gifts per minute, organizers say.

This is the first time in the event’s history that all participating nonprofits received a gift. KERA received the most individual gifts with 2,925 single donations. Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving raised the most money with $638,141.

North Texas Giving Day is an annual one-day fundraising event for area nonprofit organizations. Communities Foundation of Texas launched the program in 2009. In eight single-day events, more than $156 million has been raised for area nonprofits, organizers say.

The full list of results of Thursday’s event are available on NTGD’s website. The nonprofit numbers listed do not include bonus and prize funds and totals will continue to flex as refunds and adjustments are taken for 45 days. Updated totals should be available after Nov. 7.