Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Dallas, TX. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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What does your heart beat for…
Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. Mended Hearts is the largest cardiovascular support organization in the world. Our mission is dedicated to “Inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support”. Our local community chapters help people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after heart disease diagnosis. Members listen, share their experiences and volunteer to talk to other heart patients about what they may face including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery, and treatment.
Providing the ideas, inspiration, and resources to close the gap.
The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) was formed to address one of this nation's greatest economic and intellectual threats - the declining number of students who are prepared to take rigorous college courses in math and science and equipped for careers in those fields. To flourish in the 21st century, the United States must continue to generate intellectual capital that can drive the economic engine of our future prosperity. American students are falling behind in the essential subjects of math and science, putting our position in the global economy at risk. The mission of the National Math and Science Initiative is to help provide the ideas, inspiration, and resources to close the gap.
Life is why
The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We're the nation's leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. We have funded more than $3.8 billion in heart disease and stroke research, more than any organization outside the federal government. With your help, we are working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020.
Experience the presidency, shape the future
The George W. Bush Presidential Center endows a presidential archive depository to house and preserve documents, papers and memorabilia of President George W. Bush and to promote the George W. Bush Institute which supports research and educational activities on policy issues. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum promotes an understanding of the American presidency, examines the specific time in history during with President Bush served, and provides access to the official records and artifacts from the Bush Administration. The George W. Bush Institute is an action oriented, nonpartisan policy organization that develops leaders, advances policy, and takes action to solve today's most pressing challenges.
Let nature nurture you
Our MissionThe mission of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is to build and maintain a public venue that promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture, while providing opportunities for education and research. We are committed to excellence, good management and fiscal responsibility. The Dallas Arboretum Today More than 900,000 visitors from over 70 countries came through our gates in 2012. The Arboretum has been listed among the top three arboretums in the nation in Southwest Spirit Magazine and one of the Best Botanical Gardens in the US by the Travel Channel. The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Ground-breaking horticultural research conducted in our Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally. Located on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum's 66
Leading Research . . .Saving Sight
The Retina Foundation of the Southwest (RFSW), founded in 1982, has grown into one of the leading independent vision research centers in the United States, with a staff dedicated to finding the causes, treatments and potential cures for blinding eye diseases. The mission of RFSW is to prevent vision loss and restore sight through innovative research and treatment. Our research scientists are on the cutting edge of technology to understand the intricacy of retinal function and conduct studies for age-related macular degeneration, inherited eye diseases and pediatric eye disorders.
Break the silence on Ovarian Cancer
Since its inception in 1995, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) has been committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer in communities across the country and to providing education, support and hope for women with ovarian cancer and their families. NOCC has established itself as an important national advocate for patients and families struggling with ovarian cancer. Committed volunteers continue to build chapters throughout the country and work together to advance NOCC's education and awareness efforts. The Chapter network is the heart and soul of NOCC. It continues to grow and provides services in local communities throughout the nation.
Providing compassionate, accessible, quality care to all of our neighbors
Because we view all patients as God's children, Healing Hands Ministries strives to provide compassionate, accessible, quality care to all of its neighbors. As a grassroots, volunteer-driven, community-based organization, Healing Hands Ministries Medical & Dental Clinic is a beacon of hope providing reliable, efficient, low-cost medical and dental care to the underserved in the community. When Healing Hands opened its doors in 2007, a host of individuals and church partners built the clinic from the ground up. They generously gave their time, talent, treasure and expertise to create, what some would call “a beacon of light” to those in need.
The central coordinating agency for the Dallas Jewish community
For over a century, the Federation has been the central coordinating agency for the Dallas community. It is the one place where philanthropy, volunteerism and shared commitment come together to make a difference in the community and the world. From hometown to homeland, Federation brings life-saving and life-sustaining caring to Jews in need in Dallas and overseas. Through its vast network of services, programs and special campaigns, Federation has helped millions of people. By addressing Jewish affiliation and identity through education and programs about heritage and religion, Federation maintains Jewish community and fosters Jewish continuity for children, teens and adults.
for WOMEN and FAMILIES.
WiNGS (formerly YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas) was founded to help improve women's lives and remove barriers to self-sufficiency. We aim to lift women out of poverty, illiteracy and second-class citizenship so the whole community benefits. For 100 years, WiNGS has played a vital role in the community, continuously adapting to meet women's most critical needs. Today, we focus primarily on helping women move from poverty to self-sufficiency. WiNGS' average client is a single mother of two children with an annual income of only $26,000. Many live just above the poverty threshold, making them ineligible for public benefits but still in need of assistance to achieve self-sufficiency.
Bringing visionary philanthropists and worthy causes together
Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has been a partner with donors for raising the quality of life in our community for 60 years. CFT provides effective ways to make meaningful charitable contributions while realizing significant tax advantages. When a donor makes a gift to CFT, a charitable deduction can be claimed. We handle the investment of the gift, listen to the donor's priorities and manage its distribution in charitable grants to worthwhile causes. The value of a gift can be granted out completely in a short period of time or it can be nurtured to provide a long legacy of charitable support. Communities Foundation of Texas is now one of the nation's largest community foundations, in terms of total assets, gifts received and grants awarded.
Improving the quality of life of older adults in the greater Dallas area
Since 1961, The Senior Source has served greater Dallas as the go-to nonprofit for aging services. We assist older adults at all income levels from the most active to the very frail. People come to us for help with job searches, nursing home advocacy, money management, volunteer opportunities and counseling on any aging issue. The mission of The Senior Source is to improve the quality of life of older adults in the greater Dallas area through protection, eldercare, advocacy, volunteerism, and employment services.
Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold
Established in 1968 as the Girls Club of Dallas, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold by empowering girls to take charge of their lives. It provides female focused programs which encourage girls to discover their potential and grow in a sense of responsibility to self, family and community. Our four campuses located in West Dallas, South Dallas, North Oak Cliff, and Love Field currently have the capacity to provide quality programs for approximately 840 girls, ages 6-18, through after-school programming during the school year, and all day programming in the summer months from six neighborhoods.
Where Family Violence Stops
The Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in the Dallas area reaching out to thousands of victims of family violence each year with award-winning programs that keep women and children safe. 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 House that Love Built
The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) is the only organization in Dallas that provides a temporary home-away-from-home for families whose children are receiving treatment for a serious illness or injury at a Dallas area hospital. In an effort to lessen the burden, reduce stress, keep the family intact, and enhance the quality of life for these families, the RMHD provides affordable housing in a caring home-like atmosphere. The Ronald McDonald House program was built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child - not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal, or where they will lay their head at night to rest.
Christianity through Jewish eyes
Zola Levitt Ministries is principally a teaching and evangelistic association. Our national television program, Zola Levitt Presents, teaches the bible with an emphasis on Israel, prophecy, and the Jewish roots of Christianity. Our free monthly newsletter (Levitt Letter) gives a concise biblical perspective with updates on recent events in Israel. Our Institute of Jewish-Christian Studies correspondence course teaches the Jewish roots of the Christian faith to more than 3,000 currently enrolled students. Our online store carries a large number of teaching materials. We also offer several tours each year to Israel, Greece and locations in the United States. Zola Levitt Ministries has sent hundreds of books to the Holy Land and planted thousands of trees throughout Israel.
Humans. Horses. Hope.
Equest is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs using horses to bring hope and healing through equine assisted activities and therapies. Equest provides equine facilitated activities, therapies, and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping, social, and learning disabilities and veterans with adjustment challenges. The services provided include physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic horsemanship, and competition.
To end the epidemic of domestic violence against women and children
Founded in 1985, Genesis Women's Shelter's mission is to end the epidemic of domestic violence against women and children by stopping individual victimization and reducing the devastating impact of family violence through safety, shelter and expert services to battered women and their children. We are committed to preventing violence by raising the level of community awareness regarding the pervasiveness and effects of domestic violence.
LGBT Community Center & HIV/AIDS Service Organization
Resource Center is a trusted leader that empowers the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities and providing transformative education and advocacy.
Supporting quality education in the Highland Park Independent School District
Incorporated as a nonprofit in 1984, the Highland Park Education Foundation exists to support quality education in the Highland Park Independent School District. Some of the programs supported by the Education Foundation include teacher salary support district-wide, teacher leader academy, distance learning, resiliency training, New Jersey writing project in Texas, curriculum alignment and teacher training, technology and Teacher of the Year awards.
To empower families in crisis to break the cycle of poverty.
Interfaith Family Services (formerly Interfaith Housing Coalition) was founded in 1985 to provide transitional housing and support services to homeless families. Through the years, a broad coalition of individuals, foundations, churches, and service groups have joined the ministry. Initially designed to help families with situational homelessness stabilize and move forward within 90 days, the Interfaith Housing program has evolved to provide an in-depth approach to address the root issues of generational poverty and homelessness with families now staying up to 12 months depending on their specific needs. Our programs promote family stability, teach skills to break the poverty cycle, and build a strong sense of community in the process.
Helping kids succeed in school and achieve in life
Communities In Schools Dallas Region (CISDR) was founded in 1985 to address the growing number of high school dropouts in Dallas and surrounding areas. The mission of Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region, Inc. is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.Currently, CISDR operates in 62 schools in 12 school districts in Dallas, Collin, Ellis, and Hunt counties. CISDR's vision is to be recognized as experts in the field of dropout prevention and the leading provider of the highest quality, most effective services to at-risk schoolchildren.
A place where kids can just be kids
At Bryan's House, we don't just care for children with special health needs. We provide kids with the quality of life they deserve. Our primary service is medically managed child care. We also provide child development programs, support groups, play therapy, school supplies and clothes, birthday and holiday gifts, summer camp, and most importantly, hugs and understanding! Our staff, volunteers and supporters give their time and resources to ensure that Bryan's House continues to safeguard not only our children's health, but the most precious gift of all - childhood. Originally founded in 1988 to care for HIV-infected children, Bryan's House expanded in 2006, after many requests, to another group of children, children with special health and developmental needs.
Cancer support for the whole family, the whole time. It is our vision that no one should have to face cancer alone.
The mission of Cancer Support Community North Texas is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Completely free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Support Community offers support groups, networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a non-residential, home-like setting. Cancer Support Community is a place where people with cancer and their families and friends learn to live with cancer, and hopefully beyond it. It is their lifeline to strength, hope and guidance. The effects are often life-changing.
Empowering victims of sex trafficking
New Friends New Life restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children. By providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health, and spiritual support, New Friends New Life helps women and their children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty and limited opportunities. New Friends New Life advocates for the victims of sex trafficking by driving legislation in Texas and nationally, and establishing partner groups to raise awareness and encourage volunteerism.
It's all about the kids
Since 1952, the sole purpose of The Crystal Charity Ball has been to aid, support and make contributions to children's charities in Dallas County. As an organization independent of any national affiliation, members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee have raised more than $82 million for more than 94 worthy beneficiaries over the past 56 years. In 2008, the 100 active members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee committed to raise $5,159,593. These funds will support seven commendable Dallas organizations and give children hope for a healthier more productive future. In addition to the seven agencies selected as beneficiaries of the 2008 Crystal Charity Ball, The Pediatric Emergency Services Network will continue as our special multi-year signature project.