Authentically Arlington / Cultural Arts / Events
Sep 16, 2022
Support Arlington Nonprofits for North Texas Giving Day Today and Enjoy Free Music at Levitt Pavilion Tonight
North Texas Giving Day 2022 is Thursday, September 22, and you can join the fun by supporting your favorite Arlington non-profit organizations!
North Texas Giving Day (NTxGD) is an annual 18-hour online giving event, coordinated by the Communities Foundation of Texas, that encourages North Texans to contribute to the nonprofit organizations of their choice. Arlington Gives! is the largest City-driven NTxGD campaign in the entire region, thanks to the enthusiastic dedication of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.
We encourage you to support your favorite Downtown Arlington arts, cultural, service, and educational non-profits on North Texas Giving Day! They are as varied and diverse as our district. Participating Downtown non-profits include Mission Arlington, UT Arlington, Theatre Arlington, Levitt Pavilion, Arlington Museum of Art, Symphony Arlington, Arlington Life Shelter, Dance Theatre of Arlington, and many more.
The entire list of participating non-profits can be found here:
Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Celebrates 15 Years of Giving
The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation is celebrating its 15th year anniversary this year and is offering several opportunities to support your favorite Arlington non-profit organization during North Texas Giving Day. ATF will be awarding 21 bonus grants totaling $115,000 to local nonprofit organizations. Together with the Levitt Pavilion in Downtown, ATF will also be hosting a free community concert at the Levitt.
“Nonprofits serve a vital role in ensuring the health and vibrancy of our community—it’s critical we help them thrive,” said Carolyn Mentesana, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation executive director.
ATF Time Block Grants
Throughout the day on Sept. 22, the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation will award $5,000 bonus grants to 6 large Arlington nonprofits, and 6 smaller Arlington groups with an annual operating budget of less than $250,000. All winners must receive the largest number of unique donations during the following time blocks: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight.
Two schools that have the most unique donations during select time blocks will also win $5,000 bonus grants. Schools have their own fundraising block from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to compete for bonus grants.
The Communities Foundation of Texas defines a unique donor based on a combination of first name, last name, and email address. If any part of this combination is different, then that will count as another unique donor. The minimum donation is $1.
ATF People's Choice Awards
This year, ATF will award two $10,000 People’s Choice Award grants to one organization and one school receiving the most votes through a Survey Monkey voting instrument on North Texas Giving Day. Anyone may cast ONE vote for a nonprofit organization and ONE vote for a school.
Cast your vote on 9.22.22 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. here:
No donation needed for the People’s Choice voting – just one vote per cell phone or computer from anywhere in the world! Spread the word to your organization’s supporters near and far. Please note that although the information is being shared with the public now, the voting instrument will not be active until 10 am on Sept. 22.
Arlington Gives! and Live Music at the Levitt Pavilion
Be sure you arrive at 6:00 p.m. so you don't miss any of Arlington Gives! at the Levitt Pavilion on the evening of Sept. 22. This year's Arlington Gives! concert at the Levitt Pavilion features Emmeline, a local artist, as the opening starting at 6:30 p.m. and The Brad Thompson Band at 8 p.m.
Random drawings of $5,000 each will be announced for five organizations, one large, one small, one combined, and two schools, on stage before the Arlington Gives! free community concert. These winners must have a representative present at the concert to win.
You're welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and your own food and drinks (as long as they are not in glass containers). Food trucks will also be available. The concert will also be live-streamed for those who cannot attend.
Shared in partnership with the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation and the City of Arlington