giving hearts day


User-added imageWhat is Giving Hearts Day?

Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation jointly host this 24-hour online give-a-thon that has dramatically increased fundraising success by charities of North Dakota and western Minnesota.
The seventh annual Giving Hearts Day on February 13, 2014, continued a tradition as a record-breaking fundraising phenomenon, shattering the previous year’s donation total by 49 percent.
Giving Hearts Day was started in 2008 by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation as the region’s first one-day ‘virtual’ fundraising event. All donations are made at Participating charities have received Impact Institute training as preparation for year-round fundraising success, and take part in a Giving Hearts Day gear-up intensive for this campaign.
On Giving Hearts Day, a chorus of voices, joined with DMF and Impact marketing, creates a flood of compassion, awareness and donations.
On February 13, 2014, gifts totaling $5.7 million in 24,407 individual donations for 235 charities were received in online donations, match funds and incentive awards.

History of Fundraising Success
Giving Hearts Day raised $325,000 for local charities in 2008, its first year. Donations topped the million-dollar mark in 2011.
In 2012, Giving Hearts Day reached the Bismarck area, with 10 organizations taking part. While Giving Hearts Day is regional, donations come from across the United States.
In 2013, 13 Bismarck charities and 5 Minot charities took part, with Bush Foundation of St. Paul funding charity training for this expansion.

The first charities in the Dickinson area came on board in 2014, thanks again to funding by Bush Foundation.

With many organizations sending postcards, emails, 
Facebook and Twitter messages, there is strong public awareness for the day. For any single organization, the cost is minimal, but the combined effect of all these messages is powerful in the region. DMF and Impact also mount a marketing campaign for the day in major North Dakota cities.

Matching Funds Provided
DMF or, in some cases, community donors match gifts of $10 or greater, up to at least $4,000 to each charity. DMF also awards incentives to the charities with the highest donations. Other $500 grants are awarded for the most creative marketing strategy, donations from the most people, best use of social media, and donations from the most North Dakota cities and the most states.
Since its start, over $12 million has been raised through and matching funds/incentives on Giving Hearts days. Each donation is tax-deductible and enables an e-card to be sent to a friend or family member, letting them know a donation has been made in their honor.
All organizations soliciting for Giving Hearts Day have met participation requirements, including attendance at Impact Foundation fundraising training and commitment to other performance and accountability standards.

2014 Participants
Giving Hearts Day 2014 took place on February 13th, 2014.  Below is a list of all the organizations and charitable funds participating this year
  1. 4-H Foundation of North Dakota
  2. Abused Adult Resource Center
  3. ALS Association
  4. Altru Family YMCA
  5. Altru Health Foundation
  6. Alzheimer's Association MN/ND Chapter
  7. American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
  8. American Diabetes Association
  9. American Gold Gymnastics
  10. American Heart Association
  11. American Red Cross - Dakotas Region
  12. Anne Carlsen Center
  13. Arts Center - Jamestown
  14. Badlands Ministries
  15. Best Friends Mentoring Program
  16. Bethany Retirement Living
  17. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bismarck-Mandan
  18. Birthright of Fargo-Moorhead
  19. Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation
  20. Bismarck Public Schools Foundation
  21. Blessed John Paul II Catholic Schools
  22. Boy Scouts of America, Northern Lights Council
  23. Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley
  24. Boys & Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes & Perham
  25. Caring for Children
  26. Catholic Charities North Dakota
  27. CCRI, Inc (Creative Care for Reaching Independence)
  28. Central Dakota Children's Choir
  30. Churches United for the Homeless
  31. Community of Care
  32. Community Violence Intervention Center
  33. Cooperstown Medical Center Foundation
  34. Cru (Fargo-Moorhead)
  35. Cullen Children's Foundation
  36. Cultural Diversity Resources
  37. Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota
  38. Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
  39. Dakota Hope Clinic
  40. Dickinson Backpack Program (St. John’s Lutheran Church)
  41. Dickinson State University Foundation
  42. Domestic Violence Crisis Center
  43. Eastern ND Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  44. Elks Camp Grassick
  45. Emergency Food Pantry
  46. Empire Arts Center
  47. Essentia Health Bridges Medical Center Foundation - Ada
  48. Essentia Health Regional Foundation
  49. F-M Coalition for Homeless Persons
  50. Family HealthCare
  51. Family Voices of North Dakota
  52. Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation
  53. Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre
  54. Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality
  55. Fargo-Moorhead’s Haiti Medical Mission (Trinity Lutheran Church)
  56. Fargo-Moorhead Opera
  57. First Care Health Center - Park River
  58. First Care Medical Services Foundation - Fosston
  59. FirstChoice Clinic
  60. FirstLink
  61. Fraser, Ltd.
  62. Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living
  63. Gateway to Science
  64. Grace Lutheran School
  65. Grand Forks Parks and Recreation Foundation / Grand Forks Park District
  66. Grand Forks Senior Center
  67. Great Plains Food Bank
  68. Haley's Hope
  69. Handi-Wheels Transportation
  70. HEART Program
  71. HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization
  72. Home On The Range
  73. HOPE, Inc.
  74. Hospice of the Red River Valley
  75. Hostfest Heritage Foundation
  76. House of Manna
  77. Humane Society Fargo Moorhead
  78. Jail Chaplains
  79. Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation
  80. Jeremiah Program
  81. Kalix
  82. Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity
  83. Lake Region State College Foundation
  84. Lakeland Hospice Foundation
  85. Lakes Crisis & Resource Center
  86. Legacy Children's Foundation
  87. Lend A Hand
  88. Lost and Found Ministry
  89. Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota
  90. Make-A-Wish North Dakota
  91. March of Dimes
  92. Mayville State University Foundation - Nursing Program
  93. Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Foundation
  94. Minot Area Council of the Arts
  95. Minot Public School Foundation
  96. NDSCS Alumni Foundation - Nursing Program
  97. NDSU Department of Nursing
  98. Nelson County Health Services Foundation
  99. New Life Center
  100. Nokomis of The Village Family Service Center
  101. North Dakota Autism Center
  102. North Dakota Center for Nursing
  103. North Dakota Family Alliance
  104. North Dakota FFA Foundation
  105. North Dakota Safety Council
  106. North Dakota Teen Challenge
  107. North Dakota Women's Network
  108. Northern Lights Youth Services - SADD
  109. Northern Plains Dance
  110. Northland Christian Counseling Center
  111. Northlands Rescue Mission
  112. Northwood Deaconess Health Center
  113. Oak Grove Lutheran School
  114. Outdoor Adventure Foundation
  115. Park Christian School
  116. PATH
  117. Plains Art Museum
  118. Prairie Harvest Mental Health
  119. Prairie Learning Center Foundation
  120. Prescription Assistance Program - South Central Adult Services
  121. Presentation Prayer Center
  122. PULSE Outreach
  123. Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead
  124. Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead Area
  125. Red River Children's Advocacy Center
  126. Red River Valley Dental Access Project
  127. Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band
  128. Red River Youth for Christ
  129. Red River Zoo
  130. Riding On Angels' Wings
  131. Riverside Christian School
  132. RiverView Health Foundation
  133. Ronald McDonald House Charities - Bismarck
  134. Ronald McDonald House Charities - Fargo
  135. Ruth Meiers Hospitality House
  136. Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation
  137. Sakakawea Medical Center
  138. Sanford Health Foundation - Bismarck
  139. Sanford Health Foundation - Hillsboro
  140. Scottish Rite Children's Language Disorder Center-Fargo
  141. Service Dogs for America
  142. Sleepy Hollow Theatre & Arts Park
  143. Special Olympics North Dakota
  144. St. Ann's Indian Mission
  145. St. Gerard's Community of Care
  146. St. Gianna's Maternity Home
  147. St. Joseph's School
  148. St. Luke’s Foundation
  149. St. Mary's Foundation (Essentia Health St. Mary’s - Detroit Lakes)
  150. St. Paul’s Newman Center
  151. Stephanie Goetz Mental Wellness Initiative & Imagine Thriving
  152. Sunshine Memorial Foundation
  153. The Arts Partnership
  154. The GOD’S CHILD Project/ITEMP
  155. The Perry Center
  156. Theatre B
  157. Third Street Clinic
  158. TNT Kid's Fitness
  159. Trinity Health Foundation
  160. Trollwood Performing Arts School
  161. UND Foundation - College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines
  162. Unseen Ministries
  163. Valley Christian Counseling Center
  164. Women's Pregnancy Center
  165. World Vets
  166. YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties
  167. Youthworks
  168. YWCA Cass Clay
  169. YWCA Minot

Charitable Funds
  1. 3 BOYS Fund
  2. ACE Fund
  3. Al and Sharon Carlson Family Charitable Fund
  4. Angels Youth Hockey Fund
  5. Bras and Bros on Broadway Charitable Fund
  6. Cando Connection Fund
  7. CassClayAlive! Fund
  8. Casselton Community Medical Foundation Fund
  9. Charitable Champions Fund
  10. Christine Butler Mullen Fund for Children
  11. Clubs Fore Kids Fund
  12. Dakota Certified Development Corporation Fund
  13. David and Mary E. Gibb Youth Golf Fund
  14. Designing 4 Recovery Fund
  15. Doug and Sally Larsen Family Fund
  16. Doug Anderson Family Fund
  17. Doug Burgum Family Fund
  18. Dr. David & Janice Glatt Family Fund
  19. Dr. Fadel and Heidi Nammour Family Fund
  20. Dr. Kevin & Jean Melicher Family Fund
  21. Dr. Lance & Ruth Bergstrom Family Fund
  22. Dr. Susan Mathison & Steven Johnson Family Fund
  23. Dr. Walter & Renee Johnson Family Fund
  24. Drs. Hope Yongsmith and Christian Albano Family Fund
  25. E and S Fund
  26. Fill The Dome Fund
  27. God’s Work Fund
  28. Goldmark Charitable Fund
  29. Hauge Memorial Fund
  30. Haugen-Thorne Family Endowment Fund
  31. Impact Institute Fund
  32. Jayant and Rohinee Damle Family Charitable Fund
  33. Joining Hands for Kids Fund (Region V CSCC Fund)
  34. Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Fund
  35. Kevin and Courtney Ritterman Family Charitable Fund
  36. Kid’s Health Fund
  37. Larry and Julie Leitner Family Fund
  38. Longspur Prairie Fund
  39. M. Donald Larsen Family Fund
  40. Mack V. Traynor, MD Scholarship Fund
  41. Mark E. and Trish Paulson Family Charitable Fund
  42. Marvin D. Bossart Foundation for Parkinson’s and Caregiver Support
  43. Michael & Charleen Solberg Family Fund
  44. Mission Physician Charitable Fund
  45. ND Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Endowment Fund
  46. Norberg Family Fund
  47. North Dakota Open Foundation Fund
  48. Pam Solseng Ovarian Cancer Fund
  49. Phil and Dianna Hansen Family Fund
  50. POWER Fund
  51. Prairie St. John’s Mental Health Charitable Endowment Fund
  52. Rick and Tracy Berg Charitable Fund
  53. Rob and Leanne Jordahl Family Endowment Fund
  54. Robert and JoAnn Vollrath Family Charitable Fund
  55. Robert G. Rogers, MD Scholarship Fund
  56. Robert M. Arusell and Janelle C. Sanda Charitable Fund
  57. Ronald McDonald House Charities Fargo Endowment Fund
  58. Rust Sales, Inc. Charitable Endowment Fund
  59. Sinner Bresnahan Healthy Kids Initiative Fund
  60. Spirit of Fargo Flood Fund
  61. Support Our Veterans Fund
  62. Swanson Health Products Healthy Community Fund
  63. TEDxFargo Fund
  64. Up With Downs Fund
  65. Whitney Fund
  66. Women’s Impact

Giving Hearts Day 2015
This year Giving Hearts Day will take place on Thursday, February 12, 2015 and promises to be the best GHD yet!