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Nominations Now Open: D CEO's Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards

March 31, 2021

Bolstered by deep corporate support, Dallas-Fort Worth is home to one of the most powerful nonprofit communities in the nation

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 and Communities Foundation of Texas are proud to honor nonprofit professionals and organizations making a positive impact in our community, and the corporate businesses and executives who support them, through our 2021 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards.

Now in its fourth year, the program celebrates the efforts of local nonprofit volunteers and organizations as well as the corporations that provide support through financial donations, volunteerism, in-kind services, and sponsorships.

New categories this year include Equity Leadership and the Capital One Impact Initiative Award. See the full list of nonprofit and corporate categories with their descriptions below!

Nominate nonprofit organizations and leaders here

Nominate corporations and business leaders here


Corporate Categories

Collaboration of the Year: A successful collaborative partnership and/or creative, innovative and data-driven approach around a key community issue between any/all of the following: nonprofits, foundations, schools, government, corporations, etc. May also include a company that partners with a nonprofit on process improvements or a specific project initiative.

Corporate Leadership Excellence: A company C-suite executive who has shown exceptional support of the nonprofit community through individual, hands-on participation and actions, and/or leadership in encouraging involvement of employees.

Corporate Partner of the Year: A company that supports a singular nonprofit or initiative through various methods, from cash and sponsorship, for example, to volunteering and board membership.

Corporate Social Responsibility: A company that shows outstanding support of the nonprofit community as a whole through various methods—from internal programs for donation matching, for example, to allowing time off for employees to volunteer, supporting numerous nonprofit events, providing teams of people at runs and walks, etc. (Awards will be given for large, medium, and small organizations.)

COVID-19 Community Support: A company that has taken extraordinary measures in response to COVID-19, whether it involves retooling business to address emergency needs, supporting nonprofits, initiatives involving front-line personnel or first responders, donating equipment, as well as relief, recovery, and rebuilding initiatives and collaborations.

Equity Leadership: Outstanding involvement by a company in supporting efforts that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

In-Kind Services Supporter: A company or individual working on behalf of the company that provides pro-bono work or other in-kind services (such as materials, skills, or matched-based volunteering) to a nonprofit organization to help it accomplish its mission.

Nonprofit Categories

COVID-19 Resiliency: Recognizing the impact of an organization that changed course, expanded, or otherwise took extraordinary measures in response to COVID-19, whether they involve front-line personnel or first responders, healthcare, food provision or delivery, personal protection equipment, or other relief, recovery, and rebuilding initiatives.

Leadership Excellence: An exceptional nonprofit organization CEO, executive director, or board chair.

Most Successful Fundraising or Awareness Campaign: A nonprofit organization that developed and executed a particularly successful capital, operational, endowment, marketing and/or advocacy campaign during the past year.

Nonprofit Team of the Year: A nonprofit staff (or a team within the larger organization) that works to support one of the organization’s specific causes or programs.

Outstanding Innovation: A nonprofit that is putting forth new ideas or strategies that relate to the organization’s operations and execution of its mission.

Organization of the Year: A nonprofit organization that deserves to be recognized over all others for its service and mission-based success. (Awards will be given for various sizes of organizations.)

Social Enterprise: A nonprofit organization applying creative strategies to maximize benefits to the North Texas community; emphasis is placed on impact and outcomes.

Volunteer of the Year: A volunteer who consistently goes above and beyond in lending their time and expertise to a nonprofit organization.

Capital One Impact Initiative Award: Recognizes the innovative efforts of a local nonprofit in addressing the pressing needs of our community within affordable housing, small business support, workforce development, or financial well-being.


All submission must be made by April 23, 2021.

Finalists will be featured in the August issue of D CEO and recognized at a private awards event.

Learn more by visiting the D CEO website

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