Be a giving heart and join us on Thursday, February 8th for the 11th Annual Giving Hearts Day.

Giving Hearts Day is hosted by the Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Institute and the Alex Stern Family Foundation with hopes of becoming the most generous region on the planet. This 24 hour online fundraising event will run from midnight on February 8th through midnight on the 9th.

So what is Giving Hearts Day? All it entails is for anyone to give their time, talent or treasure to a charity and becoming a 'Giving Heart.'

Every online donation made will have a chance at gaining a $10,000 boost from the Dakota Medical Foundation. Other community donors will match donations of $10 or more.

There are 400 charities involved which means we have some big goals in mind. Last year, there were almost 22,000 donors. This year we would like to see 50,000 Giving Hearts! Since 2008, $41 million has been given by these wonderful 'Giving Hearts.' The charities involved cover a wide variety of interests like:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Animals
  • Basic Needs
  • Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • & more

Explore all the charities involved here.

Let's make a difference, Bismarck-Mandan! Did you donate? Be sure to post a photo or social media update using the hashtag #countme.