D CEO and Communities Foundation of Texas Presents

Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards

D CEO and Communities Foundation of Texas are proud to honor professionals and organizations in the nonprofit world that make a positive and efficient impact on the community, while celebrating the efforts of corporations and business leaders that support and collaborate with local nonprofits.

Nominations Closed

Nominations for next year's program will open March 2022.



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.


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.

Congratulations to all our Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Winners.


How do I make nominations?

Nomination submissions can be made online when the nomination period is open.


How are winners selected?

The editors of D CEO and a panel of industry experts will determine the finalists and winners in all categories.

When will the winners be announced?

All Finalists will be featured in an upcoming issue of D CEO Magazine. Winners will be revealed at D CEO’s Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards ceremony held annually.

Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact Kelsey Vanderschoot at kelsey.vanderschoot@dmagazine.com.

For advertising information, contact Gillea Allison at gillea.allison@dmagazine.com.

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