Oak Cliff donates less on North Texas Giving Day than other neighborhoods

An instructor leads a lesson for teens at Promise House. Photo by Danny Fulgencio
An instructor leads a lesson for teens at Promise House. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

We ran the numbers, and Oak Cliff looks less philanthropic than some other Dallas neighborhoods when it comes to donations on North Texas Giving Day, which is today.

The neighborhood nonprofit with the most donations last year was Bishop Dunne Catholic School, whose average gift was $439.89.

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Among the four Dallas neighborhoods the Advocate covers — the others are Lakewood, Lake Highlands and Preston Hollow — Oak Cliff ranked last in dollar amount.

Here is how that sizes up:

Preston Hollow — $386.95

Lakewood/East Dallas — $209.28

Lake Highlands — $164.02

Oak Cliff — $138.62

These rankings don’t take into account the income differences between Oak Cliff and Preston Hollow, home of George W. Bush and Mark Cuban, for example.

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Here are our top-ten lists for our four neighborhoods:

Top 10 overall by number of donations:

  1. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
  2. Alcuin School
  3. Duck Team 6 Street Dog Rescue
  4. Ursuline Academy
  5. Johns Episcopal School
  6. Dallas CASA
  7. Dallas International School
  8. Junior League of Dallas
  9. East Lake Pet Orphanage
  10. Catholic Charities of Dallas

Top 10 overall by average gift:

  1. Ursuline Academy
  2. Alcuin School
  3. Providence Christian School of Texas
  4. Promising Youth Alliance
  5. Dallas Arboretum
  6. Wesley Prep
  7. Dallas Leadership Foundation
  8. Dallas International School
  9. John’s Episcopal School
  10. Bishop Dunne Catholic School
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  • Casual Observer

    Wouldn’t it be a more valid comparison to contrast the average giving to the average median income of the neighborhood? Interesting that one of the poorest sections of Dallas would be compared to the higher income neighborhoods? How did Pleasant Grove do? How about Hamilton Park? Looks like another way to put down on Oak Cliff!