Vote now for CultureMap's 2016 charity partner

One of our passions at CultureMap is to shine a light on the organizations that help make our city a better place to live. That's why we're excited to bring back the Charity Challenge, alongside our partner, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty.

In this challenge, you get to help us select a charity partner for 2016. Here's how it works:

  • Together with Briggs Freeman, we selected 10 deserving nonprofits.
  • You vote for your favorite once a day, every day, until December 31 at 11:59 pm.
  • The winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

The winning organization will receive an exclusive advertising package from CultureMap valued at $10,000.

Now it's up to you. Ready, set, vote!

The votes are in. See who won!
Center for Brain Health

The Center for BrainHealth's mission is to understand, protect, and heal the brain. Scientific exploration at BrainHealth is leading edge and transformative, improving lives today and changing how the public thinks and acts about the brain.

Community Partners of Dallas

Community Partners of Dallas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safety and restoring dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.


The mission of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is to raise funds and grant those funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS. Highlighting the design community, DIFFA/Dallas hosts multiple events throughout the season, including Burgers & Burgundy, DIFFA/Dallas Wreath Collection, and House of DIFFA.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation, and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services.

March of Dimes

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. March of Dimes reaches moms with information on having full-term and healthy pregnancies.

The Men of Nehemiah

The Men of Nehemiah serve homeless and incarcerated men with addictive disorders by providing residential accommodations, substance abuse treatment, life skills and job placement training, case management, and recovery support services.

Nexus Recovery Center

Nexus Recovery Center is at the forefront of specialized substance abuse services for females. Nexus offers programs for adult women and adolescent girls ages 13 to 17, including those pregnant or accompanied by children.

Operation Kindness

The mission of Operation Kindness is to care for homeless cats and dogs in a no-kill environment until each is adopted into responsible homes and to advocate humane values and behavior.

Rise School of Dallas

The Rise School of Dallas is a nonprofit organization providing the highest quality of early childhood education services to children with Down Syndrome or other developmental disabilities and to children without disabilities.

Young Texans Against Cancer

Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) is an independent, nonprofit organization comprising young men and women who have been affected by cancer and are seeking to become more actively involved in the cancer community.