Select CultureMap's 2014 Community Service Project


At CultureMap, one of the things we love most about Dallas is its philanthropic spirit. We also love a little competition and know you do too. So we're partnering with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty to bring you the first-ever CultureMap Charity Challenge. Here's how it works:

  • We've selected 12 charities.
  • You vote for your favorite every day, once a day, from December 9-December 20.
  • The winner will be announced on January 6. 

The winning organization will become CultureMap's community service project for 2014. Plus, we're throwing in a $2,500 cash donation and an advertising package.

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

The votes are in. See who won!
American Red Cross

Mission: Provide compassionate care for those in need through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, lifesaving blood donations, health and safety services, and international services. 


Mission: Promote Alzheimer awareness and financial support for its parent organization, the Alzheimer Association, through the fundraising event A.W.A.R.E. 25th Anniversary Evening Celebration Honoring Our Founders.

Carry the Load

Mission: Restore the meaning of Memorial Day and honor fallen heroes, veterans, active duty military, firefighters, law enforcement and rescue personnel through a national rally.

LEAP Foundation

Mission: Transform the lives of children and adults around the world who have severe facial or body deformities by providing free specialized medical services. 

Men of Nehemiah

Mission: Serves 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. 

SPCA of Texas

Mission: Bring people and animals together. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. 

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Mission: Improve the care of children worldwide through innovative research and teaching programs, and teaching physicians from around the world. 

The Birthday Party Project

Mission: Partner with accredited homeless shelters to host themed birthday parties for the children living there. 

The Family Place

Mission: Empower victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence. 

The Salvation Army

Mission: Operate 7,500 centers across the United States that provide food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts and children’s programs. 



The Trinity Trust

Mission: Partner with the City of Dallas and other nonprofit groups to achieve the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of the Trinity River Corridor Project, which will comprise one of the world’s largest urban parks.

The Wilkinson Center

Mission: Serve the Dallas community as a poverty rescue and prevention agency for the working poor, assisting more than 14,000 people annually.  The center provides compassion, community and financial responsibility to empower their clients to become self-sufficient and improve their lives.