NATIONAL GIVING HEARTS DAY – Second Thursday in February

National Giving Hearts Day | Second Thursday in February
(Last Updated On: February 7, 2023)


Big hearts give big on National Giving Hearts Day! On the second Thursday in February each year, the celebration offers one of the best opportunities to donate to your favorite charity. Not only that, this is the longest-running giving day in the United States. So many hearts and so much to give!


In a single 24 hour period, more funds are raised for charities throughout the upper Midwest. Organizations like soup kitchens, medical foundations, STEM programs, arts programs, and so many more raise money to advance their missions. And the money goes directly to the charities YOU love the most. Plus, you can give to as many charities as you want. Give to one, or give to several.

  • In 2021, Giving Hearts Day celebrates its 14th year.
  • More than 34,700 people donated in 2020.
  • Since 2008, tens of thousands of generous donors have given more than $90 million.
  • In 2020, more than $19 million was donated.
  • The average donor gave to 2.2 charities in 2020.

Whether you’re a donor or a charity, get involved. Rally your organization and provide support to your favorite charity. And it doesn’t matter where you are on the planet. You can still give.


  • Visit the website to find your charity.
  • Spread the word.
  • And on the big day, donate to your favorite charity. It’s the best way to show your support and how giving your heart is. The minimum donation is $10, but how much is that really? Two cups of coffee?
  • Use #GivingHeartsDay to share the day on social media, too.


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Fargo, North Dakota-based Impact Foundation submitted National Giving Hearts Day in 2019 to celebrate the 24-hour giving event for charities across North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Giving Hearts Day was formed in 2008 by Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) and Impact Foundation as a way for people to support the charities and causes they love. From just under $500,000 raised in its first year to more than $19 million raised in 2020, it has become a day of exceptional impact.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Giving Hearts Day to be observed annually on the second Thursday in February.

Giving Hearts FAQ

Q. Can I give to any charity on Giving Hearts Day?
A. Yes! And you can give to as MANY as you want, too.

Q. Who can participate in Giving Hearts Day?
A. Anyone can participate in the day.

Q. Is there a minimum amount to give?
A. No. Give what you can.

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