Giving Hearts Day

Giving Hearts Day

North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation to participate in Giving Hearts Day

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation will participate in Giving Hearts Day on Feb. 9 with the goal of raising funds to support the 501(c)3’s charitable mission: providing hope and opportunity for the state’s beef cattle industry.


Giving Hearts Day is the largest 24-hour giving event in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota in which more than 500 non-profit organizations participate. Last year, more than 41,000 giving hearts raised $26.6 million for the participating non-profits. The non-profits are required to find at least $3,000 in match donations to participate. 


The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation will be setting its goal soon to support the organization’s scholarship, leadership, promotion, research, building and disaster relief objectives. 


“We are excited about our inaugural year as a Giving Hearts Day participant,” said Jeff Schafer, North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation chairman. “This has been an extremely successful event for charities to bring awareness to their mission and we hope we can do the same. As a non-profit, it is the generosity of our donors that allows us to support the beef cattle industry in this generation and the next.”


The funds raised on Giving Hearts Day will benefit the livestock industry through projects such as scholarships, disaster relief assistance, industry resources, research and more.


If you are interested in making a Giving Hearts Day donation to non-profit organizations like the Stockmen’s Foundation, visit on Feb. 9. If you would like to make your gift in advance, scheduled gifts can also be arranged there. The Stockmen’s Foundation’s specific giving site will be determined soon. Checks dated Feb. 9, received by Feb. 9 and made directly to the Stockmen’s Foundation can also be accepted on Giving Hearts Day. Those can be mailed to 407 S. 2nd Street, Bismarck, ND 58504. All Giving Hearts Day donations are tax-deductible. 


Also, if you are interested in becoming a 2023 Match Donor, contact Julie Ellingson, NDSA executive vice president, at (701) 223-2522 or