OUR RACE IS MAKING
A BIG IMPACT

Texas Big Star strives to make a difference in our community by supporting the non-profit organizations that are the true backbone. We are proud to have helped these organizations further their impact and reach through grants and donations from the proceeds of the event.

$150,000+

Dollars Donated

Twenty-Five

Organizations Supported

Countless

Differences Made

Local Non-Profit

Races We Support

FRISCO TRAIL RACE

VISIT SITE

GARY BURNS 5K AND FUN RUN

VISIT SITE

LOCAL NON-PROFITS WE HAVE SUPPORTED

22KILL

22Kill’s mission is to create a community to combat suicide by empowering veterans, first responders, and their families through traditional and non-traditional therapies.

4THEONE

4theONE Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the location and rescue of missing and exploited teens.  They work with families, at NO COST, to rescue missing teens. Their services include social media investigations, cyber forensics, coordination with law enforcement and other nonprofit organizations, communication with local media, missing poster distribution and on-the-street investigations.

ADAPTIVE TRAINING FOUNDATION

Adaptive Training Foundation’s mission is to empower the human athlete, restore hope through movement, and redefine the limits of individuals with disabilities.

BECKY’S HOPE HORSE RESCUE

Becky’s Hope is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused, neglected and abandoned horses and farm animals.  We also work to educate the public and potential equine adopters regarding humane, responsible horse care, animal welfare, and good horsemanship.

BED START

The highly unique Bed Start ministry goes beyond existing charities, nonprofit organizations, and collection sites to partner with any and all in poverty, crisis, or need, requiring furnishings and other household items.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF COLLIN COUNTY

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

CAMP CRAIG ALLEN

Camp Craig Allen is a non-profit organization dedicated to the “overlooked” physically disabled adults, children and Veterans of North Texas.  Camp Craig Allen encourages self-awareness, positive influence, and independence in therapeutic and educational programs in an accessible environment that promotes abilities and talents of those with the most physical challenges.

CANINE COMPANIONS

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.  They unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.

CLAYTON DABNEY

Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer helps needy families that struggle with the effects of a child dying from cancer.  Through Medicine of the Heart, its primary outreach program, Clayton Dabney has helped almost 4,000 families and distributed over $4 million in last wishes, gifts and financial assistance to terminally ill children and their needy families across the United States.

CLOTHE A CHILD

Clothe a Child partners with area churches, organizations, individuals and businesses in the community to serve the new clothing needs of economically disadvantaged Kindergarten through 8th grade school children in Frisco, Little Elm, Prosper & Celina ISDs.

COLLIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Collin College Foundation provides access to high quality education through scholarships, assists vital student programs and supports innovation across its seven campuses.  The Foundation provides student scholarships and supports Collin College’s mission of a student and community-centered institution committed to developing skills, strengthening character and challenging the intellect.

COMMUNITY STOREHOUSE

Community Storehouse is dedicated to the education and well-being of low income children in the community.  It is the only children’s charity in Northwest Tarrant County focused on keeping children in the classroom while going through struggling times.  That support can include tutoring, counseling, supply donation, and even financial planning.

CORNERSTONE RANCH

Cornerstone Ranch is refreshingly different from most other group homes for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.  Built on Christian values, our family-centered environment creates a safe place where independence thrives, character grows, and confidence is nurtured.  We are a home where adults with special needs can indeed experience abundant life.  Residents do not spend their day in front of the television.  Instead, they serve, exercise, worship, and work as productive and useful members of the community.

EMILY’S PLACE

Emily’s Place is unique in that residents live in a highly structured environment under direct supervision and community involvement.  Emily’s Place is not a shelter, which typically allows women to stay for 30-90 days.  Rather, it is a “transformational” housing ministry based on a 24-month stay commitment, which promotes stability and wise choices.

FAMILIES TO FREEDOM

The vision of Families to Freedom is to make it easy for people to get away from domestic violence situations.  By helping people break free from domestic violence, Families to Freedom can reduce the cycle for future generations.

FOUNDATION FOR ALLEN SCHOOLS

The Foundation for Allen Schools is a nonprofit education foundation that exists solely to support Allen ISD teachers and students.  It supports classroom innovation and provides educational opportunities for Allen ISD students and teachers through grants, student scholarships, and support.

FRISCO EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Frisco Education Foundation provides financial resources to maximize student potential in the Frisco Independent School District (FISD) through educational programs, student scholarships and grants for FISD innovative educators.

FRISCO FAMILY SERVICES

Frisco Family Services exists to help members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.

FRISCO FASTPACS

Collin College Foundation provides access to high quality education through scholarships, assists vital student programs and supports innovation across its seven campuses.  The Foundation provides student scholarships and supports Collin College’s mission of a student and community-centered institution committed to developing skills, strengthening character and challenging the intellect.

FRISCO MOMS CARE

The mission of Frisco Moms Care is to enhance the community through local service projects, promote hospitality and goodwill through acts of kindness, and provide socialization among a sisterhood of moms. Frisco Moms Care’s primary objective is to engage women to support and lift one another for the betterment of their community. They work toward this by creating opportunities for women to care for each other, and by supplementing and/or filling gaps in community funding for families in need through financial assistance, clothing, housewares, meals and other special support.

GRACE TO CHANGE

Grace to Change offers the tools, support, and hope for a life free from addiction.  Grace to Change utilizes a multi-modal approach to counseling, including psycho-educational groups, process groups, and an eclectic blend of individual counseling techniques designed to meet each client’s specific need.  Through “Tiny House, Big Recovery” program, Grace to Change assists women by providing a safe sober living environment while offering tools and support to enhance their future and achieve long-term recovery.

GRACE TO GROW

 

GRANT HALLIBURTON

Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens and young adults; promote better mental health; and prevent suicide.

HABITAT 4 PAWS

Habitat 4 Paws is an animal rescue group in the DFW area whose mission is to rescue and find permanent homes for dogs and cats while caring for them in a volunteer staffed adoption facility and foster program.  Prior to adoption, all rescued dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped and tested for common diseases.

HEROES FOR CHILDREN

Heroes for Children advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 years of age) battling cancer.  Their families receive direct and immediate financial assistance for everyday expenses.  Heroes for Children also provides social family programs and events to support the parents, children and family as a whole.  These events allow parents to not only have much needed relaxation time away from the hospital environment, but to interact with other parents going through the same struggles.  These also allow the whole family the opportunity to relax, to celebrate, and to laugh.

LIL’ WARRIORS

The Lil’ Warrior mission is to ease the financial burden of care in order to help our families focus on what is truly important – their children. We are a non-profit organization partnering with communities to provide financial assistance for families with children who are battling significant medical challenges.

LOVEPACS LITTLE ELM

Lovepacs engages communities to feed children in need as an expression of Love.

MEALS ON WHEELS COLLIN COUNTY

The goal of Meals on Wheels Collin County is to assist area seniors in remaining independent in their homes, to promote socialization, and to prevent premature institutionalization. In order to accomplish these goals, they have established several ancillary programs, working with other charitable organizations, to meet specific needs within the community.

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.  NBCF is a stabilizing force in the lives of hundreds of thousands of women who have reached a crossroad in their lives and need a helping hand to get across the bridge. NBCF offers free, innovative programs that other organizations aren’t providing to women facing breast cancer.

THE NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY GIVING FOUNDATION

The North Texas Community Giving Foundation is dedicated to making an impact in North Texas by supporting local nonprofit organizations who align with its vision of improving the health, education and welfare of its community.  The North Texas Community Giving Foundation’s primary fundraising mechanism is the Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K.

OASIS CENTER

Oasis Center’s mission is to provide life changing programs and services to first time youth offenders and formerly incarcerated persons.

POWERED TO MOVE

Powered to Move (P2M) was formed to build communities where people with and without disabilities are able to pursue the benefits of physical activity together, creating an environment where physical, emotional and spiritual well-being can thrive and all abilities are valued.

RISE ADAPTIVE SPORTS

RISE Adaptive Sports assists persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs.  RISE Adaptive Sports serves children and adults with a primary diagnosis of physical disability by providing completely free programs.

RISE ADAPTIVE SPORTS

RISE Adaptive Sports assists persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs.  RISE Adaptive Sports serves children and adults with a primary diagnosis of physical disability by providing completely free programs.

TREASURED VESSELS FOUNDATION

Treasured Vessels Foundation is devoted to providing a safe place for girls ages 11-17 who have been rescued from domestic sex trafficking to receive healing and hope. Treasured Vessels Foundation has a passion for restoring purpose and value to the perfectly imperfect.

TUG MCGRAW FOUNDATION

The mission of the Tug McGraw Foundation is to provide resources and hands-on support, foster understanding, promote awareness, and stimulate research and scientific collaboration to improve quality of life for people with brain-related trauma and tumors.