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Aligning fundraising and awareness events with broader “cause awareness” days and months can boost your nonprofit exposure.

The first step is reviewing which days and months exist and when they fall on the calendar this year. Then you can pick those that align with your nonprofit mission and programs this year. The following are just some of the many cause awareness days and months for 2019.

nonprofit fundraising calendar dates in 2019



  • 11th National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • 16th National Religious Freedom Day
  • 20th World Religion Day
  • 21st Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Month Long:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Dry January
  • National Blood Donor Month (United States)
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month (United States)
  • Thyroid Awareness Month



  • 2nd World Wetlands Day
  • 4th World Cancer Day
  • 5th Safer Internet Day — #SID19
  • 13th World Radio Day
  • 14th World Bonobo Day
  • 14th V-Day
  • 16th World Whale Day
  • 17th Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • 20th World Day of Social Justice
  • 26th World Spay Day
  • 27th International Polar Bear Day
  • 28th Rare Disease Day
  • 28th Digital Learning Day

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, along with Black History Month (United States) and American Heart Month.



  • 3rd World Wildlife Day
  • 8th International Women’s Day
  • 14th World Kidney Day
  • 15th World Consumer Rights Day
  • 15th World Sleep Day
  • 21st International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 21st International Day of Forests
  • 21st World Down Syndrome Day
  • 21st World Poetry Day
  • 22nd World Water Day
  • 24th World Tuberculosis Day
  • 30th Earth Hour

Month Long:

  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • National Women’s History Month (United States)
  • Red Cross Month

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  • 2nd World Autism Awareness Day
  • 7th World Health Day
  • 12th International Day for Street Children
  • 14th World Dolphin Day
  • 15th World Art Day
  • 19th, 20th, and 21st Global Youth Service Days
  • 20th Volunteer Recognition Day
  • 21st Easter Sunday
  • 22nd Earth Day
  • 23rd World Book Day
  • 25th World Malaria Day
  • 25th World Penguin Day
  • 30th International Jazz Day

Month Long:

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • National Youth Sports Safety Month (United States)
  • Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Habitat Awareness Month



  • 3rd World Press Freedom Day
  • 6th Melanoma Monday
  • 10th World Lupus Day
  • 11th World Fair Trade Day
  • 12th World Migratory Bird Day
  • 17th Endangered Species Day
  • 17th International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • 18th International Museum Day
  • 21st World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 22nd International Day for Biological Diversity
  • 23rd World Turtle Day
  • 31st World No Tobacco Day

Month Long:

  • Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • National Arthritis Month (United States)
  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month (United States)
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month (United States)
  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (United States)



  • 5th World Environment Day
  • 8th World Oceans Day
  • 12th World Day Against Child Labor
  • 14th World Blood Donor Day
  • 20th World Refugee Day
  • 21st International Day of Yoga
  • 22nd World Rainforest Day
  • 23rd Gay Pride Day

Month long awareness initiatives include International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Professional Wellness Month.



  • 11th WorldPopulationDay
  • 18th Nelson Mandela International Day
  • 28th World Hepatitis Day
  • 29th GlobalTiger Day
  • 30th World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.



  • 8th International Cat Day
  • 9th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • 10th World Lion Day
  • 12th International Youth Day
  • 12th World Elephant Day
  • 17th National Nonprofit Day
  • 17th International Homeless Animal Day
  • 19th World Humanitarian Day
  • 26th International Dog Day
  • 29th International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Month Long:

  • American Indian Heritage Month
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month (United States)
  • National Immunization Awareness Month (United States)



  • 5th International Day of Charity
  • 8th International Literacy Day
  • 10th World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 15th International Day of Democracy
  • 21st International Day of Peace
  • 22nd World Rhino Day
  • 27th World Tourism Day
  • 28th World Rabies Day
  • 29th World Rivers Day
  • 29th World Heart Day

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and Biodiversity Month.



  • 4th World Animal Day
  • 5th World Teachers Day
  • 6th World Cerebral Palsy Day
  • 7th World Habitat Day
  • 10th World Mental Health Day
  • 10th World Homeless Day
  • 11th International Day of the Girl Child
  • 12th World Arthritis Day
  • 15th International Day of Rural Women
  • 16th World Food Day
  • 16th Global Cat Day
  • 17th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • 18th World Values Day
  • 29th World Internet Day
  • 31st World Cities Day

Month Long:

  • Cyber Security Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month (United States)
  • Energy Awareness Month (United States)
  • Hunger Awareness Month (United States)
  • Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (United States)

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  • 13th World Kindness Day
  • 14th World Diabetes Day
  • 15th World Philosophy Day
  • 16th International Day for Tolerance
  • 19th World Toilet Day
  • 20th Universal Children’s Day
  • 21st World Pancreatic Cancer Day
  • 21st World Television Day
  • 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November is National Native American Heritage Month in the United States, along with the Great American Smoke Out Month.



  • 1st World AIDS Day
  • 3rd Giving Tuesday
  • 3rd International Day of People with Disabilities
  • 5th International Volunteer Day
  • 5th World Soil Day
  • 9th International Anti-Corruption Day
  • 10th International Human Rights Day
  • 11th International Mountain Day
  • 18th International Migrants Day

In December Hanukah falls on the 22nd to 30th, the 25th is Christmas, and the 26th to January 1st is Kwanzaa.

Also visit Holidayscalendar.com for useful information on national and global holidays, broken down by geography or date.

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