Cause awareness and giving days are powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by countryDays of the Year, and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months.


January

17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay
28: Data Privacy Day —  #DataPrivacyDay

February

2: World Wetlands Day — #WorldWetlandsDay
4: World Cancer Day — #WorldCancerDay
7: Reclaim Social — #ReclaimSocial
8: Safer Internet Day — #SaferInternetDay
13: World Radio Day — #WorldRadioDay

20: World Day of Social Justice — #SocialJusticeDay
22: Digital Learning Day — #DigitalLearningDay
22: World Spay Day — #WorldSpayDay
22: World Whale Day — #WorldWhaleDay
27: International Polar Bear Day — #PolarBearDay
28: Rare Disease Day — #RareDiseaseDay

March

3: World Wildlife Day — #WorldWildlifeDay
8: International Women’s Day#IWD2022

10: World Kidney Day — #WorldKidneyDay
18: Global Recycling Day#GlobalRecyclingDay
21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — #EndRacismDay
21: International Day of Forests — #ForestsDay
21: World Down Syndrome Day — #WorldDownSyndromeDay
21: World Poetry Day — #WorldPoetryDay
22: World Water Day — #WorldWaterDay

24: World Tuberculosis Day — #WorldTBDay
26: Earth Hour — #EarthHour

April

2: World Autism Awareness Day — #WorldAustismDay
3: Good Deeds Day — #GoodDeedsDay
7: World Health Day — #WorldHealthDay

12: International Day for Street Children — #StreetChildrenDay
14: World Dolphin Day — #WorldDolphinDay
15: World Art Day — #WorldArtDay
22: Earth Day — #EarthDay
23: World Book Day — #WorldBookDay
25: World Malaria Day — #WorldMalariaDay
25: World Penguin Day — #WorldPenguinDay
30: International Jazz Day — #JazzDay
30: International Sculpture Day#ISDay

May

3: World Press Freedom Day — #WorldPressFreedomDay
10: World Lupus Day — #WorldLupusDay
12: International Nurses Day — #NursesDay
14: World Fair Trade Day — #WorldFairTradeDay
14: World Migratory Bird Day — #WorldMigratoryBirdDay
17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia — #IDAHOBIT
18: International Museum Day — #MuseumDay
20: Endangered Species Day — #EndangeredSpeciesDay
22: International Day for Biological Diversity — #BiologicalDiversityDay

23: World Turtle Day — #WorldTurtleDay
31: World No Tobacco Day — #WorldNoTobaccoDay

June

5: World Environment Day — #WorldEnvironmentDay
8: World Ocean Day — #WorldOceanDay
12: World Day Against Child Labour — #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour

14: World Blood Donor Day — #WorldBloodDonorDay
20: World Refugee Day — #WorldRefugeeDay
21: International Day of Yoga — #YogaDay
22: World Rainforest Day — #WorldRainforestDay
26: Gay Pride Day — #Pride22


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July

11: WorldPopulationDay — #WorldPopulationDay
18: Nelson Mandela International Day — #MandelaDay
28:
 World Hepatitis Day — #WorldHepatitisDay
29: International Tiger Day — #InternationalTigerDay
30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons — #EndHumanTrafficking

August 

10: World Lion Day — #WorldLionDay
11: Indigenous People’s Day — 
#IndigenousDay
12: International Youth Day — #YouthDay
12: World Elephant Day — #WorldElephantDay
17: National Nonprofit Day — #NationalNonprofitDay (Internationally recognized)
19: World Humanitarian Day — #WorldHumanitarianDay
26: National Dog Day — #DogDay (Internationally recognized)
29: International Day Against Nuclear Tests — #AgainstNuclearTestsDay

September

5: International Day of Charity — #CharityDay
8: International Literacy Day — 
#LiteracyDay
10: World Suicide Prevention Day — #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
15: International Day of Democracy — #DemocracyDay
21: International Day of Peace — #PeaceDay
21: World Alzheimer’s Day — #WorldAlzheimersDay
22: World Rhino Day — #WorldRhinoDay
25: World Rivers Day — #WorldRiversDay
27: World Tourism Day — #WorldTourismDay

October

4: World Animal Day — #WorldAnimalDay
4: World Habitat Day — #WorldHabitatDay
5: World Teachers Day — #WorldTeachersDay
6
World Cerebral Palsy Day — #WorldCPDay
10: World Homeless Day — #WorldHomelessDay
10: World Mental Health Day — 
#WorldMentalHealthDay
11: International Day of the Girl Child — #DayOfTheGirl
12: World Arthritis Day — #WorldArthritisDay
13: World Thrombosis Day — #WorldThrombosisDay
15: International Day of Rural Women — #RuralWomenDay
16: World Food Day — #WorldFoodDay
16: Global Cat Day — #GlobalCatDay

17: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty — #EndPoveryDay
20: World Values Day — #WorldValuesDay
29: National Internet Day — #WorldInternetDay (Internationally recognized)
31: World Cities Day — #WorldCitiesDay

November

13: World Kindness Day — #WorldKindnessDay
14: World Diabetes Day — 
#WorldDiabetesDay
16: International Day for Tolerance — #ToleranceDay
17: World Pancreatic Cancer Day — #WorldPancreaticCancerDay
17:
World Philosophy Day — #WorldPhilosophyDay
19: World Toilet Day — #WorldToiletDay
20: World Children’s Day — #WorldChildrensDay
21: World Television Day — #WorldTVDay
25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women — #EndViolenceAgainstWomen
29: Giving Tuesday — #GivingTuesday

December

1: World AIDS Day — #WorldAIDSDay
3: International Day of People with Disabilities — #IDPwD22

5: International Volunteer Day — #VolunteerDay
5: World Soil Day — #WorldSoilDay

9: International Anti-Corruption Day — #AntiCorruptionDay
10: International Human Rights Day — #HumanRightsDay
11: International Mountain Day — #MountainDay
18: International Migrants Day — #MigrantsDay

About the Author

Heather Mansfield is the founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good and producer of the Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising program. Fueled by a strong passion for the Internet, Heather spends her days (and some nights) helping nonprofits, charities, and NGOs worldwide utilize the internet as a tool for social good.

2022 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits