Fully Furnished Rent-Free Housing

for people waiting for a lifesaving transplant and living far from a transplant hospital.

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Organ Donation Awareness

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay his life down for his friends.” – John 15:13

2023 Nicklas Foundation Golf Tournament

The Foundation’s Impact

Impact of the David Nicklas Organ Donor
Awareness Foundation:

  • Sharing organ donor awareness in many ways
  • Families awaiting transplants in fully furnished rent-free apartments
  • Grand Prairie’s Proclamation of Organ Donor Awareness Month
  • Donations to other local charities
  • Scholarships awarded

Nicklas Foundation in the media

Foundation honors organ donor who saved the life of a fellow Texan

Rodney Debaun runs the Nicklas Foundation in North Texas. In 1993, David Nicklas died in a motorcycle accident, and his heart saved Rodney's life.



“Without David Nicklas I wouldn’t be here,” Debaun said. “I’d have died 26 years ago. Wouldn’t have seen my kids grow up, wouldn’t have seen my grandkids, wouldn’t have had the opportunity to try to help other people.”

David’s mother Joyce Nicklas said her biggest fear was that her son would be forgotten.

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Over 112.000 men, women, and children are awaiting lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S.
Every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list.
About 22 people awaiting organs die every day.