Scottsdale Law Firm Awards 18 Teacher Stipends

DeFusco Law

DeFusco Law, a Scottsdale-based law firm, has awarded a record amount of stipends for its bi-annual “Classroom Supply Stipend” program which gives certified teachers $300 for classroom supplies in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD).  For the 2021 fall semester, 18 teachers will receive the funds to help supply their classrooms. Typically, DeFusco offers 10 … [More]

Arizona Organization Seeking Grant Applications for State-Wide Programs Supporting Women

Arizona Foundation for Women

Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW), a state research, advocacy and philanthropy organization bringing women’s needs to the forefront, is now accepting applications for their annual grant cycle. AFW will accept proposals from organizations that are women-centered in their mission and whose programs predominantly or exclusively benefit women in one or more of the following … [More]

Piper Charitable Trust COVID-19 Response Grants to Help 26 Performing Arts Organizations

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded more than $2 million (June 2021) to 26 performing arts organizations. The grants will help strengthen performing arts organizations’ re-emergence following severe disruption caused by the pandemic and provide vitally important access. Trust founder Virginia Galvin Piper believed arts and culture to be critically important for … [More]

Scottsdale Arts Receives $137,500 Grant from Piper Charitable Trust 

Scottsdale Arts

Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded a $137,500 grant to Scottsdale Arts to assist with impacts it has experienced due to the COVID-19 crisis. Piper Trust president and CEO Mary Jane Rynd wrote in a letter to Scottsdale Arts, “Trustees and staff of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust continue to stand by you and Scottsdale Arts as we move into more … [More]

OneAZ Community Foundation to Award $100,000 to Local Nonprofits through Community Impact Grant Program

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OneAZ Community Foundation has pledged to award $100,000 in Community Impact Grants as part of its commitment to serving Arizona communities. Arizona-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations can submit applications now through Aug. 15, 2021. OneAZ Community Foundation is committed to supporting the local economy through several initiatives. Since launching the Community Impact … [More]

Valley of the Sun United Way Announces Nonprofit ‘Change Maker’ Partners

Valley of the Sun United Way

Valley of the Sun United Way announced it will fund 81 nonprofit organizations and schools with support totaling more than $7.8 million for programs and services that align with the strategies of MC2026, United Way’s new five-year plan for creating Mighty Change in Maricopa County. In addition, United Way will provide multi-year support to foundational programs that have … [More]

TruWest Climbs to Support the American Lung Association 

TruWest® Credit Union raised $10,000 for the American Lung Association through this year’s Fight For Air Climb in Phoenix. Through the team’s support, more than $70,500 was raised through the event. The 15-member TruWest team joined 18 other teams at Chase Field to climb the stadium stairs to raise awareness and funds for the cure of lung disease. Through TruWest donation … [More]

BCBSAZ Grants Address Substance Use Disorders

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), through its Mobile AZ Initiative, has granted $565,000 to seven community organizations throughout the state that provide programs and services to address substance use disorders with at least one of three complicating factors: COVID-19, social determinants of health and/or co-occurring mental health conditions. Between 2017 and 2021, … [More]

Cannon & Wendt Hosts Supporting Our Heroes Event 

Cannon & Wendt Electric Co., one of the leading electrical service firms in the Valley, recently hosted its third annual Supporting Our Heroes event, raising $41,508 to benefit the 100 Club of Arizona. Proceeds from this year’s event will help send children to the 100 Club of Arizona’s Survivor Children’s Camp in Prescott, Arizona, along with purchase more wash-down kits … [More]

Gila River Hotels & Casinos and Arizona Coyotes ‘Pay It Forward’

In the spirit of “Pay It Forward Day,” Gila River Cares, the philanthropic arm of Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte & Vee Quiva, and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation joined forces to present a $50,000 check to Human Services Campus, Inc., (HSC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency dedicated to helping people experiencing homelessness. Gila River also … [More]

Televëda Helps Seniors Combat Isolation

by Tyler Butler

Shruti Gurudanti has a commitment to combating isolation that comes from a very personal place. In her youth, she watched her own grandparents suffer from seclusion. During those difficult times, she realized that older adults experience a massive issue with social isolation and loneliness. These experiences shed light on the importance of social interaction and community. And, … [More]

How Businesses Can Give Back Meaningfully without Utilizing Big Bucks

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The COVID-19 pandemic curtailed some businesses’ ability to contribute to charitable causes. The crisis affected the bottom lines of U.S. small businesses in particular, many of them on a modest budget to begin with, preventing some of them from being philanthropic or as giving as they would like. But there are ways to give back to the community and help those in need … [More]

United Health Foundation Partners with Valle del Sol Community Health to Improve Children’s Access to Care

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The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group, has committed $3 million to Valle del Sol Community Health to help improve school-age children’s access to integrated health care in underserved communities throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. According to America’s Health Rankings’ latest Health of Women and Children Data … [More]

Pedal Haus Brewery Surpasses Previous Giving Records Despite Pandemic

by Jamie Killin

Due to financial hardships and economic uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, many businesses — especially those hit hardest in the hospitality sector — were forced to pull back on charitable giving. However, award-winning Arizona brewery Pedal Haus increased its donations, donating $21,000 to a variety of causes since the beginning of 2020 through fundraisers, events and direct … [More]

Bashas’ Purpose Drives Social Change

by Tyler Butler

Bashas’ Family of Stores was founded in 1932 by two brothers. And to this day, Bashas’ is still family owned. Now on its third generation of leadership and with more than 100 stores across Arizona under multiple brand names, Bashas’ has been an integral and long-standing component to Arizona’s growth.  From the very beginning, Bashas’ has been committed to giving back and … [More]

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Deliver Carfuls of Comfort for AZ Foster Children

A caravan of vehicles from nine Larry H. Miller Dealerships locations across Phoenix last month delivered carfuls of donations to Arizona Department of Child Safety’s Welcome Center in Phoenix. Simple items of comfort included new suitcases, blankets, pillows, pajamas and socks collected through employee and public donations during a month-long, statewide “Luggage of Love” … [More]

PROShred Arizona Event Benefits Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

PROShred Arizona raised $5,500 for Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue during its recent Shred A Thon charity event in Scottsdale, which allowed Valley residents to securely dispose of a banker’s box of documents in exchange for a $5 to $10-dollar donation. It was PROShred’s sixth charity event for the Labrador rescue. … [More]

Casino and Coyotes ‘Pay it Forward’ with $50K Check to Human Services Campus

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In the spirit of “Pay It Forward Day,” Gila River Cares, the philanthropic arm of Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte & Vee Quiva, and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation joined forces today to present a $50,000 check to Human Services Campus, Inc., (HSC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency dedicated to helping people experiencing homelessness. Gila River also … [More]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Grants $565,000 to Help Address Substance Use Disorders

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) today announced that it is granting $565,000 to seven community organizations throughout the state that provide programs and services to address substance use disorders. Grants are being awarded to these organizations for programming that addresses substance use disorders with at least one of three complicating factors: COVID-19, … [More]

A Record-Breaking $7.1M for Statewide Nonprofits on Arizona Gives Day 2021

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Donors in communities across the state came together once again to show their incredible collective and heartfelt support for nonprofit agencies by raising $7.1 million on Arizona Gives Day on April 6, generating $1 million more than during last year’s record-shattering event. More than 40,000 donations supported 982 nonprofit organizations, both large and small, serving … [More]

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