Fresh Cravings to Salsabrate™ Goodness

by Tyler Butler

Collaboration is among the most powerful methods to unite communities and make positive change possible. When Mike Parker and his family launched Next Phase Enterprises in 1995 and FoodStory Brands in 2015, they elevated standards and put purpose in focus. While Next Phase specializes in sales and marketing of food and beverages to merchants such as Walmart and Sam’s Club, … [More]

Salad and Go Doubles Down Against Food Insecurity 

In honor of Hunger Action Day, Arizona-born brand Salad and Go donated 8,600 pounds of fresh romaine, carrots and sweet potatoes to the United Food Bank, partner of Feeding America. In addition to this specific Hunger Action Day initiative, Salad and Go will be donating nearly 4,000 fresh salads to various partners across Arizona as part of a weekly initiative the brand has … [More]

Wilde Wealth Management Supports Local Scholarship 

Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning financial services firm, recently donated $85,000 to Arizona Tuition Connection to support its scholarship fund to help low-income students to attend Notre Dame Preparatory Academy. Beyond the scholarship, Wilde for Arizona has supported dozens of Arizona organizations through volunteerism, sponsorship and fundraising. … [More]

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Holds ‘Food Fuels Learning’ Campaign

Larry H. Miller Dealerships, continuing to give back to their local communities even after being acquired by Asbury Automotive Group, held their second-annual, month-long “Food Fuels Learning” campaign last month to support the afterschool and weekend food programs at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson. … [More]

Lerner & Rowe’s School Backpack Giveaway Helps Disadvantaged Children

Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys helped 1000 disadvantaged school-aged children in Metro Phoenix get a good start on their school year with its giveaway this past July of backpacks filled with school supplies. … [More]

Positive Change, Amplified by Intel

by Tyler Butler

Since 1968, Intel’s technology has been at the heart of computing breakthroughs. As an industry leader creating world-changing technology, enabling global progress and enriching lives, Intel stands at the brink of many technological innovations — technology that not only shapes our future but also shapes humanity. Whether artificial intelligence, 5G network transformation or … [More]

Wealth Management Co. Donates $85,000 to Support Local Scholarship in Firm’s Name

Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning financial services firm that provides comprehensive retirement, investment, real estate, insurance, legal and tax planning services all under one roof through in-house partners and local affiliated firms, is pleased to announce the donation of $85,000 to Arizona Tuition Connection (ATC) to support its scholarship fund to help … [More]

Fiesta Bowl Charities Brings Wardrobe to Students with Grant

Fiesta Bowl Charities has awarded The Assistance League® of Phoenix a $50,000 grant to support their Operation School Bell program. The Delivering Dreams Bus is the mobile unit of Operation School Bell®, the signature program of Assistance League® of Phoenix, that will provide wardrobe packages for over 11,000 students in need this school year. “Fiesta Bowl has been an … [More]

Fiesta Bowl Charities Announces $3 Million in Charitable Giving for 2022-23

Fiesta Bowl Charities continues to be a leader in college football for community impact, surpassing the $3 million mark for its charitable giving in the 2022-2023 season. Donations will benefit 40 nonprofit organizations across the state of Arizona who serve audiences in youth, sports and education. Through the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Guaranteed Rate Bowl, Fiesta Bowl Parade … [More]

Super Bowl Host Committee Launches $2M Arizona Nonprofit Initiative

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) Foundation, today launched the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program, which will invest more than $2 million in nonprofit organizations across Arizona. The Legacy Grant Program is presented by APS, PetSmart, Salt River Project (SRP), and The Thunderbirds and will provide grants to nonprofits … [More]

Strunk Insurance Group – A Legacy of Giving

by Tyler Butler

Arizona loves its home-grown businesses. Many of them reciprocate this sentiment by giving back to society. For 40 years, the Strunk Insurance Group has served as one of these strong local leaders. Family-owned and -operated, SIG has a commitment to contribute and serve. The insurance company was founded in 1982 by Greg Strunk, a former Big 10 and NFL Football player with a … [More]

Taylor Morrison Helps Provide Essential Needs

by Mike Hunter

Locally based homebuilder Taylor Morrison and HomeAid’s Phoenix division joined forces earlier this year in a charity drive called “Seats & Feet” to collect sock and underwear donations benefitting neighbors in need — essential and high-need yet least donated items for those experiencing homelessness. Taylor Morrison’s Phoenix office donated 1,000 total pairs of socks and … [More]

Babbo’s Day of Giving Raises $105,634 

by Mike Hunter

Babbo Italian Eatery celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 7 with the grand opening of its Goodyear location and a Day of Giving to benefit the Seena Magowitz Foundation, a nonprofit committed to the awareness, prevention, and cure of pancreatic cancer. All Babbo locations donated 100% of that day’s profits, and funds were matched by the local family-owned business as well … [More]

Arizona Federal Focuses Philanthropy Hyper-Locally

by Mike Hunter

Nine nonprofits received grants recently from Arizona Federal Credit Union through the hyper-locally focused Local Causes Visa Debit Card program it launched in 2020. Unlike the other rounds of funding, representatives from Arizona Credit Union’s employee resource groups participated in the selection of the Local Causes recipients, allowing employees the chance to participate … [More]

TruWest Donates Supplies-Filled Backpacks 

by Mike Hunter

TruWest Credit Union continues to be a dedicated partner in education through the support of K-12 schools and universities throughout the local community. As part of its recent annual school supply backpack drive, TruWest employees delivered 96 backpacks filled with supplies to students at Galveston Elementary School in Chandler, Arizona. Additionally, 30 laptops were donated … [More]

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Support Food Banks

by Mike Hunter

With the price of groceries soaring, local food banks are feeling the strain, and anticipate back to school expenses next month being especially difficult on families who are already stretched financially. In response, Larry H. Miller Dealerships has kicked off its second annual month-long “Food Fuels Learning” campaign, to support the after school and weekend food programs at … [More]

Super Bowl Host Committee Seeking Volunteers

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee recently launched its volunteer program, TEAM AZ, presented by Avnet and PetSmart. The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is seeking 5,000 high-energy individuals to help welcome and assist residents and visitors as they take part in events around the Valley for Super Bowl LVII.   “Having hosted the Super Bowl three times previously, … [More]

SRP Accepting Applications from Valley Nonprofits Interested in Receiving a Free Solar System

Salt River Project is inviting qualifying Valley nonprofit organizations to apply for the chance to receive a solar system providing renewable energy and covered parking provided by the SRP Solar for Nonprofits program. The application period is currently open and runs through August 14. The Solar for Nonprofits program is funded by customers who contribute as little as $3 a … [More]

PetSmart Charities Announces $15 Million Commitment to Improve Access to Veterinary Care

More than 70% of homes in the U.S. now include a pet. While pets improve the lives of their people, some 50 million pets lack access to even the standard veterinary care needed to maintain long, healthy lives. PetSmart Charities is addressing this discrepancy with a $15 million commitment in 2022 to support veterinary organizations and community changemakers across the U.S. … [More]

Alkaline Water Company Donates Its Popular Water Phoenix Rescue Mission

Alkaline Water Company, Scottsdale-headquartered producer of premium bottled alkaline water and CBD-infused products with a mission to produce sustainable options for water consumption, recently donated a pallet (1,440 bottles) of its popular Alkaline 88 water to the Phoenix Rescue Mission.   … [More]

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