Scottsdale Arts Awards Community Arts Grants to 22 Organizations

Scottsdale Arts

Scottsdale Arts has awarded $131,000 in Community Arts Grants to 22 local organizations for the 2021–22 fiscal year.   Of the 22 organizations receiving grants, 13 received the full amount requested. All applicants to the program must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts or cultural organizations that provide programs or activities within Scottsdale or for Scottsdale residents. … [More]

With Domestic Violence on the Rise, Cox Donates to Fresh Start’s Family Law Support Program

Coc Communications

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins, the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation reports that 69 percent of women the organization serves have experienced domestic violence in the last year – an increase of 19 percent from the year before.  Now, with a $20,000 grant from Cox, Fresh Start has established the Cox Virtual Courtroom for clients to safely access legal services … [More]

Cox Employees Give Nearly $500K to Arizona Charities

Cox Communications

At a time when Arizona nonprofits report $91 million in revenue losses this year and an increase in expenses of $15+ million, the 3,100 employees of Cox Arizona today announce grant donations of nearly $500K to 113 Arizona nonprofit education, diversity and environment and sustainability programs.  This marks the 25th year that Cox employees, through Cox Charities, have raised … [More]

Ritoch Powell Associates Demonstrates the Power of Partnership

by Tyler Butler

The hallmark of a great social impact partnership lies in the synergy between the cause and the company. When missions align, passions prevail and communities connect, powerful change can be possible. And this is most certainly the case between Ritoch Powell Associates and its support of the Hance Park Conservancy. As an award-winning civil engineering and surveying firm … [More]

Angry Crab Shack Partners with Arizona Housing Coalition

by Mike Hunter

Locally owned and operated Angry Crab Shack, a restaurant specializing in seafood boils with Asian-Cajun flavors and signature sauces, raised $50,125 in July for its You Dine We Donate month-long promotion benefiting the Arizona Housing Coalition. The local nonprofit aids and provides resources to homeless veterans and their families, which includes clothing, hot meals, … [More]

88 Arts & Culture Organizations Receive $2.6M ARPA Funding

City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture announced emergency relief grants to 88 nonprofit arts and culture organizations as part of the city's American Rescue Plan Act funding. The Phoenix City Council approved using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on June 8, 2021, for the Office of Arts and Culture to support nonprofit arts and culture organizations and … [More]

Piper Charitable Trust Awards $123 Million in Surprise Grants to 71 Nonprofits: The Largest Single-Day Grant Initiative in Arizona History

Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today awarded a total of $123 million in surprise grants to 71 Arizona nonprofits—the largest single-day grant initiative in Arizona’s history. The grants were presented to the 71 awardees throughout the day on September 13, 2021—as a complete surprise. Trustees personally met with the CEOs and Board Chairs of the 71 … [More]

Teaching Philanthropy to Kids Is Local App’s Success


BusyKid believes to be financially successful in life, kids must learn from an early age how to earn, save, share, spend and invest. This balanced approach doesn’t come naturally and it’s not taught in schools. That is why the BusyKid app has been designed to help the next generations start developing an understanding, as well as, a solid routine to be better at managing … [More]

Homie to the Rescue, Helping Arizona’s Homeless

by Tyler Butler

Newly released U.S. Census statistics have shown that Phoenix is indeed the fastest-growing city in the country. The housing market here is more chaotic than ever before and companies that are providing a less traditional approach are finding a niche. Homie is one such group, as its focus on the technology side of real estate is changing the way these assets are bought and sold … [More]

Gust Rosenfeld Gives 100 to Soldier’s Best Friend

Continuing its celebration of its100th anniversary, full-service law firm Gust Rosenfeld donated 120 backpacks, 102 collapsible bowls, 100 bags of treats and 100 collars to Soldier’s Best Friend. SBF provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are … [More]

ACF and Donors Distribute $17.7M in First Quarter Grants and Scholarships

The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the first quarter of its fiscal year. Between April 1 and June 30, 2021, a total of $17,661,723 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County, and Yuma. The … [More]

Arizona Restaurant Association Partners with HonorHealth Desert Mission Food Bank

Arizona Restaurant Association

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s popular Arizona Restaurant Week events have long been an opportunity to support the hospitality industry in the state. This fall, the ARA is leveraging this event to raise vital funds for another important cause — helping underprivileged members of the community, those that are experiencing homelessness and those affected by the … [More]

Thunderbirds Charities Awards $25,000 Grant to Kids Need to Read

Kids Need to Read

Kids Need to Read was the fortunate recipient of a generous $25,000 grant award from Thunderbirds Charities. The funds will be used to provide over 60,000 disadvantaged children and their families with vital access to books, interactive literacy events, bilingual educational materials, and family reading relief packages via the Page Coach, Kids Need to Read’s mobile conveyor of … [More]

Harrah’s Ak-Chin, a Community HERO

by Tyler Butler

People. Planet. Play. Service to these fundamentals is integral in the long-standing traditions and culture of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, which has a commitment to preserve and impact not only the tribal community but neighboring communities in a positive way. So, when the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) in 1988, the Ak-Chin Indian Community … [More]

Accounting & Finance Professionals Provides Diapers to Local Families in Need

Nationally, one in three families cannot afford diapers. Phoenix-based Accounting & Finance Professionals is hoping to change that statistic through its partnership with the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona to help local families get the diapers they need for their children, which it launched with a $2,500 donation. Disposable diapers can cost $70–$80 per month per baby, and … [More]

Mesa Dealership Collects 81,652 Water Bottles for AZ Wildfire Firefighters

Larry H. Miller Ford Mesa recently joined other Phoenix Valley Ford dealers for the Ford Motor Company’s Annual “Fill an F-150” bottled water drive for The Salvation Army Metro Phoenix’s Emergency Disaster Services program. They unseated the eight-year reigning champions by collecting 81,652 water bottles. The dealership won a Dunkin’ Donuts party as a reward, which they … [More]

Two Valley Foundations Join to Raise $20,000 Through ‘The Unbreakable Challenge’

The David R. Sellers Foundation (the 501(c)3 arm of LGE Design Build) has partnered with the Scott Keppel Foundation to raise $20,000 towards their mission of helping those impacted by cancer, obesity, domestic violence and/or helping local pet shelters. The fundraising campaign titled “The Unbreakable Challenge” brought people together through a community strength training … [More]

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]

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