$500k Substance Abuse Grant Awarded to Community Organizations Fighting Opioid Epidemic

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross© Blue Shield© of Arizona is awarding up to $500,000 in grants to assist organizations that are fighting the opioid epidemic and substance use disorder by increasing access to life-saving services.  The substance use disorder grants will be awarded to Arizona nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and government entities that are seeking resources to further … [More]

Plexus Worldwide Volunteerism: Nourishing Health and Happiness 

by Tyler Butler

Plexus Worldwide is more than a health and wellness company. It is a company built from the belief that people should have the opportunity to meet their wellness and financial goals. Originally started with its flagship product, the Breast Chek Kit, which allowed women to easily perform their own monthly examinations, Plexus has a tradition of exploring solutions that help … [More]

D-Backs Finish 2020 With $4.8M in Donations to Our Community

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will complete 2020 having donated $4.8 million to the community, surpassing the $70 million mark since the franchise’s inception and more than $63 million in the last 15 years. During this unprecedented year, the team donated $2.2 million to COVID-19 relief efforts including $1 million to the gameday staff who … [More]

Charitable Trust Far Exceeds Grantmaking Annual Average With $27.7 Million Awarded so Far in the Year of COVID-19

About Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

The end of a tumultuous 2020 brings forecasts of continued public health, economic, and social stresses in the new year. It’s abundantly clear that meeting this ongoing moment, filled with extraordinary challenges for individuals and communities, means doing more than the usual, and it often means doing things differently. Here’s what responsiveness looks like at Virginia G. … [More]

Holiday Hunger Fight Raises More Than $335,000 for St. Mary’s Food Bank

Barro's Pizza

Barro’s Pizza did their part once again to help fight hunger in Arizona. On Tues., Dec. 1, 2020, Barro’s Pizza hosted the Ninth Annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight which raised more than $335,593 for St. Mary’s Food Bank. “We couldn’t be happier with the outcome this year,” said Gina Barro co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “Each year we look forward to honoring our mother, Doran … [More]

Cox Supports The Salvation Army in Arizona with a $150K Holiday Donation

Cox Communications

The Salvation Army has stepped up to ensure Arizona families negatively impacted by COVID-19 receive critical support through emergency food for seniors and families in need; rent and utilities assistance; PPE, sanitizing products and hygiene kits; toys for kids; and emotional and spiritual support. In fact, The Salvation Army expects to serve 155 percent more people nationwide … [More]

Credit Union Awards $25,500 in Community Funds to Local Nonprofits

Arizona Federal Credit Union

Arizona Federal Credit Union announced today it has awarded $25,500 to 14 local nonprofits as part of its new Local Artist, Local Causes debit card giveback program. Nonprofits were selected based on their alignment with the local credit union’s five target criteria in education, equality/social inclusion, community services, children & youth and sustainability. The … [More]

Wells Fargo Leverages Scale to Feed Communities 

by Tyler Butler

Wells Fargo has a long history of supporting local communities, especially during challenging times. Its leadership believes that when their communities thrive everyone can be successful, and they are deeply committed to supporting local communities where their employees and customers live and work. Wells Fargo concentrates its philanthropic investments on three pressing issues … [More]

Homie Donates $100,000 to COVID Relief

by Mike Hunter

Real estate tech company Homie recently made good on its commitment to donate $100,000 to the Valley of the Sun United Way COVID-19 Response Fund through the Homie Helps initiative it launched last April. For every home bought or sold by Arizonans through Homie, $500 was contributed to this relief fund. Homie contributions went to help Arizonans stay in their homes through rent … [More]

WaFd Bank Arizona Donates $20,000 to Food Bank 

by Mike Hunter

Last month, WaFd Bank Arizona donated $20,000 to Extended Hands Food Bank through its WaFd Foundation granting arm. The WaFd Foundation’s purpose is to facilitate direct giving to community-based nonprofits serving low- and moderate-income individuals’ needs. Over the past 12 months alone, the local team has been able to give more than $160,000 in local grants through the … [More]

Feeding Matters raises more than $185,000 for Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)

Feeding Matters

Feeding Matters, the first organization in the world dedicated to advancing the system of care for pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), raised more than $185,000 during its 8th Annual Community Event, presented by Jaburg Wilk Attorneys at Law and Mead Johnson Nutrition and underwritten by several additional local sponsors. For the first time ever and in response to COVID-19, … [More]

Valley Philanthropists Support Families Experiencing Homelessness


The Scottsdale group of 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun donated $10,270 to Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that works with families experiencing homelessness including their pets and helps them return to independence. 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun is a philanthropic group of 100+ women who come together quarterly to create an … [More]

Two Arizona Nonprofits Get Funds Directed to Organizations Owned by People of Color


The Citi Foundation named 30 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that will collectively receive $15 million to support their efforts to provide small businesses with the vital resources needed to sustain their operations and support economically vulnerable households impacted by COVID-19. Two in Arizona: Chicanos Por La Causa: Helps individuals and … [More]

Customized Chevys donated to the Phoenix Police Reserve Foundation Will Help Ensure the Community Stays Safe

Rick McCartney

The Phoenix Police Reserve Foundation just received three new, customized police Chevy Tahoes and one uniquely-wrapped Chevy Camaro partially donated to the Foundation by Courtesy Chevrolet. Each of the vehicles was on full display Friday night at a recognition ceremony (video of Mayor Gallego honoring the 125 reserve police officers and their families) hosted by Phoenix Police … [More]

Arizona REALTORS® Donate $25,000 to the Arizona Housing Fund

Arizona Association of REALTORS®

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® recently approved a donation of  $25,000 to the Arizona Housing Fund (AZHF) on behalf of the 2020 REALTORS® of  Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC) Major Investors. The Arizona Housing Fund is a dedicated and sustainable funding source for nonprofit agencies that build and operate permanent supportive, low-income, and working poor … [More]

Republic Services Charitable Foundation Awards Second Round of Committed to Serve Grants to NeighborWorks America for Small Business Revitalization

Republic Services, Inc.

The Republic Services Charitable Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1 million to eight local affiliates of NeighborWorks America for revitalization projects benefiting small businesses that have suffered a downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are part of the Company's previously announced $3 million Committed to Serve pledge to support locally owned … [More]

Free Arts Virtual Art Auction Raises Over $80,000

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona held its first ever virtual art auction on Oct. 21-26, and 71 beautiful works of art sold, raising $80,483 for the nonprofit. “The funds raised will be used to support Free Arts' programs as we move forward during and after the pandemic transforming children’s trauma into resilience through the arts,” said Alicia Sutton Campbell, … [More]

Four Peaks Brewing: All for Teachers

by Tyler Butler

Four Peaks Brewing Company has a storied past in Arizona. The founders have a track record of both honoring history and innovating for the future all at once. This began with their first location in Tempe, a mission revival-style brick factory, which is still standing strong after more than 100 years and continues today with their inspiring community outreach efforts. Having … [More]

Smart & Final Hosts Fundraising Campaign to Support Local Community Nonprofits

Smart & Final Charitable Foundation

Smart & Final, the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, announces a new campaign to support the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation. The fundraiser will benefit thousands of local organizations in California, Arizona and Nevada that fall within the Foundation’s five pillars of focus: Health & Wellness, Education, Hunger … [More]

Local Financial Institution Provides $30,600 in Support for First-Generation College Students 

TruWest Credit Union

TruWest Credit Union donates $30,600 to the Mesa Community College First Year Experience program for the second year in a row, providing scholarships and support for first-generation college students and students needing support in foundational courses such as English, math or reading. The credit union helped to impact the education of 85 students this past academic year, as … [More]