FirstBank Pays $8,000 of Grocery Bills Ahead of Arizona Gives Day, Coming Apr. 6

FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” recently surprised shoppers across the Valley by paying their grocery bills as part of their annual “Give It Forward” campaign to promote Arizona Gives Day. In total, FirstBank covered the cost of nearly $8,000 worth of grocery bills. When customers arrived at three Fry’s … [More]

Pioneer Title Is Committed to Forging a Better Tomorrow

by Tyler Butler

Pioneer Title Agency has been a dedicated member of the Arizona community since its inception in 1985. Formed by a family with the goal to support families, the company has been driven by people with the goal to help people. The Newlon family — Bob and his wife, Betty; son Keith and his wife, Cindy — founded Pioneer Title in Sierra Vista and, through their strong local ties, … [More]

Charitable Trust Achieves $500 Million Milestone and Presses Forward on Grantmaking Legacy

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, a private foundation that honors the legacy of Virginia Galvin Piper, recently surpassed a grantmaking milestone of investing more than $500 million since its inception (21 years ago) in nonprofits and programs that enhance the lives of people in Maricopa County. The half-billion-dollar investment is made possible by Virginia Piper’s … [More]

Credit Union Foundation Pledges $290,000 to Help Arizona Nonprofits throughout 2021

OneAZ Credit Union

In celebration of OneAZ Credit Union’s 70th anniversary, OneAZ Community Foundation has pledged to award over $250,000 to Arizona nonprofits in 2021. The Foundation is set to launch a new bi-monthly grant program and a 70th anniversary matching grant program later this year. Over the last 5 years, OneAZ Community Foundation has donated more than $600,000 to nearly 250 … [More]

Smart & Final Charitable Foundation Supports Local Community Nonprofits With Fundraising Campaign

Smart & Final Charitable Foundation

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

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Donates $500,000 to Free Arts

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has donated $500,000 in general operating dollars over the next two years to Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona to support its strategic plan and ongoing growth. The nonprofit organization works to transform children’s trauma into strength and resilience through the arts. The focus of upcoming growth will be largely centered around … [More]

Serendipit Consulting Employees Donate Over $6,000 To Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley

Serendipit Consulting

Serendipit Consulting, a local full-service creative and public relations agency, announced recently that its employees donated $6,200 to Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley (BGCAZ). Employees were able to do so through an Employer Tax Credit Program utilizing the Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO). The State of Arizona program allows taxpayers the … [More]

Cannabis Is Driving Social Change through 420 Skin Care and 420 Medibles

by Tyler Butler

As a registered nurse, helping people came naturally to Marvina Thomas. She recognized that opioids were presenting real problems for her patients, serving only to foster an addiction and not providing the pain relief needed. As she saw her patients struggle with serious side effects and dependance, she found her true calling. Thomas set out to help those who were suffering and … [More]

Arizona Gives Day Invites Nonprofits to Enroll and Local Businesses to Participate in Annual Event

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Coming off a record-breaking Arizona Gives Day 2020 when donors generated an incredible $6.1 million for nonprofits statewide, the 2021 event on April 6 is more important than ever given the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Registration and re-enrollment is now open for Arizona nonprofits interested in participating in the 24-hour online fundraising … [More]

Parsons Foundation Grants $665,000 to Girl Scouts, Arizona Cactus-Pine Council in Support of the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program 

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

This year, more than 6,500 Girl Scouts across central and northern Arizona are practicing their entrepreneurial skills by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. With COVID-19 precautions in place, girls are being challenged to find new ways of selling cookies. To help ensure the success of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has issued … [More]

Volunteer Committee at Harrah’s Donates 14,000 Meals

Harrah’s Ak-Chin

The Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino HERO committee—an employee-based volunteer program that enables employees and their families to make noteworthy and visible contributions to the community—arranged a food-packing event at Feed My Starving Children where 25 employees and their families packed more than 13,800 meals to help those in need. “The Feed My Starving Children event was … [More]

Delta Dental: Brightening Smiles and Communities

by Tyler Butler

Delta Dental believes that everyone deserves a healthy smile. Its long-standing commitment to the communities it serves is evident through its organized grant program and many foundational programs and partnerships. Not only is Delta Dental of Arizona the leading dental benefits provider in state, but it is peopled with leadership and employees passionate about oral health and … [More]

Rounding Up Hearts in February at Steak 44, Ocean 44 and Dominick’s Steak House

by Tyler Butler

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc around the globe, leaving a trail of broken hopes and dreams in its path. Restaurants have been among the hardest hit industries. It’s estimated that 2.2 million restaurants worldwide will never reopen. This problem is especially severe in the U.S. where the Bureau of Labor Statistics just released data that points to a 3.4-million … [More]

$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]

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