Inaugural Gateway Celebrity Fight Night Raised More Than $5 Million after Two Years Away

Gateway for Cancer Research, an internationally recognized philanthropic organization that has generated more than $90 million in charitable funding throughout its 27-year history, raised more than $5 million at its inaugural Gateway Celebrity Fight Night, the result of a merger between Gateway and Celebrity Fight Night in 2021. This year's event featured a "Stardust Dreams" … [More]

Glencroft Receives $70,000 in Grants

Glencroft Center for Modern Aging, the largest senior living campus in Arizona located in Glendale, has received $70,000 in grants and will use the funding to construct a walking and exercise trail for its residents. Construction is underway with a fall completion target. ZoeLife is Glencroft’s signature program that helps Glencroft residents maintain a healthy, active … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Gets $125K Grant to Provide Mobile Healthcare, Homeless Youth Outreach

Phoenix Children’s has been committed to improving the health and welfare of all children in the community, not just those patients treated in the brick and mortar facilities.  In alignment with Boeing’s mission to support outreach projects that directly improve access to quality health care to historically underserved communities, Phoenix Children’s has received a $125,000 … [More]

Scottsdale-Based Plexus Worldwide Celebrates Donation of 30 Million Meals

Plexus Worldwide, one of the largest direct selling health and wellness companies in the world, hit a major milestone by donating 30 million meals** through their Nourish One® initiative to people facing food insecurity. This achievement comes as a result of the efforts of Plexus Brand Ambassadors and team members in their ongoing commitment to fighting worldwide hunger. In … [More]

Wilde Wealth Management Brings Cheer to Children 

by Mike Hunter

Scottsdale-based Wilde Wealth Management Group brightened the holiday season for more than 400 children in need with its donation of more than 250 toys as well as $2,500 in additional cash donations to Toys for Tots in December. This is Wilde’s 17th year supporting Toys for Tots through its Wilde for Arizona Community Outreach Program. … [More]

Seven Arizona Bioscience Startups to Watch in 2022

A regenerative treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a respiratory-assist device to improve COPD patient care, a blood-based test for colorectal cancer, and a treatment to solve bad dog breath are some of the transformative advances of the 2022 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program participants. The seven Arizona-based, early-stage companies competitively … [More]

Credit Union Foundation Opens Community Impact Grants for Arizona Nonprofits

OneAZ Credit Union and the OneAZ Community Foundation has opened the application process for the 2022 Community Impact Grants. This year, $5,000 will be awarded to 50 nonprofit organizations that positively impact communities served by OneAZ. This represents more than double the amounts awarded in 2021. “We are proud to announce that this year we’ll be able to assist … [More]

Desert Financial Foundation Funds 1 Darn Cool School at Phoenix Children’s with $850,000 Donation

Desert Financial Foundation and Desert Financial Credit Union donated $850,000 to 1 Darn Cool School at Phoenix Children’s during a check presentation Tuesday, Feb. 15. This is the second donation of a four-year, $3 million commitment to Phoenix Children’s. The 1 Darn Cool School is a fully accredited K-12 school with eight full-time master’s level teachers. The … [More]

Make-A-Wish Celebrates 40 Years of Wishes to Go to the Super Bowl

Make-A-Wish will be sending a team of 15 wish kids and their families to Los Angeles to attend Super Bowl LVI. The kids, who are all facing critical illnesses, will be treated to a life-changing experience thanks to the generous donations of individuals and corporate supporters, including the National Football League (NFL). In addition to celebrating a return of wish kids to … [More]

94% of Major U.S. Corporations Plan to Maintain or Heighten Their Charitable Giving in 2022

Following two years of increased charitable giving, a new survey reveals the momentum will continue in 2022: 94 percent of major US corporations plan to maintain or increase their charitable giving this year. This sustained increase in corporate giving is being driven by companies’ efforts to address COVID-19 and advance racial equity, according to the survey by The Conference … [More]

Piper Grantmaking in 2021 Demonstrates Commitment to Long-Term Investment and Meeting Critical Moments

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s nearly $141 million in grantmaking during the last half of 2021 is a keen expression of both its legacy of long-term strategic investment in Maricopa County’s resilience and its unique ability to respond powerfully to unfolding crises. From July through December 2021, Piper Trust awarded $140,961,650 in grants. This total includes … [More]

TruWest Credit Union’s TruDifference

by Tyler Butler

Steeped in Arizona history, TruWest Credit Union was originally established in 1952 as Motorola Credit Union. With more than 93,000 members and eight Phoenix locations, the TruWest of today is focused on building upon the rich legacy on which they were established and on building a stronger community. Operating under the philosophy “people helping people,” the organization … [More]

Fresh Cravings’ ‘Salsabrate’ Gives Back

by Mike Hunter

Fresh Cravings, a Phoenix-based, family-owned brand known for produce-aisle chilled salsas and hummus dips, recently honored Tierra Madre, an Arizona-based sanctuary for both horses and humans with a $5k donation as a part of its Salsabrate™ The Good giveback campaign. This is a great example of local organizations looking out for each other, which is in-line with the goal of … [More]

Barro’s Holds St. Mary’s Food Bank’s Biggest Fundraiser of the Year 

by Mike Hunter

In its continuing efforts to help fight hunger in Arizona, Barro’s Pizza hosted its Tenth Annual Doran Barro Holiday Hunger Fight, a one-day fundraiser that raised more than $330,000 for St. Mary’s Food Bank. With the recent contribution, Barro’s Pizza has raised more than $2.1 million, which equals almost 15,000,000 meals for Arizona’s hungry, and every dollar raised equates … [More]

Rob and Melani Walton Foundation Makes $5M Gift to Arizona’s Homeless Pets

The Arizona Humane Society is thrilled to announce a $5M gift from the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, one of the largest single contributions to AHS in its 64-year history. This milestone gift to name the Rob & Melani Walton Papago Park Campus, expected to open in early 2023, signifies the culmination of years' worth of transformation for homeless pets in Maricopa … [More]

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation Awards $100,000 to First Place® AZ for Nutrition and Gardening Initiative

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation has awarded First Place® AZ, an Arizona nonprofit that serves individuals with autism and neurodiversities, with a two-year, $100,000 grant for its Sprouts First to the Table Gardening and Nutrition Initiative. Funding supports the building of two gardens in the Phoenix area, the maintenance of two existing gardens in the Valley, the … [More]

Phoenix Is One of Four North American Cities to Receive $1M in Global Mayors Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the 15 winning cities of the 2021-2022 Global Mayors Challenge, the fifth edition of the worldwide innovation competition that supports and spreads cities' most promising ideas. These 15 winners are being recognized for designing the boldest and most ambitious urban innovations to emerge from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The winning … [More]

STEM Sports® Audible Aids Education 

by Tyler Butler

STEM Sports® is committed to the educational enrichment of youth. Its focus on analog technology has empowered this commitment. Through a double-play combination of physical activity and cognitive thinking, the organization provides a comprehensive approach. Preparing students for future careers, STEM Sports is providing a turnkey, standards-aligned, K-8 supplemental curricula … [More]

Item 9 Labs Funds Cancer Support

by Mike Hunter

Item 9 Labs went pink by giving green for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The award-winning cannabis product brand — whose CEO entered the industry after seeing how cannabis helped his mother through the pain during her breast cancer treatments — donated $5,000 to the American Cancer Foundation and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk from sales of limited-edition pink … [More]

Western Wealth Contributes to Happier Holidays 

by Mike Hunter

Western Wealth Communities and Western Wealth Capital (WWC) were humbled to again share the annual Rent-Free Christmas program and provided free rent in December for 58 deserving families – one in each community WWC serves – so they may use those funds to instead create a Christmas/Holiday memory with their family. As part of the program, 14 families in 2021 also received a … [More]

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