After Record-Breaking Event, Next Arizona Gives Day is Set for April 4, 2017

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits  May 27, 2016

 Thanks to higher participation among nonprofits and donors across our state, Arizona Gives Day 2016 was a resounding success.

 Final tallies are in, showing that the day provided immediately needed funds and brought new donors to nonprofits statewide.

 Held on April 5, 2016, this year’s Arizona Gives Day was the most successful yet:

        Total donations for Arizona Gives Day 2016 reached more than $2.8 million, a 30% increase over the 2015 total. This number includes donations made on Arizona Gives Day, the week before and after, as well as matching grants and checks not captured online.

        There were 21,129 total donations from 16,450 donors made within the 24-hour period. The average donation was $114 with the average donor giving $147.

 These donations also helped a wide variety of nonprofits to win prize money that was in addition to their overall donations. Participating nonprofits included large and small organizations throughout the state focused on animal welfare, the arts, child welfare, human rights and more.

 Central Arizona (Maricopa and La Paz counties) accounted for 39.7% of the dollars raised and 46.7% of the donations made within the 24-hour period. Southern Arizona (Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties) accounted for 51.2% of the dollars raised and 43.4% of the donations made within the 24-hour period.

 70% of donors said that Arizona Gives Day prompted them to give, and almost half said it was their first time giving on Arizona Gives Day, according to a survey conducted following the event. When asked if they had donated to an organization they’d never given to before, 35% said yes.

An overwhelming number (91%) of nonprofits surveyed stated that Arizona Gives Day 2016 had helped them raise funds they would not have otherwise raised.

 Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum and presented by FirstBank, Arizona Gives Day has raised more than $7.4 million for Arizona nonprofits since its founding in 2013.

 The next Arizona Gives Day 2017 has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Nonprofit organizations can register for the event now at, and local businesses can get involved by contacting the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.

Sponsors: FirstBank, Arizona Community Foundation, BHHS Legacy Foundation, Thunderbird Charities, Intel Corporation, Freeport McMoRan, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, Tucson Electric Power/UniSource Energy Services, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Hickey Family Foundation, SRP, The Keith Family Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

In-kind marketing: Bashas’, In Business Magazine, Frontdoors News, GivingHopeAZ.

About the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is an action-oriented group of partners across Arizona – both nonprofits and those in the community who support them – dedicated to uniting, strengthening and advancing Arizona’s nonprofit sector. The Alliance envisions an Arizona where all nonprofits are valued, empowered and thriving, with support from grassroots efforts like Arizona Gives Day. For more information, visit, or email

About Arizona Grantmakers Forum

Arizona Grantmakers Forum is the regional association serving Arizona’s philanthropic community. Its mission is to empower members to transform Arizona through leadership and meaningful philanthropy. Member organizations make financial grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state and represent the interests of private foundations, trusts, endowed community foundations, corporations, government agencies and individuals with organized charitable gift programs. For more information, visit

 About FirstBank

FirstBank operates more than 120 locations in Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank serves more than 650,000 customers. Since 2000, FirstBank has contributed more than $49 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, visit



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