Arizona Gives Day 2019 Raises Record-Breaking $3.6 Million for Nonprofits

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits | April 8, 2019

Arizona Gives Day 2019, hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum and presented by FirstBank, raised a record total of more than $3.6 million for more than 650 nonprofit organizations statewide. Matson Money is a Platinum Sponsor.

Arizona Gives Day, an annual statewide day of giving that invites Arizonans to support their favorite local causes, also saw a 13% increase in the average individual gift amount from $123.34 to $142.18.

“The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is once again celebrating an incredibly successful Arizona Gives Day that showcased the power of our local communities to support the nonprofits that serve them.” said Kristen Merrifield, CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits.

For the 723 nonprofits registered this year, Arizona Gives Day offered an opportunity to raise awareness about their work, connect with new donors and win prize money to supplement individual donations.  Since 2013, Arizona Gives Day has raised more than $17 million for Arizona nonprofits.

“Arizona Gives Day was a huge success for KXCI 91.3 FM, Tucson’s Community Radio station,” said Jennie Grabel, Program Director & Donor Relations for KXCI.  “We reached our fundraising goal of raising $15,000 and felt the excitement and energy of the entire community coming together to support the nonprofit sector through generous and strategic giving.”

Organizations around the state benefitting from Arizona Gives Day also included Circle the City in Phoenix and Northland Pioneer College’s four campuses in Northeastern Arizona.

“Thank you for helping make AZ Gives Day a success,” said Circle the City’s Evert Moreno. “Your support helps our communities learn about our mission of providing healthcare for the homeless.”

Northland Pioneer College’s Betsyann Wilson added that, “as a small, very rural nonprofit, this is a huge event for us, and one of our biggest fund and friend-raising opportunities of the year. It not only helps us generate dollars for need-based scholarships for the students of Northland Pioneer College, but also helps us share the very important story of the work all nonprofits do.”

Again this year, the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits will convene celebration parties in May in Tucson and Phoenix for all registered nonprofits and present incentive prize checks to winners. Any Arizona Gives Day registered nonprofit is welcome to attend these free events where there also will be an overview of the Arizona Gives Day results and findings and a chance to thank the many individuals and sponsors who made Arizona Gives Day possible.

Donations are accepted on year-round.


  • $3.6 million raised
  • 21,950 donations received
  • $17 million raised since 2013
  • 653 of 723 registered organizations received online donations on April 2, 2019 (Arizona Gives Day)
  • $180,000 in prize pool money was awarded (see below for preliminaryprize winners)
  • Organizations by county: Apache (4), Cochise (8), Coconino (31), Gila (1), Graham (10), Maricopa (403), Mohave (6), Navajo (12), Pinal (16), Pima (177), Santa Cruz (3), Yavapai (46), Yuma (3); National (7)
  • See all of the participating nonprofits throughout the state at


Arizona Gives Day 2019 prize winners are being finalized and will be announced in the next week. For preliminary results and information, please visit

About the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a statewide trusted resource and advocate for the nonprofit community. The Alliance’s mission is to unite, strengthen and advance Arizona’s nonprofit sector and is comprised of more than 1,000 members – both nonprofits and those in the community who support them – across the state. Since 2004, the organization has been dedicated to furthering the common interests of Arizona’s nonprofit community and 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 the Arizona Grantmakers Forum

Arizona Grantmakers Forum is the statewide network that connects, educates and advocates for Arizona philanthropy. 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.


About FirstBank

FirstBank, the nation’s third largest privately held bank, operates more than 115 locations in Arizona, Colorado and California, serving over 750,000 customers. The bank offers a variety of checking and savings accounts, mortgages, home equity loans and a full range of commercial loans and business accounts and services. Since 2000, the company has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist, contributing more than $60 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is also unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, go to

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