Scottsdale Law Firm Awards 18 Teacher Stipends

DeFusco Law

DeFusco Law, a Scottsdale-based law firm, has awarded a record amount of stipends for its bi-annual “Classroom Supply Stipend” program which gives certified teachers $300 for classroom supplies in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD).  For the 2021 fall semester, 18 teachers will receive the funds to help supply their classrooms. Typically, DeFusco offers 10 … [More]

Arizona Organization Seeking Grant Applications for State-Wide Programs Supporting Women

Arizona Foundation for Women

Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW), a state research, advocacy and philanthropy organization bringing women’s needs to the forefront, is now accepting applications for their annual grant cycle. AFW will accept proposals from organizations that are women-centered in their mission and whose programs predominantly or exclusively benefit women in one or more of the following … [More]

20 New Units of Affordable Workforce Housing Open in Central Phoenix by Nonprofit


Trellis, a non-profit organization that helps residents of the greater Phoenix area achieve stable living, marked the opening of a new, modern 20-unit townhome community in central Phoenix built to provide workforce housing.     The townhomes at 1617 W. Colter St., Phoenix, were made possible largely by a $350,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and construction financing … [More]

Scottsdale Arts Receives $137,500 Grant from Piper Charitable Trust 

Scottsdale Arts

Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded a $137,500 grant to Scottsdale Arts to assist with impacts it has experienced due to the COVID-19 crisis. Piper Trust president and CEO Mary Jane Rynd wrote in a letter to Scottsdale Arts, “Trustees and staff of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust continue to stand by you and Scottsdale Arts as we move into more … [More]

OneAZ Community Foundation to Award $100,000 to Local Nonprofits through Community Impact Grant Program

OneAZ Community Foundation has pledged to award $100,000 in Community Impact Grants as part of its commitment to serving Arizona communities. Arizona-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations can submit applications now through Aug. 15, 2021. OneAZ Community Foundation is committed to supporting the local economy through several initiatives. Since launching the Community Impact … [More]

Pedal Haus Brewery Surpasses Previous Giving Records Despite Pandemic

by Jamie Killin

Due to financial hardships and economic uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, many businesses — especially those hit hardest in the hospitality sector — were forced to pull back on charitable giving. However, award-winning Arizona brewery Pedal Haus increased its donations, donating $21,000 to a variety of causes since the beginning of 2020 through fundraisers, events and direct … [More]

Casino and Coyotes ‘Pay it Forward’ with $50K Check to Human Services Campus

In the spirit of “Pay It Forward Day,” Gila River Cares, the philanthropic arm of Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte & Vee Quiva, and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation joined forces today to present a $50,000 check to Human Services Campus, Inc., (HSC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency dedicated to helping people experiencing homelessness. Gila River also … [More]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Grants $565,000 to Help Address Substance Use Disorders

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) today announced that it is granting $565,000 to seven community organizations throughout the state that provide programs and services to address substance use disorders. Grants are being awarded to these organizations for programming that addresses substance use disorders with at least one of three complicating factors: COVID-19, … [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]

Insurance Co. Enters Three-Year Partnership with Chicanos Por La Causa

American Family Insurance and Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) have announced a new community partnership, with American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation investing $750,000 over a three-year period to support CPLC Workforce Solutions in delivering education, training and job placement, case management and career pathways programs in the Maryvale neighborhood in Phoenix. The … [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]

$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]

Development Co. Gets $325,000 to Help Underserved Families Become Homeowners in Metro Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase announced $325,000 in philanthropic capital for Newtown Community Development Corp., based in Tempe, in support of their Community Land Trust that provides homeownership to low- to moderate-income and underserved families who are priced out of the market in metro Phoenix. A part of the firm’s broader neighborhood development work in underserved communities, … [More]

Real Estate Technology Company Donates $15,000 and Fosters Girl Scouts’ Creativity and Entrepreneurial Skills

As with many things this year, selling homes and cookies is being done differently which is why Homie Arizona has partnered with the Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. Through the philanthropic arm of the company Homie Helps, a $15,000 donation was made to support cookie sales, foster creativity, engineering, and entrepreneurial skills among the Girl Scouts. Like … [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]

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