Scottsdale Arts Awards Community Arts Grants to 22 Organizations

Scottsdale Arts

Scottsdale Arts has awarded $131,000 in Community Arts Grants to 22 local organizations for the 2021–22 fiscal year.   Of the 22 organizations receiving grants, 13 received the full amount requested. All applicants to the program must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts or cultural organizations that provide programs or activities within Scottsdale or for Scottsdale residents. … [More]

Florence Crittenton Services and Chicanos Por La Causa Join Forces

On the anniversary of 125 years of service, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona is excited to announce that it will become an affiliate nonprofit agency of Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC). Both longstanding, renowned and committed organizations will leverage expertise, capacity and resources to assure continuity of programs to empower girls and young women across the … [More]

With Domestic Violence on the Rise, Cox Donates to Fresh Start’s Family Law Support Program

Coc Communications

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins, the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation reports that 69 percent of women the organization serves have experienced domestic violence in the last year – an increase of 19 percent from the year before.  Now, with a $20,000 grant from Cox, Fresh Start has established the Cox Virtual Courtroom for clients to safely access legal services … [More]

Cox Employees Give Nearly $500K to Arizona Charities

Cox Communications

At a time when Arizona nonprofits report $91 million in revenue losses this year and an increase in expenses of $15+ million, the 3,100 employees of Cox Arizona today announce grant donations of nearly $500K to 113 Arizona nonprofit education, diversity and environment and sustainability programs.  This marks the 25th year that Cox employees, through Cox Charities, have raised … [More]

88 Arts & Culture Organizations Receive $2.6M ARPA Funding

City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture

The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture announced emergency relief grants to 88 nonprofit arts and culture organizations as part of the city's American Rescue Plan Act funding. The Phoenix City Council approved using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on June 8, 2021, for the Office of Arts and Culture to support nonprofit arts and culture organizations and … [More]

Teaching Philanthropy to Kids Is Local App’s Success


BusyKid believes to be financially successful in life, kids must learn from an early age how to earn, save, share, spend and invest. This balanced approach doesn’t come naturally and it’s not taught in schools. That is why the BusyKid app has been designed to help the next generations start developing an understanding, as well as, a solid routine to be better at managing … [More]

ACF and Donors Distribute $17.7M in First Quarter Grants and Scholarships

The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the first quarter of its fiscal year. Between April 1 and June 30, 2021, a total of $17,661,723 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County, and Yuma. The … [More]

Arizona Restaurant Association Partners with HonorHealth Desert Mission Food Bank

Arizona Restaurant Association

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s popular Arizona Restaurant Week events have long been an opportunity to support the hospitality industry in the state. This fall, the ARA is leveraging this event to raise vital funds for another important cause — helping underprivileged members of the community, those that are experiencing homelessness and those affected by the … [More]

Thunderbirds Charities Awards $25,000 Grant to Kids Need to Read

Kids Need to Read

Kids Need to Read was the fortunate recipient of a generous $25,000 grant award from Thunderbirds Charities. The funds will be used to provide over 60,000 disadvantaged children and their families with vital access to books, interactive literacy events, bilingual educational materials, and family reading relief packages via the Page Coach, Kids Need to Read’s mobile conveyor of … [More]

Two Valley Foundations Join to Raise $20,000 Through ‘The Unbreakable Challenge’

The David R. Sellers Foundation (the 501(c)3 arm of LGE Design Build) has partnered with the Scott Keppel Foundation to raise $20,000 towards their mission of helping those impacted by cancer, obesity, domestic violence and/or helping local pet shelters. The fundraising campaign titled “The Unbreakable Challenge” brought people together through a community strength training … [More]

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]

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