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]

Valley Leadership Receives $100,000 to ‘Move the Needle’ on Racial Inequities

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank announced $100,000 in donations to Valley Leadership as part of its $15 million U.S. Bank Foundation Rebuild and Transform Fund, addressing systemic racial inequities in small business, housing and workforce advancement. This commitment follows $150,000 U.S. Bank provided in Phoenix to Trellis and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in September to address social … [More]

Cox Supports The Salvation Army in Arizona with a $150K Holiday Donation

Cox Communications

The Salvation Army has stepped up to ensure Arizona families negatively impacted by COVID-19 receive critical support through emergency food for seniors and families in need; rent and utilities assistance; PPE, sanitizing products and hygiene kits; toys for kids; and emotional and spiritual support. In fact, The Salvation Army expects to serve 155 percent more people nationwide … [More]

Credit Union Awards $25,500 in Community Funds to Local Nonprofits

Arizona Federal Credit Union

Arizona Federal Credit Union announced today it has awarded $25,500 to 14 local nonprofits as part of its new Local Artist, Local Causes debit card giveback program. Nonprofits were selected based on their alignment with the local credit union’s five target criteria in education, equality/social inclusion, community services, children & youth and sustainability. The … [More]

Feeding Matters raises more than $185,000 for Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)

Feeding Matters

Feeding Matters, the first organization in the world dedicated to advancing the system of care for pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), raised more than $185,000 during its 8th Annual Community Event, presented by Jaburg Wilk Attorneys at Law and Mead Johnson Nutrition and underwritten by several additional local sponsors. For the first time ever and in response to COVID-19, … [More]

Valley Philanthropists Support Families Experiencing Homelessness

The Scottsdale group of 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun donated $10,270 to Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that works with families experiencing homelessness including their pets and helps them return to independence. 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun is a philanthropic group of 100+ women who come together quarterly to create an … [More]

Two Arizona Nonprofits Get Funds Directed to Organizations Owned by People of Color

The Citi Foundation named 30 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that will collectively receive $15 million to support their efforts to provide small businesses with the vital resources needed to sustain their operations and support economically vulnerable households impacted by COVID-19. Two in Arizona: Chicanos Por La Causa: Helps individuals and … [More]

Customized Chevys donated to the Phoenix Police Reserve Foundation Will Help Ensure the Community Stays Safe

Rick McCartney

The Phoenix Police Reserve Foundation just received three new, customized police Chevy Tahoes and one uniquely-wrapped Chevy Camaro partially donated to the Foundation by Courtesy Chevrolet. Each of the vehicles was on full display Friday night at a recognition ceremony (video of Mayor Gallego honoring the 125 reserve police officers and their families) hosted by Phoenix Police … [More]

Arizona REALTORS® Donate $25,000 to the Arizona Housing Fund

Arizona Association of REALTORS®

The Arizona Association of REALTORS® recently approved a donation of  $25,000 to the Arizona Housing Fund (AZHF) on behalf of the 2020 REALTORS® of  Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC) Major Investors. The Arizona Housing Fund is a dedicated and sustainable funding source for nonprofit agencies that build and operate permanent supportive, low-income, and working poor … [More]

Republic Services Charitable Foundation Awards Second Round of Committed to Serve Grants to NeighborWorks America for Small Business Revitalization

Republic Services, Inc.

The Republic Services Charitable Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1 million to eight local affiliates of NeighborWorks America for revitalization projects benefiting small businesses that have suffered a downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are part of the Company's previously announced $3 million Committed to Serve pledge to support locally owned … [More]

Free Arts Virtual Art Auction Raises Over $80,000

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona held its first ever virtual art auction on Oct. 21-26, and 71 beautiful works of art sold, raising $80,483 for the nonprofit. “The funds raised will be used to support Free Arts' programs as we move forward during and after the pandemic transforming children’s trauma into resilience through the arts,” said Alicia Sutton Campbell, … [More]

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