Foundation Grants $250,000 to Help Free Arts for Abused Children Expand throughout the State

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, a leading nonprofit dedicated to transforming children’s trauma to resilience through the arts, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to expand and enhance their programming throughout the state. Matt Sandoval, executive director of Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, stated, “We believe … [More]

Report on Community Giving Shows Positive Impact to Individuals Statewide

The Delta Dental Institute released its 2023 Community Impact Report highlighting the philanthropic investments that Delta Dental made last year to support the oral and overall health of communities across the country. According to the report, Delta Dental of Arizona contributed $2.1 million, positively impacting 252,094 people. By the numbers: $2.1 million donated to … [More]

Piper Trust Makes $750,000 Grant to Place 200 Students in ‘Pipeline of Leadership’

Working from the premise that the nonprofit sector can provide meaningful and fruitful career paths for people in nearly any profession, a grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust will enable Arizona State University to engage students from multiple fields in the newly established Piper Servant Leader Network: Purpose-Driven Careers, No Matter the Major. The … [More]

Nonprofit Receives Largest Private Donation in 21-Year History

In the largest private donation in Local First Arizona’s 21-year history, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has awarded the nonprofit more than $1 million to expand community gardens and entrepreneur development. The funds will allow Local First to double the size of the Heart & Soil People’s Garden and expand programming for the surrounding central Phoenix … [More]

Foundation Gives $600K to Help Keep Youth Off the Streets  

Funds To Support the Empowering Youth for the Future Program and

Homeless Youth Connection (HYC) has received a $600,000 multi-year grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to support the agency’s Empowering Youth for the Future program, with $100,000 of the grant being allocated to enhance and expand a multi-purpose space for in-kind  donations, volunteer work and staff functions. Construction will begin later this year on their … [More]

Foundation Awards $1M to Organizations Addressing Arizona’s Most Critical Health Challenges

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement has awarded more than $1 million to 28 organizations addressing Arizona’s most pressing health challenges. Funding will help organizations focus on four key areas: mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona is … [More]

Nursing Students Plan Impactful Programs at Phoenix Community Organizations

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at the Creighton University Health Sciences Campus – Phoenix prepares students to earn their RN license in 12 months. What sets the ABSN program apart is its community program planning project, which captures the Ignatian value of cura personalis (care for the individual person). Each cohort of ABSN students spends … [More]

Youth Wellbeing Nonprofit Raises over $800,000 at Annual Gala

        notMYkid held its 24th Annual “Power of Love” Gala on April 12, 2024, at the Arizona Biltmore, bringing together local leaders, organizations and members of the community to support prevention, education and behavioral health measures protecting today’s youth. The evening raised over $800,000 to benefit youth and families through notMYkid … [More]

Nonprofit Retail Partnership Celebrated 10-Year Anniversary of In-Store Fundraiser

Boys & Girls Clubs of The Valley (BGCAZ) and local Ross Stores Associates joined forces for a grand celebration of Ross' 10th annual "Help Local Kids Thrive" in-store fundraiser which raised more than $96,000 to support local Club kids. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley and Ross Stores celebrated Ross' 10th annual "Help Local Kids Thrive" … [More]

Keeping Pets with Families Is Goal of New Nonprofit Partnership

First-of-its-kind program assists UMOM to keep pets with families at their facilities with supplies, veterinary care and more

Pets are proven to improve the social, emotional, and physical health of their human companions, especially in times of crisis and hardship. When an individual or family is facing the loss of housing, fleeing domestic violence, struggling with chronic illness, job loss, or the death of a loved one, their companion animals are often the only solace and connection they … [More]

Statewide Digital Awareness Campaign Addressing Arizona’s Housing Crisis Launches

Home is where it all starts is launching a statewide digital awareness campaign to provide solutions to the state’s housing crisis and make sure every Arizonan has a place to call home. People in Arizona’s healthiest neighborhoods live more than 24 years longer than people in the least healthy neighborhoods. This is largely because it is harder for people in the least … [More]

Nonprofit Launches New ‘Fair Chance’ Program from $500,000 Chase Foundation Grant

Valley of the Sun United Way is forming a new Fair Chance Collaborative to help address the multi-dimensional needs of individuals in the Phoenix metropolitan area who have been involved with the justice system. The Collaborative was catalyzed by a $500,000 investment from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. The new Collaborative will build off existing efforts and explore … [More]

Board of Visitors Awards $50,000 Grant to Support Staff for Senior Living Organization

FSL (Foundation for Senior Living) was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from The Board of Visitors that will be used to support the expenses of a vitally needed member advocate in their ReCreación adult day health program. “We are thankful to receive support from The Board of Visitors as we work to reach more individuals in need of services,” said Tami Bohannon, president and … [More]

Local Coffee Roaster Continues Fundraising Efforts Across the Valley

Since its establishment in 2008, PRESS Coffee, local specialty coffee roaster, has been dedicated to the community. Not only have they stayed committed to providing quality, sustainable coffee to local Arizonans, but for the past six years, PRESS has continued to give back to the community, raising money for numerous non-profits through grand openings, events and their biggest … [More]

Foundation Focused on Community & Health Advancement Takes Action on Food Insecurity

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement (the Foundation), in partnership with the Arizona Food Bank Network, hosted a Day of Action aimed at addressing food insecurity in Arizona.   About 50 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona employees and community members came together on March 6 at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix, lending their … [More]

Credit Union Partners with Foundation, Fostering Growth in Communities

OneAZ Credit Union and the State Forty Eight Foundation announce the launch of a new partnership that aims to uplift and empower small businesses and entrepreneurs across Arizona. As part of this collaboration, OneAZ will serve as the Official 2024 Local Financial Partner of the State Forty Eight Foundation. Additionally, OneAZ President & CEO Brandon Michaels will join the … [More]

New Pathways for Youth Joins Forces with Nonprofit Coalition to Champion Arizona’s Young People

New Pathways for Youth, a leading non-profit dedicated to empowering Arizona's youth, is proud to announce its participation in the Nonprofit Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC). This collaborative group of passionate organizations unites to amplify the voices of youth and families while working with legislators to advocate for critical support systems. "At New Pathways for … [More]

Foundation Awards Nearly $800,000 in Local Grants, Impacts 39 Nonprofits Statewide

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has awarded grants to 39 non-profit organizations that work with underserved populations of all ages through oral health and nutritional programs. A total of $793,149 funds were awarded to support projects and services promoting good oral health practices and increasing access to dental care among underserved children, pregnant women, … [More]

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