Nationwide School Network Launches for Students with Autism

Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc., a network of specialized charter schools serving neuro-diverse children and winner of the 2022 Yass Prize honoring transformational education, announced plans to form The National Accelerator of Autism Charter Schools in partnership with the South Florida Autism Charter School, Inc., in Hialeah, Fla. Diana Diaz-Harrison, founder and executive director of Arizona Autism Charter […]

Nina Mason Pulliam Trust Helps Free Arts Expand its Reach

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has donated $125,000 to help Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona expand its programming to foster and kinship families. Until now, Free Arts has provided programming for children in foster care group homes and emergency shelters, but thanks to the grant, the Free Arts Family Program can now help parents understand […]

Valleywise Health Foundation Awarded $3.2M Grant

Valleywise Health Foundation was recently awarded a $3.2 million grant by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. This pivotal grant is in addition to a $2.5 million unrestricted Piper Trust Now is the Moment Grant in 2021, and $500,000 from the Trust in COVID-19 response funding in 2020, supporting Valleywise Health, Maricopa County’s public teaching health system. The Virginia […]

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Announces 2023 Board

After the merger of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum, the 2023 board for the organization has been announced. It includes all current board members from both organizations. “The Alliance board represents communities throughout the state and has a strong commitment to community building through professional skills and expertise that are instrumental to the future of […]

Hopi Tribal Sovereignty Raising Funds for College Scholarships

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund protects and grows an endowment for college scholarships and educational attainment for students of the Hopi Tribe, one of 22 federally recognized Tribes in Arizona. Hopi villages are not only some of the oldest communities in Arizona, but in the United States. In fact, the village of Oraibi has been credited as the […]

New Life Center Opens Dog Park for Pets of Domestic Violence Survivors

New Life Center, one of the largest domestic violence shelters in the country, has officially opened its new dog park for pets of domestic violence victims. This project was made possible by a $175,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. “More than 70 percent of victims of intimate partner violence report their abusers also harmed or threatened their pets,” said […]

Chandler Cultural Foundation Appoints Peppur Chambers to Board

Writer, film and theater producer and educator Peppur Chambers has been appointed to the Chandler Cultural Foundation’s managing board. Chambers is the first performing artist to serve on the board, which provides oversight for the Chandler Center for the Arts. She was appointed by City of Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, with the board’s unanimous recommendation. Early in her […]

100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun Reaches a Milestone in On-the-Spot Giving

With its most recent quarterly donation, 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun has donated more than $1 million in the last eight years, impacting more than 100 Arizona nonprofits. Their success is a result of a growing philanthropic movement based on a simple concept of on-the-spot giving. 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun […]

T.W. Lewis Foundation Donates $3M to Expand Melanoma Center of Excellence

The T.W. Lewis Foundation recently made a $3 million philanthropic gift to expand the T.W. Lewis Melanoma Center of Excellence at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. The Melanoma Center was established at Banner MD Anderson’s main campus in Gilbert, thanks to a $2 million gift from the T.W. Lewis Foundation in 2016 and support from community partners and […]

Arizona Community Foundation Selects New President & CEO

Arizona Community Foundation announced that Anna Maria Chávez will join ACF as President & CEO in February 2023 following a national executive search process. Anna Maria Chávez is an executive leader, attorney, inspirational speaker, writer and community advocate who has dedicated her career to advocating for others, especially underserved communities. In her most recent role, she served as […]