ASU Foundation Receives $2 Million Grant From The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

PHOTO: A middle school student at ASU Prep Phoenix Middle School, one of the middle schools where the MACS tool is being tested. This image was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASU Foundation for A New American University has been awarded a two-year, $2 million grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The […]

FABRIC Invests in Upgrades, Increases Capacity of Rentable Event Space

The nonprofit FABRIC provides apparel entrepreneurs with training, guidance, innovative industry resources and access to no-minimum and on-demand manufacturing so they can build sustainable fashion businesses domestically. Their space in downtown Tempe was popular for gatherings pre-pandemic and is now back open with more options for community and corporate events. Before the pandemic, event space […]

American Humane Reunites Retired Military Working Dog with Handler in Arizona

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, recently reunited retired Military Working Dog Irk, a 9-year-old German Shepherd, with Staff Sergeant Sheridyn Rupp, his former handler and best friend, in Phoenix. “We at American Humane honor the lifesaving contributions of all veterans, including the four-legged military dogs who risk their lives to courageously serve […]

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation Announces $3M in Grants, Including Awards to 15 Arizona Nonprofits

The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is expanding equitable access to food with $3 million in grants to 115 nonprofit organizations, including 15 in Arizona. Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has granted $15 million to more than 300 nonprofit partners, which have brought hands-on, garden-based learning to 1.5 million children and provided nutrition education programs to […]

Brighter Way Institute Celebrates 20 Years

Photo: Board Members Dave Allazetta and Susan Cordts present the Brighter Way board member donation for the new endowment During the past 20 years, Brighter Way Institute has left an imprint on hundreds of thousands of faces — they’re called smiles. Since its founding in 2001 by Dr. Kris Volcheck, Brighter Way Institute has provided […]

Feed Phoenix Initiative Extended into 2022

Local First Arizona and the City of Phoenix are continuing their collaboration to support the local food system and feed vulnerable communities within Phoenix by extending the highly successful Feed Phoenix initiative. Originally launched as a response to the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, Feed Phoenix sources Arizona-grown produce and hires local restaurants and caterers to […]

Cox Employees Celebrate 25-Year Milestone as They Give Nearly $500K to Arizona Charities

At a time when Arizona nonprofits report $91 million in revenue losses this year and an increase in expenses of more than $15 million, the 3,100 employees of Cox Arizona have granted nearly $500K to 113 Arizona nonprofit education, diversity, environment and sustainability programs. Ninety-two grant recipients are located in the Phoenix area and 21 […]

2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, The Thunderbirds Raise $3.8M for Charities

The Thunderbirds – hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open – announced the 2021 edition of “The People’s Open” raised more than $3.8 million for local charities. The 2021 version of the WM Phoenix Open was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through extremely reduced attendance and limited building of hospitality venues, but with the […]

notMYkid Launches AmeriCorps Program Addressing Critical Needs

Photo courtesy of notMYkid notMYkid is introducing an AmeriCorps program providing peer support for teens and navigation services for families in Maricopa County. The program utilizes part-time members to provide support, education and resources to help children and youth navigate difficult situations, prevent substance-use disorder and reach their full potential through positive life choices. notMYkid […]