Arizona Women’s Board Grants More Than $400,000 to Local Nonprofits

Six local nonprofits working to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for Arizona kidney patients were awarded more than $400,000 in grants, the Arizona Women’s Board announced this week. The grantees include the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. Joseph’s Foundation, TGen Foundation, Transplant Community Alliance and Valleywise […]

6 Stories from Kindness Arizona

The Fiesta Bowl spread joy and kindness throughout Metro Phoenix during their second Kindness Arizona campaign. After launching Kindness Arizona amid the pandemic, the Fiesta Bowl decided to continue the tradition in 2022, making six stops over a three-day tour.  At each location, Fiesta Bowl volunteers and staff came together to perform good deeds for […]

Philanthropic Partners Invest $2.8M in Read On Arizona to Improve Early Literacy

To help Arizona’s youngest students recover from the impact of the pandemic and improve third-grade reading proficiency, philanthropic partners have come together in a funding collaboration to help sustain and expand the capacity of Read On Arizona, our state’s early literacy initiative. The grants come at a critical time. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona was […]

Arizona-Based Organizations Provide Support for Blue Zones Initiative in South Phoenix

Equality Health Foundation, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Arizona and Valley of the Sun United Way announced the launch of a new Blue Zones Activate effort in South Phoenix this week. Blue Zones aims to employ evidence-based solutions to improve overall population health and well-being, raise employee and student productivity and boost economic vitality and development […]

Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Announces Grand Slam Awards Totaling $1.1M

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation awarded Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Awards to 11 state-wide nonprofit projects during its 15th annual Evening on the Diamond fundraising event. More than $1 million was given to support organizations for their commitment to community, creativity, impact and use of funds. Founded in 2002 and renamed in 2016 in honor of […]

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona Receives $8.5M from MacKenzie Scott

Billionaire author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $436 million to support affordable housing initiatives throughout the United States, Habitat for Humanity International announced on Tuesday. The donation was distributed between Habitat for Humanity International and 83 local affiliates, including the Central Arizona branch, which received $8.5 million in the single largest donation given to the […]

Valley of the Sun United Way Announces $2M Challenge Gift

John & Kathleen Graham and Phil & Nita Francis have each committed $1 million to the Mighty Change 2026 Community Plan Valley of the Sun United Way announced a $2 million challenge to incentivize additional philanthropic gifts in support of the Mighty Change 2026 initiative. The match was made possible by two new $1 million […]

Scottsdale Chamber Inducts Seven New Honorees into Hall of Fame

On March 3, 2022, the Past Presidents’ Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 27th Annual Scottsdale History Hall of Fame. The 2022 event was presented by The Scottsdale Charros and honored the following individuals and companies:    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Mr. Paul Messinger Paul established Messinger Mortuary in 1959, became a […]

UCP of Central Arizona Expands Baby Clinic Services

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona received a grant of $30,000 from BHHS Legacy Foundation to expand services in its Baby Clinic in Phoenix. As the oldest healthcare-related nonprofit in Phoenix, UCP of Central Arizona provides comprehensive services to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing physical and developmental support as well as educational […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Announces New Foundation, $5M Commitment to Mental Health

Photo: Volunteers with Elaine, an organization helping the homeless supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Blue Cross® Blue Shield® announced the launch of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement, building upon the work of BCBSAZ’s public health initiative and expanding efforts to tackle the state’s toughest […]