Valley of the Sun YMCA Wins Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award

Recently, Valley of the Sun YMCA was named the 2021 Arizona winner of The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness Award. Resourcefullness Awards recognize creative and sustainable revenue-generating ideas from nonprofits in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada and North Dakota. Grand prize winners each receive $10,000. Valley of the Sun YMCA’s award-winning initiative was its print studio. Located at […]

Judd Herberger: A Frontdoors Tribute

The Frontdoors Media team was saddened to learn that beloved philanthropist Judd Herberger died on Wednesday at age 79.  Judd was a giant in the philanthropic community, particularly in the arts. He and his wife Billie Jo supported a broad spectrum of organizations in the performing and visual arts, and the Herberger Theater Center is […]

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Awarded Grant from Bank of America in Support of Diversity

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation has received a $500,000 grant from Bank of America in support of the Guided Pathways program at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD).   Guided Pathways, an MCCCD program implemented to increase students’ success in degree and certification completion by providing a structured educational model, will utilize the funds […]

Del E. Webb Foundation Invests in Creighton’s New Phoenix Campus

The Del E. Webb Foundation is investing $1.5 million in the Creighton University Health Sciences Campus – Phoenix. The gift supports an innovative new facility that will expand much-needed health sciences education in Maricopa County. The seven-story, 185,000-square-foot academic health sciences facility opened in September. Located in the heart of midtown Phoenix, the campus is […]

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 […]