NAU Fraternity Raises More Than $32K for Special Olympics Arizona Athletes

Members of Northern Arizona University’s Kappa Alpha Order fraternity recently wrapped up a month-long fundraiser and announced it had raised $32,500 for Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ). The announcement was made with a check presentation to SOAZ athletes and staff following the Kappa Alpha Rose Bowl on April 2, an event that featured a flag football […]

Education Forward Arizona, Freeport-McMoRan Expand Partnership

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation announced a $6 million investment to increase access to higher education for 200 Native American students as part of an expanded partnership with Education Forward Arizona. This partnership expansion will support two cohorts of 100 Native American students, providing scholarships up to $6,000 annually and support services to help them pursue and […]

Meet Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women

On Friday, April 29, 48 of the most intriguing women of Arizona will be honored at a luncheon in the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom of the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Created as an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, the 48 Women project was created to honor women from diverse backgrounds whose leadership and commitment have contributed positively […]

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 […]