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 […]

Arizona Diaper Bank Distributes Essential Hygiene Products to Local Families in Need

This week, Arizona Diaper Bank distributed more than 121,000 diapers, wipes, period products and bed pads to 12 nonprofit partner agencies such as Harvest Compassion Center, Nourish PHX, Arizona Baptist Children’s Services and more. Employees from Elontec, a local office furniture and technology business, helped pack the orders. After this distribution, the Arizona Diaper Bank has distributed 726,208 products […]

Aunt Rita’s Inaugural ‘Picnic in the Park’ Commemorates World AIDS Day

Aunt Rita’s Foundation will celebrate World AIDS Day to raise awareness of the ongoing battle against HIV with its inaugural Picnic in the Park on Dec. 3 at Portland Parkway Park in Phoenix. The community-oriented event offers the opportunity to view the National AIDS Memorial Quilt displays and includes live music, food trucks and activities. Sponsored by the […]

Brighter Way Institute Opens the Thunderbirds Charities Institute for Implantology

This month, Brighter Way honored local philanthropists by naming the Thunderbirds Charities Institute for Implantology and the Ed Portnoy Endowment for Implantology. The celebration took place at the Diane & Bruce Halle Brighter Way Dental Center, located on the Phoenix Human Services Campus. With 18 Thunderbirds in attendance, the organization played a lead role in supporting a $1.7 million […]

United Food Bank Partners with Google.org to Deliver Meals to Neighbors in Need

United Food Bank announced a partnership with Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, and Feeding America® to deliver meals to Arizonans in need and build long-term technology solutions to scale impact and provide the community with greater access to resources. This $250,000 partnership is part of a larger initiative from Google.org and Feeding America to help provide 50 million meals […]

Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation Receives $230K+ from Mercy Care

Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation, a nonprofit that provides inclusive camp experiences to children with special needs, has been awarded $232,000 through the Mercy C.A.R.E.S. Community Reinvestment grant program. The funds will go toward purchasing adaptive equipment and funding animal care for the organization’s Nature’s Nurses program. “Nature’s Nurses brings together children and animals living with disabilities or illnesses […]

Angry Crab Shack Raises $75K for Arizona’s Unhoused Veterans

Locally owned and operated seafood restaurant Angry Crab Shack has raised $75,000 for the Arizona Housing Coalition, a nonprofit that provides resources to veterans experiencing homelessness and their families. Angry Crab Shack has partnered with the Arizona Housing Coalition for six years, and has donated more than $250,000 to date, putting the restaurant at over […]

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council Receives $2.8M Donation from MacKenzie Scott

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) announced a $2.8 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This gift is part of an $84.5 million donation awarded to Girl Scouts of the USA and 29 local councils selected by Scott, making this investment the largest donation from a single individual in the national organization’s history. Locally, the gift will expand access to […]

Phoenix Art Museum Receives $1M Grant from Men’s Arts Council

Phoenix Art Museum announced it received a $1 million grant from Men’s Arts Council, a nonprofit member organization of Valley philanthropists dedicated to supporting the museum’s community-outreach programs. The unprecedented gift, the largest single donation in MAC’s 55+ year history, will benefit the museum’s education efforts, fund technology updates in public gathering spaces and create new access programs for […]