Nonprofit Archives

Wells Fargo awards paid volunteer leave

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Wells Fargo Community Affairs Representative Iain Hamp of Mesa has been awarded a Volunteer Leave Award from Wells Fargo, and will receive his full pay while volunteering at Phoenix Community ToolBank.  Volunteer Leave Awards are presented to selected Wells Fargo team members, enabling them to take up to three months of paid leave to focus… Read More →

Take Charge America unveils Home Ready Counseling

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Prospective homebuyers across the country now have access to a new service helping them receive approval for a mortgage. Take Charge America, Inc., a national nonprofit credit counseling and debt management agency headquartered in Phoenix, now offers Home Ready Counseling, a program specifically designed to address the top approval requirements for a home loan. “With… Read More →

Super Bowl generates $2M for local nonprofits

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) Foundation, has distributed more than $2 million to 27 Arizona non-profit organizations. The broad range of nonprofits was selected to receive funding based on their program’s significant impact on the education, health and wellness of local youth. An estimated 400,000 local… Read More →

Bank of America picks Neighborhood Builders

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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Florence Crittenton of Arizona and the ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as 2014 Neighborhood Builders. The nonprofits are being recognized for their work to address workforce development, education and basic human needs. Currently marking its tenth anniversary, Neighborhood Builders is a strategic investment in communities that… Read More →

Mesa teen develops App to mitigate credit card debt

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Science Helps, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people through practical application of science, today announced that Antonio Ferris, a 15-year-old sophomore at BASIS Mesa High School has released a new Android Application called “Cost of Credit.”  The App is free of charge and can be downloaded here. “Someone with credit card debt shouldn’t have to… Read More →

Plexus Worldwide donates $35,000 to Toys for Tots

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Scottsdale-based Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller that was recently named No. 8 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, presented a donation of $35,000 to Toys for Tots and a donation of $40,417 to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The presentation occurred on December 15 at Plexus Worldwide’s headquarters… Read More →

Report: Affluent Arizonans donate an average of $6,259

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BMO Private Bank released the results of a study on holiday giving and gifting trends among high-net-worth Arizonans (those with investible assets of $1 million or more). The study is part of an ongoing series examining financial trends among the state’s affluent. According to the study: • High-net-worth Arizonans plan to donate an average of… Read More →

Arizona is the 5th least charitable state, study says

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America is obsessed with being No. 1. It dominates in military power, economic prosperity, high technology, even movie blockbusters. Recently, its glorious résumé was freshened up with yet another impressive credential: The world’s most benevolent country of 2014, a title it shares with Myanmar. With 30 percent of annual giving taking place in December, the… Read More →

Klein creates Seed Spot to help innovators blossom

As co-founder and CEO of SEED SPOT, Courtney Klein has created a culture and environment that is unique and empowering for entrepreneurs in the Phoenix community. Photo by Robin Sendele, AZ Big Media

Entrepreneurs move fast in all directions and for Courtney Klein, it’s no different. From presenting to boards to attending festivals to competing in triathlons to being a full-time CEO, Klein is entrepreneurial in all facets of life. A few years ago, Klein was spending endless nights and weekends at local coffee shops talking to college… Read More →

GM Foundation donates $25,000 to Valley nonprofits

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The General Motors Foundation today made two donations to local organizations totaling $25,000 through its Plant City Grants program. Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer presented a $15,000 check to East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) and a $10,000 check to Make-A-Wish Arizona.  EVIT is a career and technical school offering more than… Read More →

Wells Fargo gives $200K to Chicanos Por La Causa

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Wells Fargo & Company announced it has donated $200,000 to Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) through its 2014 Leading the Way Home® program Priority Markets Initiative to  help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods impacted by the economy.   The Leading The Way Home® program Priority Markets Initiative provides grant support for neighborhood stabilization projects that are… Read More →

Bill Gates Visits Rio Salado College

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Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and other leaders from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation visited Rio Salado College on Thursday, Nov. 6 for a progress report on a student success program called RioAchieve, which is being developed by the college and supported by the foundation. Maricopa… Read More →

BCBSAZ donates 6,250 meals to the hungry

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Arizonans across the state struggle with hunger. According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), almost one in five adults, and one in four children, struggle with hunger and poverty in rural and metro communities alike. Because food insecurity rates in Arizona are higher than the national average, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona… Read More →

Mattress Firm commits $1 million to TGen research

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Throughout November, the largest U.S. retailer of mattresses, Mattress Firm, hopes to raise visibility around the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer death as it recognizes National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and makes a commitment to raise $1 million through the Mattress Firm Foundation. These funds will directly impact research at the Translational Genomics Research… Read More →