Nonprofit Archives

Colon Cancer Alliance will host Undy Run/Walk


On October 22 at 9:00 a.m., hundreds of Phoenix residents will run brave through the city streets wearing boxers and briefs during the family-friendly Undy Run/Walk. Hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, this lighthearted event encourages participants to wear silly boxers, briefs or costumes in support of knocking colon cancer out of the top three… Read More →

Arizona poverty rate down, but many still hungry


Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing the official poverty rate had its largest one-year decline since 1968. The U.S. poverty rate fell from 14.8 percent to 13.5 percent. In Arizona, the official poverty rate is now 17.4 percent, down from 18.2 percent the previous year. The child poverty rate is 24.7 percent,… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Musical Instrument Museum

by in AZ Business Magazine | Nonprofit

Musical Instrument Museum Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: April Salomon, executive director What it does: MIM showcases a collection of more than 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects. It is the largest museum of its type in the world. Admirable quality: MIM was planned and constructed using sustainable design practices and landscaping… Read More →

Kneaders Bakery teams up to help children with cancer

Kneaders Bakery

Every day, 43 children in America are diagnosed with cancer. Salt Lake City-based Kneaders Bakery & Café is partnerING with Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) during the month of September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, on a campaign to fight childhood cancer. Dr. Joshua Schiffman, M.D., with HCI and the University of Utah, is conducting groundbreaking research into elephant DNA which may unlock… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona

by in AZ Business Magazine | Nonprofit

Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Jason Barlow, president and CEO What it does: Nonprofit homebuilder for low-income families. Admirable quality: Habitat has built more than 1,100 hundred homes in the Valley since 1985 for people who otherwise would not have qualified for a conventional home loan. Habitat’s… Read More →

Learning grants by SRP awarded to 25 schools

Enterprise Bank & Trust

Students across Arizona will explore the wonders of electricity, learn about math and science by growing plants in greenhouses built on their campuses and much more thanks to Learning Grants by SRP. The grant program, which awarded more than $117,000 to 25 schools, provides a unique opportunity for schools and teachers to develop projects and programs… Read More →

Wildflower Bread Company partners with No Kid Hungry


Continuing its annual “Wildflower Cares” celebration, Wildflower Bread Company announced it has again joined forces with No Kid Hungry to bring an end to childhood hunger. With the help of its customers, the local restaurant chain has targeted a goal of providing 450,000 meals this year. During the month of September, No Kid Hungry raises… Read More →

Former GoDaddy executive launches consulting firm

Tyler Butler has launched a new consultancy called 11Eleven Consulting.

Tyler Butler, a former GoDaddy executive and passionate professional working toward helping companies operate with a conscience, has launched a new consultancy called 11Eleven Consulting.  Embracing the trend of more companies taking steps towards operating as responsible businesses, Butler saw an opportunity to effectively make these transitions. Connecting communities, companies and causes, 11Eleven Consulting incorporates… Read More →

Social Venture Partners seeks Fast Pitch applicants

Social Venture Partners

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) is seeking innovative and entrepreneurial nonprofits to apply for its annual Fast Pitch competition. Now in its seventh year, Fast Pitch is a two-month social impact program that culminates in a live event where nonprofit leaders compete for more than $50,000 in funding. Fast Pitch, affectionately known in the business and… Read More →

Bank of America awards $205,000 to 10 local nonprofits

Higher Ed Growth

With a goal of helping to build thriving communities, Bank of America this week distributed $205,000 in grants to 10 Phoenix-area nonprofits working to increase housing and educational opportunities for families. In addition to the dollars donated, Bank of America encourages its employees to volunteer their time with many of the recipient agencies also benefiting… Read More →

Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club raises more than $425K for nonprofits

Brokers for Kids

Children’s charity supporter, Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club raised more than $425,000 through its fundraising and events last year. The money raised was divided between many local charities, including Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, Care Fund, Playworks, Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. “It’s exciting to be part of an organization… Read More →

Sept. 30 charity golf tourney to help battle leukemia tees

Charity golf

The sixth annual Tee It Up To Cure Leukemia charity golf tournament is set for Friday, Sept. 30, at Legacy Golf Course, 6808 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The tournament is special to organizer Jana Brickey, Associate/Business Development Director at Dick & Fritsche Design Group. She lost a grandfather to leukemia… Read More →

Risas Dental & Braces plans to donate $325K in free services

Southwest Human Development

Hundreds of Risas Dental & Braces dentists and staff will be volunteering their time this Labor Day to provide free dental services to thousands of people in need of dental care across the Valley. On Monday, September 5, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Phoenix-based healthcare company will host its 5th annual Labor of Love Day… Read More →

WM Phoenix Open, Thunderbirds raise record-breaking $9.3M

Golfers practice Monday at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Photo by Albert Gossie

The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community, raised a record $9,369,873 for local charities through proceeds raised from the 2016 tournament, Thunderbirds Big Chief Dan Mahoney announced Thursday. This is the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history, breaking last year’s total of $9,060,731, and marks the… Read More →