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Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation awards $1.6M in grants


Sprouts Farmers Market today announced that the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation will award $1.6 million to nonprofit organizations that support health- and wellness-related causes this fall. The Foundation, which launched in 2015 and distributed $1.3 million to nonprofit organizations in its first year, focuses its giving in promoting health education and nutrition, food security and… Read More →

Valley of the Sun United Way names ‘Live United Top 20’


It just doesn’t happen without them. And it’s time they got the recognition they deserve. Valley of the Sun United Way relies heavily on the generous support of organizations in our community to help it fulfill its mission of improving the lives of children and families in need. Valley of the Sun United Way announced this year’s members of the Live… Read More →

Veterans organizations launch billboards to thank VA


Local veterans’ leaders representing Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) announced an effort to thank the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and local community healthcare providers for their partnership to provide more timely, quality care to Phoenix area Veterans under the Veterans Choice Program. Today, the billboards were launched at… Read More →

Unclear bankruptcy laws may add hurdles for nonprofits


Nonprofit bankruptcy laws have room for improvement, writes Scott K. Brown, a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, in “Confirming a Plan of Reorganization for a Nonprofit Debtor” in the 2016 edition of the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. Brown and co-author Evan C. Hollander note that “the term ‘nonprofit’ is not defined in… Read More →

$50,000 in grants awarded to local nonprofits by OneAZ Credit Union

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Reinforcing its commitment to the communities they serve, OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation awarded grants to 33 local non-profit organizations from across the state. The awards are part of the Credit Union and Community Foundation’s community grants program, which gave $50,000 in much needed funds to organizations who serve a wide range of communities.… Read More →

Nonprofit IFLA provides scholarships for 10,000 women

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According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, victims of domestic violence lose a total of 8.0 million days of paid work each year. Additionally, research shows that the most influential contributing factor associated with domestic and workplace violence is financial stress. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month,  the International Financial Leadership Association (IFLA), the nation’s leading authority on financial literacy education, has announced… Read More →

APS grant helps Waste Not feed Arizona families

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According to the USDA, more than 30 percent of retail and consumer food gets tossed every day. That equates to more than 430 billion pounds of food wasted each year. USDA figures show that 24.2 percent of children in Arizona under 18 are food insecure, the 3rd highest rate in the country, behind only New… Read More →

Eide Bailly gives out Arizona Resourcefullness Awards  Elnur Amikishiyev

Regional CPA and business advisory firm Eide Bailly LLP announced the winners of its 2016 Nonprofit Resourcefullness Awards, recognizing outstanding nonprofit revenue generation efforts in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, and Utah. The recipients in Arizona are: Grand Prize:  The Phoenix Symphony ($10,000) Runner-Up:  Phoenix Rescue Mission ($3,000) Honorable Mention:  Greater Foothills Helping Hands ($2,000) The Eide Bailly Resourcefullness awards recognize creative… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals will provide free meals to veterans on Veterans Day


Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals will provide free meals to veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. “Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals are proud to continue our Veterans Day tradition to honor those who have bravely served our country,’’ said William Ellert, Abrazo Community Health Network Market chief medical officer. Here are highlights about free… Read More →

Nominate a veteran for Forrest Anderson AC giveaway

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Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. (Forrest Anderson), a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, wants to honor the men and women in our community who have served by donating and installing a new air conditioning unit for a local veteran. Active duty military, including members the National Guard, Reserves, as well as military families, are also encouraged to apply. Living without… Read More →

APS honors 6 employees for community commitment


As part of its ongoing commitment to community involvement, APS has created a community service award that honors full-time employees who have demonstrated dedication to the well-being of their communities by volunteering with a nonprofit organization. This is the second year APS has recognized deserving employees with the APS Community Service Award. The 2016 award… Read More →

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

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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 →