Nonprofit Archives

Colleen’s Dream helps TGen cancer research

Nicole Cundiff, CEO and co-founder of Colleen’s Dream Foundation.

Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit, today announced a $30,000 grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to research new ways of treating ovarian cancer. The grant will help fund research that builds on TGen’s discovery that mutations in a gene known as SMARCA4 drive a specific type of extremely aggressive ovarian cancer —… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day rallies support for state’s nonprofits

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Arizona Gives Day is a grassroots, statewide day of giving that invites Arizonans to support their favorite causes by visiting azgives.org and donating either the day-of — April 4 — or scheduling their gift in advance to be processed on April 4. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum and presented… Read More →

UA Center for Integrative Medicine receives $1M gift

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Thanks to a $1 million commitment from Iris Cantor, a lifelong philanthropist, the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine will develop new curricula, train a new generation of integrative health professionals and empower individuals and communities to optimize health and well-being through the establishment of the Iris Cantor Research and Innovation Fund. An advocate… Read More →

Chase gives $925K in grants to entrepreneurial nonprofits

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Eight local nonprofits working to help underserved entrepreneurs in the Valley received nearly $1 million in grants from JPMorgan Chase. Chase is giving out $925,000 between eight nonprofits that help local entrepreneurs expand their business through mentorships, small business loans, business development and workshops. Chase made the announcement Monday morning at the Galvanize offices during… Read More →

Geena Davis will speak at United Way event in Phoenix

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Geena Davis, an Academy Award winning actor who is one of Hollywood’s most respected stars, is coming to Phoenix to speak at a luncheon presented by the Women’s Leadership Council of the Valley of the Sun United Way. “We Are UNITED,” a fundraising event to help fund Valley of the Sun United Way’s Breakfast in… Read More →

APS Foundation donates $250K to fight cancer at PCH

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The APS Foundation presented Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a $250,000 grant in support of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD). The APS Foundation has a warm history of awarding grants towards charitable endeavors. When Phoenix Children’s announced Hope Lives Here, a campaign to build the new CCBD, APS stepped in to establish… Read More →

Playworks to honor five community leaders at breakfast

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The Arizona chapter of national charity organization, Playworks, is hosting a ‘Power Breakfast’ event to honor five of Phoenix’s most prominent figures for their contributions to the local community. The Playworks Arizona Power Breakfast takes place March 2, 2017 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Sign in opens at 7:00 a.m., and breakfast will be served… Read More →

Thunderbirds donate $250k to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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Thunderbirds Charities, the charity wing of The Thunderbirds the organization that hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open, donated $250,000 to help fund the construction of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The donation was made in support of the Hope Lives Here campaign to build a new facility to care for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. The… Read More →

Glendale firefighter to cook for charity

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Thirteenorth Grille will host its monthly Charity Guest Chef Night on Jan. 29 with a Glendale firefighter heating up the kitchen. The event benefits Glendale Fire Charities and Local 493 United Phoenix Firefighter Charities. It is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29, for 5 to 9 p.m. at Thirteenorth Grille, 1301 E. Northern Ave. Cost is… Read More →

Downtown Dunkin’ Donuts opening benefits Make-A-Wish

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Dunkin’ Donuts is opening its first Downtown Phoenix location at 102 N. Central Ave. on Wednesday, January 11. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will be offering 50 cent cups of medium hot and iced coffee from Wednesday to Friday, Jan. 13. For each sale of medium hot and iced coffee, 100 percent of the proceeds… Read More →

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona to host fun run

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Help raise money for United Cerebral Palsy of Arizona at its 3rd Annual Fun, Run, Walk and Roll 10k/5k and one mile walk in February in Tempe. The event starts at 9 a.m. on Feb. 5 at the Kiwanis Park at 101 W. Baseline Rd. in Tempe. A Health & Wellness Expo will be at the run,… Read More →

Zerorez wraps up year of giving Valleywide

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Zerorez of Phoenix, a locally owned small business that specializes in carpet, tile and grout, upholstery, area rug, hard surface and mattress cleaning as well as pet odor treatment, helped make the holiday a little brighter for Sunshine Acres Children’s Homes in Mesa in recent weeks, as nearly the entire staff volunteered its time to… Read More →

Social Venture Partners Arizona announces semifinalists

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Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) announced the 20 local nonprofits selected as semifinalists for the 2017 Fast Pitch Competition, affectionately known in the business and philanthropic worlds as “American Idol with soul.”  Leaders from the following nonprofits will participate in a two-month mentoring program to sharpen their social impact and business plans, and to train… Read More →

Arizona Animal Welfare League celebrates 5,000 adoptions

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You can save more than money at Chandler Fashion Center – you can save a life. The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is celebrating 5,000 adoptions at its PetMatch Adoption Center. Since it took over a former puppy mill store location in 2012, the shelter’s center has helped homeless animals find their furever families. Two… Read More →