Nonprofit Archives

Social Venture Partners Arizona announces semifinalists

Chandler Innovation Center

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


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 →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital helps Child Crisis Arizona


Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is partnering with Child Crisis Arizona to collect donations of clothing, hygiene products and toys to help Arizona’s abused  and neglected children have a better holiday.  “This season can be a tough time for children living at the Child Crisis Arizona who often face the holidays without parents, siblings or other… Read More →

Charitable tax credit changes help nonprofits with year-end giving

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Earlier this year the Arizona State Legislature made changes to the Charitable Tax Credit, which can help out local nonprofits from year-end giving. Gov. Doug Ducey signed SB 1216 this spring, which increases the tax credit for qualifying foster care organizations from $200 to $400 for an individual or household, and an increase from $400… Read More →

Thanks, giving: Nonprofits look to profit from ‘Giving Tuesday’

The Salvation Army is kicking off its seasonal red kettle fundraising drive on Thanksgiving, but the organization is also asking for gifts on Giving Tuesday. (Photo by Salvation Army USA West/Creative Commons)
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After the unbridled consumerism associated with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, nonprofits are hoping to appeal to supporters’ generosity and capture some donations, since their wallets are already open. More than 400 Arizona nonprofits are registered to participate this year in Giving Tuesday, a loosely organized day that calls on people to… Read More →

Raising money for a weeklong casual Friday

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Casual day has taken on a whole new meaning for the employees at Brokers Alliance. Since December 2015, Brokers Alliance started a new incentive to raise money for different nonprofit organizations. If employees raise a certain amount each month, they get to dress down for a week. “We were looking to increase our philanthropy and… Read More →

25 philanthropic companies in Arizona

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Giving back isn’t just the right thing to do for the communities a business serves, it also might be the best thing for its bottom line. According to the 2015 Giving in Numbers report, a study that examined the corporate philanthropic endeavors of 271 of the world’s largest companies from 2012-2014, the impact of societal… Read More →

FSL receives $105,000 in donations from Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced it will donate $105,000 to the Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) with two grants in support of local neighborhood revitalization efforts. FSL is receiving $100,000 from the 2016 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program as that awarded $6 million in grants shared across 56 nonprofits. The Priority Markets Program provides grant support… Read More →

3 Abrazo Arrowhead Campus volunteers earn Lifetime Achievement Awards


Abrazo Arrowhead Campus honored three long-time volunteers with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for donating more than 16,000 hours combined at the hospital. This is the highest award in the nation bestowed on volunteers who have donated at least 4,000 hours during their lifetime. Abrazo Arrowhead Campus CEO Frank Molinaro presented the award on Nov. 11… Read More →

Forrest Anderson announces veteran AC giveaway winner

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Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. (Forrest Anderson), a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, picked the winner of its first ever “Military Hero AC Giveaway” contest. The goal of the contest was to honor the men and women in the community who have served by donating and installing a new air conditioning unit for a local veteran or active military member and their… Read More →

Bob Parsons is giving $10 million to veterans causes

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For the fifth year in a row, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and GoDaddy are joining the Semper Fi Fund in its mission to raise funds to assist wounded, critically ill and injured post-9/11 service members and their families. Through December 31, 2016, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation will match all donations, up… Read More →

Winners named for Champions for Children & Family Awards

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Child & Family Resources announced the winners of the 2016 Champions for Children & Family Awards. Winners are nominated by members of the community and reviewed by a panel of community members convened by Child & Family Resources. Winners will be celebrated at the Champion for Children & Families fundraiser on Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30-8:30 pm,… Read More →

Arizona Science Center receives $265K donation

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On Nov. 5, Arizona Science Center unveiled the new “Innovation Hallway” at CREATE honoring Jon Madonna, a retiring AT&T board member, and his wife, Lynn Madonna, who is a Trustee with the Center. AT&T contributed $250,000 to the Arizona Science Center in Madonna’s name to support CREATE, which is a community hub dedicated to using… Read More →

Washington Federal Foundation supports PCH, Tumbleweed Center

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Washington Federal, a full-service national banking institution with 30 branches across Arizona, was proud to donate $2,500 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and $1,000 to the Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, respectively, in October through its Washington Federal Foundation corporate giving program. The mission of the Washington Federal Foundation is to facilitate direct giving to… Read More →