Nonprofit Archives

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 →

Wells Fargo Arizona team members donate $3.4M to nonprofits

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Wells Fargo & Company announced that its Arizona team members donated more than $3.4 million to nonprofit organizations and schools in Arizona as part of the company’s annual Community Support and United Way Campaign.  All donations were funded personally by team members. In addition to a 14 percent year-over-year increase in donations, the one-month campaign… Read More →

Valley Leadership honors Man & Woman of the Year

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Valley Leadership announced Tommy Espinoza and Judy Shannon as the organization’s 2014 Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the 66th Annual Man & Woman of the Year awards luncheon in March 2015. A native of Phoenix, Espinoza has demonstrated long-term,… Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan grant empowers women

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Experience Matters, an organization that is creating a stronger, more vibrant community by connecting the skill and passion of experienced adults with nonprofits that need their help, announced today it has received a grant of $60,000 from Freeport-McMoRan. The grant, which will be matched by local resources for a total value of $120,000, will be… Read More →

Fulton Homes, Phoenix Suns Partner Again

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If the last NBA season is any indication, Fulton Homes, the Phoenix Suns, andthe Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association are about to have a big year. For the third consecutive year Fulton Homes is uniting with the Phoenix Suns for the Fulton Homes “Proud to Own the Three-Point Zone” program. This season when a Phoenix… Read More →

Yelp Foundation Awards $1 Million in Grants

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The Yelp Foundation announced plans today to give $1 million to charity, including four local nonprofits in the Phoenix area. In 2011, the Board of Directors of Yelp Inc. established the Yelp Foundation with one percent of company equity devoted to supporting community literacy and small business growth. These initiatives are imperative for local economies… Read More →

Arizona Humanities Announces 2014 Humanities Awards

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Arizona Humanities has announced the recipients of the 2014 Humanities Awards. The public is invited to attend the awards reception on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Arizona Humanities Board Member and host of PBS’ “History Detectives,” Dr. Eduardo Pagán, will present… Read More →

Grant Helps Arizona Combat Domestic Human Trafficking

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The Arizona Partnership to End Domestic Trafficking will receive a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will help provide services and comprehensive case management for victims of severe forms of human trafficking in Maricopa and Pima counties. “This is a serious issue that is growing,” said Cynthia Schuler,… Read More →

Event planners create altruistic team-building projects

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Falling back into your boss’ arms to build trust is about as fresh as the “chicken dance.” “We are moving into an era where people need to give trust by being 100 percent engaged with their co-workers,” said Todd Davis, founder of Fun Coach USA. “Statistics say only 30 percent of 100 million workers are… Read More →

Esperança Honored as 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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Esperança announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2014 Nonprofit,” says Tom Egan, president and CEO of Esperança. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year. Our successes that impact… Read More →