Nonprofit Archives

Watch: FirstBank presidents go undercover to pay it forward for Arizona Gives Day

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FirstBank, the premier sponsor of Arizona Gives Day, had two of its Arizona regional presidents go undercover Monday afternoon to pay for roughly $5,000 of customer groceries at Fry’s Food Store, located at 4724 N. 20th St. in Phoenix. The undercover operation was an effort to help promote Arizona Gives Day April 4, and encourage the lucky recipients to… Read More →

Thirsty Lion raises $40,000 for childhood cancer patients


During the month of March, Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill partnered with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer patients. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered national organization that is committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers. From March 1 to March 19, the eight Thirsty Lion locations in Arizona, Colorado and Oregon… Read More →

Diamondbacks surpass $50 million in charitable giving

The Arizona Diamondbacks and their charitable arm, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, surpassed $50 million in charitable giving since their inception in 1998, it was announced tonight at the annual Evening on the Diamond at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Of that $50 million, 80 percent has been donated in just the last 11 years.… Read More →

Post-it note mural created for Arizona Gives Day

Arizona Gives Day Post-it note mural

A Post-it note mural was created and pasted onto the windows of the FirstBank branch in Scottsdale near Indian School Road and Drinkwater Boulevard in preparation for the upcoming nonprofit campaign, Arizona Gives Day. The names of 1,020 participating local nonprofits have been written on the Post-it notes that make up the mural, which says “Gives Day… Read More →

ALS Bite Nite returns in June


Join the ALS Association Arizona Chapter in June, to help raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 6 pm. to 10 p.m. at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The eighth annual Bite Nite will be showcasing signature dishes from top chefs across the Valley. Guests… Read More →

Cable One donates $100,000 for Hance Park Amphitheater

McDowell Mountain Musical Festival

Cable One Inc. provided a $100,000 donation to Hance Park Conservancy, whose mission it is to work with the City of Phoenix to activate and unite the community by promoting the creative use of public space and a vibrant arts and culture experience at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. The funds will go… Read More →

Mother’s Grace to host fundraiser in May

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Mother’s Grace is hosting its champagne brunch fundraiser on Thursday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to raise money for its efforts to support mothers and children who have endured life tragedies. The fundraiser will be hosted at El Chorro, and will feature luxury raffle prizes. Valley Toyota Dealers, Ducey Family Foundation, Steak… Read More →

9 finalists announced for ‘Fast Pitch’

Fast Pitch

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) selected nine finalists for the seventh annual Fast Pitch program, a spirited competition that connects social entrepreneurs with the business community and potential investors. SVPAZ selected the seven nonprofit finalists, plus one ASU student organization and a for-profit organization with a social mission, because they stand out for their innovative charitable… Read More →

How can Arizona improve higher education attainment rates?

Enterprise Bank

College Success Arizona released a new policy brief that explains the characteristics of a well-designed state grant aid program that would boost Arizona’s postsecondary attainment rate. The brief, “Investing in College Access, Supporting Completion: How Need-Based State Grant Aid Can Help Increase Higher Education Attainment Rates in Arizona,” provides insight to state leaders, legislators, and policymakers… Read More →

Arizona Science Center receives $100,000 grant from Thunderbirds

Arizona School Choice Trust

Arizona Science Center is on a mission to bring an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the subjects commonly referred to as STEM – to teachers, students and families across Arizona through its innovative, signature STEM Extravaganza program. Thunderbirds Charities awarded Arizona Science Center $100,000 in grant funding to help provide customized… Read More →

Bob Parsons’ Double Down For Vets reaches $20M goal

The Semper Fi Fund today announced it has raised a total of $20 million in its annual “Double Down for Veterans” fundraising challenge. The campaign ran for two months, with The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation pledging to match all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $10 million. Fulfilling more than 20,000 immediate need requests… Read More →

OnTrac Relay For Life raises money for cancer research

OnTrac, a logistics company specializing in contracting regional shipping services in the Western United States, held their second annual Relay For Life event at the OnTrac Corporate office in Chandler, Arizona on Thursday, February 23, 2017. A total of 229 OnTrac employees at the Chandler office registered for the event in order to raise funds… Read More →

Valley businesses Help Phoenix Children’s Hospital in March

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

For the entire month of March, local businesses and the community at large will help raise money for The Hope Fund—to help support the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The Hope Fund allows Phoenix Children’s Hospital to launch critical new programs, purchase essential equipment, conduct cutting-edge research, provide charitable care and much more. “We are so excited… Read More →

Colleen’s Dream helps TGen cancer research

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 →