80 nonprofits collect $180,000 in prize money from Arizona Gives Day

Business News | 19 Apr |

More than 80 nonprofits participating in Arizona Gives Day from around the state, including large and small organizations focused on animal welfare, the arts, child welfare, human rights and more, collected $180,000 in additional prize money during the 24-hour online fund-raising event hosted by The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum. 

More than 720 organizations participated in the event on April 2, presented by FirstBank, raising a record amount of $3.6 million. Matson Money was a Platinum Sponsor. 

Since 2013, more than $1.2 million has been given away in prize money.  Prizes were available throughout the day in a range of categories including Power Hours, most dollars raised during the last four hours of the day, and for pre-scheduled donations for most dollars donated and unique donors. Sponsors of the incentive prize pool were FirstBank, Thunderbirds Charities and Freeport McMoRan Foundation.

Among the leading prize winners were: Cochise County – Oasis Sanctuary Foundation ($10,000); Coconino County – Northern Arizona Pioneers’ Historical Society ($5000); Graham County – Our Neighbors Farm and Pantry ($2,000); Maricopa County – BASIS Charter Schools ($10,500); Navajo County – Northland  Pioneer College Friends and Family ($2,500); Pima County – Sold No More ($10,000); Breakdown International ($10,000); Pinal County – Seeds of Hope ($5,000); and Yavapai County – G.E.M Environmental ($1250).

“Once again, Arizonans showed us how this state is bonded by generosity and an unwavering sense of community,” said Bryce Lloyd, Phoenix Market President of FirstBank. “This record-setting day of giving is a testament to the dedication and compassion of everyone involved. FirstBank is honored to be the presenting sponsor of Arizona Gives Day, which epitomizes our ‘banking for good’ mantra.”

A full list of all winners can be found at www.azgives.org/winners.  

Other Arizona Gives Day sponsors were: Silver– Arizona Community Foundation, BHHS Legacy Foundation, Freeport McMoRan Foundation, Hickey Family Foundation, Intel Corporation, Thunderbirds Charities, Vitalyst Health Foundation; Copper– Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, The Keith Family Fund, Salt River Project, Southwest Gas, Tucson Electric Power/Unisource Energy Services; Bronze– Sechler Morgan, CPAs, mailing.com.

Prize winners by county:

Cochise

• Oasis Sanctuary Foundation ($10,000

Coconino

• Northern Arizona Pioneers’ Historical Society  ($5,000)

• Cattle Dog Rescue ($2,500)

• Colorado Plateau Foundation ($1,000)

• Sedona Arts Center Sedona Coconino ($1,000)

• Flagstaff Master Chorale, Inc. ($750)

• Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project ($500)

• North Country HealthCare ($500)

• Terra BIRDS ($500)

Graham

• Our Neighbors Farm and Pantry ($2,000)

Maricopa

• BASIS Charter Schools– Phoenix($10,500)

• CO+HOOTS Foundation  – Phoenix ($5,000)

• Daring Adventures  – Phoenix ($5,000)

• Phoenix Rescue Mission  – Phoenix($5,000)

• Arizona Animal Welfare League  – Phoenix ($2,500)

• AZK9 Rescue  – Peoria ($2,500)

• Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary – Scottsdale ($2,500)

• Furnishing Dignity – Phoenix ($2,500)

• Animal Loving Friends Inc. – Tempe ($2,000)

• Cancer Survivors Circle of Strength of Arizona – Phoenix ($2,000)

• Feed My Starving Children – Mesa ($2,000)

• Parents of Addicted Loved Ones‐PAL – Phoenix ($2,000)

• Steps of Love – Gilbert ($1,500)

• 33 Buckets – Tempe ($1,000)

• Animal Defense League of Arizona – Phoenix ($1,000)

• Arizona Housing Coalition – Phoenix ($1,000)

• BLOOM365 – Peoria ($1,000)

• Boxer Luv Rescue – Phoenix ($1,000)

• Children’s Museum of Phoenix – Phoenix ($1,000)

• Common Sense – Phoenix ($1,000)

• Greater Phoenix Urban League – Phoenix ($1,000)

• Homeless Youth Connection – Avondale ($1,000)

• ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth – Chandler ($1,000)

• Junior Achievement of Arizona – Tempe ($1,000)

• New Life Center – Goodyear ($1,000)

• Other Side Ministries – Mesa ($1,000)

• Stepping Stones of Hope – Phoenix ($1,000)

• Trees Matter – Phoenix ($1,000)

• UMOM New Day Centers – Phoenix ($1,000)

• Foothills Animal Rescue – Scottsdale ($750)

• Pets on Wheels of Scottsdale – Scottsdale ($750)

• Rusty’s Angels Sanctuary – Phoenix ($750)

• Arouet Foundation – Phoenix ($500)

• Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. – Phoenix ($500)

• Lost Our Home Pet Rescue – Tempe ($500)

• Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest – Phoenix ($500)

• Stepping Stones of Hope – Phoenix ($500)

Mohave

• HAVEN Family Resource Center ($500)

Navajo

• Northland Pioneer College Friends and Family Inc ($2,500)

• The Hopi Foundation ($2,500) and ($1,000)

• Humane Society of the White Mountains ($1,500)

Pima

• Breakdown International (Green Valley) ($10,000)

• Sold No More – Oro Valley ($10,000)

• Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary ($5,000)

• GAP Ministries ($5,000)

• Hoofsnhorns Farm Sanctuary ($5,000)

• Make Way for Books ($5,000)

• Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona ($2,500)

• Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation ($2,500)

• Friends of Pima Animal Care Center ($2,500)

• Ironwood Pig Sanctuary ($2,500)

• Integrative Touch for Kids ($2,000)

• Pawsitively Cats, Inc ($2,000)

• Watershed Management Group ($2,000)

• Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP) ($1,500)

• Ben’s Bells Project ($1,500)

• Ironwood Tree Experience ($1,500)

• Open Doors Community School, Inc ($1,500)

• RAD (Rehabbing and Advocating for Dogs) Rescue ($1,500)

• Hope Animal Shelter ($1,250)

• Humane Society of Southern Arizona ($1,250)

• KXCI Community Radio  ($1,250)

• CHADD, Inc. ($1,000)

• Friends of  Pima Animal Care Center ($1,000)

• Iskashitaa Refugee Network ($1,000)

• Literacy Connects  ($1,000)

• Sonoran Institute ($1,000)

• Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona ($50)

• Open Doors Community School, Inc.($500)

• SARSEF ($500)

• Habitat for Humanity ($250)

Pinal

• Seeds of Hope ($5,000)

Yavapai

• G.E.M. Environmental ($1250)

• Friends of the Verde River. ($250)

• Arizona is home to more than 20,000 nonprofits.

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