Never before has the Arizona business community needed leaders who are agile, adaptable, and innovative more than they are needed in today’s rapidly expanding economy. That’s what the Champions of Change awards are all about — recognizing those dynamic innovators and trailblazers who are changing Arizona’s economic environment through leadership and visionary thinking.

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“We created the Champions of Change Awards to recognize those innovative leaders, for-profit companies, and nonprofits who are changing the landscape of Arizona business,” says AZ Big Media Publisher Amy Lindsey. “These awards shine a spotlight on the state’s true game-changers and thought leaders. This is an awards event that is unlike any other the state has even seen.”

In the days that follow, the 2022 Champions of Change will be spotlighted right here on Be sure to check back every day.

Champions of Change: Nonprofit social services organizations of the year

Habitat for Humanity.

Artlink: Artlink keeps the arts integral to the community’s development by connecting artists, businesses and the community. Founded in 1989, the Artlink name is a guiding principle for the organization, as it supports stakeholders of the arts and culture community, amplifying its collective strength.

Arizona’s Children Association: AzCA is one of the state’s oldest and largest child welfare and behavioral health nonprofit agencies. For 100 years, AzCA has stayed true to “Protecting Children, Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families,” serving more than 40,000 children, individuals and families in all 15 counties each year.

Arizona Community Foundation: As a statewide philanthropic leader, the Community Foundation develops solutions and promotes innovation across a broad array of issue areas including education, health, community development, the environment, arts and culture, and more.

Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona: In 2021, Goodwill launched a new real estate division that is helping Goodwill’s across the country with their brokerage deals and, an online platform to help job seekers.

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona: Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona has built more than 1,170 homes, completed more than 2,500 repairs and improved a place called home for more than 3,800 Arizona families.