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Homeless Youth Connection receives $600K funding program from Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

The Empowering Youth for the Future program aims to provide meaningful resources that encourage young people to finish high school and plan for post-secondary education. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress) Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation offers fu...

Driving Independence: Foothills Caring Corps receives donation from Kiwanis Club of Carefree

Brent and Tom Pozarycki, above, deliver donation dollars to aid the Foothills Caring Corps effort to assist homebound seniors with transportation services. (Submitted Photos/DigitalFreePress) Kiwanis Club of Carefree donation fuels senior transp...

Goodwill raises more than $470K at Evening of Goodwill at Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia

Tim O’Neal, Goodwill CEO and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego Cameron Matthews, Grace Matthews, Todd LaPorte and Kelly LaPorte Gary Jackson, Tim ONeal and Oscar De La Salas Jenna and Bobby Ghisolfo El Mirage Mayor Alexis Hermosillo...

TruWest Credit Union donates $65K to Phoenix Children’s

Phoenix Children’s, known for its exceptional pediatric healthcare services, will benefit significantly from this contribution, furthering its mission to provide hope, healing, and the best possible healthcare to children and their families. (File...

Scottsdale Charros cook dinner and deliver grant dollars to Ronald McDonald House in central Phoenix

Ronald McDonald House Charities officials tell the Digital Free Press the Roanoke House serves all who arrive oftentimes traveling hundreds of miles to receive state-of-the-art medical care at Phoenix Children’s, Banner University Medical Center a...

Pat Petznick gives $1M to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

A view of Melinda Petznick, Alexis-Petznick, Pat Petznick, Wick Dani Petznick, Alexandra Bray and Belle Petznick at the May 16 event celebrating the legacy of the Petznick sisters who founded the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. (Submitted Ph...

Arizona Children’s Association receives $75K grant from Angel Charity

This generous support will help Arizona’s Children Association restore the crisis clinician position at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southern Arizona. (Submitted Photo/DigitalFreePress) Grant dollars restore crisis clinician at the Arizona ...

Paradise Valley couple hosts MS charity tournament in Surprise to support research, advocacy

Their sixth annual MS Charity tournament was held in Surprise during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. (Submitted photo/DigitalFreePress) Tournament by Surprise Pickleball Association sees 400 players, nets record $24K Staff Reports | Digital Free P...

Summer of a Million Meals returns to Valley airwaves to help fight hunger

Throughout the summer, United Food Bank, in partnership with 12News will host two giving telethon events on June 6 and July 18. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress) Summer of a Million Meals: United Food Bank, 12News & Fry’s host drive Staff R...

Driving Fore Health & Wellness raises over $64K for cancer care at Banner Boswell Medical Center

Among the supporters was Banner Health thoracic surgeon Brett Broussard, who shared his very personal story of being diagnosed with cancer at 17, which led him to a career as a surgeon treating cancer in others. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress) Su...

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty continues community support in Mexico

The volunteer team spent the weekend with the dedicated staff of the Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation, where volunteers contributed to the construction of three houses led by RFCF and assisting at a dog rescue facility. (File Photos/DigitalFreeP...

Childhelp Wings Fashion Show & Luncheon exceeds fundraising expectations at Chateau Luxe

Singer Rosevelt Rawls in red Childhelp gown Left to Right: Co-Chair Ivy Cioli, Childhelp Founder Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp Founder Sara O’Meara, Joseph Ciolli Left to Right: Michael Hampton, Co-Chair Monique Hampton, Co-Chair Ivy Ciolli, J...

Phoenix Art Museum raises over $820K at The pARTy held in downtown Phoenix

From left are Jeremy Mikolajczak Ana Tello Don and Judy Opatrny Michele and Matt Feeney. A new addition to this year’s affair, guests dined under the stars in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden, accompanied by live entertainment by Arizona-base...

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church recognized by Family Promise for volunteer efforts

Volunteers from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at the Family Promise Miracle Worker Celebration. Honored for their hard work providing meals for families experiencing homelessness in partnership with Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit or...

Assistance League of Phoenix Raises over $554K at Celebration of Caring Gala

Cathy and Bob Frye, Gina and Charlie Agee, Stephanie and JD Chastain, Jody and Tim Moman, Cathy and Bob Byram Bob Nanberg, Aimee Runyon, Assistance League CEO; Rep. Matt Gress and Daniel Scarpinato Samantha Greeban and Renee Higgs Barbara...

notMYkid raises over $800K at Power of Love gala held at Arizona Biltmore

notMykid representatives tell the Digital Free Press the funds raised will support critical programs such as trauma-informed education prevention for youth and their caregivers, life skills training, peer-to-peer support, individual and family cou...

Elevate Phoenix notches $1M gift from Yield Giving open call

Spearheaded by Lever for Change, a total of 361 non-profits from 38 states and U.S. territories were selected, including Arizona’s Elevate Phoenix. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress) Elevate Phoenix to use grant to benefit young people of local comm...

Tempe Diablos name finalists for Excellence in Education event in Chandler

The event hosted by the Tempe Diablos is referred to as “The Academy Awards of Education” thanks to the red carpet entry, the black-tie fashion and the caliber of the awards given. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress) Wild Horse Pass Resort hosts Tem...

West Valley domestic violence shelter gets $250K grant from Thunderbird Charities

The Thunderbird Charities grant has pushed New Life Center to the halfway mark of its $5 million capital campaign. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress) Thunderbird Charities fuels New Life Center domestic violence shelter Staff Reports | Digital F...

Arizona Housing Fund receives $120K grant from Burton Family Foundation

Christine and Daryl Burton, founders of the Burton Family Foundation; (Photo credit: Burton Family Foundation/DigitalFreePress) Arizona Housing Fund supports those experiencing homelessness in Phoenix metropolitan Staff Reports | Digital...

St. Joseph the Worker begins workforce housing and training program

The innovations for impact grant is designed to increase the capacity of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations working within Arizona to address housing instability and those experiencing homelessness. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress) Arizona Housing ...

UMOM celebrates 60 years of vital service to families experiencing homelessness

Today, UMOM New Day Centers provides safe shelter and supportive services for nearly 800 individuals every night, including 155 families and 130 single women. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress) UMOM continues fight to serve those fighting for themse...

Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen hosts BloomKidz fundraiser for Autism Awareness Month

Since BloomKidz was founded in 2022, the clinic has grown to include 30 clients and a staff of 60. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress) Picazzo’s to donate $1 for every dessert sold during the month of April Staff Reports | Digital Free Press Wh...

Hope in Motion raises more than $110K to aid FSL mission

The annual breakfast event gave guests and supporters a first-hand look into the lives of FSL clients through their stories, demonstrating how FSL’s programming and resources were able to help them gain, maintain, and enhance their independence. (...