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Our Mission To provide Stepping Stones for Success through education of children and families who have limited opportunities.
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
Recognizing the need for a strong, coordinated legal defense against growing attacks on religious freedom, more than 30 prominent Christian leaders launched Alliance Defending Freedom in 1994. Over the past 20 years, this unique legal organization has brought together thousands of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations that work tirelessly to advocate for the right of people to freely live out their faith in America and around the world.
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”
The mission statement was updated by the American Heart Association during its Annual Meeting in April 2007. The mission statement undergoes a formal review process every third year. The association’s impact goal is to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010. Progress toward the goal will be measured according to these indicators:
Reduce the death rate from coronary heart disease and stroke by 25 percent.
Reduce the prevalence of smoking, high blood cholesterol and physical inactivity by 25 percent.
Reduce the rate of uncontrolled high blood pressure by 25 percent.
Eliminate the growth of obesity and diabetes
Founded in 1971, The Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA is the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Our shelter facilities provide a temporary home for nearly 2,000 dogs and cats every year, offering medical and behavioral treatment for those in need.
ACEF believes that character education should be non-partisan and non-religious, teaching universally-accepted values, such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship, and motivating youth to incorporate these values into their lives. 1. We value young people and recognize they are our future leaders. 2. We value youth as assets to our community. 3. We value that parents are the key influence in building good character in youth.
Arizona’s Children Association believes that every child deserves a permanent home that is safe and nurturing and we strive toward that goal. All programs are family focused, strength based, culturally sensitive and outcome driven. Annually, Arizona’s Children Association serves more than 44,000 children and their families across all 15 counties in Arizona.
Arizona Citizens for the Arts formerly Arizonans for Cultural Development, will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2006. The nonprofit charitable arm of Arizona Action for the Arts, Arizona Citizens for the Arts increases discussion and awareness of the importance and impact of the arts in achieving quality of life, educational excellence and economic health for all Arizonans and Arizona enterprises
If you want to protect your Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Arizona, then you want to join the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL)!
AzCDL is where grassroots activists take a stand, working at the legislature, to get strong pro-rights bills written and passed into law, while stopping bad bills.
In 1981, a few trailblazing Arizona women took on the challenge of changing lives through the dignity of work for the growing number of individuals in our community relying on welfare. Since that time, (AWEE) has been successfully investing in women, families and this community through life and career success planning, training and support.
Welcome to the ASU Art Museum, named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America magazine. Part of the Herberger College of the Arts at Arizona State University, it serves a diverse community of artists and audiences through innovative programming that is interdisciplinary, educational and relevant to life today.
The Arizona Historical Society has the world’s largest collection of Arizona history artifacts, documents, and photographs. Feel free to ask us about research, educational programs, and tours. The Arizona Historical Society was founded by the territorial legislature on Nov. 7, 1864, the Society is Arizona’s oldest cultural institution, fulfilling its mission “to collect, preserve, interpret and disseminate the history of Arizona, the West, and Northern Mexico as it pertains to Arizona.”
Arizona Special Olympics is an unprecedented global movement which, through quality sports training and competition, improves the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and, in turn, the lives of everyone they touch.
Phone: (602) 540-4679 Established in July of 1998 by six friends, Banner of Hope is an all volunteer organization dedicated to educating women and their loved ones about breast health and options of treatment when facing breast cancer. The majority of the proceeds from the annual Luncheon & Fashion Show held each October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, are used to establish and maintain breast health education centers throughout the Valley of the Sun.
Blacktie-Arizona is a clearinghouse of events, planning services and promotional tools for Arizona’s nonprofit organizations and the philanthropists, staffs and volunteers who run them.
The Bright Star Foundation is a non-profit organization that matches celebrities and charities with mutual interests, allowing busy entertainers to raise awareness and funding for their favorite causes. Bright Star, as the philanthropic liaison for superstars like Journey, has the expertise needed to bring together high-profile performers, loyal fans and deserving charities.
CASA In 1977, a Seattle judge conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. So successful was this program that soon judges across the country began utilizing citizen advocates. In 1990, the US Congress encouraged the expansion of CASA programs with passage of the Victims of Child Abuse Act.
The Cat House on the Kings is California’s largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center. Our mission is to place rescued cats and kittens into loving, permanent homes; to provide a safe, happy and healthy home for unwanted cats and kittens in a unique, no-cage facility; to prevent pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
CASS was founded in 1984 in response to a need for an agency to operate an emergency shelter for the homeless in downtown Phoenix. It is the largest shelter and service center for homeless people in Arizona, serving 6,000 men, women, and children annually. CASS has two facilities. The main facility in downtown Phoenix serves 400 homeless men and women. Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter, is a 30 unit apartment complex in Sunnyslope that houses homeless families with children. Both operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of issues that impact children. We hope to encourage people to help and support children in need. Please read the Children In Need Reports, participate in World Week and visit Celebrity Values.
Childhelp Inc Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Now CWA offers a variety of services for children infected/affected by AIDS or drug exposed infants who will require foster or adoptive families. CWA works to create adoptive, foster, family centered care programs that are both effective and compassionate.
The Collings Foundation is a non-profit, Educational Foundation (501c-3), founded in 1979. The purpose of the Foundation is to organize and support “living history” events that enable Americans to learn more about their heritage through direct participation.
Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum is dedicated to facilitating knowledge and understanding of contemporary art, assisting the Museum in its acquisitions and exhibitions of contemporary art, providing access to artists, galleries, collectors and art educators, and aiding area artists through its Artists Materials Fund.
Creative Women of Pinnacle Peak is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose objective is to select and support charities who work with children in need.
While providing an opportunity for its Members to share in ideas, talents and friendship, Creative Women of Pinnacle Peak has been making a difference in the lives of children since 1991.
Desert Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company that was founded in 1979 by four ASU Dance Graduates. Currently, under the artistic direction of Lisa R. Chow, Marion Kirk Jones, and Step Raptis, Desert Dance Theatre has an eclectic variety of dances in the current repertory, which range from classical, comical, abstract and theatrical.
Diversity Leadership Alliance (DLA) is the premier Diversity Education organization in Arizona. We provide thought provoking Diversity training, leadership guidance and continued support to help cultivate an inclusive community.
Faith International Adoptions provides home studies, post-placement reports, as well as other reports, for international and domestic adoptions. Faith International Adoptions provides families with education and support throughout the adoption process and works with foreign governments and foreign authorized child placement agencies for the placement of children for adoption in the United States.
Free Arts of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that brings the healing powers of the creative arts to abused, neglected and homeless children by partnering with over 92 group homes, treatment centers and shelters in Maricopa County.
Fresh Start is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women help themselves. We do that through the work of the Jewell McFarland Lewis-Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center. The women who come to us for help are not savvy about the “system” but rather are women just like you who are facing challenges that seem insurmountable. Help us help them. We welcome you to our website.
The Friends of Public Radio Arizona assures the future vitality and excellence of our community’s public radio and broadens its support.
Public radio is educational, entertaining, inspirational, thought-provoking and soothing; it improves the quality of our public dialogue and changes lives
Future For Kids Building Tomorrow Through Academics, Athletics, and Ethics From the Playing Field to the Classroom, Our Mission Remains Unchanged… Future for KIDS is dedicated to providing at-risk children education through mentorship and sports programs.
Gabriel’s Angels To deliver healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children, nurturing their ability to love and trust, thereby freeing them from the cycle of violence.
(GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life- threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a week-long, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 75,000 families from all 50 states and over 50 countries.
Since its founding by Dwight and Maie Bartlett Heard in 1929 – as a small museum in a small southwestern town – the Heard has grown in size and stature – to where now it is recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, its educational programming and its festivals – and Phoenix has grown along with it. The Heard is a living museum – giving voice to a uniquely American people.
HomeBase Youth Services is an Arizona-based non-profit agency founded in 1991 to address the growing needs of at-risk and homeless youth 21 years and younger in Arizona. Programs include: Early Intervention/Prevention, Street Outreach, Medical Outreach, Transitional Living, Independent Living, Employment and Life Skills and a Learning Center for street kids to earn their GEDs.
HomeBase Youth Services provides real life solutions to the physical, mental and emotional abuse and neglect these youth have suffered for far too long.
Linda M. Herold is the President of Herold Enterprises located in Scottsdale, AZ. Herold Enterprises produces WOMEN OF SCOTTSDALE, a monthly meeting for women who live or work in Scottsdale; and includes IDENTITY ARTS, a consulting practice. Linda also writes THE SOCIAL LIFE column for frontdoors Newspaper.
IFADD fights for the lives of late-stage cancer patients who have been prematurely “written off” by their medical teams, told that nothing further could be done for them, and thus sent home to die. For those patients who are not willing to surrender without a fight, IFADD often becomes a salvation, providing information at the patient’s request about other oncologists who might be more proactive in their treatment recommendations, and less willing to give up on the patient. In addition, IFADD provides multi-faceted program services, which may include a strategic clinical trials roadmap or, when appropriate, a request for the compassionate release of a drug from its pharmaceutical manufacturer. Since complete, long-term remission – or cure – is still an elusive concept in many cancers which have metastasized, the goal for most patients is stable disease and prolonged life.
It’s All About the Kids Foundation is committed to the advancement of children through the joining of music, the arts and the generosity of corporations and individuals. We are a 501 c(3) non profit organization with new and innovative programs to benefit children’s charities and enhance the lives of less fortunate children.
From quality medical care to food for children in need, the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation has been there to help for 75 years. As the philanthropic arm of the John C. Lincoln Health Network, its mission is to support the programs of the not-for-profit network through fund-raising strategies and prudent stewardship of all donations; active volunteer participation; and appropriate acknowledgment and recognition of donors and volunteers.
The “Just For Kids” Foundation raises funds to purchase new, high-priority equipment for the Montreal Children’s Hospital. This equipment becomes a vital part of the hospital’s everyday operations, and goes to work immediately to save already traumatized children from the pain of more suffering. This new equipment provides less invasive-and often lifesaving-procedures.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with critical information on the disease. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease.
Our mission is to ensure that all pets have loving homes when families face major life challenges. We provide compassionate options when Realtors and the community find an abandoned pet.
Our vision is a world in which all pets have loving homes
and are treated with dignity and respect.
Pet-Friendly Apartment or Home Rental Program
Temporary Care and Low Income Boarding
Food Bank Program
Pay Intake Fee
Teamed up with Sojourner Center (Battered Women Retreat) to build a pet facility on the property so that Battered Women need not leave their pets behind to be battered or killed.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is able to share the power of a wish® thanks to the support of generous individual donors. We welcome all levels of donation, whether it’s a one-time gift, a monthly donation or the establishment of a matching gifts program. For more information, call 1-866-880-1382[/vc_column_text]
Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies’ lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. Mayo Clinic staff members work together to meet your needs. You will see as many doctors, specialists and other health care professionals as needed to provide comprehensive diagnosis, understandable answers and effective treatment
Helping disadvantaged children in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the McKenna Youth Foundation?s goal is simple? to improve the quality of life for valley youth. Every year, we sponsor events that sustain our annual holiday party which guarantees a bike for the child as well as a food box for the family. The foundation also funds academic and summer camp scholarships as well as assisting valley children with medical issues
The primary and most urgent requirement is the promotion of education. It is inconceivable that any nation could achieve prosperity and success unless this paramount fundamental concern is carried forward. Education of girls is particularly important, as it is through educated mothers that the benefits of knowledge can be most effectively diffused through the families and communities.
While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. But our successes would not be possible without the tireless efforts and countless hours of service our nearly four million members have given to champion Second Amendment rights and support NRA programs.
New Song Center for Grieving Children and Those Who Love Them provides a support group program for grieving children, youth, young adults and their families following the death of a loved one. New Song Center also provides comprehensive grief education for our volunteers, the community and professionals.
New Way Learning Academy offers an educational alternative to children with learning differences when other methods have not been effective. We serve K-12 students with dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, and other neuro-processing issues. Our mission is to educate children with learning differences to fulfill their potential. We teach the way your child learns.
NBNY is the NicK Lowery Youth Foundation
NBNY is a dynamic, experiential, problem solving leadership training program for urban and rural youth ages 8-20 that focuses on concepts of tribal sovereignty, Indian law, self determination, community service, and government. Powered by a robust team of American Indian leaders, NBNY aims to strengthen the future for developing American Indian nations by investing now in the education of tribal youth, who will one day fill the roles of legislators, executives, judicial officers, and business and other community leaders.
Arizona has the proud distinction of becoming the first state in the country to establish a Chapter Board operating under the 501-c-3 of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Thanks to the leadership and support of our founders and board of directors, the foundation is being laid to ensure the future of The Partnership’s prevention and intervention programs for many years to come.
The idea for a Phoenix Children’s Hospital was born in 1978 when members of the Maricopa Pediatric Society began discussing the need for a kids-only hospital. Phoenix was the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country with excellent health care facilities in some 23 hospitals. But while most of them offered some type of pediatric care, the pediatricians knew this was not good enough. A children’s hospital was needed.
Phoenix Suns Charities was the vision of Phoenix Suns Chairman and CEO Jerry Colangelo. Upon his purchase of the team in 1987, he began to assemble a board of community leaders to oversee the formation and operation of a charitable organization that would reflect the Suns mission to be a constant leader in improving the quality of life in our community.
THE PHOENIX SYMPHONY History Founded in 1947, The Phoenix Symphony proudly serves the citizens of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, central Arizona, and the southwestern United States. What began as an occasional group of musicians performing a handful of concerts each year (in a city of fewer than 100,000 people) today serves more than 300,000 people annually, with 275 concerts and presentations throughout the Valley of the Sun and beyond
To provide equine- and canine-assisted therapy to the physically and emotionally/behaviorally disabled~To secure veterinary assistance and support for disadvantaged pet households~To educate~To be a sanctuary~
Large costly disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes make the news—but most emergencies don’t. A house fire or a loved one needing CPR may not be newsworthy, but they’re a tragedy for those involved. In every single case, it is the mission of the American Red Cross to be there and help those in need—whether disaster strikes thousands of people at once… or one family in the middle of the night.
The Sage Foundation for Health was created in 2002 through Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Its mission is to provide the unserved, underserved and indigent people of Arizona with quality natural healthcare. The first grant received by the Sage Foundation for Health was from the Victoria Lund Foundation and it enabled SCNM to fund a Children’s Clinic at Arthur M. Hamilton Elementary School in South Phoenix. The Clinic serves as an extended site for medical rotations for SCNM students to gain training.
At Save the Family, our mission is to provide homeless families with children the tools necessary to achieve long-term financial, parental and personal self-sufficiency through a comprehensive program of transitional housing, case management and supportive services.
(SAF) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. To that end, we carry on many educational and legal action programs designed to better inform the public about the gun control debate.
The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization representing over 2000 member businesses and individuals. We are the 2nd largest chamber in the state and committed to our community, committed to serving our members and committed to business success.
For more than forty years, philanthropy has been crucial to Scottsdale Healthcare’s success, enabling us to fund projects, programs and services for our patients. Generous people throughout our community have helped shape what Scottsdale Healthcare is today and have laid the foundation for what it will become in the future.
This year’s festival will feature a host of events from cooking demonstrations by some the nation’s top chefs to a one of a kind James Beard out of the house dinner. No matter what kind of culinary experience you crave, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival has something for everyone!
It costs approximately $50,000 to $85,000 for four years, per life scholarship recipient to help these young warriors get the jump-start back into civilian life that they need. Although we have corporate support from huge companies like AT&T, Chevron and American Express, we still fall short of having the necessary funds to help the estimated 3,500 soldiers who are how rehabilitating in military hospitals across the United States with injuries such as amputations, blindness, deafness, paraplegia, and severe burns.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Sentinels of Freedom, Scottsdale or contact us at 480-346-5372 to learn how you can help. Whatever your beliefs regarding our military presence in the Middle East, supporting our troops is a cause that can unify us. We are not a politically motivated organization, instead we are a helping-hands group with a deep appreciation for the sacrifices our men and women in the military make, and a profound respect for their drive to rehabilitate after severe injury and make a place for themselves and their families in a civilian world.
Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation and Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization that specializes in rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife native to Arizona, educating today’s youth on the importance of native wildlife and the environment, and encouraging educational career opportunities in environmental science.
Since 1994, Southwest Wildlife has rehabilitated thousands of sick, injured, and abandoned wild animals on its 10 acre desert habitat facility, and has successfully released 70 percent of those wild animals back into the wild.
Southwest Wildlife’s facility provides areas for wild animal rehabilitation for both releasable and non-releasable wild animals, an on-site medical care center, full-time consultation services, and a volunteer dispatch team that immediately responds to wildlife emergencies
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
Wings of Rescue is a donation based charity, flying large numbers of at risk healthy pets long distances from high intake shelters to safety at no kill shelters throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 2009, Wings of Rescue have a squadron of volunteer pilots flying the rescue missions on their own planes, as well as a fleet of chartered cargo planes. This year alone Wings will have flown 7,000 pets to safety – and in 2016 we are hoping to fly 10,000 pets. Since our inception, over 16,000 pets have gotten their honorary “wings” and a new and loving home.