Arizona Charities A to Z

* Featured: Greater Phoenix Urban League

Since 1945, the Greater Phoenix Urban League has worked to help individuals who confront hardships improve their quality of life, using a tradition of direct and targeted educational programs, home read more

* Featured: GPUL College Prep Program

The Greater Phoenix Urban League understands that the goal is not simply acceptance into college, but setting students up for success in a college. That's the goal of the College Prep read more

* Featured: GPUL Gives Children a Head Start

What if you could give a child a head start in life? Not just in education, but health, social, and nutritional readiness for the world around them. That’s the goal of the Greater Phoenix read more

* Featured: GPUL Housing Assistance Programs

What does it mean to have a safe and stable home? The Greater Phoenix Urban League offers approved housing resources, counseling, planning, and support for our valley residents. We have partnered read more

* Featured: The Future is Bright with Opportunities from GPUL

Arizona’s economy is dependent on the strength of our businesses, encouraging leadership and entrepreneurship for valley residents. This is why, since 1945, the Greater Phoenix Urban League read more

100 Club of Arizona

For almost 50 years, the 100 club has provided assistance to statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, EMT/paramedics, and their families. The concept began in 1952 after the fatal read more

A New Leaf

For 46 years, A New Leaf has provided Arizona residents a broad spectrum of support services to help individuals and families in crisis across the valley. Last year, we helped over 22,000 families read more


Ability360 is one of five Centers for Independent Living in Arizona, and the largest Center in the state.  Ability360 advocates personal responsibility – by, and for, people with read more

About Care

About Care is an organization committed to delivering caring and compassionate support services using trained volunteers with special concern for the elderly and physically-challenged homebound read more

Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance - Mesa East Valley Chapter

Formed as the American Society of Women Accountants in 1938, the AFWA is the home for all women accounting and financial professionals whether they are new to the field, experienced, or are read more

Against Abuse, Inc

Since 1981, Against Abuse, Inc has been providing social services in Pinal County, dedicated to helping individuals and the community understand the nature and effects of family violence. The read more

Amigos De Las AmAcricas

AMIGOS is an international leader in youth development, creating a world where young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens. The Tucson chapter helps to recruit, train, read more

Angel Charity for Children

Since its inception in 1983, the Angel Charity for Children has helped over one million children in Pima County have a better life, helping to improve their lives. The Angel Charity has helped to read more

Arizona Black Bar

The Arizona Black Bar's mission is to enhance the professional lives of its members and to further the cause of justice in Arizona through active participation in the court system and other bar read more

Arizona Council on Economic Education

Envisioning a world where all school aged children are empowered through economic and personal financial literacy is the vision of the ACEE, by also educating teachers and students can become read more

Arizona Educational Foundation

The mission of AEF is to administer programs that identify, develop and celebrate excellence in Pre-K through 12th grade Arizona public education through business and community partnerships. read more

Arizona Foundation for Women

The mission and vision of the Arizona Foundation for Women is to create a better life for Arizona’s women and children, by mobilizing the community’s power and resources to meet their read more

Arizona Literacy & Learning Center

The Arizona Literacy & Learning Center’s mission is to improve literacy in Arizona through comprehensive, research-based screenings, diagnosis, and treatment for individuals with language-based read more

Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council

The Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council is a local chapter of the Arizona Nurses Association, and an affiliate of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. “Our mission is to advance read more

Arizona Science Center

The Arizona Science Center has a rich history of exploration, innovation, and collaboration, which began as a community project of the read more

Arizona Women's Education and Employment

The AWEE makes it possible to help women in our community overcome obstacles and get better jobs, creating better tomorrows for themselves, their families, and their communities. Through read more


Benevilla was created as a not-for-profit organization in 1981 by citizens of the Sun Cities area out of concern that local services were not readily available to the community’s residents. read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

It all started in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of read more

Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley

The overall mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is to enable all young people, especially those who are disadvantaged, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible read more

Casa De Los Ninos

Promotion to child well-being and family stability in the community is the deep-rooted connection Casa de los Ninos provides by increasing the number of children and families living safe and read more

Center Arizona Shelter Services

The mission of CASS is to empower men, women, and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by providing shelter and supportive services. Since 1984, programs and shelters have been read more

Checkered Flag Run Foundation

It is critical for Arizona’s citizens and economy that the state emerges from the 2008 economic downturn with an education system that provides skills and credentials needed to achieve their read more

Child Crisis Center

The mission of Child Crisis Arizona is to provide the state’s children a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families. We are the only emergency read more

Children's Action Alliance

Through research, publications, media campaigns, and advocacy, CAA seeks to influence policies and decisions affecting the lives of Arizona children and their families on issues related to health, read more


Leading the community broad based solutions to prevent domestic abuse is the cornerstone of Chrysalis. More than 35 years ago, a woman opened up her home as a safe house for both women and children read more


“Your comics, their smiles” is the slogan for Comicare, a non-profit organization that delivers donated comic books to children in medical facilities. Staff members strive to brighten read more

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Nearly 200,000 people in Southern Arizona were served food through the efforts of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The organization helps promote a healthy, hunger-free southern Arizona read more

COPS – Concerns of Police Survivors

The mission of the Concerns of Police Survivors, or COPS, is to provide resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of those surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement read more

Dress for Success

The empowerment of women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help them to thrive in work and in life is the mission read more


Duet promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to older adults who need one-on-one support. Duet helps older adults and their families cope with challenges related to aging. read more

Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona champions a world-class education for every child, from the early years through their careers. A strong education system doesn’t just benefit students, it improves the read more

Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Foundation strives to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations. To achieve this mission, the foundation aims to advance the state’s bioscience sector, read more

Forever Young Foundation

Founded in 1993 by NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, Forever Young Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on passing on hope and resources for the development, strength, and read more

Free Arts Arizona

The only nonprofit organization in Arizona that delivers creative and therapeutic arts programs, at no costs, to children ages 3 to 21 who have faced abuse, neglect, and homelessness, Free Arts read more

Fresh Start

Helping women help themselves is the mission for Fresh Start. Every woman deserves a bright, happy and safe future where she and her children can thrive. Fresh Start Women's Foundation provides read more

Gabriel's Angels

Gabriel’s Angels is the only program in Arizona that delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected and at-risk children. Gabriel’s Angels was formed in 2000 out of a pressing and read more

Gila Herd Foundation of Arizona

The Gila Mustangs of Arizona are descendants of Spanish conquistadors’ equines from the 15th century. They are a unique herd that has learned to adapt to the desert climate, with an read more

Goldwater Institute

The Goldwater Institute works daily to defend and strengthen the freedom guaranteed to all Americans in the constitutions of the US. The institute opened in 1988, thanks to the efforts of former read more

Healthy Life Stars

1 in 3 children in America are obese and is currently the #1 problem facing children. But this problem is preventable, which is the mission of Healthy LifeStars. Healthy LifeStars’ mission is read more

Heard Musuem

The Herd Museum has been recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, educational programming, and festivals in their presentation, interpretation, and advancement of America read more

Helping Hands for Single Moms

Assisting impoverished single mom families while they pursue a college education and financial independence was born from a chance meeting between minister Chris Coffman and a small boy he saw read more

Homeward Bound

Creating a pathway out of poverty, Homeward Bound serves the needs of families that are going through homelessness by providing them with housing, programs, and services that help them get back on read more


ICAN is a free, family-centered youth service in the East Valley providing a full complement of programs proven effective in equipping youth to achieve personal and academic success by tackling read more

Jump$tart Arizona

Jump$tart Arizona’s mission is to improve the financial literacy of the state’s youth. As part of the national Jump$tart Arizona continues the focus of the coalition by encouraging read more

Junior Achievement of Arizona

The goal of JAAZ is to help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, read more

Junior Golf University

The mission of the Junior Golf University is to educate, promote, and nurture youth through the game of golf. They do this by providing a unique curriculum by teaching golf specific history, rules read more

Junior League of Phoenix

Dedicated to providing volunteer services throughout Arizona, the Junior League of Phoenix strives to positively impact the lives of families and individuals every day with nearly 1,000 members read more

Kids Need to Read

Kids Need to Read works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those read more

Literacy Connects

The mission of Literacy Connects is to connect people of all ages to a world of opportunities through literacy and creative expression. Our programs are for learners of all ages to realize their read more

Make A Wish Arizona

The Arizona chapter of the Make a Wish foundation continues to be a trailblazer within the program, granting 365 wishes for the fiscal year of 2016, creating a record in Arizona. Created in 1980, read more

Make Way for Books

Having access to books helps families spend more time together reading and creates a more positive attitude towards reading and academics. Make Way for Books has helped 30,000 children and families read more

Maricopa Police Foundation

The Maricopa Police Foundation is a not for profit organization that has been established in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service code 501(c) 3 to assist the city of Maricopa's police read more


As a not-for-profit foundation, MaxInMotion embraces the philosophy that youth sports contribute dramatically to character development and personal fitness, and that team participation helps read more

National Advocacy & Training Network

Founded in 2002, the National Advocacy & Training Network (NATN) focuses on ending violence against women and children, with a mission to address the health, safety, economic, and social read more

National Associate of Hispanic Nurses Phoenix

The Phoenix chapter of the National Associate of Hispanic Nurses is an organization committed to advancing the health of the Hispanic community in Arizona, through advocacy and educational, read more

National League for Nursing Arizona

The purpose of the AzLN is to support and implement the mission of the National League for Nursing, Inc (NLN). which is to advance the quality of nursing education to meet the unique needs of read more

New Life Center

The passion and commitment of New Life Center is best demonstrated by its mission: “Saving Lives, Building Futures… Empowering Women and Children Escaping Domestic Violence.”& read more

Not My Kid

Positivity and success are just small parts of the Not My Kids organization. Complex challenges are facing both kids and families and have the potential to devastate lives and derail futures.  read more

Our Family Services

Our Family Services provides shelter and support to homeless children, youth and families, promoting peace and understanding by helping people talk to each other. Our Family helps people learn to read more

Pajama Program - AZ Chapter

Every child has the right to a good night. Yet, thousands of children across the United States will go to sleep tonight and their bedtime will be missing something. They may be feeling alone and read more

Pat Tillman Foundation

Pat Tillman once said, “Somewhere inside, we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of who we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow.” These words sum up the read more

Paws 2 Read

Paws 2 Read is a reading program where children read to pet therapy animals, helping to enhance their reading skills without any fear, judgment, or worry about messing up a word or being laughed at read more

Paz de Cristo

To feed, clothe, and empower those in need in the East Valley of the Phoenix area. That is the mission statement for Paz de Cristo. Their vision is to empower our guests to reach their full read more

Phoenix Police Museum

The Phoenix Police Museum sets out to educate the public in the history of the Pheonix Police Department in both an historic and modern context in order to enhance the image of law enforcement and read more

Phoenix Police Reserve Foundation

The reserve division of the Phoenix Police Department is comprised over 120 sword reserve police officers, who perform the same police duties as full-time career officers on a volunteer basis. read more

Phoenix Suns Charities

Phoenix Suns Charities has the mission to benefit organizations that assist the needs of children and families in Arizona, devoting more than 18 million dollars to many Arizona organizations. read more

Positive Paths

Positive Paths was established by a group of forward-thinking leaders to encourage “public spirited citizens” to invest in the future of women within our communities. Despite the read more

Read Better Be Better

Read Better Be Better helps children improve their literacy skills and become better learners. They do this by improving their concentration, encouraging an active enjoyment of reading, and helping read more

Ronald McDonald House Charities Phoenix

Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix chapter has been serving families for over 30 years, with three houses in the Phoenix and Mesa areas. The families who benefit from RMHC travel far from home to read more

Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern Arizona

Ronald McDonald House of Southern Arizona believes that nothing heals like a family’s love and families can give more love when are cared for and are comforted by a little ‘normal&rsquo read more

Ryan House

Ryan House’s motto is open doors and open hearts, focusing on the quality of life and continuity of care for families with children facing limiting or end-of-journeys. Ryan House is the only read more

Save the Family Foundation

The mission of Save the Family is to equip families to address poverty, overcome homelessness, and achieve self-sufficiency. Providing over 204 units of housing within the valley, Save the Family read more

School Nurses Organization of Arizona (SNOA)

The School Nurses Organization of Arizona (SNOA) is a professional organization which represents the interests of school nurses and promotes student wellness and learning.  Through our read more

Scottsdale League for the Arts

Scottsdale League for the Arts is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, volunteer organization of accomplished men and women who support artists, arts programs and arts education through fundraising and special read more

Singleton Moms Charity

Back in 2005 we lost a wonderful friend, Michelle Singleton, to cancer. Michelle was a single mom of 4; her children were aged 1, 5, 6, and 14 at the time of her diagnosis. She was just 32 years read more

Sojourner Center

Sojourner Center is committed to transforming lives. Since 1977, Sojourner Center has provided shelter and support services to thousands of women and children affected by domestic violence read more

Southern Arizona Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner Society

Our mission and purpose is to create cohesiveness among Southern Arizona Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses, provide a medium for networking, to share and gain knowledge on recent read more

Special Olympics of Arizona

For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Arizona is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities and develop belief in themselves. For read more

Stepping Stone Foundation

For children to be ready to begin school healthy and ready to learn, we need to be sure not only to give children a great start, but support their parents to be that child's first best teacher read more

SWAN - Something Worth Accepting Now

The mission of S.W.A.N is to be an organization supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence. S.W.A.N provides victims and survivors with the necessary tools, education and support to read more

Teen Lifeline

To impact the devastating problem of teen suicide in Arizona so that any teen at any time will have knowledge and access to Teen Lifeline, its counselors and services. Now in our 30th year, Teen read more

The Playhard Projects

The Playhard Project is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization; it is designed to help provide scholarships to young athletes participating in both mainstream sports as well as school sport programs. read more

Tucson Police Foundation

The mission of the Tucson Police Foundation is to raise funds for critical life-saving equipment, technology, and training for our Tucson Police Officers and to promote an engaging partnership read more

Tucson Urban League

Empowering communities and changing lives. That’s the mission for the Tucson Urban League, an affiliate of the National Urban League. Established in 1971, the Tucson Urban League was a read more


Founded in 1964, UMOM is located in Phoenix, Arizona and is the largest shelter for homeless families in the state, helping to keep families together and providing a continuum of care from read more

Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Valley of the Sun YMCA is one of the oldest nonprofits in the state of Arizona, born before Arizona became a state. We serve over 100,000 families and are located in 18 communities, as a value read more


The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, through financial education, young women’s forums, and senior read more

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