Ability360 (Formerly known as Arizona Bridge to Independent Living) advocates personal responsibility – by, and for, people with disabilities – as a means to independence. To help consumers achieve self-sufficiency.
[+] Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
[+] American Cancer Society
Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.
[+] American Heart Association
[+] Arizona Families for Children
Arizona Families For Children is a non-profit organization that has been helping to facilitate the adoption of special needs children since 1971. The projects of Arizona Families For Children are the Adoption Information Center located in Tucson and the Arizona Adoption Exchange Book, a photolisting of waiting children, which is distributed to Arizona libraries, adoption agencies and parent support groups. Our services are available to all searching families.
Arizona Families For Children believes that every child deserves a permanent forever family. Our organization makes a ongoing effort to provide names of agencies as well as case manager contacts that will assist families who are seeking to provide a home for these children.
[+] Arizona Foundation for Women
The Arizona Foundation for Women works to enhance the lives of women and children by investing in and promoting innovative solutions to such issues as domestic violence and child abuse prevention, economic self-sufficiency and self-esteem for young women.
The Foundation promotes women’s philanthropy, funds model programs or new ideas, facilitates community collaboration and works to influence public policy. Through its work, the Foundation strives to create an Arizona where women and children live free from fear and violence in a just society.
[+] Aunt Rita's Foundation
Aunt Rita’s Foundation raises and equally distributes money to Central Arizona programs that prevent HIV/AIDS or assist those living with HIV/AIDS. Aunt Rita’s Foundation will accomplish this through direct public education and signature fund-raising events.
[+] Aviva Children’s Services
Aviva has strived to fulfill its mission of providing services to improve the quality of life for children who are victims of neglect, abuse and poverty, and are in the care of the Department of Child Safety. We respond to the needs of foster children by supplying basic, everyday necessity items as well as resources to enhance their self-esteem and well-being. Additionally, we provide a nurturing space for families to reconnect and heal, and sponsor programs that promote family reunification.
[+] Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state, offering the most comprehensive range of human services since 1941.
Catholic Charities includes 20 diverse programs designed to help people, from infants to seniors, regardless of race, religion, or creed.
[+] Christian Family Care
Founded in 1982, Christian Family Care Agency is a private nonprofit, 501(c)(3) social services agency that provides: adoption; foster care; pregnancy counseling; and child & Family counseling programs focused on meeting the needs of children and families in Arizona. CFC’s fundamental belief is that a nurturing family is vital to every child’s success. Hundreds of children that have come to CFC in crisis situations are now part of loving and caring families.
For nearly 30 years, Duet has worked diligently to improve the quality of life for older adults across the Valley.They focus particular attention on the needs of homebound elders and adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
They reach out to the wider community by teaching nurses how to combine their faith with their professional skills – to promote health and well-being in their respective faith communities.By working in tandem with others, they create a stronger and more caring community.
Each year, Duet serves more than 17,000 people and provide over 39,000 hours of volunteer service to 800+ homebound adults. They make 280,000+ person-to-person contacts to promote health and well-being through our network of faith community health programs. Last year alone, 3,600 days of respite helped support grandparents raising their grandchildren.
Duet offers compassionate help and the promise of a more hopeful future.
[+] Foothills Animal Rescue
Foothills Animal Rescue (FAR) is a cage-free, non-profit (501(c)3) organization that saves lives by rescue, care and adoption of homeless cats and dogs.
FAR has been saving lives since 1995. We are successfully reducing homeless pets in our community through rescue, loving care and able to provide a temporary safe “haven” while working towards finding our orphaned pets a forever home. We are able to shelter 60 animals, relying heavily on our dedicated volunteers to socialize, exercise, groom our animals and help keep our shelter and Adoption Center clean and organized. Foothills Animal Rescue works closely with the community by providing animal welfare resources and education of responsible pet ownership.
[+] Fresh Start Women's Foundation
Every woman deserves a bright, happy and safe future where she and her children can thrive. Fresh Start Women's Foundation empowers women to transform their lives by building confidence, self-esteem and valuable life and career skills. It's women helping women to create stronger communities and families.
[+] HALO Animal Rescue
HALO (Helping Animals Live On) is a private, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization founded in 1994 by two women, Michel Herstam and Heather Allen, out of their homes in Phoenix, AZ.
HALO provides temporary shelter to abandoned cats and dogs until they can be adopted into a permanent home.
In 2008, HALO transitioned from a completely foster-based organization to an agency that utilizes both foster homes and a physical adoption center. HALO's adoption center is a 3,000-square-foot building on a 1.75 acre parcel of land located at Camelback and 35th Avenue in Phoenix, AZ.
Since HALO's inception in 1994, over 20,000 dogs and cats have found a new home, with our adoption numbers growing every year! In 2009 alone, we adopted out 2,584 dogs and cats in to new homes, giving them a second chance at happiness!
[+] Hand On Greater Phoenix
HandsOn Greater Phoenix is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers people to become engaged, take action and create positive change in their communities.
For the last 15 years, HandsOn Greater Phoenix volunteers have been mentoring children, revitalizing neighborhoods, providing meals to the homeless, supporting seniors, caring for animals and protecting our environment. Volunteer projects are held in conjunction with pre-screened community service organizations, neighborhood associations and under-resourced schools. Hand On Greater Phoenix works directly with these agencies to design projects that both address critical community needs and can take place on evenings and weekends integrating busy individuals as volunteers.
[+] HELP of Southern Nevada
HELP of Southern Nevada was started by the Junior League of Las Vegas and was incorporated in 1970. It is a 501 (c) (3) organization that has grown exponentially since the inception, from an organization that served fewer than three hundred people a year, to one that will serve over 100,000 unduplicated people in a fiscal year.
HELP of Southern Nevada responds to the changing needs of our growing community. We strategically expand our programs and refine our service delivery systems to better serve the poor, the homeless and those in crisis who come to us as a place of last resort. We pride ourselves on being 100% local and 100% accountable and engaging other organizations through collaboration to achieve maximum impact with the services we provide and the clients we serve.
[+] Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound is a transitional housing program for homeless and domestic violence families with children in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Homeward Bound is recognized as the largest provider of transitional housing in Arizona. Their mission is to assist families achieve economic independence, secure long-term, safe, decent, affordable housing and break multi-generational cycles of homelessness and domestic violence. Beginning with one family and one home, Homeward Bound now owns and operates 162 housing units, which house as many as 595 people, more than 400 of whom are children.
[+] JDRF (Juvneile Diabetes Research Foundation)
JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including more than $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
[+] Legacy Connection Backpack Buddies Project
Legacy Connection is the fundraising affiliate of BHHS Legacy Foundation. Legacy Connection sponsors the Legacy Backpack Buddies Project, which provides and distributes more than 8,000 backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies, health and hygiene-related items, and clothing to elementary school-age children from low-income families in the greater Phoenix and Tri-State regions.
[+] Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
When MADD celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2005, the organization looked back at how it all began. The organization went from a handful of mothers with a mission to stop drunk driving to one of history’s greatest grassroots success stories—and helped save thousands of lives along the way. Since its inception in 1980, MADD has worked to make a difference.
[+] Neighborhood Ministries
Neighborhood Ministries began in 1982 with programs designed to provide assistance to children and families and build relationships in the community. Through these activities they "reach out" into the community to meet the most basic needs and establish trust with children and families. This reaching out includes emergency / crisis services, community services, and youth programs.
[+] Packages From Home
Packages from Home is one of the organizations listed and recognized by the Department of Defense to send care packages in support of our troops.
Packages From Home's sole purpose is to provide food, personal care, and recreational items to deployed American troops, at no cost to them. Since March 2005 they have averaged 1,000 to 1,500 packages a month being shipped to U.S. troops. Packages From Home collects donated items from generous patriotic citizens who live all across America. These items include non-perishable food, personal toiletries, and recreational items like games, books, music CDs and movie DVDs. Staff and volunteers carefully pack the donations into U.S. Post Office Flat-Rate Priority Mail boxes. The boxes are then mailed to U.S. servicemen and women who are deployed overseas in harm's way. Monetary donations go toward mailing costs and/or purchasing of special items to send to the troops.
[+] Phoenix Rescue Mission
The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a family of people who care about those who are less fortunate — and who roll up their sleeves and see to the work of serving these individuals.
They offer three meals daily, a 24-hour walk-in center, showers and clean clothing, 150 emergency shelter beds nightly, a 21-bed Residential Addiction Recovery Program, a Career Education Center, Chapel services, and referral information. They serve thousands of children and families at special events throughout the year, providing food, clothing and other items they otherwise would not receive.
[+] Recreation and Athletics for the Disabled (RAD)
RAD, Recreation and Athletics for the Disabled
, is a Chandler-based non-profit corporation founded by parents of the disabled and other concerned citizens. As its Mission Statement declares, "RAD is dedicated to assisting any person who is disabled and wants to participate in recreation or athletic activities."
This includes bowling, softball, golf, track, tennis, social events, etc., as well as participation in annual Special Olympics competitions. RAD promotes and sponsors training, competition and recreational opportunities for individuals ages 6 to 96 with disabilities.
[+] Ronald McDonald House Charities
The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Ronald McDonald Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.
By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.
Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.
[+] Shoebox Ministry, Inc.
Shoebox Ministry, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit service corporation, located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Shoebox was founded in 1988 with a specific goal of meeting the personal hygiene needs of the homeless and working poor. They are the only agency in the greater Phoenix area that focuses on meeting this very important need. While they are not a shelter, they do distribute toiletry kits through agencies and shelters that work directly with the homeless and working poor.
[+] St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.
[+] Support Our Troops
Support our Troops® is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical organization founded to directly help citizens and community minded businesses find constructive ways to show their patriotism and appreciation for those that sacrifice so much to protect our country, our homes, and our families.
[+] Susan G. Komen for the cure
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, they are working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
[+] The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army does everything from feeding starving children and families through recovery from natural disasters, and more. They battle against poverty, addiction and homelessness. The Salvation Army has demonstrated its ability to effectively identify and efficiently meet urgent human needs in communities throughout the world for over 120 years.
[+] The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The Phoenix Diocesan Council has been assisting central and northern Arizona families since 1946. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals in need.
[+] The Tears Foundation
The TEARS Foundation is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their precious baby who has died. Many of the founders and volunteers at The TEARS Foundation have experienced the loss of their own baby, and want to reach out in this way to support newly bereaved parents in their time of devastating sorrow.
[+] Three Square Food Bank
Three Square is a Feeding America affiliate, serving four counties in Southern Nevada: Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda. Three Square and Feeding America estimate the number of food-insecure persons in our service area to be 305,000.
[+] Toys for Tots
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
[+] UMOM New Day Centers
UMOM New Day Centers’ mission is to provide homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing and supportive services to assist them in reaching their greatest potential.
Founded in 1964, UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona. UMOM New Day Centers keep families together, providing a continuum of care from emergency shelter to transitional housing and finally, permanent, affordable housing. Families at UMOM have the opportunity to gain the skills, medical care, quality child care, and education they need to rebuild their lives and succeed when they leave.
[+] United Blood Services
United Blood Services exists to make a difference in people’s lives by bringing together the best people, inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement.
Founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, today United Blood Services non-profit community blood centers provide blood, blood components and special services to patients in more than 500 hospitals in 18 states, from California to the Gulf Coast, from the "Tip o' Texas" to the Canadian border. More than 15 million people in communities throughout these states depend on United Blood Services' generous volunteer blood donors and dedicated staff to make sure lifesaving blood is available when and where it is needed.