Since the early 90’s, Tempe-based Future for KIDS has provided free out-of-school, mentor-driven programs and camps that focus on academics, athletics and ethics activities for youth who face adversity. Here, Executive Director Madonna Bistany discusses Future for KIDS’ plan to launch a Tucson chapter, the importance of mentors in a kid’s life and the nonprofit’s upcoming fundraising events.
Nonprofit of the Month
The Fashion and Business Resource Innovation Center (FABRIC) Tempe is a fashion-focused space that provides everything from training and guidance, to innovative industry resources and manufacturing options that enable creatives to develop their sustainable fashion businesses domestically.
Since 1974, Phoenix’s Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) has provided home and community-based services and developed energy-efficient, affordable housing to promote health, independence and dignity for all. In addition, FSL aids the aging population by hosting adult day centers, providing access to nutritious food and much more.
In partnership with 9,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) serves nearly 20,000 girls grades K through 12 in more than 90 communities across central and northern Arizona. Since 1936, GSACPC has helped girls develop leadership skills and tools for success in a rapidly changing environment.
Arizona’s newest nonprofit, Rare Ambition, is a Scottsdale-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization founded by Mary Hampton with the mission to positively impact others, help families in need and make a difference.
With a mission to alter the way the world views a Down syndrome diagnosis, GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix was founded in 2015, as one of more than 50 brick-and-mortar locations across the United States and Mexico. Here, Jennifer Gage, Phoenix founder/president emeritus, discusses GiGi’s Playhouse’s upcoming “hybrid” fundraiser and the nonprofit’s goals for the coming year.
Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! works to provide free breast health education, testing and direct assistance to breast cancer survivors with wigs, support and resources in Arizona.
Gompers serves 500 students and adults with physical and developmental disabilities in metro Phoenix. As it approaches its 75th anniversary, it continues its mission to transform local lives for the better with unique programming and experiences.
The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club is a philanthropic and social club composed of up to 50 young men under the age of 40, who share a collective goal to support local Arizona nonprofit organizations through internal fundraising efforts.
In November, Valley real estate pro Eric Weinbrenner was diagnosed with ALS. As a way to relax post-diagnosis, he turned to painting—and eventually focused on this beloved pastime as a jumping-off point for helping others in the ALS community by forming Paint For A Cure.