In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Arizona breweries will tap a special beer on Sept. 16, with a portion of the brew’s sales going to suicide prevention organizations.
Nonprofit of the Month
The United Food Bank of Arizona is a private nonprofit organization that provides thoughtful food assistance through the collection and distribution of food donations, as well as other helpful essentials.
In the fall, The KNOW Women, an Arizona-based women’s networking group with more than 6,000 worldwide members, announced the creation of KNOW Cares, a nonprofit focused on empowering, educating and raising funds for women and youth worldwide. Here, Sarah Benken, CEO of KNOW Women, discusses the mission and goals of the new nonprofit as well as how readers can give to this heartwarming cause.
Former WNBA Champion Bridget Pettis has translated her passion and talents into another impactful space—this time, in the form of her Phoenix-based nonprofit, Project Roots AZ.
Launched in 2020 by State Forty Eight, an adored local philanthropy-minded apparel line, State Forty Eight Foundation has a mission to enrich and strengthen Arizona through thoughtful partnerships, community action and investment in the changemakers of tomorrow. Alyssa Moore, executive director, discusses its Entrepreneur Speaker Series, its upcoming fundraising and volunteering events and State Forty Eight Foundation’s goals for 2021.
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.
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.