For more than 65 years, Junior Achievement of Arizona has prepared local students to succeed in both work and life, empowering the futures of more than two million students. Here, Anne Landers, vice president of Strategic Impact, discusses the 20th anniversary of JA BizTown and the upcoming JA Bottles for BizTown event.
Nonprofit of the Month
Delta Dental of Arizona started the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation (DDAZF) in 1997 with the mission is to improve oral health across the state, particularly for uninsured and underinsured groups and communities.
For more than 50 years, Men’s Arts Council has served as a volunteer organization and a fundraising group for Phoenix Art Museum. This month, the nonprofit hosts Lost Negatives of Rock & Roll Legends, a curated exhibition of rare photos of iconic artists from the 1960s.
Today, notMYkid aims to inspire youth to grow, thrive and reach their full potential via a full continuum of mental and behavioral health and wellness programs. Here, Shane Watson, public information officer, discusses how the pandemic has affected notMYkid, its new The Well campus and how readers can support its noble mission.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of calls and texts to Teen Lifeline, which works to prevent teen suicide in Arizona, has risen exponentially. Here, Michelle Moorhead, executive director of Teen Lifeline, discusses ways to aid the nonprofit, the role of its teen volunteers and in what ways it is honoring Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
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.
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.