Arizona’s statewide day of giving returns for a second year. And though “Arizona Gives Day” is officially April 9, the fundraiser really runs all month, presented by FirstBank and led by bank Phoenix Market President and DC Ranch resident Bryce Lloyd.
The 24-hour online giving initiative encourages Arizonans to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits from across the state. In addition to fundraising, Arizona Gives Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the state’s nonprofit sector and educate communities on the benefits of online giving.
The impact of individual donors on the state’s many nonprofit organizations will be felt for years to come, says Marissa Theisen, president and CEO of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum. “These funds will help organizations change lives, build leaders and champion so many good causes.”
How to Give
Beginning at midnight on April 9, Arizonans can go online at www.azgives.org and pledge their financial support to the nonprofit of their choice. Donors will select the recipient of their online donation there will be an estimated 800 or more to choose from—and the donation will go directly to their chosen organization.
With more than 800 nonprofits taking part, choosing where to best donate on Arizona Gives Day can be tricky. If giving locally is a goal for you, this partial list of area nonprofits taking part will help:
• Arizona Educational Foundation
• Camp Soaring Eagle Foundation
• Cortney’s Place
• Feeding Matters
• Foothills Animal Rescue
• Foothills Community Foundation
• Inspire Foundation, Inc.
• Joe Foss Institute
• Lucky Dog Rescue Inc
• Oasis Sanctuary Foundation, LTD
• Phoenix Community Toolbank
• Phoenix Herpetological Society
• Power Paws Assistance Dogs, Inc.
• Reigning Grace Ranch
• Severson Sisters
• Singleton Moms
• Southwest Institute for Families and Children
• Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
• The Care Fund
• The New Foundation
• The Purple Society
• The Welcome to America Project
• Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
• Waste Not, Inc.
• Workshops For Youth & Families
• World Child Cancer USA