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October 2015

AGF News

AGF hosts Arizona’s Philanthropic Horizon: Stories of Hope and Change  

DSC_1678 4As a regional partner of Exponent Philanthropy's 2015 CONNECT conference, AGF hosted a networking breakfast and panel discussion on October 6. More than 25 AGF members and guests enjoyed breakfast with their colleagues and heard from a panel of Arizona funders who shared how the critical needs in our state are driving their strategic grantmaking. New friendships were formed and attendees gained valuable insights into how, together, grantmakers can leverage their resources and leadership for a better Arizona. See more photos from this event!

Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay speaks with AGF members

McKayArizona Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay met with AGF members to discuss the latest child safety data, current challenges and his desire to engage public and private partners—including funders—in serving children and families in needAs a next step, AGF is forming a new Children's Safety and Well-Being Action Team to explore opportiunites for grantmakers to partner with the Department of Child Safety and collaborate with other AGF members on prevention strategies and other ways to improve outcomes for children. If you would like to serve on this team please email Laurie Liles.

Member News

Arizona Humanities Online Grants Portal accepting Intent to Apply forms

AZ Humanities 4The new Arizona Humanities Online Grants Portal is up and running. All grant applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will no longer be accepted. Applicant organizations may request up to $10,000 to support humanities projects in Arizona. The next Intent to Apply deadline is Friday, November 6, 2015. Read More
United Way CEO receives “Most Admired Leaders” recognition
UnitedWay 5Scottsdale resident Merl Waschler, president and CEO of Valley of the Sun United Way, has been named a 2015 “Most Admired Leaders” in the Valley by the Phoenix Business Journal. Mr. Waschler is among the 25 leaders from business, academia and nonprofits in the greater Phoenix area to receive this award. Read more

2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open and The Thunderbirds raise
record-breaking $9 million for local charities

Thunderbird Charities 2Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts,The Thunderbirds, will hand out $9,060,731 to local charities through proceeds raised from the 2015 tournament. This is the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history, helping to reach a historic milestone of more than $100 million that The Thunderbirds have raised in the organization's history, dating back to 1932. 
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Arizona Coyotes Foundation grants $450,000
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On October 8, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation announced $450,000 was given to 30 different nonprofit organizations in the state of Arizona. In June, organizations were asked to complete an application to be considered for a grant. However, not just any nonprofit could compete. They had to meet a certain set of perameters.

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Community & Nonprofit Updates

Gives Day 2016 Logo 2Arizona Gives Day 2016 date announced

Mark your calendar! The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits recently announced that next year's Arizona Gives Day has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The 2015 event raised more than $2,000,000 for Arizona nonprofits.
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Upcoming Events & Webinars

Webinar: 21st Century Civic Infrastructure:
An Opportunity for 21st Century Grantmaking

(Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers)
November 12 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Webinar: Stand for Your Mission
(Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers)

November 16 | 11 a.m. - noon

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