The Connector for March 24, 2017
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
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Alliance Insider
Robin Hanson
Program Manager - AmeriCorps*VISTA
I grew up in rural Arizona, and in 1964, the very first year of the VISTA program, my family hosted two VISTA members for their year of service. Coming full circle to managing a VISTA team is an honor and privilege. The AmeriCorps VISTA program through the Alliance provides an opportunity for individuals to live and work in poverty for a year, building capacity in their nonprofit, education, and government programs, in both rural Arizona and at statewide organizations. So while I keep an anxious eye on a federal budget process that could threaten AmeriCorps programs nationwide, I’m also eager to continue working with an outstanding group of VISTAs right here in Arizona.  
Hip Hip Hooray! Gives Day Is Days Away!
Arizona Gives Day 2017 is coming soon, on Tuesday, April 4th. With over 1,000 participating nonprofits, this is shaping up to be our best year ever. If your nonprofit is among that 1,000+, and haven't already started, now is the time to be reaching out to your donors and to new donors by promoting your Arizona Gives Day campaign. For more information on Arizona Gives Day, visit

Nonprofit registration for 2017 is now closed, but if you missed it and want to join in next year just visit starting Wednesday, April 5, 2017 to get started.
Take Control of Your Nonprofit's Healthcare and Save
EMI Health has partnered with the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits to offer Arizona Nonprofit Organizations a way to safeguard their employees' health while also simplifying the process and saving some money along the way.

Nonprofits with anywhere from about 10 to 300 employees can benefit from this program by teaming up with other Arizona nonprofits in a larger healthcare pool to give them all increased buying power and program stability.

Click Here or contact EMI Health directly for answers to all of your questions and to request a quote:
     Stephanie Waldrop, Employee Benefits International, Inc.
     Phone: 602-800-5075
Nonprofit News
President Donald Trump’s first federal budget proposes deep cuts in discretionary spending to many departments that impact nonprofits. The budget proposes defunding 18 agencies, including the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Legal Services Corporation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Most of the cuts had been expected in recent weeks. The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program, which provides funds to local food banks and Meals On Wheels, would be eliminated along with funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). [more]
Intel is committed to community-based partnerships. The Skills-based Mentoring Program is a means for local organizations to benefit from Intel’s resources, skills, & experience. Its employees volunteer to become Skill-based Mentors. After an initial vetting to determine an Intel employee’s specific skillset, experience, and certifications a match is made with a participating organization. Mentors are well versed in the development of innovative solutions to common problems and in sharing tools for finding new ways to approach and solve organizational challenges. [more]
Founded in 1987, Valley Partnership is the real estate industry leader advocating for responsible growth policies through public private partnerships that positively impact growth and economic development. Each year, Valley Partnership selects a non-profit organization that can benefit from the skills, efforts and supplies provided by Valley Partnership members to renovate and enhance facilities. Applications are due Friday April 7, 2017 by 5:00pm. [more]
Upcoming Alliance Events
Website Walkthrough
Date: March 27, 2017   Time: 10:30am - 11:30am   Location: Online Webinar
Arizona Gives Day
Date: April 4, 2017   Time: 12:00am - 11:59pm   Location: Statewide Online Event
Do Unto Donors As You Would Have Them Do Unto You (Secular Version)
Date: April 11, 2017   Time: 10:30am - 11:30am   Location: Online Webinar
Making Friends with Funders
Date: April 13, 2017   Time: 9:00am - 10:30am   Location: Online Webinar
Business On Board: Boardroom Basics
Date: April 20, 2017   Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm   Location: Phoenix - NBAZ Conference Center
Community Bulletin Board
South Mountain 5k and 20k
Date: March 25, 2017   Time: 6:30am - 10:00am   Location: Phoenix   [more]
Fearless Kitty Rescue 5K Race
Date: March 26, 2017   Time: 7:00am Registration, 8:00am Race Start   Location: Phoenix   [more]
Social Venture Partners Arizona Fast Pitch
Date: March 28, 2017   Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm   Location: Scottsdale Center for the Arts  [more]
2nd Annual AZ Teachers Appreciation Health & Wellness 2k Fun Run/Walk
Date: April 29, 2017  Time: 7:00am - 11:00am  Location: Phoenix   [more]
Nonprofit Jobs
The Arizona Guide to Grants Online is Arizona's only searchable database of detailed, current profiles of more than 2,000 corporations and foundations with a history of making grants in Arizona. If you are an Alliance Member, you can add this to your membership for only $49 a year. Click to learn more.

New Funder Profiles
Foundations that have recently been added to the Arizona Guide to Grants Online database. 
The Alsam Foundation - Chicago, IL
Geographic Scope: Nationwide, including some giving in Arizona
Core Grant Making Priorities: Secondary and higher education; Catholic agencies and organizations; social services; food programs.

The Grey Muzzle Organization - Raleigh, NC
Geographic Scope: Nationwide, including throughout Arizona
Core Grant Making Priorities: Animal welfare; programs that benefit senior dogs.

Funder Updates
Current Funder Profiles that have been recently updated with new information.
  • Arizona Humanities - Updated deadline
  • Best Buy Foundation - Updated deadline
  • Build-A-Bear Foundation - Updated deadline
  • Cenpatico Foundation - Updated deadline
  • City of Tempe - Updated deadline
  • Express Scripts Foundation - Updated deadlines
  • Jimmie Johnson Foundation - Updated deadline
  • Monsanto Fund - Updated deadline
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Updated deadlines
  • Greater Williams Community Fund - Updated deadline
  • Page/Lake Powell Community Foundation- Updated deadline
  • Pedigree Foundation- Updated deadline
  • ProLiteracy Worldwide - Updated deadline
  • Scottsdale Arts - Updated deadline
  • Singing for Change Charitable Foundation, Inc. - Updated deadline
  • Tuba City Community Foundation - Updated deadline
  • Wildlife Conservation Society - Updated deadline
Funding Alerts
The following most likely fund nationwide, but do not have a stated giving preference or history of grantmaking in Arizona. They do not qualify for inclusion to the Arizona Guide to Grants Online database at this time, but might be of interest to your organization.  
United Fresh Start Founation – The United Fresh Start Foundation is now accepting applications for its new Community Grants Program, established to help advance the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Click Here for Website
Nonprofit Jobs
Here are some of more than 25 nonprofit jobs currently posted in our Career Center.

Executive Director - Friends of Saguaro National Park - Tucson
Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician - IMHR Epicenter - Phoenix
Clinical Director - IMHR Epicenter - Phoenix
Director of Development - Hope 4 Kids International - Arizona 
Grants and Data Manger - Compass Affordable Housing - Tucson 
Management Intern, Retail Sector - Initiative Center for the Future of Arizona - Phoenix
Volunteer Coordinator (Part Time) - Future for KIDS - Tempe
Director of Administrative Support Services - Borderlands Habitat Network - Patagonia
Bookkeeper/Compliance Manager - Arizona Youth Partnership - Marana
Executive Director - NAMI Southeastern AZ - Sierra Vista
Member Benefits
Membership in the Alliance is an investment in the Arizona nonprofit community and provides organizations and individuals with exclusive benefits and resources in several categories including Training and Information, Cost Savings, Fundraising, Professional Networking, and Advocacy. To learn more about the benefits of membership, contact Director of Membership Jennifer Blair at 602-682-7593 or
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