Phoenix Suns Charities award more than $1 million to non-profits

Phoenix Suns Charities announced its 2015-16 grant recipients during a special reception, presented by Watertree Health , at Talking Stick Resort Arena. This year, the charity granted more than $1 million to 119 non-profit organizations throughout Arizona, including eight from Scottsdale.

“The Phoenix Suns organization is thrilled to have the opportunity to support the incredible work of our grant recipients,” said Sarah Krahenbuhl, executive director of Phoenix Suns Charities.

“In addition to our support for Central High School, the board chose to award three impact grants to the Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and to Jewish Family & Children’s Service. The mission of Phoenix Suns Charities is to support children and family services throughout Arizona and we are proud to be a part of organizations that make our community better every day.”

The $100,000 Playmaker grant to Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council will support The Leadership Center for Girls and Women at Camp Sombrero in South Phoenix.

In addition, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix will use the $50,000 grant in the construction of a new gymnasium.

And, Jewish Family & Children’s Service will use its $50,000 grant to provide integrated medical and behavioral health services to the Maryvale neighborhood of Phoenix.

Additionally, Phoenix Suns Charities donated $100,000 to Educare Arizona during the Steve Nash Ring of Honor Night on Oct. 30. Educare Arizona is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to help at-risk children and their families achieve success in school and life.

As a special treat, all grant recipients will receive tickets to the Suns-New Orleans game on Wednesday, Nov. 25.  This year’s grant recipients will be recognized at a halftime ceremony on the main court during this game.

Non-profit organizations applied for funding through the foundation’s grant application process from December to May, 2015. Program grants ranged from $2,500 to $100,000.

A complete list of the Phoenix Suns Charities 2015-16 grant recipients is below.

ABT Performing Arts Association: Peoria Arizona

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK): Phoenix Arizona

Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock: Phoenix Arizona

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels: Phoenix Arizona

American Red Cross in Arizona: Phoenix Arizona

Anthony Bates Foundation: Phoenix Arizona

Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents: Phoenix Arizona

Arizona Brainfood: Mesa Arizona

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation: PHOENIX Arizona

Arizona Dental Foundation: Scottsdale Arizona

Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped: Phoenix Arizona

Arizona Science Center: Phoenix Arizona

Arizona Theatre Company: Tucson Arizona

Arizona United Spinal Cord Injury Association: Phoenix Arizona

Assistance League of East Valley: Chandler Arizona

Assistance League of Phoenix: Phoenix Arizona

Audubon Arizona: Phoenix Arizona

Back to School Clothing Drive Association: Phoenix Arizona

Ballet Arizona: Phoenix Arizona


Beads of Courage: Tucson Arizona

Be Kind People Project: Phoenix Arizona

Best Buddies Arizona: Phoenix Arizona

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ): Phoenix Arizona


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale: Scottsdale Arizona

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix: Phoenix Arizona

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley: Mesa Arizona

Cancer Support Community Arizona: Phoenix Arizona

Career Concepts for Youth, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

Casa De Los Ninos Inc.: Tucson Arizona

Center Dance Ensemble: Phoenix Arizona

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS): Phoenix Arizona

Children’s Museum of Phoenix: Phoenix Arizona

Childsplay, Inc.: Tempe Arizona

Chrysalis Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

Crisis Nursery: Mesa Arizona

Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts: Wickenburg Arizona

Desert Botanical Garden: Phoenix Arizona

Desert Caballeros Western Museum: Wickenburg Arizona

Desert Mission, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

Duet Partners In Health & Aging, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

Educare of Arizona

El Rio Health Center Foundation: Tucson Arizona

Elevate Phoenix: Phoenix Arizona

Family Promise – Greater Phoenix: Scottsdale Arizona

Feeding Matters, Inc.: Scottsdale Arizona

Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona: Phoenix Arizona

Foundation for Blind Children: Phoenix Arizona

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona: Phoenix Arizona

Future for Kids: Scottsdale Arizona

Gabriel’s Angels: Phoenix Arizona

Genesis Center for Recovery dba PITCH 4 KIDZ: Phoenix Arizona 

Genesis Program, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council: Phoenix Arizona

Heard Museum: Phoenix Arizona

Heart For The City: Glendale Arizona

Helping Hands for Single Moms: Phoenix Arizona

Homeward Bound: Phoenix Arizona

Hope and a Future, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

ICAN: Chandler Arizona

ICM Food & Clothing Bank: Phoenix Arizona

Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish and School: Yuma Arizona

Jewish Family & Children’s Service: Phoenix Arizona

Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc.: Tempe Arizona

KaBOOM!: Washington District of Columbia

Kesem: Culver City California

Kids Who Care, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Phoenix Arizona

Maggie’s Place: Phoenix Arizona

Maricopa County National Adoption Day Foundation: Phoenix Arizona

Maryvale Preparatory Academy: Phoenix Arizona

Melonhead Foundation: Tempe Arizona

Mesa Arts Center Foundation: Mesa Arizona

Mesa United Way: Mesa Arizona

Mother’s Grace: Scottsdale Arizona

Musical Instrument Museum: Phoenix Arizona


Neighborhood Ministries, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

New Foundation, Inc.: Scottsdale Arizona

New Pathways for Youth Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix Center Arts Association: Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation: Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix Community ToolBank: Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix Day: Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix Theatre, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

Playworks Arizona: Phoenix Arizona

Ryan House: Phoenix Arizona

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona: Mesa Arizona

Scorpius Dance Theatre: Phoenix Arizona

Scottsdale Cultural Council: Scottsdale Arizona

SEED SPOT: Phoenix Arizona

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona, Inc.: Gilbert Arizona

Shoebox Ministry: Scottsdale Arizona

Social Venture Partners Arizona: Phoenix Arizona

Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Phoenix Arizona

Sojourner Center: Phoenix Arizona

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center: Phoenix Arizona

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS: Phoenix Arizona

Southwest Human Development: Phoenix Arizona

Special Olympics Arizona: Phoenix Arizona 

St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic: Green Valley Arizona

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance: Phoenix Arizona

SunsCentral – Central High School: Phoenix Arizona

SUNS NITE HOOPS, Inc.: Phoenix Arizona

Support My Club: Phoenix Arizona

Teleos Preparatory Academy: Phoenix Arizona

The First Tee of Phoenix: Phoenix Arizona


Time Out, Inc.: Payson Arizona

Tucson Centers for Women and Children DBA Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse: Tucson Arizona

Tucson Symphony Orchestra: Tucson Arizona

UMOM New Day Centers: Phoenix Arizona

Valley of the Sun YMCA: Phoenix Arizona

Valley Youth Theatre: Phoenix Arizona

Veterans Heritage Project: Carefree Arizona


Wesley Community Center: Phoenix Arizona

YMCA of Southern Arizona: Tucson Arizona




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