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With more than $86 million raised for Arizona charities, countless individuals and groups have benefited from the monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Here are just a few of the many charities The Thunderbirds and its title sponsor has helped in recent years:

A New Leaf

A Stepping Stone Foundation

A.T. Still University AZ School of Health Sciences

AASK Aid to Adoption of Special Kids

ACCEL Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life-Skills

Accept the Challenge

Adelante Healthcare Inc.

Aguila Youth Leadership Institute

Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter

American Cancer Society, Great West Division

American Diabetes Association

American Indian Services

American Lung Association of Arizona

Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL)

Arizona Disabled Sports USA

Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

Arizona Helping Hands

Arizona Literacy & Learning Center

Arizona Opera

Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped (ARCH)

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association

Arizona Women’s Education and Employment AWEE

Arizona’s Children Association

Arizonans for Children

Assistance League of East Valley

Assistance League of Phoenix

Audubon Arizona

Back to School Clothing Drive

Banner Health Foundation

Barrow Neurological Foundation

Be A Leader Foundation (BALF)


Best Buddies Arizona

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Booker T. Washington BTW Child Development Center

Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council “Camp Geronimo”

Boys & Girls Clubs of East Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Metropolitan Phoenix

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona

Bridging AZ Furniture Bank

Camp Soaring Eagle Foundation

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

Challenger Space Center of AZ

Chandler Christian Community Center

Chicanos Por La Causa

Child & Family Resources Inc.

Child Crisis Center

Child Crisis Center – East Valley Inc

Childhelp, Inc.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Childsplay, Inc

Christ Child Society

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence

Circle the City

Civitan Foundation Inc

Communities in Schools of Arizona

Courtney’s Foundation Inc.

Craniofacial Foundation of Arizona

Creciendo Unidos Growing Together

Crisis Nursery

Crossroads Inc.

D-backs Youth Baseball Complex

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Mission Inc

Desert Sounds Performing Arts Inc.

Desert Voices Oral Learning Center

Downtown Urban Communtiy Kids (DUCK)

Duet: Partners in Health & Aging

Dysart Community Center

Ear Candy Productions Inc.

Ecumenical Chaplaincy For Homeless

Educare Arizona

Empowerment Systems Inc.

Epilepsy Foundation Arizona

Esperanca, Inc

Family Promise – Greater Phoenix

Florence Crittenton

Foster Angels of Arizona Serving Together

Foundation for Blind Children

Foundation For Burns and Trauma

Foundation for Senior Living

Free Arts of Arizona

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation

Friendly House Inc

Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library

Future for Kids

Gabriel’s Angels

Genesis Program

Gift of Life Arizona Inc.

Girl Scouts -Arizona Cactus – Pine Council

Gompers Habilitation Center

Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona Inc.

Great Arizona Puppet Theater Inc.

Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation (Youth at Risk)

Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun

HandsOn Greater Phoenix

Happily Ever After League (HEAL)

Healthy LifeStars

Homeward Bound

Hope & A Future

Hospice of the Valley

Human Services Campus

ICAN – Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods

Interfaith Cooperative Ministries (ICM)

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS)

Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG)

Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA)

Keen Phoenix

Keogh Health Foundation

Kitchen of the Street Inc.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Lions Vision Center

Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County

Maggie’s Place

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona

Marc Center of Mesa

Melonhead Foundation

Mental Health Association of AZ (MHZ)

MentorKids USA

Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled

Mission of Mercy, Inc

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

National Advocacy & Training Network (SEEDs)

National Council On Alcoholism – Greater Phoenix Area

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter

Navigator Supporters Inc.

Neighborhood Christian Clinic

Neighborhood Ministries

Neighbors Who Care Inc.

Neurofibromatosis Inc. – Arizona

New Foundation Inc.

New Life Center

New Song Center for Grieving Children


One Step Beyond Inc.

Open Table, Inc.

Parents for Paiute Neighborhood Center

Partnership for a Drug-Free America – AZ Chapter

Pedal Power Foundation

Phoenix Childrens Hospital

Phoenix Conservatory of Music

Phoenix Day

Phoenix Indian Center

Phoenix Public Library Foundation

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Phoenix Rotary 100 – Field of Dreams

Phoenix Symphony Association

Phoenix Theatre Inc.

Phoenix Zoo

POPSICLE Center Inc.

Project ChalleNGe Foundation

Prostate On-Site Project

Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun Inc.

Release the Fear

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix (RMHC Phoenix)

Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children

Ryan House

Save the Family

Sharing Down Syndrome AZ

Shoebox Ministry Inc.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Sojourner Center

Solid Rock Foundation

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)

Southwest Center for HIV / AIDS

Southwest Human Development

Special Olympics Arizona

Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies Inc.

Starlight Starbright Childrens Foundation

Stepping Stones of Hope

Summer Youth Program Fund

Sun Health Foundation

TCH, The Centers for Habilitation

Teach For America

Teen Lifeline

The Wellness Community

UMOM New Day Centers

United Cerebral Palsey of Arizona (UCP)

United States Veterans Initiative

Upward Foundation

Valle del Sol

Valley Youth Theatre (VYT)


VisionQuest 20/20


Waste Not Inc.

WellCare Foundation

West Valley Child Crisis Center

WHEAT World Hunger Ecumenical Arizona Task Force Inc

Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation

Young Arts Arizona Ltd.

YWCA of Maricopa County