Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Phoenix, AZ. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Providing year round camping programs to children and family members from across Arizona with chronic and life threatening illnesses
Camp Soaring Eagle provides year round, medically supervised camping programs to children and family members from across Arizona with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Camp is a great adventure, something healthy kids look forward to and a place they can experience new things and make new friends. Unfortunately, for children suffering from serious illnesses, their medical conditions make a traditional camp experience out of the question, and that's where Camp Soaring Eagle comes in. Nestled in the mountains of Northern Arizona, our 26-acre facility makes the perfect get-a-way from the everyday pressures that seriously ill children face on a daily basis.
Defending our first liberty
Founded in 1994 by 35 evangelical Christian ministry leaders, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) was conceived as an organization that would uniquely preserve and protect our first liberty - to defend the right of people of faith to hear and speak the Truth of the Gospel. Through strategy and coordination, world-class training for lawyers and law students, case and project funding, and direct litigation, our nation-shaping successes have begun to help secure and reclaim the most fundamental rights that our Constitution was designed to guarantee. Through the grace of God, legal precedents have been set and much liberty has been reclaimed. We are humbled to have been involved with our allies in 31 victories before the U.S. Supreme Court, and hundreds more in the lower courts.
Great futures start here
Since 1954, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has provided quality programs to Northeast Valley youth. In that time, more than 100,000 children and teens have been served. Today, more than 18,000 community youth ages 6-18 are served through the organization's nine branches and seven outreach sites located in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Hualapai Indian Community and other Northeast Valley neighborhoods. The Club offers more than 100 quality after-school and summer programs in a positive, safe, supervised environment. Programs offered at the Club are built around five core areas: the arts, character & leadership development; education & career development; health & life skills; and sports, fitness & recreation.
Share the power of a wish
Make-A-Wish® Arizona grants the wishes of Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding Make-A-Wish® chapter, starting in Phoenix in 1980 with one little boy's wish to be a police officer. From these humble beginnings, Make-A-Wish was born. Make-A-Wish Arizona grants wishes to children who have been diagnosed by their doctor or medical physician as having a life-threatening medical condition and who are between 2 1/2 - 18 years of age at the time of referral. Each year, Make-A-Wish Arizona grants approximately 380 wishes to Arizona children and has granted more than 5,500 wishes to date (Spring 2017). Make-A-Wish Arizona's vision is to grant the wish of every eligible Arizona child. Studies have shown that wishes help children feel stronger, happier, and more willing to battle their illness.
Building grace-based relationships
Family Matters is a non-profit ministry whose goal is to see families transformed by God's grace into instruments of restoration and reformation by equipping families for every age and stage of life. We view families as the foundation of a successful society. Today, perhaps more than ever before, the family is being fragmented and undermined by many counter-forces such as busyness, relentless change, a lack of clear moral values, an attitude of indifference, and children being forced to grow up too fast. When families are unhealthy, our communities suffer many of the consequences in areas relating to economic productivity, education, law enforcement, health care needs, abuse, and violence.
Founded in 1981, the mission of the Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence is to lead our community to broad-based solutions to prevent domestic abuse. For over 34 years, Chrysalis has been servicing the needs of women, children and men throughout the Valley who are trying to break the cycle of violence and abuse with a wide array of comprehensive services. The number of lives affected by Chrysalis has grown fourfold since its inception, with more than 1,200 individuals now being helped each year through the efforts of Chrysalis staff and volunteers.
Trusted by Women & Families For Over 30 Years
The Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Greater Phoenix (CPC) was founded in 1982 with the vision of serving the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of women and families who are in crisis because of an unplanned pregnancy. Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Greater Phoenix is one of the largest & most comprehensive pregnancy resource services in the nation, with four clinics in the Phoenix area. The women, men, and teens served by CPC's trained staff and volunteer support team are offered factual information and education regarding pregnancy, abortion and its risks, and the alternative options and choices available to them, FREE of charge, in a caring, confidential and trusted environment.
Advancing the arts
Vision Our Vision: to be a pre-eminent arts destination and community asset that embraces world-class excellence and innovation in the arts. Mission To develop, advance and deliver high-quality arts, cultural experiences and opportunities in Scottsdale to residents, cultural institutions, artists and visitors from around the world. ValuesIntegrity Leadership, service and responsiveness to the communityExcellence High standards in all that we doDiversity Programming, audiences, leadership and management that respect and reflect all our communitiesAccountability Reliability and financial sustainabilityInnovation Open to creative change and continuous improvementInclusiveness Partnership and collaboration, internally and externallyEngagement Education and participation in the arts for all ages
So perishable food won't go to waste
Waste Not occupies a very unique niche in our community. We are not a food bank, yet we feed thousands upon thousands of hungry people every day. Our trucks and drivers are on the road six days per week, beginning at 6:30am, collecting an average of 6,000 pounds of excess perishable food daily from restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and various food purveyors - food that would otherwise be thrown away. We deliver the food the same day to more than 100 diverse agencies that feed the hungry including schools, after-school programs, daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, transition homes and senior facilities.
Providing educational scholarships
The Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund (APESF) is a School Tuition Organization developed under the guidelines provided in the AZ Private School Tuition Tax Credit Law of 1997. APESF was founded and incorporated in 1998 to provide educational scholarships to students attending private K-12 schools in the state of Arizona. APESF directs its support toward the student only, not the school. Therefore, all scholarships are awarded to the student applicant regardless of the qualified private school they have selected to attend.
Ensuring no child is denied a Jewish day school education because of the cost
The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) was established in 1999 with the goal of ensuring no child is denied a Jewish day school education because of the cost. Since then, JTO has been privileged to make a difference in the lives of students in the Phoenix area by awarding over 4,000 need-based scholarships to students at seven partner schools. As a student tuition organization (STO), the JTO is able to raise funds for these scholarships through the dollar-for-dollar Arizona Private School Tax Credit. Thanks to the generous support of partners like you, JTO distributes an average of 400 scholarships per year worth over a combined $2 million.
Supporting Arts & Arts Education in Arizona since 1978
Scottsdale League for the Arts (SLA) is a volunteer organization of accomplished men and women who support artists, arts programs and arts education through fundraising and special events. In order to offer continuous value and assistance to the arts, the League awards all net funds raised to a variety of arts focused organizations through a grants program. The SLA was originally formed in 1978 as the Men's League of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with a mission to raise funds for capital improvements to the Performing Arts Center.
For the love of a child
Founded in 1959, Childhelp is a leading national organization dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We do so by focusing our efforts in the areas of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and community outreach. Childhelp's programs and services include: Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe Prevention Education Curriculum, Children's Advocacy Centers, Residential Treatment Facilities, Therapeutic Group Homes, and Therapeutic Foster Care.
Bringing Inspiration to the World of Motorsports
Team RFC was established in 1978 as a fellowship for Christians in the sport of motor racing, and has developed into a growing organization with broad impact across North America and beyond. The overall purpose of RFC's involvement in motor racing is to service emotional and spiritual needs. RFC is an outreach of Christian Motorsports International, a family of ministries that conducts non-denominational chapel services at major racing events nationwide, providing pre-race chapel services, invocations, and a pastoral presence for more than 1,600 racing events each racing year -- including drag racing, open wheel racing, motorcycle racing, boat racing, stock car racing, off-road racing, airplane racing, and street rodding events.