Over $160 million raised for Arizona charities.And Counting.

Thunderbirds

OUR MISSION

Thunderbirds Charities is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. The Thunderbirds Charities Board consists of 15 board members from varying professional backgrounds. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to support organizations that assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The organization’s giving is directed toward organizations based or with a significant presence in Arizona.

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THUNDERBIRDS CHARITIES 2021 SPRING FUNDING CYCLE IS NOW CLOSED.
PLEASE CHECK BACK IN LATE AUGUST 2021 FOR FALL FUNDING UPDATES. THANK YOU.

It Starts with Junior Golf – JGAA’s Thunderbird Invitational

The game of golf is extremely important to the State of Arizona, and with roughly 200 golf courses in the […] More

Thunderbirds Charities Awards Zion Institute $80,000 to Expand Its Early Childhood Education Excellence Model in South Phoenix

Thunderbirds Charities awarded the Zion Institute $80,000, funding the replication of its quality educational childcare model. This allows low-income families […] More

Teach For America Phoenix Launches Innovative Education Response to COVID-19 with Support from Thunderbirds Charities

Thanks to the generous support of Thunderbirds Charities, Teach For America Phoenix’s Innovative Response to COVID-19 project has been able […] More

Mesa Arts Center’s Project Lit Program Receives Grant from Thunderbirds Charities

The Thunderbirds Charities grant for the Project Lit program will support direct program costs tied to teaching artists and supplies. […] More

Changing the World, One Child at A Time

Leukemia is the leading cause of death by disease among children up to age 19 and though survival rates have […] More

Thunderbirds Charities Gives $25,000 for Bigs and Littles to Stay Connected in 2021

With a generous gift of $25,000 from Thunderbirds Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) will be able […] More