Mission and Eligibility


Established in 1986, Thunderbirds Charities is the charitable arm of The Thunderbirds, whose purpose is to grant the funds generated by the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Thirty-three years later, the mission of Thunderbirds Charities remains the same; to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in Arizona communities. Each year Thunderbirds Charities accepts grant proposals that support at-risk youth & families, community outreach/quality of life, education, improving the lives of the physically and mentally challenged and working to eliminate domestic violence, homelessness, and poverty.

Geographic Properties

Thunderbirds Charities only accepts requests from organizations serving Maricopa County, unless the project/program primarily benefits Maricopa County residents.

For further information, please contact grantsinfo@thunderbirdscharities.org.