Corporate Heart of the House Award from Ronald McDonald House Charities

Recently, Thunderbirds Charities was honored with Corporate Heart of the House award from Ronald McDonald House Charities. Thunderbirds Charities has been very supportive over the years with the actual expansion of their homes (they have three sites) and with program support for the families that are needing to stay there while their children receive vital medical therapies. This grant is part of the Fall 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees. More

Celebrating Success with Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley

Thunderbird Charites were invited for a friendly basketball competition between our very own Thunderbirds and the Thunderbird Hoppers. The club also celebrated their finished project: new flooring, along with all new HVAC’s and energy efficient lighting. Watch our spotlight video to understand why we were happy to support this branch in improving the lives of the hundreds of youth who enjoy this facility! This grant is part of the Spring 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees. More

Making a Difference: CREATE at Arizona Science Center

Please take a moment to watch a video of one of the impactful organizations that Thunderbirds Charities supports, CREATE at Arizona Science Center. We specifically supported CREATE on Wheels, a mobile makerspace experience for students at Title I schools, youth in children’s hospitals and families at community centers throughout Maricopa County. We are helping take AZ Science Center out to our community! More

Making a Difference

Please take a moment to watch a video of one of the most impactful organizations that Thunderbirds Charities supports, Special Olympics Arizona. We have been part of these very special games since 1975. We all should be proud that we are Making a Difference for these spectacular athletes and their families. More

Video – WM Phoenix Open Raises Record $13.2 Million for AZ Charities

The Thunderbirds – hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community – raised a record $13.2 million ($13,254,334) for local charities through proceeds from the 2019 tournament. This is the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history, breaking last year’s record total of $12.2 million and the first time eclipsing $13 million in tournament history. It also marks the eighth-consecutive year breaking the tournament record of charitable dollars raised in a single year. More

UPWARD for Children and Families

UPWARD for Children and Families, founded in 1958, serves children with special needs. Their purpose is to help children with special needs achieve their highest potential, while empowering their families to thrive. A number of the children who attend UPWARD programs are severely disabled and medically fragile and could not attend programs on campus without nursing on-site. Thunderbirds Charities has been a strong supporter of this critical Nursing Program at UPWARD for many years. More