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2018 WM Phoenix Open | Operation Shower

A look back at one of our favorite events from the Waste Management Phoenix Open – Operation Shower at the Birdies for the Brave Patriots Outpost. Last February, 30 military moms-to-be from Luke Air Force Base, Fort Huachuca and the Arizona National Guard were honored during an Operation Shower/Birdies for the Brave group baby shower during tournament week. The moms are either active duty themselves, or the spouse of a deployed or active duty service member. Each of the honored moms received Operation Shower’s signature “Shower In A Box” – a gift of high-quality products for mothers and babies that have been donated by companies across the U.S. Beyond these tangible items, the most meaningful gift may be the unique opportunity for the moms to gain comfort and support from other military moms in the same situation. More
 

Thunderbirds Charities Funds Center for Cancer & Blood Disorder at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Thunderbirds Charities has partnered with Phoenix Children’s Hospital for many years and has donated more than $2 million to the hospital for various projects to enrich the programs and facilities.  The most recent gift helped fund this outstanding new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. We are so proud to see all of the advancements happening at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. More
 

Breaking Barriers at Ability 360

We love all that’s going on with our friends over at Ability 360 and watching the persistence, can-do attitude and growth of the kids involved since Thunderbirds Charities first donated money to the organization in 2006. Continue Breaking Barriers Ability 360, the sky is the limit! More
 

Down Syndrome Network Awards the Outstanding Foundation Award to The Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds Charities – the charitable giving arm of The Thunderbirds – was on hand for the iCan Swim summer camp put on by the Down Syndrome Network. More
 

2018 Arizona Special Olympics State Games

What a great weekend with Special Olympics Arizona and the Arizona Special Olympics State Games.  The Thunderbirds are a proud supporter of this great organization and want to congratulate all of the athletes who competed in the 2018 Games!  We look forward to this event every year and can’t wait to be back in 2019. More
 

Civitan Foundation Receives $80,000 Grant from Thunderbirds Charities to Renovate Camp Civitan’s Multi-Plex Activity Field

Thunderbirds Charities has awarded Civitan Foundation, Inc. $80,000 to renovate the sports and recreation field at Camp Civitan in Williams, Arizona. The Thunderbirds Charities originally built the multi-plex field with a grant in 2004. More
 

Ronald Mcdonald House Receives $25,000 Grant from Thunderbirds Charities to Provide Housing and Support for Families

Thunderbirds Charities has awarded Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix (RMHC) $25,000 to provide temporary housing and support services for families staying at the Valley’s three Houses while their children receive medical care and treatment. More
 

Thank You to Thunderbirds Charities for their Generous Support of Stem Education Programs and Desert Conservation in Partnership with McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and ASU Ecology Explorers

Thanks to the generous financial support of Thunderbirds Charities, hundreds of students from Title 1 schools in metro Phoenix will benefit from science-based field trips to explore the Sonoran Desert and learn STEM-based life science concepts. More
 

Thunderbirds Charities awards $25,000 grant to Paz de Cristo Community Center

Thunderbird Charities announced today an award of $25,000 to Paz de Cristo to assist with their programs to provide services for poverty and homelessness to those in need in the Phoenix East Valley. “The need for these services is great” said Arlen Westling, Executive Director of Paz. More
 

Thunderbirds Charities’ $100,000 Grant Will Expand Ability360’s Breaking Barriers Program For Youth And Teens With Disabilities

A $100,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities will enable Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center to expand the Breaking Barriers program that provides more than 200 youth and teens with physical and intellectual disabilities the chance to participate in a variety of sports and fitness-related activities. More
 

Thunderbirds Charities Awards $25,000 to WHEAT’s Management Training Program

The existing gap of job readiness and successful job placement is very real. The frustration and hopelessness felt by those who have earnestly prepared for employment and are not successful is heartbreaking. The World Hunger Education, Advocacy & Training organization (WHEAT) is increasing workers' skills so that they qualify for higher paying jobs! More
 

Thunderbirds Charities recently awarded Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) – Arizona with a $50,000 grant.

The funds will enable PCA-Arizona to provide PCA workshops to underserved and underfunded middle schools throughout Maricopa County. “We at PCA-Arizona are incredibly grateful to the Thunderbirds for this grant, which will allow us to conduct a multitude of workshops that teach valuable life lessons for coaches, athletes and parents in Maricopa County,” said Rich Tomey, Chapter Executive Director. “The Thunderbirds and PCA both share a common mission to provide the young children of Arizona with a positive learning environment both on and off the field.” More
 

St. Joseph the Worker Receives 2017 Thunderbirds Charities Grant $150,000 will help further St. Joseph the Worker’s mission

St. Joseph the Worker (SJW) received a grant in the amount of $150,000 from Thunderbirds Charities in support of the Employment Heals Communities Program. Thunderbirds Charities’ support will help women, men, and families - referred by both the Individual and the Family Housing Hubs across Maricopa County - in ending their hardships and poverty through employment by providing direct program support, such as professional job development services, transportation assistance (bus passes), and crucial work essentials (safety equipment, tools, uniforms, non-slip shoes, and steel toe boots). More
 

Thunderbirds Charities Donates $300,000 to Bolster St. Mary’s Kids Cafe Program Including 2 New Refrigerated Trucks and “Grab And Go” After School Meals

Thunderbirds Charities, a major player in the growth and expansion of St. Mary’s Kids Cafe Program, has donated $300,000 to allow the food bank to purchase two new refrigerated trucks and to purchase food to help reach more of Arizona’s hungry children than ever before through a new program. More
 

Thunderbirds Charities provides a grant to OCJ (Opportunity, Community and Justice for Foster) Kids.

The Thunderbirds Charities provided a $25,000 grant to support OCJ Kids’ Transition Success Centers, which provides much-needed items, including clothes, shoes, diapers, hygiene products and more, to Arizona foster children – the most vulnerable people in our community. OCJ Kids procures and stores these items in its Transition Success Centers, and then provides them to the children through hundreds of foster group homes and families. More
 

Thunderbirds Charities Support National Award-Winning Local After School Music Program

“I’ve been involved since I was seven or eight. Ever since then, I’ve been building my skills.” Will Kratzenberg, a sophomore in High School and PCM student says. “[I started with piano and then went to audio production.] I had no place to go for sound production or learn how to build or reconstruct sound. PCM showed me how to work inside sound production DAWs and how to mix and even create my own songs. More
 

Thunderbirds Charities Gives Big Brothers Big Sisters $20,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has been awarded $20,000 by Thunderbirds Charities to support the origination’s STARS Mentoring Program which serves children who have a parent who has been incarcerated. More
 

Thunderbirds Charities Grants $15,000.00 to SEEDs for Autism for a new computer lab

Thunderbirds Charities, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community recently donated $15,000.00 to SEEDs for Autism, to aid in the development of their newest job training program, a Computers and Media Lab. More
 

Tempe Community Action Agency Partners with Thunderbird Charities to Enhance Education Program at Community Garden

Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) and Thunderbird Charities have teamed up through a $15,000 grant to help expand TCAA’s Education and Engagement initiatives at the Escalante Community Garden (ECG). More
 

Save The Family Receives $200,000 Grant From Thunderbirds Charities to Assist Veterans and their Families

Thunderbirds Charities has awarded Save the Family $200,000 for its Homeless Families Intervention Project (HFIP) to provide homeless, veteran and working poor families with housing, case coordination services and access to an array of programs and classes to help address and overcome homelessness and poverty. More
 

The Thunderbirds, Rebuilding Together Team Up to Help Community

Thunderbirds Charities will help Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun build a bridge to freedom for area low-income veterans, seniors, and disabled individuals with a generous donation of proceeds from the group’s annual Waste Management Phoenix Open. More
 

Read Better Be Better Receives $10,000 Grant From Thunderbirds

Read Better Be Better (RBBB), a Phoenix nonprofit that helps children improve literacy skills and become better learners, has received a grant totaling $10,000 from Thunderbirds Charities. The funds will be used to support the organization’s programming at Sunnyslope Elementary in the Washington Elementary School District More
 

Thunderbirds Charities Help to Establish an Interactive Center at Treasure House

Arizona (January 5, 2018) – Treasure House, a nonprofit supportive living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities slated to open in April 2018, received a $150,000 grant from the Thunderbirds Charities. More
 

A New Leaf and Thunderbirds Charities Join Forces in Effort to Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence

Thunderbirds Charities and A New Leaf are partnering in 2018 to combat domestic violence in Maricopa County. Devoted to helping people in need and improving the quality of life in our community, Thunderbirds Charities has awarded local nonprofit A New Leaf with a grant of $155,000 to provide immediate safety and shelter for domestic violence victims. Funding will support A New Leaf’s Faith House Women’s Crisis Shelter and Domestic Violence Safe Temporary Overflow Program (DVSTOP). More
 

Thunderbird Charities Awards Grant to Herberger Theater Center for Wolf Trap Program

The Thunderbird Charities recently awarded the Herberger Theater Center with a $5,000 grant for the Wolf Trap Program. The Herberger Theater Center collaborates with Center Dance Ensemble to provide Wolf Trap, a performance residency and arts field trip program targeted to approximately 800 preschool and Head Start children, ages 3-5. The arts help young children learn critical skills, including creativity, collaboration, math, language arts and imagination. The program brings performing artists into at-risk preschool and Head Start classrooms. More
 

Feeding Matters Awarded Thunderbirds Charities Grant

Arizona-based nonprofit Feeding Matters – the only organization in the world dedicated to advancing the research, identification, and collaborative care of pediatric feeding disorders – has received a support grant from Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds – hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The grant will support Feeding Matters’ life-changing Power of Two program. More
 

Thunderbirds Charities $25,000 Contribution Supports Benevilla Home Services Program

Benevilla wishes to extend our sincerest appreciation to Thunderbirds Charities for their generous support of our organization and the people we serve. Thunderbirds Charities commitment to serving and improving our communities – backed by a $25,000 contribution – will enable Benevilla to continue to develop and expand our Home Services program and provide indispensable services to homebound individuals challenged with the daily routine of independent living. More