We cannot beat today’s issues with yesterday’s thinking. Change demands bold new solutions. Therefore, we are redeploying our energies and realigning our resources and partners to drive Mighty Change in our community. Together, we tackle the systemic, interrelated issues holding us back to create more opportunity and access throughout the Valley. Progress will be tracked and reported annually, and we will change courses as needed to stay focused on the right programs and solutions to reach our goals.
Here is where we are focusing our efforts:
No single organization can reach our community’s mighty goals alone. But together, we will. When you give up to $800, you can get it back dollar for dollar through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program. Last year, your donation helped more than a million people receive access to emergency goods, shelter and many other services. This year, they will help us create Mighty Change in health, housing and homelessness, education, and workforce development.
We couldn’t do it without you! Our corporate partners work with us to create a stronger community by launching workplace campaigns, advocating, and volunteering their time and talent. By supporting Mighty Change, companies are sending a powerful message to employees and customers that care about the place they call home and want to help make a difference. Taking the lead is our Million Dollar Corporate Circle, the partners that impact our community with a commitment of more than $1 million annually:
APS, Edward Jones, Freeport-McMoRan, Inc., QuikTrip, and SRP.
At Valley of the Sun United Way, we’re passionate about helping our community build better and brighter futures. As we work to ensure our neighbors have the necessary resources to succeed in school, life and work, we also provide the tools to secure your most cherished assets.
We partner with organizations across the county to ensure more than 100 programs are working in tandem to solve the complex housing and homelessness issues that have long existed and have been exacerbated by the global pandemic.
Since August, your donations - nearly half a million bottles of water - have been distributed to nearly 20 nonprofit partners who are creating Mighty Change.
We're thrilled to announce that we’ve added a new route to higher education for our very own team members.
Valley of the Sun United Way recently lost our dear colleague and friend, Willie Jeffries. We will always remember his optimism, kindness, wisdom and his tremendous heart.
A Will not only provides for comfort as you think about your family’s future, but is also a powerful way to create a permanent legacy for the causes that are important to you. Creating a valid legal Will with FreeWill takes less than 20 minutes.
As Vice President of Community Development for Valley of the Sun United Way, Dr. Melissa Boydston works to remove barriers leading to systems change on the education birth to career continuum pipeline.
Tempe has the second highest rate of homelessness in Arizona and the programs provided by Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) are vital to the community’s safety net.
We’re proud to announce that we’ve awarded 81 nonprofits and schools grants totaling more than $7.8 million to fund programs and services that align with the strategies of MC2026.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary discount on monthly internet bills for qualifying low-income households. Applications are now available.
This month, Mental Health Awareness Month, we are focusing on the correlation between housing and mental health.
COVID-19 has shined a light on the many inequities surrounding early childhood education. Fortunately, Read On Avondale and Read On Phoenix were there to help.