MC2026, a five-year plan for Mighty Change in Maricopa County, focuses on bold community goals that we’ll achieve through key partnerships. Over the next five years, we’ll work alongside nonprofit organizations and schools that engage in important work in the areas of health, housing and homelessness, education and workforce development.
We’re proud to announce that United Way will provide 81 nonprofits and schools with support totaling more than $7.8 million to fund programs and services that align with the strategies of MC2026 in health, housing and homelessness and education. In the fall, United Way will request proposals for workforce development programs and services.
Rob Podlogar, Chief Community Development and Engagement Officer at Valley of the Sun United Way, played a critical role in the grant-making process. His leadership, direction and passion for community impact led to securing the first wave of MC2026 FY22 funded partners.
“As we launch MC2026, we could not be more excited to be working with these organizations to help us begin the work to achieve our bold community goals,” said Rob. “Each one of these partners offers a unique service that, when aligned with the impact of other programs, will create Mighty Change in Maricopa County.”
Below is the complete list of MC2026 nonprofit partners.
A New Leaf, Inc.
Arizona Housing, Inc.
Arizona Kids Think Too
Arizona Latino Leaders In Education (ALL In Education)
Arizona's Children Association
Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC)
Aster Aging, Inc.
Avondale Elementary School District
Banner Health Foundation
Be a Leader Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona
Cancer Support Community Arizona
Catholic Charities Community Services
Center for the Future of Arizona
Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Child Crisis Arizona
Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI)
Creighton Community Foundation, Inc.
Duet: Partners In Health & Aging
Dysart Community Center
EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (EMPACT-SPC)
Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona
Foundation for Blind Children
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
Friends of the Avondale Libraries
Future For Kids
Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
Helping Families In Need
Homeless Youth Connection, Inc.
Human Services Campus (HSC)
Jobs for Arizona's Graduates (JAG)
Junior Achievement of Arizona
Littleton Elementary School District
Live and Learn Program
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
Maggie's Place, Inc.
Mercy House Living Centers
Native American Connections
Neighborhood Ministries, Inc.
New Pathways for Youth, Inc.
Phoenix Indian Center (PIC)
Raising Special Kids
Read Better Be Better (RBBB)
Save the Family Foundation of AZ
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)
Southwest Human Development
St. Joseph the Worker
Stand for Children Arizona (SFC-AZ)
Teach For America Phoenix
Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA)
The Salvation Army
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Zion Institute
UMOM New Day Centers, Inc.
Union Elementary School District
United Food Bank
UPWARD for children and families
Valley of the Sun YMCA
Waste Not, Inc.
Wesley Community Center
World Hunger Ecumenical Arizona Task Force (WHEAT)
Valley of the Sun United Way is proud to support these 81 nonprofit partners and the more than 120 programs and services they provide. United, we will create Mighty Change in Maricopa County.