Support Health Innovators and Patient Champions on Arizona Gives Day

Community nonprofits are asking for your support as part of Arizona Gives.  Early giving has begun and will continue through #AZGivesDay on April 4, 2023.  Arizona Gives is powered by Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Forum.

Over 1,000 nonprofit organizations are participating in Arizona Gives day including the following AZBio Members. Click their link to visit their #AZGivesDay donor page.

AZAdvances (OTEF): The Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation (OTEF), educates and invests in people and organizations that create hope. Proceeds from #AZGivesDay donations support the AZAdvances Talent Program. Your  donation can make a difference:  Support for scholarship grants ranging from $250 – $1,000 * Support for internship costs ranging from $5,000 – $10,000 depending on student age and educational level * Support for outreach and coordination of students and mentors.

Barrow Neurological Institute:  Concussions and traumatic brain injuries are generally associated with athletes or military veterans. However, Barrow Neurological Institute was the first to recognize that survivors of domestic violence suffer from these conditions as well. In 2012, the Concussion & Brain Injury Center at Barrow created the Domestic Violence Brain Injury Program, the first of its kind in the world, to identify and treat individuals with brain injuries caused by domestic abuse.

Brain Injury Alliance: In addition to the increased need from existing clients who have been destabilized during COVID-19, our Hospital Referral Program has seen a 33% increase in referrals as survivors grapple with neurological deficits that we hope are temporary. Nonetheless, and far beyond loss of taste and smell, thousands of Arizona survivors of COVID-19 are dealing with neuro-fatigue, memory issues, post-COVID strokes, and many other emerging neuro ailments. These individuals require our services and support to navigate post-acute medical treatment and successfully return to work and school, while maintaining their housing.

Cancer Support Community Arizona:  Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ) is a Qualified Charitable Organization for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Donations to CSCAZ can reduce your direct state tax liability by up to $800 per couple or $400 per individual. QCO Code 20821

Critical Path Institute:  Critical Path Institute is a catalyst in the development of new approaches to advance medical innovation and regulatory science. We achieve this by leading teams that share data, knowledge, and expertise, resulting in sound, consensus-based science.C-Path provides the legal and scientific infrastructure to create a uniquely neutral environment for industry, academia, regulators and other government agencies, to work together to accelerate and de-risk the medical product development process. Such acceleration is achieved through the collaborative generation of actionable solutions for specific unmet needs in the process (optimized translation, improved patient selection for clinical trials, optimized clinical trial design, improved patient-centric outcome measures, etc.). Such solutions can be indication specific, i.e., Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trial Simulation Tool or indication agnostic, i.e., Qualified Biomarkers.

Dignity Health Foundation (East Valley): Dignity Health East Valley – Chandler Regional & Mercy Gilbert Medial Centers are on the front lines of the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. We need support from our community for Emergent Needs. We have created an Emergency Response Fund, to provide philanthropic financial resources directly to support our care teams. Donations to this fund are restricted to the hospital’s response to COVID-19 and treatment of affected patients. Among the critical areas supported by this fund: Medical supplies Personal Protective Equipment Capital Equipment Resiliency training and resources Education Patient/Staff financial assistance.

FABRIC:  To provide apparel entrepreneurs with training, guidance, innovative industry resources, and access to no-minimum and on-demand manufacturing, so they can build sustainable fashion businesses domestically.

Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation:  The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation convenes and catalyzes business, education, and community to enhance college and career readiness, develop a stronger workforce, and build healthier communities throughout Arizona. The Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, leads the charitable and education initiatives of the Greater Phoenix Chamber under the four pillars of education, workforce development, wellness, and research.

HonorHealth Foundation: Your support of HonorHealth Foundation helps provide the exceptional healthcare you and your family expect. If you’re inspired by innovation and transformation, let us show you how you can make change real for our community and even the world, through HonorHealth Foundation.

Hushabye Nursery: We serve the tiniest victims of the opioid crisis. Since Hushabye Nursery opened in November 2020, we have provided intensive medical detox care to almost 400 babies who were born suffering excruciating pain as their bodies withdraw from opioids that they were exposed to in the womb (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – NAS). Hushabye Nursery is the first-of-its-kind NAS nursery in the US to combine state-of-the-art, evidence-based NAS care with wraparound family support services. Your donation made through April 15, 2023, will be matched dollar-for dollar, up to $1 million, by The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

ICAN: We sincerely appreciate and value all support. Based in Phoenix, ICAN is a small organization with a national and international reach aiding late-stage cancer patients around the world–many of them having been “written off” by their physicians. We connect patients to clinical trials and brilliant clinicians with the goal of leaving no stone unturned in the battle for life. ICAN maintains the highest ratings from charity watchdogs. Our Patient Services Programs receive more than 90% of ICAN’s Functional Expenses (as opposed to Management, Administration, or Fund-Raising). We have helped patients in all 50 states and 72 countries.

Mission of Mercy: Mission of Mercy (MOM) is a non-sectarian, community-based healthcare organization that utilizes active and retired licensed medical professionals to provide free medical services and prescription medications to the uninsured working poor and economically disadvantaged in Arizona. Our six clinic sites are located in high-need communities in North and South Phoenix, Maryvale, Avondale, Mesa and Chandler. Our clinics are 95% volunteer run. 89% of revenue earned through the AZ Health Partnership Fund is put back into direct patient care. Our service model is guided by our mission to restore dignity and provide healing through Love.

Science For All, LLC c/o Arizona Technology Council Foundation: Per the Arizona Department of Education, there are over 1300 Arizona schools where the majority of students are living in poverty. Science For All’s vision is to foster powerful and enduring networks of nonprofits, industry, academia, civic organizations, and the public to put STEM within reach of every human being in Arizona and beyond. Our goal is to create a more prosperous, equitable world for all.

SciTech Institute: Arizona Technology Council Foundation DBA SciTech Institute is a collaborative organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in Arizona and beyond. The Institute connects the STEM community, business and industry, and academia, inspiring individuals to engage in STEM and pursue STEM-related educational and career pathways. These connections serve as the catalyst for building a world-class STEM workforce and active citizenry.

TGen:  We are an Arizona-based, nonprofit medical research institute dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results. We work to unravel the genetic components of common and complex diseases, including cancer, neurological disorders, infectious disease, and rare childhood disorders. By identifying treatment options in this manner, we believe medicine becomes more rational, more precise and, well, more personal.



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