The Phoenix chapter of 100 Black Men is dedicated to improving the quality of life of African Americans by enhancing educational and economic opportunities through mentorships. Members take an active leadership role in helping minority youth become contributing, competitive, and valued members of society.
Works to inform, inspire, and empower women through exposure to successful role models and resources. Offers personal creation and discovery of authentic life plan through guided, in-depth conversations, referral networks, workshops, guest speakers, retreats, conferences, career shadowing, internships, coaching, and mentoring.
Agnes’ Centers for Domestic Solutions is a nonprofit organization in Arizona that helps stop domestic violence by educating the victims and perpetrators. Their support groups and classes motivate, educate, encourage, and inspire the young and wise who are affected by Domestic Violence.
Alpha Alpha Iota Omega Chapter was established on December 2, 2018 to provide services to communities located within Maricopa County, Arizona. They promote well-being, civic engagement, and educational workshops and opportunities.
The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha exemplify excellence in the greater Phoenix area by serving all members of their community through service, partnership, compassion, and leadership. Specifically, their work focuses on education with an emphasis on historically black colleges and universities, women’s health and wellness, economic legacy, cultural enrichment, and global impact.
Anytown Leadership Program is a human relations organization dedicated to educating, embracing and empowering leaders to promote social change. They build stronger communities by facilitating camp residential programs, school programs and workplace diversity programs that educate individuals on inclusion, bias, and discrimination.
AAFEO is a Phoenix based 501c 3 nonprofit agency whose mission is to reduce the recidivism in adults and youth through active engagement and community embeddedness. Their purpose is to assist ex-offenders, adults and youth in maintaining and staying out of prison, jail and youth facilities by providing direct assistance, information, and mentoring.
A statewide membership of attorneys representing the private and public sector, including municipal, state, and federal judges.
Founded in 2007 to improve the life challenges facing African Americans in Arizona and act as a resource for those serving the African American community built on the focus areas of: Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Health and Well-being, Leadership, Political Engagement, and Racial Equity.
Empowers everyday people to transform their community through building civic power, just and equitable schools, and safer neighborhoods. Committed to advocating for lasting progressive public policies that change the dynamics of our communities.
A nonprofit law firm that assists those with disabilities to promote and protect their legal rights to independence, justice, and equality. ACDL is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities.
Works to guide young people to success by providing development opportunities that may have not otherwise been accessible. It nurtures young people into realizing their potential and providing them with the knowledge and support to take action so that all youth have the wisdom, support, and opportunities necessary to make positive decisions for their adult life and leave a positive impact on the community.
Works to create a competitive advantage of thought leadership, expertise, responsiveness, relationships, and collaborative spirit. Its approach is a holistic strategy of research, advocacy, and innovative grant-making that is both necessary and practical.
Dedicated to helping youth and their families through mentoring and educational scholarships. Arizona Guide Right Foundation's goal is to help deserving youth within our community achieve their career goals after high school.
Supports public programs that promote understanding of the human experience with cultural, educational, and nonprofit organizations across Arizona. Its popular lectures and presentations address everything from systemic oppression and the history of policing to how Indigenous American women have contributed service to Arizona and the supply and demand imbalance of water in the state.
Network of comprehensive employment training programs across the nation. The first OIC was founded in Philadelphia in 1964. From its beginnings in an abandoned jailhouse, OIC has grown into an organization which serves disadvantaged and under-skilled Americans of all races.
Prepares high-need children throughout Arizona for a successful school year by providing them with new uniforms, backpacks, and school supplies. Distribution events serve four deserving populations: students attending Title I schools, children in foster care, children affected by homelessness and transitional living, and students with parents in the military.
BASE serves a community platform for connection, collaboration and prosperity. It serves to create a welcoming and supportive community where Black people in Arizona feel safe, respected, and comfortable being themselves when expressing any aspect of their many cultural ethnicities. BASE Arizona is fiscally sponsored.
Beyond The Veil Global Ministries is a community of families supporting those experiencing homelessness by contributing food, water, clothing, blankets, and more. The organization also provides financial, emotional, and spiritual support.
Community-based social service agency serving children and families of all ethnic backgrounds since 1984. BFCS is licensed by the State of Arizona to provide Behavioral Health Services and provides adoption and foster care services.
Focuses on policy change, health, and education. BLM Metro Phoenix and other grassroots organizations established the Black People’s Justice Fund, which pays bail for people in need.
Group of dedicated mothers of Black children coming together to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and stop the bloodshed in the Black community.
Committed to informing and caring for Black communities in Phoenix, BNAGPA is a fighting advocate for the right of people of color to access proper healthcare. They also support Black nurses in the field, especially in the current battle against COVID-19.
BPOC builds Black political power in Phoenix, AZ by organizing young, radical, queer, poor, families, formerly incarcerated, and non-binary Black folks, directly impacted by unjust systems. BPOC’s program Drinking Gourd Farms builds a network of Black gardeners and farmers and focuses on the physical, mental, and spiritual health of Black people.
Born out of a need to serve the community during racial tensions in the 1970s, the national celebrated company conducts educational workshops and produces quality plays which reflect the African-American experience and help to illuminate the Black culture and ideology.
Offers a comprehensive Head Start program for 192 preschool children, as well as a preschool program open to children ages 3-5. The programs receive scholarship support from First Things First, a Phoenix Preschool Development Grant, and grants and donations from local corporations and the community.
Care Pictures Love aims to reconstruct the disrupted lives of children due to having a parent in prison. They offer a variety of services to bring the connection of the prisoner to the outside world alive but also help in changing the lives of millions of children.
Actively drives the discourse and experiences of underrepresented girls in STEM by owning, generating, and critiquing the collective body of scholarship on, and offering culturally responsive programs for girls of color.
Facilitates powerful and informed dialogues and transformative scholarship about issues related to race and democracy. Programs and events feature experts and changemakers, community leaders, scholars, and accomplished professionals who engage with and inspire audiences.
Creates an environment of hope and opportunity for African American youth by developing positive self-esteem to become strong influential African American Men with knowledge, pride, spirit, and good character.
An organization dedicated to education and outreach and ultimately increasing the survival rates of African Americans diagnosed with breast cancer.
Provides positive leadership opportunities for youth including the E.M.P.L.O.Y. After School and Summer Youth Program and Boys Mentorship Program.
DeeCilla Comfort Center is committed to helping young people ages 18-28 begin their healing journey from the trials, trauma, and struggles of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
Works to transform the culture of Arizona and cultivate an inclusive community. DLA is one of the premiere Diversity Education organizations in the country, recognized and highly regarded by internationally known diversity thought leaders. It offers a range of strategic learning and engagement opportunities for business and community leaders.
Through Sisterhood and Service, the women of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority work to enhance and enrich their communities through economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Tempe Alumnae is comprised of over 70 professional women in a vast variety of fields. They use their collective talents and resources to transform lives and impact their communities through public service programs and active involvement in social justice issues.
The chapter serves the Tucson-Sierra Vista area and addresses the sorority’s Five-Point Program Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement. The Tucson Alumnae Chapter works throughout the Tucson and Southern Arizona community as part of its commitment to community service.
A division of Diana Gregory Outreach Services, Gregory's Fresh Market is a one-aisle mobile produce market that operates in senior communities without easy access to healthy food. Through a holistic approach, including community organizing and advocacy, Gregory’s Fresh Market is working to restore meaningful food access and eliminate health disparities in under-resourced communities.
The Dreams Organization was established after the passing of Leona Locke-Joyce following a long battle with leukemia. Today, DREAMS awards scholarships to Flagstaff Unified School District minority graduating seniors who need assistance to achieve their dream of pursing higher education. Since 1999 DREAMS has awarded over $196,000 in scholarship awards.
Formerly segregated Lawrence Dunbar Elementary, The Dunbar Pavilion serves as a gathering place for diverse voices and cultures to dialogue about the past and create vision and direction for a more unified future. It currently houses the Dunbar Barber Academy, Barbea Williams Performing Company, Visual and Textile Arts of Tucson, Tucson Black Film Club, Tucson Slide Society, Kore Press, and IDEA School.
This chapter is part of a worldwide network of 2,200 branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It was chartered in 1963 and has served the East Valley as a champion of social justice for more than 48 years.
Provides scholarships, mentoring, and support to medical students from African-American/Black, Latinx, and Native American backgrounds.
The Emerson Theater Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to serve youth, under-represented communities, and artists with an emphasis on diversity by producing innovative and thought-provoking theater in Sedona, Arizona.
Focuses on the unique circumstances of women of color who face issues related to domestic violence. The organization's goal is to enhance society's understanding of and ability to end domestic violence in the minority and low-income community. Within this context, Family Tree Healthcare works primarily with the African American and Native American communities.
A community development organization, committed to building stronger, healthier communities by supporting, encouraging, and enlightening fathers and families.
Serves the Phoenix community through quality affordable food and clothing distribution, African immigrant and refugee support, and quality affordable housing for low-income seniors, veterans, and mentally or emotionally challenged individuals.
Improves the lives of the underserved through the promotion of physical and mental health, social, economic, and political responsibility, and ensuring access to quality education through exposure, engagement, fundraising, and scholarship.
Working in collaboration with industry partners to provide the latest research, global advocacy, executive consulting and best practice solutions for public and private organizations.
Serves the homeless population by providing them with food, clothing, and other essential supplies. The organization also provides training and seminars to other who are interested in giving back.
Created to help students reach their full potential in academics and athletics. The organization supports students with mentoring, financial awareness, training, and school-related resources that are often stumbling blocks for school advancement.
The historical preservation site is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, study, and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent in Arizona. Its exhibitions, archives/collections, and community education programs explore the roles of African-derived Americans in shaping the history of Phoenix and the state of Arizona.
Dedicated to helping and guiding boys and girls in the community by promoting positive and constructive health, social, educational, vocational, and character development.
Works toward the mission of securing the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
Supports minorities and those in need in achieving economic and social equality through programs in economic empowerment, housing, education, civic engagement, and health and wellness.
Established in 2005, its mission is to serve as a vehicle for individuals ages 21-40 to become active in the community while navigating their way through the corporate, political, and entrepreneurial spectrum.
Founded in 2010 to meet the needs of women in transition from prisons, addictions, or homelessness to a life of work, family, and community. Hope’s Crossing offers job skills training, housing assistance and, most importantly, a program of emotional support geared toward creating a new belief system that promotes whole and healthy living.
Provides transitional housing for women in need, while promoting and enforcing a clean, sober living environment. It also offers referrals and enrichment services including life skills training classes.
Makes lasting change in the lives of Arizona’s children and families by securing affordable health care and other resources for those in need.
With three locations across Arizona, Hoops House offers a safe and secure living environment for men to work on recovery and work towards re-integrating into their communities as productive and skilled members of society.
Assisting entrepreneurs with the key resources needed to sustain their own businesses.
Since 2014, the organization has been serving the most vulnerable, including homeless and foster care youth through a holistic, unique, and innovative approach to “remove the band-aid” of this national and local crisis. It provides customized and personalized services and programs for 2,000 youth in Pima County.
Works to promote the virtues of jazz education, provides low-cost housing to creative artists, and provides cultural enrichment like International Jazz Day AZ. Its Next Student Academy offers kindergarten through college students access to musical instruments, music lessons, and performance opportunities.
Creates opportunities to integrate UN refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public, strengthening the local food system, reducing local food waste, and increasing food security.
Jack and Jill of America has 247 chapters nationwide. Each chapter plans annual activities guided under a general five point programmatic thrust: cultural awareness, educational development, health, civic, and social/recreational areas. Through service projects, Jack and Jill of America creates ways for children to stimulate their growth and development. There are three chapters in Arizona, including Phoenix and Tucson.
Kaity’s Way is a statewide organization in Arizona that focuses on bringing awareness to teen dating violence. Kaity’s Way provides education and curriculum on healthy relationships, and empowers both parents and teens with the skills and tools to make a difference.
Provides both medical and mental health services including health care education with an integrated approach. The Center specializes in care for veterans, refugees, homeless individuals and their families, victims of human trafficking and all nationalities and ethnicities.
As part of an ongoing effort to give youth a voice through media arts, LCD offers an ongoing program to train local youth in digital storytelling and animation productions while combating bullying and improving self-esteem.
An organization of women dedicated to improving the quality of life for humankind through community service. In response to an ever-changing society, The Links, Inc., endeavors to fulfill this vision and extend its reach by working to change lives through friendship, sharing, caring, commitment and concern for our communities and the world.
Since 1919, the Maricopa County Branch of the NAACP has been fulfilling the promise of equal rights for all people by fighting for and addressing civil rights issues in Maricopa County. The vision of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and to eradicate racial hatred or racial discrimination.
Launched in 2019 to bolster the growing movement to end mass incarceration and abolish the criminal legal system as we know it.
MILCL is a job skills program that prepares young and adult migrants from all over the world to enter or re-enter today’s complex and competitive job market, offering 3-month sessions to empower the most vulnerable and equip them with the job skills they need to succeed with well-paying jobs and career opportunities.
Works to elevate the teaching profession through increased recognition, compensation, and support. Its vision is to create a world where every student is taught by a highly-trained, qualified, understanding, and engaged teacher. MDTP develops community-centered, grassroots approaches to create more cost-effective and sustainable ways of improving the teaching profession, schools, and the education system.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
NCBW Phoenix is a proactive, non-partisan, civic-minded organization focused on driving systemic change through political/legislative advocacy and community collaboration to enhance the lives of women and girls of African descent within the Phoenix Metropolitan community.
Working to eliminate domestic and sexual violence among adults and children through support services, education and outreach. They are one of the largest domestic violence shelters in the county with services ranging from a 24 hour crisis hotline to meals, clothing, and transportation.
Onward Hope, Inc. is a foster care, adoption, and transitions services agency. They are currently contracted with the Arizona Department of Child Safety to provide home recruitment, study, supervision, foster parent pre-service training, and parent aide.
PWEN's mission is to strengthen the economic status, leadership, and power of women as they take their success to the next level. They empower, encourage, educate, equip, and elevate women and young women through educational events, the Carrie J Gray Scholarship Program, and other mission related activities.
Raises and awards funds to programs that advance leadership development, encourage academic excellence, improve health, support those in need, and educate about the value of philanthropy. Events and programs include the Fashionetta Scholarship Breakfast, Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Fair, Global Assistance Initiative, Health Forums, and Youth Development Programs.
Brings the African American community together as a collective with a focus on impacting justice, health, food security, arts and culture.
Collaborates with local, state and federal agencies to develop creative partnerships to meet the various needs of community members. Services include benevolence care, employment, foster care and adoption, mobile food distribution, and providing access to additional community resources.
Provides highly skilled assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities, offers education and continuing support for working assistance dog teams, and serves a resource in the community for people with disabilities.
The Phoenix-based organization focuses on ways to educate the community about growing their own food through various educational programs. It supports those experiencing homelessness with meals from its local community gardens and mobile kitchen services. Project Roots also offers seasonal produce bag delivery services.
Its mission is to preserve, honor, and promote the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen's accomplishments in education, military aviation, and self-determination through the Youth Motivational Programs. Its scholarship fund at the Arizona Community Foundation supports STEM education and careers.
Provides underserved, women, and veteran entrepreneurs with the tools to educate, empower, and execute business ownership. Established in 2014, the RSG Foundation provides a five-week training program with mentors and insights from successful leaders who are running their own businesses.
Exists to create equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities that impact and build intergenerational prosperity within Urban Phoenix and Canyon Corridor Neighborhoods (I-17 to 43rd Ave and Indian School to Dunlap Roads) in partnership with stakeholders to improve the quality of life for low-to-moderate income people.
Assists new refugees in the Phoenix Metropolitan area in overcoming barriers to self-sufficiency and integration by providing education, advocacy, and empowerment programs. RICE strengthens the refugee community by closing service gaps that remain after the initial 90-day resettlement serve period.
Properly prepares youth to successfully transition out of foster care and into adult life. ResilientMe provides fun, interactive, and engaging workshops to assist individuals in increasing their resiliency, which enables them to have a more productive, healthy life. Certified Clinical Trauma Specialists facilitate each one-hour long, ten-week workshop to participating youths. The programming currently reaches approximately 200 youths in foster care.
Focuses on developing Navajo young adults as employees to become professionals in youth development. Rez Refuge drives their work, mission, focus, and determination to serve Fort Defiance and surrounding communities.
Sedona Arts Academy is an educational and cultural community center committed to innovating and creating art in all forms. Its dedicated professional artists collaborate across the artistic disciplines to ensure all underserved people are represented.
The Social and Economic Equity for Minority Enterprise program is an initiative of the new nonprofit ARG Cultivators Community, winner of the Black Philanthropy Initiative Social Justice Project. The program works to improve economic equity in Arizona’s Black and Latinx communities state-wide, by helping to close the wealth gap through supporting, tracking, and evaluating a total of 20 nonprofit/ for-profit businesses over the course of eighteen months.
Specializes in providing technical, vocational, and career readiness training in engineering, computer engineering, and other supportive services for people of color in an effort to close the diversity gaps that exists in the high-tech sector.
The Sierra Vista Dream Center works to partner and network with already-established local outreach programs, individuals already working within the city, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and foundations to reach broken, lost, and hurting people to meet basic and greatest needs.
Gives instruments and weekly instruction to 300 students through its School and SOLO Programs. Each year, they serve over 4,000 students through the Musical Access Program and their Instrument Petting Zoos. They do this through outreach programs that focus on teaching the values of creativity, leadership, perseverance, resilience, and teamwork through music education.
Serves the Southside Neighborhood in Flagstaff, AZ. The Murdoch Center offers a large meeting hall for clubs, organizations, city/neighborhood meetings, as well as private parties. The Murdoch Center is an inter-generational and multicultural center reflecting the different cultures represented in the Southside.
Its charitable and educational mission is to save and restore The Mountain View Colored Officers’ Club. It also researches all aspects of Black men and women in the service of our nation during the time of segregation and informs the general public of the historical significance of the Buffalo Soldiers.
Raises and awards scholarship funds to support postsecondary education for deserving youth across Arizona. It also recognizes and awards Arizona community stalwarts who demonstrate leadership and excellence in the community in a way that honors the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
The State of Black Arizona creates a platform for the synthesis of data, demographics, and research that informs the community on the status of African Americans in Arizona. The data is intended to help community leaders and organizations on effective action planning and decision making related to the issues and concerns that impact us the most.
Strong Ties provides Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) tools to under-resourced youth and empowers them to become innovative, engaged, and thoughtful. The organization uses support of kind individuals, organizations, and community leaders to develop programs, provide culturally-centric educational materials, education research, and create global exchange programs for cultivating empathy and compassion.
Started over 40 years ago, the resident-created, resident-lead organization works to address the negative social determinates of health for fellow residents and others in the broader community. Grassroots programs include education, redevelopment, job creation and cultural revitalization.
Offers re-entry support to men in metro Phoenix who were formerly incarcerated, assisting them through challenges as they transition back into society.
Preserves family life by connecting with the community to improve lives through meeting spiritual, economical, educational, health, and housing needs.
Tempe Community Council is committed to addressing immediate and long-term human service needs in Tempe. A nonpartisan organization, TCC serves as a means for individuals and organizations to work together to identify and plan for needed human service programs in our community. Tempe Community Foundation is also located and lead by staff of Tempe Community Council.
Empowers people by building flourishing community gardens and providing job skills, support, and workforce development through neighborhood revitalization and beautification with multi-ethnic and multi-generational initiatives.
Since 1964 TLO’s primary objective has been to help alleviate the moral and social problems impacting the youth in our communities, improving the status of women, service to senior citizens, community beautification, and community partnerships. Arizona is one of over 40 chapters in the United States .
Dedicated to providing underprivileged families and individuals with a wealth of life enrichment services to reduce poverty and provide financial empowerment to those who need it most. Services include educational seminars and workshops, vocational training opportunities, after-school programs and activities for children, and much more.
UPI Education is uniting communities, schools, businesses, and youth-aligned agencies, organizations, and faith-based groups to equip kids with the life management skills that will provide them with improved understanding of the realities, obligations, and expectations of society.
The UPI Loan Fund provides personal loans to help individuals and families take advantage of opportunities and serves as a financial buffer during times of need.
Provides interactive reads, workshops, and homework help lines to empower K-8 students with the tools and inspiration they need to exceed and even become valedictorians.
Provides personal services like transportation, minor home repair services, and food delivery for cancer patients.
We Steel Rise is a 6-month re-entry program designed to not only shelter incarcerated veteran women, but to also prepare them for the life challenges that lie ahead. We Steel Rise provides training, mentoring, and counseling for newly released veteran women facing homelessness.
The West Valley Arts serves 13 municipalities in the West Valley as an advisory, creator, and coordinator for arts programs including arts venues, grants management, arts festivals, public art, arts education, and regional arts promotion. By creating strategic partnerships, it uses resources to grow and strengthen arts and cultural opportunities.
The mission of the WV-NAACP is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
Working to advance income security, opportunity, and economic sustainability for women and girls. Provides policy, technical assistance, and workforce readiness/training to close the pay and wealth equity gap for communities of color. Convener of the Phoenix Black Women's Equal Pay Forum. Launched the Black COVID Task Force in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A collection of child-focused, evidence-based programs that aim to build and strengthen the family unit by bridging the gap between parental involvement, education, and workforce development.