The 2018 Phoenix Suns Charities grant cycle is now closed. The 2019 grant cycle will open in January/February of 2019.
Phoenix Suns Charities was founded in 1988 with the mission to benefit organizations that assist the needs of children and families in Arizona. Due to the generosity of fans and sponsors, and underwriting by the team, Phoenix Suns Charities has experienced steady growth and now distributes more than a million dollars annually to hundreds of local charities. Since its inception, Phoenix Suns Charities has donated more than 20 million dollars to worthy Arizona organizations.
Phoenix Suns Charities was the vision of original Phoenix Suns Chairman and CEO Jerry Colangelo. Upon his purchase of the team in 1987, he began to assemble a board of community leaders to oversee the formation and operation of a charitable effort that would reflect the Suns mission to be a constant leader in improving the quality of life in our community. Current Suns managing partner, Robert Sarver, has extended the reach of the charity by involving additional community stakeholders who work in partnership with Phoenix Suns Charities to further leverage and steward the donations that come in to the foundation.
Funds are raised during the NBA season through special events such as The Jump Ball, the Suns Golf Classic, Suns Charities 88, the SLAM DUNK street party, the SunsAssist Employee Giving Campaign, through scoreboard messages presented at Suns home games; game night auctions and sales; and through special projects such as Suns license plates. Finally, many generous fans and community organizations designate Phoenix Suns Charities as the recipient of their giving lead by a group of donors known as Playmakers who pledge $100,000 over four years to the charity.
PHOENIX SUNS CHARITIES ANNOUNCES 2015-16 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Phoenix Suns Charities announced its 2015-16 grant recipients during a special reception, brought to you by Watertree Health ®, at Talking Stick Resort Arena last night. This year, the charity granted more than $1 million to 119 non-profit organizations throughout Arizona.
PHOENIX SUNS CHARITIES ANNOUNCES 2014-15 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Phoenix Suns Charities today announced its 2014-15 grant recipients during a special reception at US Airways Center. This year, the charity granted more than $900,000 to over 120 non-profit organizations throughout Arizona.
PHOENIX SUNS CHARITIES TO RECOGNIZE 2013-2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Phoenix Suns Charities recognizes its 2013-14 grant recipients during the foundation’s annual grants reception on Monday, October 28 inside the Casino Arizona Pavilion at US Airways Center, from 3 – 5 p.m. This year, Phoenix Suns Charities will grant nearly $700,000 to 75 charitable organizations throughout Arizona.
PHOENIX SUNS CHARITIES ANNOUNCES BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE EAST VALLEY AS $100,000 PLAYMAKER AWARD GRANT RECIPIENT
The $100,000 grant will be used to resurface the basketball courts in eight Boys and Girls Club locations in the East Valley: Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Komatke (Gila River), Mesa, North Tempe, Tempe and Sacaton (Gila River). More than 74,000 children and their families use the courts on an annual basis for recreational sports leagues, health and wellness programs and events, and other community initiatives. In addition, each resurfaced court will feature the new Suns logo.
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You now have the opportunity to purchase the Suns license plates for $25.00 with $17.00 from each plate sold, benefiting Phoenix Suns Charities. The Suns license plates can also be personalized for an additional $25.00 annual fee. Plates are available online or in person at an MVD office.
Celebrating Phoenix Suns Charities, 1988 - 2013.