Grants Compendium

Fiscal Years Ending March 2017 & 2018

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona. Piper Trust concentrates its efforts in six areas: healthcare and medical research, children, older adults, arts and culture, education, and religious organizations. Browse grants by area below.

 

Arts and Culture

OrganizationTitleAward DateGrant AmountPaid FY17Paid FY18
Act OneUpgrade technology to support marketing and development strategies. 8/8/2016$104,000$43,000$61,000
Act OneSupport efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).12/21/17$15,000---$15,000
Arizona OperaUpgrade set projection equipment.9/12/2016$432,000$432,000---
Arizona OperaSupport resilience building via capacity improvement (AGILE Reinforcing Resiliency in Arts and Culture).8/14/2017$125,000---$125,000
Arizona OperaSupport financial resilience building (AGILE Reinforcing Resilience in Arts and Culture).3/12/2018$250,000---$250,000
Arizona Science CenterDesign and implement comprehensive customer data analytics program.3/14/16$830,000$270,000$170,000
Arizona State University FoundationImplement audience engagement initiative at ASU Art Museum.9/12/16$72,000$72,000---
Artspace Projects, Inc.Support construction of new community arts meeting and performance space in downtown Mesa. 3/13/17$380,000$380,000---
Ballet ArizonaSupport efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).1/4/18$15,000---$15,000
Black Theatre Troupe, Inc.Upgrade stage lighting and associated technology.6/19/17$100,000---$100,000
CALA AllianceDevelop and implement strategic business and fundraising plans.10/9/17$150,000---$75,000
Chandler Cultural Foundation Conduct market research and develop marketing plan.4/10/17$106,000---$106,000
Children's Museum of PhoenixSupport efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).10/17/16$8,500$8,500---
Children's Museum of PhoenixSupport resilience building via capacity improvement (AGILE Reinforcing Resiliency in Arts and Culture).8/14/17$117,000---$117,000
Childsplay, Inc.Upgrade technology and fund development infrastructure. 11/14/16$270,000$212,000$58,000
Childsplay, Inc.Support resilience building via capacity improvement (AGILE Reinforcing Resiliency in Arts and Culture).8/14/17$74,000---$74,000
Childsplay, Inc.Support financial resilience building (AGILE Reinforcing Resilience in Arts and Culture).3/12/18$300,000---$300,000
Desert Botanical GardenSupport enhanced cultural offerings through The Saguaro Initiative (Capital Campaign). 10/10/16$1,500,000$750,000$750,000
Fountain Hills Community Theater, Inc.Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).11/17/16$15,000$15,000---
Fountain Hills Community Theater, Inc.Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).3/12/18$15,000---$15,000
Frank Lloyd Wright FoundationSupport technology infrastructure upgrades. 11/13/17$307,100---$307,100
Herberger Theater Center Upgrade technology and purchase equipment to support marketing and fundraising initiatives. 8/8/16$88,000$88,000---
Herberger Theater Center Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).7/20/17$15,000---$15,000
i.d.e.a. Museum Board of DirectorsSupport to strengthen fundraising initiatives.2/8/16$207,500$99,000---
i.d.e.a. Museum Board of DirectorsSupport resilience building via capacity improvement (AGILE Reinforcing Resiliency in Arts and Culture).8/14/2017$134,000---$134,000
i.d.e.a. Museum Board of DirectorsSupport financial resilience building (AGILE Reinforcing Resilience in Arts and Culture).2/12/18$240,000---$240,000
iTheatre CollaborativeSupport efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).11/17/16$15,000$15,000---
Jazz in Arizona, Inc. Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).9/1/16$15,000$15,000---
Musical Instrument Museum Expand space and programming for Experience Gallery.12/12/16$150,000$150,000---
Phoenix Art Museum Support comprehensive digital strategy development, website, and technology upgrades.8/14/17$993,000---$725,200
Phoenix Art Museum Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).7/20/17$15,000---$15,000
Phoenix Boys ChoirExplore expansion opportunities.9/12/2016$50,000$50,000---
Phoenix Conservatory of Music Develop and implement comprehensive fundraising and marketing policies and strategies.9/14/15$117,000$41,000$19,000
Phoenix Theatre Implement strategic business plan to strengthen financial capacity.9/11/17$500,000---$200,000
Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children Expand youth services via new fundraising and marketing strategies. 5/10/17$185,000---$78,000
Scottsdale Arts Support comprehensive website and technology restructure and upgrades.10/9/17$410,000---$320,000
SMU DataArts Conduct programs that strengthen the use of quality data by arts and cultural organizations.12/8/14$120,000$40,000---
SMU DataArts Support Cultural Data Profile arts and culture data tools and related trainings.12/11/17$135,000---$45,000
The Phoenix Symphony Upgrade technology to support expanded strategic marketing and audience development. 8/10/15$718,400$136,800---
Theater Works Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).10/17/16$15,000$15,000---

Children

OrganizationTitleAward DateGrant AmountPaid FY17Paid FY18
A New LeafSupport acquisition of Phoenix Day.2/12/18$150,000---$150,000
Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Inc.Implement "Healthy Out-of-School Time" initiative for youth at 50 Maricopa County sites.8/10/2015$255,000$75,000$30,000
American Heart AssociationImplement childhood obesity program and training in 30 early child care centers. 12/11/17$183,000---$107,000
Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills Renovate building and outdoor learning equipment at east campus facility.6/13/16$80,000$80,000---
Arizona Helping Hands Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).2/9/17$15,000$15,000---
Arizona Kids Think Too Provide general support.8/8/16$47,000$47,000---
Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped Support land acquisition to maintain permanent location for ARCH. 6/19/17$300,000---$300,000
Assistance League of Phoenix Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).7/20/17$15,000---$15,000
Association for Supportive Child Care Provide general support.8/8/16$57,000$57,000---
Association of Arizona Food Banks Implement outreach program to reduce child hunger. 10/12/15$165,000$55,000$50,000
Association of Arizona Food Banks Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).3/12/18$15,000---$15,000
Back-To-School Clothing Drive Association Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).3/15/18$15,000---$15,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central ArizonaSupport strategic organizational enhancements (ATLAS Nonprofit Strength and Endurance).5/8/17$50,000---$50,000
Boy Scouts of America - Grand Canyon Council, Inc.Provide general support.8/8/16$95,000$95,000---
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix Provide general support.8/8/16$150,000$150,000---
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Provide general support.8/8/16$85,000$85,000---
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).1/12/17$15,000$15,000---
Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Program (Arizona Community Foundation as fiscal agent)Support for the Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Program.5/12/14$150,000$50,000---
Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Program (Arizona Community Foundation as fiscal agent)Support for the Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Program.2/13/17$150,000$50,000$50,000
Child Crisis ArizonaSupport efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).7/7/16$15,000$15,000---
Child Crisis ArizonaSupport efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).5/8/17$15,000---$15,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).12/8/16$15,000$15,000---
Discovery Triangle Development Corporation Expand mobile produce service (Fresh Express) in redevelopment area between Phoenix and Tempe.10/13/14$250,000$50,000---
Expect More Arizona Develop and implement early language and literacy campaign through Read On Arizona.2/8/16$150,000$75,000---
Family Promise of Greater Phoenix Enhance child health and development services. 3/14/16$86,000$26,000---
Feeding Matters Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).7/7/16$15,000$15,000---
First Place AZ Support pre-development and construction of facility for special populations (Capital Campaign).2/13/17$1,430,000$1,430,000---
Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, Inc. Expand and enhance mentoring program that serves female youth.12/14/15$150,000$50,000$25,000
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona Support strategic organizational enhancements (ATLAS Nonprofit Strength and Endurance).5/8/17$50,000---$50,000
Friendly House, Inc. Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).7/20/17$15,000---$15,000
Hope Community ServicesSupport efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).1/17/18$15,000---$15,000
Housing Authority of Maricopa County Purchase furnishings and equipment for the Coffelt-Lamoreaux Community Center. 2/12/18$175,000---$175,000
ICAN Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).8/4/16$15,000$15,000---
Jewish Family and Children's Service Support acquisition and integration of domestic violence programs.9/11/17$60,000---$60,000
Lions Camp Tatiyee, Inc. Expand program to address service demand.8/14/17$50,000---$50,000
Native American Connections, Inc. Support children's services programming at Patina Wellness Center (Capital Campaign). 11/14/16$200,000$200,000---
New Pathways for Youth Expand and enhance youth mentoring training for staff, volunteers, and parents.9/14/15$125,000$50,000---
New Pathways for Youth Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).1/17/18$15,000---$15,000
one n ten Complete construction of youth center. 10/9/17$90,000---$75,000
Open Hearts Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).7/7/16$15,000$15,000---
Phoenix Day Provide general support.8/8/16$30,000$30,000---
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Support expansion of comprehensive parent education program. 12/11/17$475,000---$170,000
Raising Special Kids Support strategic organizational enhancements (ATLAS Nonprofit Strength and Endurance).5/8/17$50,000---$50,000
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).4/13/16$15,000$15,000---
Sojourner Center Expand services for children through implementation of new Child Integrated Circle of Care Model. 8/8/16$400,000$250,000$150,000
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Replicate early childhood programming in new community school.3/14/16$110,000$44,000---
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Support strategic organizational enhancements (ATLAS Nonprofit Strength and Endurance).5/8/17$50,000---$50,000
Summer Youth Program Fund (Arizona Community Foundation as fiscal agent)Support a funding collaborative to invest in summer programs for youth. 12/14/15$300,000$100,000$100,000
Tanner Community Development Corporation Implement Children in Kinship Care program.2/13/17$281,000$114,500$94,000
The Salvation Army Provide general support.8/8/16$105,000$105,000---
The University of Arizona Foundation Strengthen afterschool/youth programs in Maricopa County.5/14/12$1,065,379$187,314---
UMOM New Day Centers Assess needs of homeless children to provide essential services/interventions.12/8/14$500,000$100,000---
UMOM New Day Centers Support acquisition of assets for youth assistance program.5/8/17$250,000---$250,000
United Food Bank Support losses associated with heat-related damage of freezer.8/14/17$10,000---$10,000
Upward for Children and Families Upgrade and enlarge campus to serve additional children and young adults (Capital Campaign). 9/12/16$304,000$304,000---
Valley of the Sun YMCA Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).8/4/16$15,000$15,000---
Valley of the Sun YMCA Provide general support.8/8/16$82,000$82,000---
Valley of the Sun YMCA Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).6/26/17$15,000---$15,000
Valley of the Sun YMCA Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).3/15/18$15,000---$15,000

Education

OrganizationTitleAward DateGrant AmountPaid FY17Paid FY18
Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children Purchase and implement online tool that facilitates service sharing among early learning providers.10/10/16$236,500$124,300$66,550
Arizona State University Foundation Support Phase I of Knowledge Exchange for Resilience. (Originally known as Social, Economic, and Environmental Resilience (SEER) Knowledge Exchange project to advance community resilience)2/12/18$500,000---$500,000
Be A Leader Foundation Expand program offerings and implement student tracking technology.5/9/16$274,000$135,500$85,000
Be A Leader Foundation Support strategic organizational enhancements (ATLAS Nonprofit Strength and Endurance).5/8/17$50,000---$50,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).4/13/16$15,000$15,000---
City of Tempe Education, Families and Youth Development City of Tempe Education, Families and Youth Development9/11/17$510,400---$267,600
Education Development Center Prepare teachers for statewide implementation of kindergarten assessment practices.3/9/15$1,950,000$1,300,000---
Friends of Public Radio Arizona Build second location to expand SPOT 127 youth media center program.4/18/16$132,000$132,000---
Jobs for Arizona's Graduates, Inc.Expand college and career readiness program for at-risk youth.8/10/15$300,000$100,000$50,000
Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc. Upgrade technology infrastructure and enhance online training for volunteers. 3/12/18$300,500---$300,500
Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc. Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).4/13/16$15,000$15,000---
Maggie's Place Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).12/14/17$15,000---$15,000
Maricopa County Community College District Foundation Support Achieving a College Education (ACE) program at four community colleges.3/13/17$3,000,000$1,000,000---
National Center for Families Learning Support for 30 Read On Arizona constituents to attend the 2017 Families Learning Conference.5/8/17$15,000---$15,000
Neighborhood Ministries, Inc. Support new Academic Success Center to serve children and youth with comprehensive educational programs (Capital Campaign).8/8/16$360,000$360,000---
Phoenix Indian Center, Inc.Expand intervention initiatives and establish mentoring program for adolescent urban American Indian males. 2/8/16$355,000$115,000$60,000
Phoenix Public Library Foundation Expand College Depot space and college access programs and services.4/10/17$400,000---$400,000
Southwest Human Development Enhance early learning environments of preschools.12/11/17$350,000---$175,000
Tides Foundation Support for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Funder Huddle in Denver, Colorado June 2017.3/16/17$2,500$2,500---

Healthcare and Medical Research

OrganizationTitleAward DateGrant AmountPaid FY17Paid FY18
Arizona Coalition for Tomorrow Charitable Fund, Inc. Support comprehensive healthcare screenings for low-income children.5/11/15$83,437$25,600$32,412
Arizona State University FoundationImplement a university-wide strategic initiative to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.11/14/11$10,000,000$2,000,000$1,000,000
Circle the City Support new integrative health respite program. 3/12/18$500,000---$500,000
El Rio Community Health Center Support research, development, and implementation of children’s vision health protocol.4/18/16$276,818$350,000---
HonorHealth Foundation Establish the Virginia G. Piper Distinguished Chair in Innovative Cancer Research.3/13/17$3,000,000---$2,000,000
Keogh Health Connection Expand outreach activities for children's health insurance enrollment program.12/12/16$267,500$157,000$110,500
Keogh Health Connection Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).4/13/16$15,000$15,000---
Maricopa Health Foundation Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).4/13/16$15,000$15,000---
Mission of Mercy Develop service model to strengthen healthcare offerings.12/11/17$251,750---$151,250
National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (dba Dental Lifeline Network) Provide comprehensive dental care to vulnerable populations.11/13/2017$80,000---$50,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation Support new pediatric emergency department and Level 1 trauma center (Capital Campaign). 4/18/16$4,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Ryan House Implement new medical record technology and expand access to services.9/11/17$130,000---$130,000
Southwest Human Development Implement comprehensive continuum of care from hospital to home for fragile infants and their families.11/9/15$496,000$189,600$103,900
Valle del Sol, Inc. Renovate clinic to provide integrated healthcare for children and youth. 9/12/16$171,000$171,000---

Older Adults

OrganizationTitleAward DateGrant AmountPaid FY17Paid FY18
About Care, Inc. Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).10/17/16$15,000$15,000---
About Care, Inc. Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).3/15/18$15,000---$15,000
Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Inc. Support renovations of auxiliary building to expand services.4/10/17$225,000---$225,000
Arizona Commission on the Arts Support training and development for artists and organizations positioned to execute creative aging programs for older adults.6/8/15$225,000$69,500$65,500
Be Kind People Project Foundation Recognize exemplary efforts in engaging people age 50+ in social purpose work (Encore Prize for Exceptional Organizations).8/8/16$5,000$5,000---
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Implement new home healthcare services for Latino older adults. 8/8/16$380,000$75,500$179,000
Circle the CityRecognize exemplary efforts in engaging people age 50+ in social purpose work (Encore Prize for Exceptional Organizations).8/8/16$5,000$5,000---
City of Phoenix Office of the City Manager - Youth and Education Office Provide 18 schools with AARP Experience Corps tutors for students reading below grade level.7/14/14$340,750$95,000---
Duet: Partners in Health & Aging Expand services and establish mentoring program for caregivers of older adults.3/14/16$460,000$115,000$90,000
Experience Matters Consortium, Inc. Support continuation of scalable business model.6/19/17$300,000---$125,000
Foundation for Senior Living Implement coordinated care program (Care by Design®) to optimize patient outcomes. 12/14/15$750,000$250,000$165,000
Foundation for Senior LivingSupport strategic organizational enhancements (ATLAS Nonprofit Strength and Endurance).5/8/17$50,000---$50,000
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).3/12/18$15,000---$15,000
Northwest Valley Connect Develop and implement volunteer and fundraising programs.11/13/17$90,000---$60,000
Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).4/13/16$15,000$15,000---
Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies, Inc. Support strategic organizational enhancements (ATLAS Nonprofit Strength and Endurance).5/8/17$50,000---$50,000
Sun Sounds of ArizonaRecognize exemplary efforts in engaging people age 50+ in social purpose work (Encore Prize for Exceptional Organizations).8/8/16$5,000$5,000---
Sun Sounds of ArizonaSupport expansion of a Piper Trust Encore Prize awardee’s encore talent program.8/8/16$50,000$50,000---
The Beatitudes Campus Support strategic organizational enhancements (ATLAS Nonprofit Strength and Endurance).5/8/17$50,000---$50,000

Other

OrganizationTitleAward DateGrant AmountPaid FY17Paid FY18
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).3/16/17$15,000$15,000---
Arizona State University Foundation Support Central Idea collaboration.8/8/16$25,000$25,000---
CEOs for Cities Support for the 2017 Fall National Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.8/14/17$25,000---$25,000
Institute for Sustainable Communities Implement community resilience partnership.8/8/16$1,394,000$440,500$437,294
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. Support for eight Maricopa County nonprofits to participate in the Listen for Good project.11/1/17$120,000---$120,000
Rocky Mountain Institute Support long-term recovery efforts for hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico.10/09/17$40,000---$40,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. Support for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.9/11/17$75,000---$75,000
Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies, Inc. Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).8/4/16$7,500$7,500---

Piper Fellows

OrganizationTitleAward DateGrant AmountPaid FY17Paid FY18
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids Support leadership development and educational programs for JoAnne Chiariello's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/14/16$40,000 $30,000---
All Saints' Episcopal Church and Day School Support leadership development and educational programs for Poulson Reed's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/9/15$40,000$10,000---
All Saints' Episcopal Church and Day School Establish community music program for underserved children and youth (Piper Fellows Organizational Enhancement Award).11/13/17$50,000---$50,000
Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Inc. Support leadership development and educational programs for Melissa Elliott's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/13/17$40,000---$30,000
Arizona Autism United Support leadership development and educational programs for Aaron Blocher-Rubin's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/13/17$40,000---$30,000
Arizona School for the ArtsSupport leadership development and educational programs for Leah Fregulia's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/14/16$40,000$30,000$10,000
Arizona Town Hall Support leadership development and educational programs for Tara Jackson's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/9/15$40,000$10,000---
Arizona Town Hall Develop and implement training and toolkits for Community Town Hall outreach (Piper Fellows Organizational Enhancement Award).3/12/18$50,000---$50,000
Banner Alzheimer's Foundation Implement community initiative for dementia support (Piper Fellows Organizational Enhancement Award).6/13/16$50,000$50,000---
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.Support leadership development and educational programs for Patricia Klahr's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/11/13$39,477$5,811---
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.Support development and implementation of trauma sensitive strategy and tools (Piper Fellows Organizational Enhancement Award).8/14/17$50,000---$50,000
Desert Botanical Garden Develop and implement conservation marketing and engagement strategy (Piper Fellows Organizational Enhancement Award).2/13/17$50,000$50,000---
Foundation for Blind ChildrenSupport leadership development and educational programs for Marc Ashton's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/9/15$40,000$10,000---
Foundation for Blind Children Develop curriculum and standards for new learning progress software (Piper Fellows Organizational Enhancement Award).5/8/17$50,000---$50,000
Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc.Support leadership development and educational programs for Mary Mitchell's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/13/17$40,000---$30,000
Hospice of the Valley Support leadership development and educational programs for Stacia Ortega's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/13/17$40,000---$30,000
i.d.e.a. Museum Board of Directors Support leadership development and educational programs for Jeffory Morris' Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/9/15$40,000$10,000---
i.d.e.a. Museum Board of Directors Conduct market research to develop and implement new website (Piper Fellows Organizational Enhancement Award). 2/12/18$50,000---$50,000
Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc. Support leadership development and educational programs for Katherine Cecala's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/14/16$40,000$30,000---
Mesa Arts Center Foundation Support leadership development and educational programs for Cindy Ornstein's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/11/13$39,993$2,571$10,000
Mesa Arts Center Foundation Support strategic planning and community engagement projects (Piper Fellows Organizational Enhancement Award).12/12/16$50,000$50,000---
Mountain Park Health Center Support leadership development and educational programs for Essen Otu's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/13/17$40,000---$30,000
Valley of the Sun United Way Support leadership development and educational programs for Amy Schwabenlender's Piper Fellow sabbatical.11/14/16$40,000$30,000$10,000

Religious Organizations

OrganizationTitleAward DateGrant AmountPaid FY17Paid FY18
Catholic Charities Community Services Support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).4/13/16$15,000$15,000---
Phoenix Rescue MissionSupport efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership (Good Governance Fund).8/4/16$15,000$15,000---
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Support construction, renovation, and expansion projects (Capital Campaign).3/13/17$1,600,000$1,600,000---

Direct Charitable Activities

A Direct Charitable Activity (DCA) is a program or project that Piper Trust initiates itself to address a complex social challenge. DCAs often involve long-term investments, collaborations, or targeted efforts to fortify organizations focused on solving the specific challenge. Select examples of Piper Trust’s DCAs are below. Direct Charitable Activities paid in FY17: $1,163,419 and FY18: $1,308,383.

Program / ProjectDescription
Community ResilienceAdvancing Community Resilience is an effort to help contribute to and build Maricopa County’s social capital by strengthening capacity, collaboration, and cohesion in the social profit community. Institute for Sustainable Communities also received a grant to support this work.
Capacity Building ATLAS/AGILE

ATLAS, symbolic of strength and endurance in Greek mythology, is a Piper Trust project designed to strengthen the organizational and operational structure of a select group of nonprofits. ATLAS nonprofits assess lifecycle stages and develop comprehensive plans for building organizational capacity.

AGILE supports building the operational capacity and organizational resilience of a Trust-selected set of mid-sized grantee arts organizations. By employing “a capacity + capitalization” approach to organizational resilience, AGILE aims to build an organization’s capacity and capital to weather the unexpected while effectively carrying out their mission.

Early Literacy / Read On ArizonaRead On Arizona is a statewide, public/private collaboration of organizations committed to building an early literacy system that improves language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children, birth through age eight—delivering the right program at the right time for every child. Piper Trust is a founding partner of the collaborative. The Trust established and supports the Arizona Literacy Director who works in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, Head Start State Collaboration Office, First Things First, and other local philanthropic partners on statewide efforts to improve early childhood literacy.
Children's Vision Health/Eyes On LearningEyes On Learning is a collaborative effort that strengthens, expands, and advances children’s vision health. The effort works to help ensure all children have effective vision screening and the appropriate follow-up services that are essential to good health and learning success. The Trust established and supports the Arizona Children’s Screening Director who works in partnership with Read On Arizona and other state, local, and national organizations dedicated to vision health and learning success for all Arizona children.
Maricopa Family Support AllianceMaricopa Family Support Alliance grew out of Piper Trust’s commitment to explore the strength of coalition building among organizations serving the complex social needs of families. The Alliance is now an established and growing network of more than 70 nonprofits and public agencies, ranging from healthcare to housing. By working collectively, agencies can better serve families in need and families can access the social services they need through a coordinated approach.
Piper AcademiesPiper Academies are designed specifically for nonprofit leaders and provide a range of personal and organizational development opportunities. Led by nationally renowned experts and thought leaders, Academies are developed around a significant theme each year (e.g., from strengthening operating principles to understanding “employees as purpose-drivers”), and are presented in various formats for individuals or teams. Many Piper Academies result in follow-on training for staff and volunteer leaders or funding opportunities.
Piper FellowsThe Piper Fellows Program provides individual Maricopa County social profit leaders with the financial resources to participate in a comprehensive professional development plan that allows them to reach, retool, and revitalize. Fellows are also eligible to apply for an Organizational Enhancement Award to support a project that addresses an opportunity or challenge facing the organization. Up to six Piper Fellows are selected annually via a competitive application process.

Historical / Trust Initiated Grants

Grant TypeDescriptionPaid FY17Paid FY18
Affiliations

Through membership in professional associations and organizations that support philanthropy, Piper Trust’s Board and staff have opportunities to collaborate and learn from colleagues of grantmaking organizations across the country.

Affiliation Organizations Include:

  • Arizona Grantmakers Forum
  • Council on Foundations
  • Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • Grantmakers in Aging
  • Grantmakers in the Arts
  • PEAK Grantmaking
  • Philanthropy Southwest
  • The Communications Network
$60,163$66,770
Back-to-School Grants ProgramPiper Trust believes that essential clothing provides children with confident beginnings for a successful school year. In preparation for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years, 305 Title I public elementary schools within 41 districts in Maricopa County received back-to-school grants to support their students with necessary school clothes and uniforms.$566,500$566,500
Historical GrantsMrs. Piper supported a variety of organizations and projects in which the Trust continues to invest.$740,000$740,000
Trust Initiated GrantsTrust initiated grants include Trustee advised, employee matching, and other special grants awarded.$1,255,279$1,218,979