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Piper Trust Awards nearly $4.3 Million in Grants to Valley Nonprofits

Phoenix - Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded nearly $4.3 million in grants to Maricopa County nonprofits, ranging from summer youth programs and funding for pool fences to prevent children drowning, to programs for older adults to remain active in their communities. Read More

Arizona State University and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust tap Nobel Prize winner Dr. Lee Hartwell to lead major health initiative

Tempe, AZ - Arizona State University announces the appointment of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Leland "Lee" H. Hartwell to lead an expansive effort addressing two of today's top concerns: improving the effectiveness of health care while reducing its costs, and advancing science education. Read More

 

Piper Trust Announces $1 Million in Community Relief Grants for Maricopa County Arts and Culture Organizations

Phoenix, AZ - Economic distress has hit our anchor institutions as well as smaller community organizations,” said Judy Jolley Mohraz, Ph.D., Piper Trust CEO and president. Read More

Piper Trust Names Five 2009 Piper Fellows

Phoenix - Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded Piper Fellowships to five exemplary nonprofit leaders in Maricopa County who will participate in self-designed sabbaticals to build their leadership and organizational effectiveness. Read More

 

Piper Trust Supports Social Entrepreneurship, Other Community Initiatives

Phoenix - Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded 20 grants to Maricopa County nonprofits since mid-September, totaling nearly $1.4 million. These awards are in addition to $1 million in Community Relief Grants to arts and culture organizations previously announced. Read More

MPAC board votes to ‘wind down’ organization in flagging economy

Phoenix - Confronted with difficult economic times, for itself and the arts and culture organizations it was formed to support, the Metro Phoenix Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC) board of directors has voted to cease the nonprofit organization’s staffing and programmatic operations. Read More

 

11 Arizona Funders Contribute More than $1 Million for Second Year of Basic Needs Funding

Phoenix - For the second year in a row, Arizona foundations and funding organizations have pooled their resources to help meet critical emergency housing and food needs in Maricopa County. Read More

Flinn Foundation, Piper Trust Announce Strengthening Arts Initiative

Phoenix - A total of $1.25 million will go into a one-time arts and culture initiative resulting from redirecting remaining grant funds from the wind-down of Metro Phoenix Partnership for Arts and Culture (MPAC) Read More

 

Piper Trust Supports Back-to-School Clothing Initiative, Other Projects for Kids, Families

Phoenix - Many Maricopa County children face going to school without adequate clothing because their families can't afford to outfit them and schools are hard-pressed to help them. Read More

Piper Trust Names Five 2007 Piper Fellows

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ - The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today awarded Piper Fellowships to five exemplary nonprofit leaders, who will participate in self-designed sabbaticals for professional development and renewal. Read More

 
 
 
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