Together, we make an impressive difference in our community.
Waste Not is fortunate to receive support from many sectors within our community. We are proud to feature just a few of these important partners who enable us to provide uninterrupted service to the members of our recipient network who depend upon us daily for hope as well as sustenance. For a full listing of all donors, please scroll to the conclusion of our highlights.
The Darden Restaruants Community Grants Program is a local grants program that helps support nonprofit organizations focused on the issues of access to postsecondary education, preservation of natural resources or hunger, in the hundreds of communities Darden and its restaurant brands serve.
“Waste Not is proud to be a recipient of Darden’s Restaurant Community Grants program! We are proud that our local Darden restaurant – The Capital Grille– recognized us as a leader in our community and is supporting our work of feeding our Valley's hungry, awarding a $1000 grant.
Chili’s Grill & Bar, owned by Brinker International, hosted a Give Back Event, in March, by partnering with Waste Night for the 4th year in a row to raise money to help feed our hungry neighbors. Area ChiliHeads and corporate donations totaled $22,107! We are grateful for this invaluable support and commitment from Brinker International.
US Airways invests in community organizations and initiatives to enhance the quality of life in the airline’s hub markets and focus cities of Boston, Charlotte, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. US Airways is committed to arts and culture, health and human services, and education and that commitment is reflected not only through corporate giving but also through employee volunteerism. Last year a group of US Airways employees volunteered their time for set-up and break-down at our annual Empty Bowls Event.
We have once again received a very generous donation of $25,000, through the corporate arm of Birdies for Charities at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open. We are proud to recognize our strong alliance with US Airways and grateful beyond measure for their ongoing support.
Since 1993, The Arizona Republic/12 News Season for Sharing campaign has raised more than $49 million. In 2012, more than $2.72 was distributed among Valley-wide agencies that serve victims of domestic violence, children and families, the elderly, and literacy and education programs. Waste Not received $20,000 and is proud and honored to be included in this extraordinary community outreach.
The Phoenix Thunderbirds have been an integral part of the Valley of the Sun since 1937. Although better known as the host organization for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, their charitable arm was established in 1986. Since then, they have raised nearly $80 million for Arizona charities that focus on improving the quality of life for children and families in our community.
Waste Not is honored to be a proud partner of the Thunderbirds and Thunderbird Charities on many levels. For years, we have collected excess food at the conclusion of the golf tournament; this year’s donation totaled more than 12,000 pounds of food that was delivered to hungry children and families of our community. We also received $12,500 in matching funds through the corporate arm of the Birdies for Charities campaign. Lastly and very importantly, Thunderbird Charities has supported us through their grant program and in 2012 we received a very generous grant of $20,000.
We salute the Phoenix Thunderbirds for their remarkable contribution to the needy citizens of our community and express our sincere gratitude for their ongoing support.
A family-owned business since 1985, Schumacher Mercedes-Benz has been consistently named by Mercedes-Benz as on of the top 50 dealers in the U.S. Locally, Schumacher has been ranked #1 for nine years in a row as the top luxury auto dealer in Ranking Arizona business magazine. In addition, they have proudly earned the highest level of distinction from Mercedes-Benz, the “Best of the Best” Dealer Service Award for six years running.
Mr. Werner Schumacher played a pivotal role in the early days of Waste Not, serving on the board of directors in the organization’s developmental stages, as well as lending financial support and expertise that continue to today. Most recently, with Mr. Schumacher’s guidance, Waste Not added two new Mercedes Sprinters to their fleet of refrigerated trucks.
Cardinals Charities supports programs designed to “improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona. Since its inception in 1990, Cardinals Charities has distributed more than $4,000,000 to over 300 worthy Arizona charitable organizations on behalf of the Arizona Cardinals and the National Football League.”
We are extremely grateful to be a recipient of the Cardinals Charities’ generosity. Since 2000, Cardinals Charities has donated a total of $23,000 to help Waste Not ensure interrupted deliveries of nutrition to the most vulnerable members of our community – our children. Thank you, Cardinals Charities.
In August 2011 Bank of America Merrill Lynch's grant of $10,000 helped Waste Not reach its matching funds goal for the purchase of its final replacement truck. Now for the first time in years, Waste Not is operating with a fleet of brand new trucks. Bank of America believes in neighborhood excellence - strong neighborhoods develop leaders who, together with their friends, colleagues and local nonprofits and businesses, build vibrant, healthy communities where we all live and work. They believe developing relationships with and investing in local nonprofits/charitable organizations, recognizing and training leaders and partnering with national organizations builds healthy communities.
Waste Not is grateful for Bank of America's trust and recognition. Thank you.
In July 2012, Waste Not gratefully received a grant of $4,500, its 10th grant from Phoenix Suns Charities – for a total of $40,000.00 in support to Waste Not since 1996. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than ten million dollars to worthy Arizona organizations. The Phoenix Suns Charities’ mission is to assist the needs of children in Arizona – and with 30% of children under 18 in Waste Not’s primary delivery area living in poverty, the Suns steadfast support continues to make a significant impact on the nutritional needs of the most vulnerable members of our community.
Thank you Phoenix Suns Charities for embracing the children and youth that we serve.
Wells Fargo is actively involved philanthropically in the local communities where they do business. Their first priority is to support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low and moderate-income individuals and families and those that keep our communities strong, diverse and vibrant. One of their priorities in support of social and human service organizations is meeting the basic needs of people within the community.
Wells Fargo continues to help Waste Not sustain its route expansion and has provided $15,000 over the past three years. When the basic needs of vulnerable people in our community are consistently met, our recipient agency partners are then able to help their clients focus on Wells Fargo’s other priorities – becoming strong, trained productive members of their communities. Thank you Wells Fargo for your commitment to Waste Not and for your invaluable ongoing support.
Medtronic is passionate about improving the health of people and communities throughout the world…they focus their grants and community involvement in the areas where they can make unique and positive contributions. More than half a century since the Medtronic Mission was written, total giving at Medtronic has surpassed $606 million and given help and hope to millions of people around the globe.
Medtronic has faithfully walked beside Waste Not since 2006, providing a total of $43,500 in support so that we can continue to make uninterrupted deliveries to those who need it most in our community. Thank you for your partnership.
The Medtronic Foundation of Minneapolis, MN, recently awarded Waste Not a $1,000 grant in celebration of their Medtronic Momentum Award, which was awarded locally in honor of Paul Liska. The Medtronic Momentum Awards celebrate employees who put Medtronic’s community service mission into motion. These exceptional individuals demonstrate and inspire others to act. We are proud and honored that Paul has embraced Waste Not and our very vital mission of feeding the hungry men, women and children of our Valley. He is an inspiration to all of us.
Congratulations, Paul, and keep up the good work!
Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Grants Program is one of the many charitable initiatives that are supported in partnership with employees, sponsors, season ticket holders, athletes and fans.” Along with the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, the Foundation has made more than $30 million in donations to non-profit organizations throughout Arizona over the last 15 years.” Waste Not is extremely grateful to be a recipient of such generosity. Since 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks Charities has donated a total of $34,200 to help Waste Not keep its trucks on the road delivering hope and sustenance to those who need it most. In 2013, we received $5,000.
We are grateful for this partnership. Thank you Arizona Diamondbacks for your support over the past 13 years.
In 1870 Alexander & Baldwin began in Maui as a sugar-growing partnership between Samuel T. Alexander and Henry P. Baldwin, evolving into a multi-market transportation and real estate company. Over the last two decades alone they have donated close to $40 million to non-profit organizations – primarily in Hawaii and on the West Coast, contributing to a better quality of life in the communities in where they operate.
For the past seven years, the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation's faithful annual support has helped to ensure that the most vulnerable men, women and children in our community get the nutrition they need so they can get on the road to self-sufficiency and a brighter future. Thank you A & B for your faithful support!
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support the charitable causes that are important to customers and associates in their own neighborhoods. The Walmart Foundation funds initiatives focused on education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness. From Feb. 1, 2009 through Jan. 31, 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $512 million in cash and in-kind gifts globally, $467 million of which was donated in the U.S.
In response to Waste Not’s need for a second replacement truck in 2010, the Walmart Foundation issued a challenge grant in the amount of $25,000 for the purchase of a new vehicle, asking us to find matching funds to complete the purchase. Many Waste Not friends stepped up to meet that challenge and now a brand new refrigerated truck is on the road, delivering hope and sustenance to those who need it most!
Thank you Walmart Foundation for your dedication to helping our neighbors in need.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust seeks to help people in need, especially women, children and families; to protect animals and nature; and to enrich community life in the metropolitan areas of Indianapolis and Phoenix.
In the second of three grant rounds in 2010 the trust granted $1,750,000 to 28 Arizona nonprofits organizations. We are exceedingly thankful that the Trust designated Waste Not as the recipient of a $50,000 grant for the replacement of our oldest refrigerated truck – a vehicle that had clocked thousands of miles and was requiring expensive repairs that we could no longer sustain. Our new truck is now on the road, efficiently delivering hope and sustenance to the men, women and children in our Valley who need it most.
Waste Not has had a very fulfilling, longstanding relationship with the Trust. In 1999 they recognized the value of Waste Not’s mission and began a supportive, guiding relationship with us. The Trust has not only provided strong financial support, including funds to purchase a new truck in 2000 – 2001, but also walked beside us through a significant capacity-building process as we became a fully-professionalized organization.
With a view toward helping to bring long-term systemic change in healthcare, the BHHS Legacy Foundation has committed over $30 million since 2001 to “increase access to healthcare and improve health outcomes for high-risk underserved and uninsured populations.” They became a significant collaborator with Waste Not in 2009 providing our agency with a total of $60,000 which has helped us to expand and support our service area in the west side of the Valley.
We are very grateful for BHHS Legacy Foundation’s partnership which has helped us move forward to helping even more of our neighbors in need. Thank you.
Waste Not is grateful for Boeing’s presence and generosity in our community. Their Employees Community Fund in Mesa collectively supports the needs of the local community through grants. Through a volunteer Board of Directors, composed of Boeing employees, Mesa ECF funds programs in the areas of health, education, social services and community enrichment.
Since 1999, Boeing employees have granted Waste Not a remarkable total of $42,900 to help us deliver consistent nutrition to organizations in our Valley that feed and empower hungry men, women and children. In 2012, we received a grant of $6,000. We are very proud that Boeing ECF continues to partner with Waste Not. Thank you, ECF, for your dedication to helping the most vulnerable members of our community.
Applied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions. Founded in 1967, Applied Materials creates and commercializes this technology that helps produce virtually every semiconductor chip and flat panel display in the world.
Applied Materials has supported Waste Not for the past 3 years, providing yet another grant of $5,000 in September, 2010 to help us sustain our Food Rescue & Delivery Program. Thank you so much for your heart for the hungry and helping us to achieve our mission to the most vulnerable people in our community.
Freescale Semiconductor supports the communities where they work with time and resources. The primary mission of our community relations program is to leverage our global resources and diverse talent to enhance educational opportunities, support health and human services and respect the environment in communities where we live and work.
Freescale’s strategic areas of investment include Health and Human Services – and as specifically relates to Waste Not – local outreach programs that meet basic needs across the community. We were very excited to partner with Freescale for the first time in 2010 and we thank you for responding to our unique mission and work in the community.
In February 2012 Waste Not received a grant of $25,000 from the Fiesta Bowl’s Community Relations & Charitable Giving Committee. We were very honored and grateful to be recognized as aligning with the Fiesta Bowl’s mission of striving to improve our community through Youth, Sports, Education and Human Services outreach.
As one of the most prestigious law firms in Arizona, Jennings Strouss & Salmon has embraced its social responsibility and been committed to philanthropic causes since the firm was founded in 1942. Attorneys and staff volunteer their time and resources to aid those who live in underserved communities assisting them with meeting their basic needs and helping them lay the groundwork to set and achieve goals. With this in mind, the firm developed the Jennings Strouss Foundation, dedicated to supporting the educational needs of disadvantaged individuals, adults and children.
In line with the firm's goal to help pave new roads toward a better future for all. Jennings Strouss has made a contribution to assist Waste Not with covering the cost of fuel for its delivery trucks. Thank you Jennings Strouss for your generous support.
Since 2007 the Sundt Foundation has generously partnered with Waste Not, donating a total of $26,618, to help improve the nutritional levels of disadvantaged children throughout Maricopa County. Since it was founded over a century ago, Sundt has been dedicated to improving the communities where it operates. Employee contributions are matched by the Sundt Foundation. To date, they have provided more than $5.5 million of aid to community organizations in Arizona, California and Texas. In 2013, we received a $6,000 grant.
We are tremendously grateful to the Sundt Employees for your continued confidence in our organization, your steadfast support and for your generosity. Thank you.
The WHO Foundation (Women Helping Others) was established in 1993. BeautiControl® Independant Consultants are the heart of the WHO Foundation, raising thousands of dollars each year to help women, children and families in need.
We are overwhelmed the generosity of WHO employees who doubled our request – allowing Waste Not to cover the cost of fuel and oil for our fleet of refrigerated trucks for a 4-month period in 2009. Thank you.
The mission of the Trends Charitable Fund is “to support programs in need that positively impact women, children and their families where TCF can make a significant difference.”
In 2009, Waste Not was honored with a grant of $80,000 to support the purchase of a new refrigerated truck and the salary of an additional driver for Waste Not’s 2009 route expansion, making a decidedly significant difference in our operation.
In their 2012-13 grant cycle, we received a grant of $45,000 to support the fuel and oil expense for our entire fleet of refrigerated trucks in 2013.
Thank you, TCF, for your ongoing support of our very vital mission of serving the most vulnerable citizens of our community, by helping guarantee uninterrupted delivery of life-sustaining food to those who need it most.