FINANCIAL DONORS

Together, We Make an Impressive Difference in Our Community

We are fortunate to receive support from many organizations within our community. We are proud to feature just a few of these important partners who enable us to provide uninterrupted deliveries of life-sustaining food to the members of our recipient agency network. Without their support we could not fulfill our mission of feeding as many hungry people as we do. We are profoundly grateful to all.

 

$50,000+ Donors

DAVID S ALEXANDER

Founder and managing partner of Caljet of America, LLC, Tridave, LLC, Quikjet, LLC, as well as others, Dave is far more than a successful, innovative businessman. Dave's heart lies with what he can do for others, whether by inspiring, mentoring or lending financial support. He has touched the lives of thousands of individuals and received countless commendations, honors, awards and recognition, one of the most prominent being his 2017 induction into the WP Society of the Boy Scouts of America. In his own words, "giving is very complex. It isn't just about money or canned goods at Christmas, but giving of yourself and sharing your resources."

During 2014, at a time when it was urgently needed, Dave and Waste Not began a special relationship. He provided critically important general support funding to help sustain our growing business that included rising infrastructure costs. Through an interest in our program, his personal and corporate financial support allowed us to purchase two vehicles that literally help power our one-and-only program of picking up and delivering life-sustaining food to those that need it most. He has also supported various fundraising efforts, and, most importantly, has offered sound advice on various operational aspects of our program.

Dave is indeed a rare gem among top philanthropists in our Valley. We are proud and honored to have him as a member of our Waste Not family!

THE DIANE & BRUCE HALLE FOUNDATION

The mission of the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation is to strengthen the daily operations and lifelong outcomes for the people and communities of the state of Arizona. The Foundation focuses on building, strengthening and sustaining innovative organizations.

Waste Not has had a relationship with the Foundation since 2008 and is most grateful for their infrastructure investments in our organization over the past three years so that we could build capacity to serve so many more people. We couldn't have done it without you.

 

$20,000+ Donors

Thunderbird Charities

Thunderbird Charities is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. The Thunderbird Charities' mission is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in our communities.

Waste Not is thrilled to receive a 2018 grant of $30,000 to apply towards the purchase of a refrigerated truck needed for our daily operation of fresh food transfer. We are honored to be a part of the Thunderbird Charities legacy which now includes more than $122 million of charitable donations made through the years.

BHHC Legacy Partners

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 $105,000 to date 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.

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Since 2010, Chili’s Grill & Bar, owned by Brinker International, hosts an annual fundraiser for the benefit of Waste NOT. We are grateful for this invaluable support and commitment from Brinker International and thank the many employees and loyal customers for their dedication, hard work, and commitment to our mission of feeding our hungry neighbors.

Season for Sharing

The Arizona Republic/12 News Season for Sharing has raised more than $60 million since its inception in 1993. Matching donations are provided 50 cents on the dollar until the campaign reaches $600,000. Matching funds are also provided by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and the Gannett Foundation. These funds support local nonprofit agencies that help at-risk children and families, improve educational skills, aid victims of domestic violence and serve older adults.

Thanks to this incredible campaign, Waste NOT will receive $20,000 for our Food Rescue and Delivery Program in 2018. To date, Season for Sharing's investment in our work to feed the hungry totals $355,000!

WERNER SCHUMACHER

Mr. Werner Schumacher played a pivotal role in the early days of Waste Not, serving on the board in the organization's developmental stages as well as lending financial support and expertise that continue to today. Through his ownership of Schumacher Mercedes-Benz, he provided many trucks in the Waste Not fleet. Having retired from Schumacher Mercedes-Benz, Mr. Schumacher continues to be a primary financial supporter of Waste Not as well as an ardent advocate for our mission.

VALLEY OF THE SUN UNITED WAY

Valley of the Sun United Way is the largest investor of health and human service programs in Maricopa County, touching millions of lives each year. United Way has served the health and human service needs of families and individuals since 1925. They are currently focused on achieving three key Community Objectives: Ensure Children and Youth Succeed; End Hunger and Homelessness, and Increase the Financial Stability of Families and Individuals. They have invested millions of dollars in agencies and organizations that offer services in these areas.

We are proud to be a partner with United Way in helping end hunger in our community and are grateful for the thousands of dollars VSUW has invested in our program over many years.

 

$10,000 Donors

APS

Through philanthropic programs, APS impacts the communities where its families, neighbors and customers live and work. The company invests in 501(c)3 nonprofits executing strong community programs because it is committed to creating a sustainable future for Arizona.

APS supports Waste Not's work because it is committed to supporting quality organizations that improve the human condition AND the company has an investment in our organization through one of its key employees serving as an officer of the Waste Not board of directors. We are most grateful for $64,000 in financial support to date, along with our board volunteer and many other APS employee volunteers who have assisted during Waste Not events.

SCOTTSDALE ACTIVE 20-30 CLUB

The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club and Foundation is comprised of 50 male business and community leaders between the ages of 20 and 40. The primary focus of the organization is philanthropic fundraising to support local children's charities. By hosting special events, the Club draws the community together to raise funds for, and to educate our citizens about the financial, medical, and emotional needs of Arizona's children. In addition to the community service, the Club also fosters personal growth through leadership within the Club and interaction with the charities supported.

In 2018, Waste Not received its second grant of $10,000 in support of feeding thousands of local children in our Valley. We are grateful to this young, vibrant group for embracing our organization and returning as a valued partner.

Fry's Food

Fry’s Food & Drug has been in the grocery business for 134 years. This experience has taught the company a few things about food and people and that meals matter – families who share meals together have children who do better in every aspect of their lives. With more than 40% of the food produced in the U.S. wasted, yet 1 in 8 Americans struggling with hunger (and the stats in Arizona are worse), the company knows that food waste undermines food security and it is committed to helping.

Kroger Co. Foundation, in a dedicated partnership with the Fry’s operating division of the Kroger Family of Companies, is strategically focused on advancing Kroger’s Zero Hunger I Zero Waste social impact plan. Waste Not is grateful for the Kroger Foundation’s social commitments which included a $10,000 grant in 2018. Thank you for being a valuable partner that understands the enormity of our food hunger and food waste challenges and is willing to step in to help!

 

$5,000 Donors

The Arizona Cardinals Charities Fund

The Arizona Cardinals Charities Fund support 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 $9.1 million dollars to hundreds of worthy charitable organizations. on behalf of the Arizona Cardinals and the National Football League."

We are extremely grateful to be a recipient of Cardinals Charities’ generosity.  Since 2000, Cardinals Charities has donated a total of $43,000 to help Waste Not ensure uninterrupted deliveries of nutrition to the most vulnerable members of our community – our children.  Thank you, Cardinals Charities!

Bank of Arizona

Bank of Arizona is an operating division of BOKF, NA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BOK Financial Corporation. The Corporation develops meaningful relationships with more than 800 nonprofit partners in the eight states where it has banking centers. With these relationships, they can identify, understand and address the unique challenges each of their communities’ face. With tangible needs identified, the company strategically invests in programs that enhance both the quality of life and economic well-being of its communities.

Bank of Arizona provided Waste Not with another $5,000 grant in 2018, along with providing one of its senior officers to serve on the Waste Not board. Having served as Board President, she continues her dedicated service into a fifth year in 2018.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is involved within the community at all levels for the betterment of our customers, our industry and our state. Renee Hunt, Public Relations Specialist at BCBSAZ says, “As a local company and a community-driven company, we like to work with organizations that work toward enhancing the quality of life for their community. We pride ourselves in aligning our success with the success of the communities we serve.”

BCBSAZ has supported Waste Not’s work for many years with a total investment to date of nearly $40,000. In early 2018, Waste Not’s board elected one of the company’s senior officers from the legal department to join the board further enhancing our partnership.

The Employees Community Fund of Boeing Arizona

Waste Not is grateful for Boeing’s presence and generosity in our community. It's Employees Community Fund in Mesa collectively supports the needs of the local community through actively making grants. With 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 Arizona employees have granted Waste Not a remarkable total of $62,900 to help us deliver consistent nutrition to organizations in our Valley that feed and empower hungry men, women, and children. In 2017, we received a grant of $5,000. We are very proud that Boeing ECF continues to partner with Waste Not.

Matson Foundation

The Matson Foundation contributes funds, material goods and services to assist in the development and operation of not-for-profit, charitable and community organizations in the geographic locations in which Matson has business operations.

Matson’s corporate giving program is designed to reflect the company’s longstanding participation in community activities in Hawaii, Guam and the continental U.S. While the Matson Foundation supports a wide range of community needs, donations are generally made to charities with the greatest opportunity to positively affect the communities Matson serves.

Waste Not is grateful to the Matson Foundation for providing support for many consecutive years, including 2018 when they continued to sponsor fundraising events.

Salt River Project (SRP)

As a community based, nonprofit power utility, SRP is pleased to make corporate contributions to nonprofit organizations providing meaningful and beneficial programs to the community.

In 2017, SRP gave a $5,000 grant to Waste NOT's Powering Food Rescue & Delivery Program. For this 4th annual contribution and a continued commitment to helping us feed the hungry, Waste NOT is most grateful. Thank you, SRP for partnering with us!

Sundt Foundation

Since 2007 the Sundt Foundation has generously partnered with Waste NOT, donating a total of $37,718, 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. In 1999, they expanded this effort by creating the Sundt Foundation, a separate non-profit organization focused on the needs of disadvantaged children and adults. The Foundation receives most of its funding through employee contributions, which are matched by the company. To date, they have provided more $8.6 million in aid to community organizations in Arizona, California, and Texas.

In 2018, Waste Not received a $5,000 grant. We are tremendously grateful to the Sundt Employees for your continued confidence in our organization, your steadfast support and for your generosity.

United Parcel Service

UPS founder Jim Casey established The UPS Foundation in 1951 with a mission to help build stronger, safer and more resilient communities around the world. The company has been committed to this notion for more than 60 years. For UPS, giving means more than writing a check. It means combining employee’s skill, passion and time with its logistics expertise, transportation assets, and charitable donations to make a measurable difference in society.

Waste Not is most grateful for being the beneficiary of all that UPS strives to provide. We received two grant contributions in 2017 totaling $7,500 in funding. We also value the work a key local UPS employee provided to us by serving for several years as a member on the Waste Not Board of Directors-thank you!

Pacific Life Foundation

The Pacific Life Foundation accepts grant requests from nonprofits seeking funds for programs or capital projects in the areas of arts and culture; civic, community & economic development; education; health and human services; and the environment. Annual funding of grants allows the Foundation to respond to a broad spectrum of community needs by partnering with nonprofit agencies that serve a large geographic area.

A 2018 donation of $5,000 was the Pacific Life Foundation’s first gift to Waste Not because of its program that honors distinguished insurance producers serving on nonprofit boards such as our very own Barry McBride: Thank you and welcome to our family of funders!

Schulz Charitable Foundation

Schulz Charitable Foundation has been working to help the community with a focus on giving to help children succeed since its establishment in 1999. Schulz has helped feed hungry people in the Valley through its investment in Waste Not for 10 years. With a 2017 donation of $5,000, the Foundation has provided $45,500 in donations over this period. We are grateful for this local foundation's friendship and long-lasting partnership!

2017

Corporate and Foundation Donors

  • A Professional Image, LLC
  • APS
  • Arizona Cardinals Charities Fund
  • Arizona Republic/12 News/Season for Sharing
  • Bank of Arizona
  • Bar-S Foods
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona
  • Boeing ECF
  • Caljet of America, LLC
  • Defalco Family Foundation
  • Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation
  • Levin Family Charitable Trust
  • Matson Foundation
  • Nordstrom Bank
  • Otto & Edna Neely Foundation
  • Pendleton Memorial Fund
  • Salt River Project (SRP)
  • Schulz Charitable Foundation
  • Scottsdale Active 20/30 Foundation
  • Sundt Construction
  • The Surplus Line Assoc. of AZ Foundation
  • Tridave, LLC
  • United Parcel Service
  • Valley Anesthesiology Foundation
  • Valley of the Sun United Way

2016

Corporate and Foundation Donors

  • APS
  • Arizona Republic/12 News/Season for Sharing
  • Bank of Arizona
  • Bar-S Foods
  • BHHS Legacy
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona
  • CoBiz Cares Foundations
  • Halle Foundation
  • Levin Family Charitable Foundation
  • CoBiz Cares Foundations
  • Matson Foundation
  • Otto & Edna Neely Foundation
  • Quicken Loans
  • Salt River Project (SRP)
  • Schulz Charitable Foundation
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Thunderbirds Charities
  • Valley Anesthesiology Foundation
  • Wells Fargo

2015

Corporate and Foundation Donors

  • American Family Insurance
  • APS
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Arizona Republic/12 News/Season for Sharing
  • Bank of America
  • Bar-S Foods
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona
  • Boeing Arizona ECF
  • Caljet of America
  • Cardinals Charities
  • De Falco Family Foundation
  • Dr. Scholl Foundation
  • Fiesta Bowl
  • Fry's Stores
  • Halle Foundation
  • John F. Long Foundation
  • Levin Family Charitable Foundation
  • Matson Foundation
  • Otto & Edna Neely Foundation
  • Pendleton Memorial Fund
  • Phoenix Suns Charities
  • Quicken Loans
  • Schulz Foundation
  • Sundt Foundation
  • Surplus Line Assoc of AZ Foundation
  • Thunderbirds Charities
  • Tridave
  • Veritra
  • Wells Fargo
  • Western Refining Southwest Inc.

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