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Rural Community Investment Opportunities. Philanthropic Programs. Employee Engagement. APS Foundation. Corporate Giving. Community Vitality Civic and Economic Development. Traditional and Skills-based Volunteerism Matching Gifts Dollars for Doers. STEM Education Programming

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Philanthropic programs

Employee Engagement

APS Foundation

Corporate Giving

  • Community Vitality

  • Civic and Economic Development

  • Traditional and Skills-based Volunteerism

  • Matching Gifts

  • Dollars for Doers

  • STEM Education Programming

  • Enhancing Support to STEM Teachers (Signature Initiative)


  • Since 1981, the APS Foundation has awarded over $30 million to nonprofits throughout AZ/NM

  • Since 2012, the Foundation supports educational programs targeting students and teachers in STEM education

  • The Foundation also launched a signature program designed specifically to enhance support to STEM teachers



Total amount invested in AZ/NM nonprofits in 2012.


  • We support programs that:

  • Address the STEM education needs in the state of Arizona

  • Introduce a course of study and/or career path within the STEM subject areas

  • Enhance student achievement and align with the state of Arizona’s academic standards

  • Provide programming to rural communities

  • Leverage the organization’s ability to grow sustainable programs with large scale reach and measurable impact

  • Special consideration will be given to organizations targeting underserved populations including women, minorities and the economically disadvantaged.


Enhancing Support to STEM Teachers

  • Deepening our commitment within STEM to make a measureable impact and increasing the visibility of APS’s commitment

  • Larger grants to fewer partners in order to make a greater impact with goal to extend to multi-year partnerships

  • Content knowledge in the STEM subjects

  • Strong pedagogical skills

Supporting programs that develop:

Corporate Giving

Enriching local communities

  • Company commitment to creating a sustainable future for Arizona

  • Total giving of $8.3 million in 2012

  • Our focus:

    • Community Vitality

    • Support to arts and cultural institutions, human service, environment, education (non-STEM) organizations and event sponsorship

    • Civic and Economic Development

    • Chamber and business memberships/sponsorships and key projects within the APS service territory

APS/Phoenix Suns STEM Mini-Grants

Making a difference in the classroom

  • What are STEM mini-grants?

  • A grant of up to $2,500 to support hands-on STEM projects in the classroom that will enhance student performance in the subject matter

  • Who can apply?

  • K-12 public and charter school teachers in APS service territory (statewide)

  • Online applications accepted from August 12 – October 9, 2013

Employee Volunteerism

Employee Volunteerism

Employee Engagement

  • Traditional and Skills-based Volunteerism

  • Matching Gifts

  • Dollars for Doers

Leveraging Employees’ time and talent

  • In 2012, volunteers shared more than 130,000 hours, valued at $3 million*

  • APS’s Board Placement Program allows Leaders to donate time and talent to nonprofits

  • Email [email protected] for information about requesting APS Volunteers

  • Matching Gifts

  • Matched 50 cents on the dollar

  • Minimum of $50, maximum $1,000

  • Deadline March 1

  • Dollars for Doers

  • Matched on a tiered scale up to $500

  • Hours must be logged online

  • Deadline March 1

*Calculated with Independent Sector rate of $21.79 per hour (2012)

To learn more and to apply please visit www aps com corporategiving
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