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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
To learn more and to apply, please visit