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SVPAZ Grants Announcement

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Social Venture Partners Arizona Awards Local Nonprofits, Social Enterprises $100,000+ in Grants Funds to aid capacity building, growth and awareness of wide range of cultural, social services PHOENIX –Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) announced today it distributed annual grant awards totaling more than $100,000 – funds deployed to increase the impact and capacity building of Valley […] Read More »

Partner Profile: Dan Rigby talks teen suicide, starfish and personal satisfaction

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Before he retired, Rigby had a successful three-decade leadership career in the life insurance industry. He lives with his wife Ann in Paradise Valley, and they have two adult daughters, Elizabeth and Bridget. His interests include acoustic blues guitar, ancient philosophy and fly-fishing for western trout. He’s been involved with Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) […] Read More »

Fast Pitch Profile: Treasures 4 Teachers

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Barbara Blalock of Treasures 4 Teachers Says Everyone Walks Away a Winner from Fast Pitch Participation  Barbara Blalock, founder and executive director of Treasures 4 Teachers, didn’t nab the Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) Fast Pitch grand prize in 2013. But thanks to the experience, she’s parlayed the $2,500 Mentor’s Choice Award into tens of […] Read More »

Case Study: TigerMountain Foundation

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With “all the sunshine in the world,” and some SVPAZ seed money, TigerMountain Foundation has taken root in South Phoenix The Challenge The statistics in South Phoenix are sobering: TigerMountain CEO and founder Darren Chapman says the multi-ethnic area where TigerMountain Foundation operates has the highest criminal recidivism in the nation. It’s also known as […] Read More »

Case Study: Kids at Hope

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More than just a theory, Kids at Hope became a powerful model for change with Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)’s time, talent and funding. The Challenge Before SVPAZ’s support, Rick Miller, founder and president of Kids at Hope (KAH), had a promising—but untested—belief that “kids at risk” needed a new strategy to succeed. But without […] Read More »

Case Study: Camelback High School

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Thanks to SVPAZ’s investment, Camelback High is at the top of its class The Challenge Before the Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) partnership, Camelback High was, in the words of principal Dr. Quintin Boyce, “a kinda run-of-the-mill, inner city public high school.” The Scenario Camelback was plagued with a host of challenges including: Poor student […] Read More »

SVPAZ Partner Profile: Philanthropy is all in the family for the Armstrongs

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Giving back is an Armstrong family value. Parents Jim and Jo-Ann instilled their child Patrick, and his wife Amy, the value and satisfaction of helping others, both through their own private family foundations and their involvement with Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) When and how did you get involved with SVPAZ? Jim Armstrong:  I was […] Read More »