Whiteman Current 2014-2015 Grants

1/29/2016 Arizona Grantmakers Forum Phoenix
5/4/2016 Arizona Foundation for Women Phoenix
6/24/2016 Shepherd Junior High School Mesa
6/28/2016 Children's Action Alliance Phoenix
12/15/2016 Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network Phx/East
12/15/2016 Boys & Girls Clubs of East Valley East Valley
12/15/2016 CASA Phoenix
12/15/2016 Child Crisis Phoenix
12/15/2016 Circle the City Phoenix
12/15/2016 EDKEY Phoenix
12/15/2016 Family Promise Maricopa
12/15/2016 Florence Crittendon Maricopa
12/15/2016 Foundation for Blind Children Maricopa
12/15/2016 Knights of Heroes USA
12/15/2016 Mindfulness First Maricopa
12/15/2016 Sojourner Center Maricopa
12/15/2016 Maricopa Health Foundation Maricopa
1/10/2015 Girls Scouts AZ Cactus Pine Council Phoenix
1/12/2015 ASU Foundation Phx 1st steps Tempe
1/27/2015 Arizona Fallen Firefighters Memorial Phoenix
3/4/2015 Arizona Foundation For Women Phoenix
5/21/2015 I.D.E.A. Museum Mesa
7/27/15 Children's Action Alliance Phoenix
7/27/2015 Arizona Community Foundation Phoenix
9/11/2015 Mesa Arts Center Foundation Mesa
9/24/2015 Balsz Community Education Foundation Phoenix
10/1/2015 CMI (Community Ministries International) Phoenix
12/10/2015 Florence Crittendon Phoenix
12/10/2015 Kids Read Phoenix
12/10/2015 EDKEY Arizona
12/10/2015 Family Promise Arizona
12/10/2015 Circle The City Arizona
12/10/2015 Knights of Heroes United States
12/10/2015 Legacy Connection Phoenix
12/10/2015 Aid to Adoption Arizona
12/10/2015 CASA Arizona
12/10/2015 Girls Scouts Phoenix
12/10/2015 Mindfullness First Arizona
12/10/2015 Childsplay Arizona
12/10/2015 Phoenix Art Museum (Jim Ballinger Fund) Phoenix
9/24/2014 Mesa Chamber of Commerce Mesa
10/17/2014 Yes on 480 Phoenix
11/3/2014 Shared Hope International Arizona
12/5/2014 NAU Foundation Flagstaff
12/9/2014 Boys & Girls Club of East Valley Mesa
12/9/2014 Florence Crittenton Phoenix
12/9/2014 Purple Ribbon Council Peoria
12/9/2014 Ryan's House Phoenix
12/9/2014 St. Mary's Food Bank Phoenix
12/9/2014 Teach for America Phoenix
12/9/2014 UMOM Phoenix
12/9/2014 Children's First Academy Phoenix
12/9/2014 New Leaf/La Mesita Campaign Mesa
12/18/2014 Phoenix 1st Step Phoenix
12/18/2014 Girl Scouts AZ Cactus-Pine Council Phoenix
New Leaf

The La Mesita Capital and Family Services Campaign, supporting the construction, operation and endowment of the new La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter, continues to build momentum – thanks in no small part to our partnership with the Whiteman Foundation! La Mesita began welcoming homeless families in March, 2015. Parents have been moved to tears by the comfort and support they have received. This program goes a long way towards inspiring hope and a sense of dignity for those who have lost nearly everything along their troubled journey. 

The redevelopment of the La Mesita Campus also continues as we will begin construction of Phase 3 in March, 2016. This phase will add an additional 30 Permanent Supportive Housing units for chronically homeless households, with a preference for Veterans. 

We are currently about 86% of the way toward meeting the $11.5 million Campaign goal and will be going public with the Campaign in a few months. We cannot thank John and Jeff Whiteman enough for their support and the role they have both played in spearheading the Campaign and helping us develop a new video to represent our organization. It is an honor to work with such committed and positive individuals in an effort to strengthen our community and make it a happier and healthier place for everyone to live. 

Your support will help create positive outcomes for homeless families in our community for many years to come. This year at the newly redeveloped shelter, La Mesita has been able to assist 58 families, including 94 children, with overcoming homelessness.

  • 39 adults were assisted with securing new or improved employment positions
  • 23 families were assisted in securing stable housing prior to leaving the shelter
Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is a non-profit organization serving nearly 25,000 girls across central and northern Arizona. As the nation’s premier leadership organization for girls, Girl Scouts seeks to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. 

The Whiteman Foundation’s investment will help fund the renovation of Camp Sombrero at the base of South Mountain, transforming it into the Leadership Center for Girls and Women. This is part of the Campaign for Girls, aiming to reach 10,000 more girls, train 4,000 more volunteers, and increase innovative programming, making Girl Scouting available to every girl.  

Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) was established in 1963 and serves thousands of youth and teens in 12 Branches in 9 communities.  We are a community-based, character building youth development organization.  We deliver the highest quality programs and provide opportunities to assist youth and teens in developing their self-esteem, values and skills in a fun and safe environment.  Our professionals guide members through personal, educational, and social development, to realize their full potential and become positive, value-oriented and productive citizens.  BGCEV offers programs and activities in Healthy Lifestyles, Academic Success & Character Development.  These programs include education technology, tutoring and homework help, arts, sports leagues, peer leadership, community service, job training and specialized teen activities.

The BGCEV annually conducts our Guardians for Kids (GFK) Program which is designed to ensure that BGCEV programs and services are affordable to the youth, teens and families who come to us and that they will not be turned away due to lack of financial resources. In 2014, of the almost 11,000 Club members, BGCEV provided over 7,000 fee waivers for annual membership dues which are a nominal $25 per year, school and Summer Day Camp programs.  It costs $500 per year to provide programs and services for 1 child in the BGCEV.  In the 2014 school year and Summer Day Camp program 2014, program fees of $130,000 were waived to accommodate youth, teens and families who simply needed the programs and services and had no financial resources to pay for these services.