Whiteman Current 2017 Grants

4/17/2017 Sandra Day O'Connor Institute Phoenix
8/28/2017 Children's Action Alliance Phoenix
9/12/2017 ASU FOUNDATION Tempe
9/27/2017 Arizona Grantmakers Forum Phoenix
10/2/2017 Teach for America Phoenix
10/27/2017 Mesa United Way Mesa
11/15/2017 ASU Foundation for a New American University Mesa
12/1/2017 Arizona Grantmakers Forum Phoenix
12/21/2017 Florence Crittenden Phoenix
12/21/2017 Chrysalis Phoenix
12/21/2017 CASA (check refunded) Phoenix
12/21/2017 Circle the City Phoenix
12/21/2017 Foundation for Blinid Children Phoenix
12/21/2017 Arizona Community Action Alliance Phoenix
12/22/2017 Child Crisis Arizona
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.