Whiteman 2014 – 2017 Grants

4/17/2017Sandra Day O’Connor InstitutePhoenix
8/28/2017Children’s Action AllliancePhoenix
9/12/2017ASU FoundationTempe
10/2/2017Teach for AmericaPhoenix
11/15/2017ASU Foundation for a New American UniversityMesa
1/9/2017, 9/27/2017 & 12/1/2017Arizona Grantmakers ForumPhoenix
12/1/2017 Florence CrittendenPhoenix
12/21/2017 ChrysalisPhoenix
12/21/2017 Circle the CityPhoenix
12/21/2017 Foundation for Blind ChildrenPhoenix
12/21/2017Arizona Community Action Alliance Phoenix
12/22/2017Child Crisis Arizona
1/29/2016Arizona Grantmakers ForumPhoenix
5/4/2016Arizona Foundation for WomenPhoenix
6/24/2016Shepherd Junior High SchoolMesa
6/28/2016Children’s Action AlliancePhoenix
12/15/2016Arizona Anti-Trafficking NetworkPhx/East
12/15/2016Boys & Girls Clubs of East ValleyEast Valley
12/15/2016Child CrisisPhoenix
12/15/2016Circle the CityPhoenix
12/15/2016Family PromiseMaricopa
12/15/2016Florence CrittendonMaricopa
12/15/2016Foundation for Blind ChildrenMaricopa
12/15/2016Knights of HeroesUSA
12/15/2016Mindfulness FirstMaricopa
12/15/2016Sojourner CenterMaricopa
12/15/2016Maricopa Health FoundationMaricopa
1/10/2015Girls Scouts AZ Cactus Pine CouncilPhoenix
1/12/2015ASU Foundation Phx 1st stepsTempe
1/27/2015Arizona Fallen Firefighters MemorialPhoenix
3/4/2015Arizona Foundation For WomenPhoenix
5/21/2015I.D.E.A. MuseumMesa
7/27/15Children’s Action AlliancePhoenix
7/27/2015Arizona Community FoundationPhoenix
9/11/2015Mesa Arts Center FoundationMesa
9/24/2015Balsz Community Education FoundationPhoenix
10/1/2015CMI (Community Ministries International)Phoenix
12/10/2015Florence CrittendonPhoenix
12/10/2015Kids ReadPhoenix
12/10/2015Family PromiseArizona
12/10/2015Circle The CityArizona
12/10/2015Knights of HeroesUnited States
12/10/2015Legacy ConnectionPhoenix
12/10/2015Aid to AdoptionArizona
12/10/2015Girls ScoutsPhoenix
12/10/2015Mindfullness FirstArizona
12/10/2015Phoenix Art Museum (Jim Ballinger Fund)Phoenix
9/24/2014Mesa Chamber of CommerceMesa
10/17/2014Yes on 480Phoenix
11/3/2014Shared Hope InternationalArizona
12/5/2014NAU FoundationFlagstaff
12/9/2014Boys & Girls Club of East ValleyMesa
12/9/2014Florence CrittentonPhoenix
12/9/2014Purple Ribbon CouncilPeoria
12/9/2014Ryan’s HousePhoenix
12/9/2014St. Mary’s Food BankPhoenix
12/9/2014Teach for AmericaPhoenix
12/9/2014Children’s First AcademyPhoenix
12/9/2014New Leaf/La Mesita CampaignMesa
12/18/2014Phoenix 1st StepPhoenix
12/18/2014Girl Scouts AZ Cactus-Pine CouncilPhoenix


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-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.  


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.