Whiteman Foundation Focus Page

Current Focus

We focus on the underserved in our communities. Our main priorities are Health, Welfare and Education of the Children of Arizona.

Previous Grant Recipients

Whiteman 2020 Grants



11/12/2020 Circle the City Phoenix
11/12/2020 Florence Immigration Project Tucson
11/12/2020 I.D.E.A. Museum Mesa
11/12/2020 Knights of Heroes Monument CO
11/12/2020 Mindfullness Scottsdale
11/12/2020 Foundation for Blind Children Phoenix
11/12/2020 Family Promise Scottsdale
11/12/2020 VOICES CASA Phoenix
11/12/2020 CASA Phoenix
11/12/2020 Boys & Girls Club of the Valley Phoenix
6/21/2020 Arizona Community Foundation Phoenix
3/4/2020 Arizona Community Foundation Phoenix
1/22/2020 Mesa K-Ready c/o Mesa United Way Mesa



Whiteman 2019 Grants



12/30/2019 Knights of Heroes USA
12/30/2019 Mindfullness Phoenix
12/30/2019 Operation Underground Railroad USA
12/30/2019 Stepping Stone Foundation Phoenix
12/23/2019 Foundation for Blind Children Phoenix
12/23/2019 Florence Crittenton Phoenix
12/23/2019 Circle the City Phoenix
12/23/2019 Family Promise Phoenix
12/23/2019 Child Crisis Arizona Mesa
12/23/2019 VOICES CASA Phoenix
12/23/2019 CASA Phoenix
12/23/2019 Boys & Girls Club of East Valley Mesa
11/27/2019 Arizona Grantmakers Forum Phoenix



Featured Grant Recipients



Circle the City

Founded by Sister Adele O’Sullivan, CSJ, MD in 2008, Circle the City’s (CTC) mission is to create and deliver innovative healthcare solutions that compassionately address the needs of men, women and children facing homelessness. CTC has created a specific continuum of care for the population served, consisting of primary healthcare, mobile medical outreach, medical respite care and wrap-around services that address patients’ social needs, including obtaining identification, insurance, transportation, and income benefit enrollment.


VOICES for CASA Children

(Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Voices for CASA Children (VOICES) is dedicated to bringing a voice to every abused and neglected child in state dependency and supports expansion of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program in Arizona. VOICES believes in a future where Arizona’s children are in permanent, safe, and loving homes where families are thriving.

Every year, thousands of children in Arizona, ages 0 – 17, are removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Their families are in crisis for various reasons including violence, substance abuse, and mental illness. Unfortunately, a child’s life is not on pause when they are removed from their home. They have needs that are overlooked, under-funded or reliant on an overwhelmed system. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a specially trained citizen-volunteer who advocates for the best interests of an abused and neglected child in the courtroom and within the community. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to look out for their best interests, monitor their progress, and address their needs.


Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (BGCAZ) offers affordable after-school and summer programs for 16,000+ young people in grades K12. BGCAZ is the successful merger of two long-standing organizations in the greater Phoenix Valley: Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Spread across 25+ Club sites throughout the Valley in 13 cities, BGCAZ provides award-winning programs designed to change the lives of young people. Currently the third largest Boys & Girls Club in the country, BGCAZ has been creating equity and opportunity for youth through academic, social, and workforce opportunities for over 70 years. The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible members of their community.

Boys & Girls Clubs employs a Formula for Impact for how the organization impacts the life of a child. Our programs are organized around four Priority Outcomes: Academic Success; Good Character & Leadership, Healthy Lifestyles and Career Pathways & Workforce Readiness.


Family Promise

Family Promise rescues primarily first-time homeless families from the streets and provides emergency shelter and basic needs in a sixty-day program designed to assist their return to self-sufficiency.  Our shelter includes a sanctuary for the family pet, the first such program in Arizona.

We utilize resources and referrals to focus on securing employment and next step housing. Our program model is based on a national model that is highly successful, and more than 70% of families accepted into the program graduate into sustainable housing.  Family Promise partners with more than 50 interfaith congregations across the Valley to provide safe overnight shelter, food and compassion to families in crisis.

Our objective is to rescue families quickly before the devastating effects of homelessness create a downward spiral of poverty, reliance on shelters, accompanied by academic, health problems and ultimately foster care for the children.