Fiesta Bowl Awards $400,000 in Charitable Grants

Wednesday, Febuary 8, 2012
Ashley Braun

Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Fiesta Bowl today awarded a total of $400,000 to 14 Arizona charities.

The gifts provided funding for numerous projects, including music instruction for students from low-income families, after-school health and fitness programs and youth sports clinics. Gifts were restricted to 501 (c) (3) organizations that serve Arizona, with applications divided into four categories: youth, sports, education and human services.
“Thanks to the thousands of people who financially support the Fiesta Bowl and its related activities, we are able to make these charitable contributions back into our community,” said Jim Bruner, chairman of the Fiesta Bowl’s Community Relations and Charitable Giving Committee. “Our nearly 3,000 volunteers who assist in this annual festival are very proud of our community and are pleased to be able to assist these very deserving charities.”
Recipients ranged from Rosie’s House, a small music academy for children, to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s largest children’s hospitals.
The charities selected for grants are:
Banner Health Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
Best Buddies Arizona
Conquistadors Youth Golf Fund – First Tee of Tucson Donor Network of Arizona
Helping Hands for Freedom
Hospice of the Valley
MentorKids USA
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Regional Sports Commission
Rosie’s House – A Music Academy for Children STARS Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services TOPS Team of Physicians for Students
Waste Not
The Fiesta Bowl is committed to supporting charities in Arizona. Fiesta Bowl Charities has two funding cycles per fiscal year; the spring application deadline is March 30, 2012. For more information, go to