What is Arizona Gives Day?

Arizona Gives Day is a 24-hour, online giving campaign that helps raise awareness and funding for nonprofits across the state of Arizona. On Arizona Gives Day, thousands of people come together to show support for organizations that improve communities throughout the state of Arizona.  

Arizona Gives Day takes place Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (MST).

Because it is a statewide fundraising campaign with thousands of people wanting to Invest in Arizona, the HEEF can also gain new supporters.

Why donate on April 3? 

While the HEEF and all Hopi students appreciate your support any day of the year, Arizona Gives Day offers extra incentives for donors and organizations such as additional cash prizes, gift-matching, and a higher chance of gaining new supporters.

Arizona Gives Day offers thousands of dollars in prizes for nonprofits of different categories and sizes. Prizes are awarded to nonprofits for things like most money raised, most donations made, and most donations in a specific hour (aka "Power Hour"). There are also randomly drawn prizes for organizations that meet certain donation criteria.

The HEEF Board will also be matching the first $2,400 donated on April 3. 

Donations made through the Arizona Gives Day website (azgives.org) are still tax-deductible.

Where/When/How should I donate?

You can still donate directly through our website but we will not be eligible for any of the added incentives. Donations made through azgives.org will be deposited directly into the HEEF account after Arizona Gives Day.

If you would like to be more involved with helping us win additional prizes:

The HEEF is actively seeking donations for the 9 am Power Hour and the 4 pm Power Hour.

  • Organizations with the most unique donations of at least $25 from 9:00 am to 9:59 am win a $1,500 cash prize.

  • Organizations with the most unique donations of at least $50 from 4:00 pm to 4:59 pm win a $2,500 cash prize. 

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*9:00 am power hour donors were eligible for this pottery giveaway*

Winner - Kim Kahe-Corkin

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*4:00 pm Power Hour donors were eligible for this piki tray giveaway*

Winner - Alyssa Fredericks

Apart from making your donation during a set time, you can also share the word and invite others to Invest in Arizona by using the hashtag #AZGivesDay. 


The HEEF is one of only a handful of nonprofits that provide services to the Hopi communities that are an integral and historical part of Arizona. 

To donate to one of our Hopi nonprofit partners, go to: www.azgives.org and enter the word "Hopi" to list all Hopi organizations.


Please call our office (928-734-2275) or visit the Arizona Gives website for more information.


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