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Donate to Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

Every 9.5 minutes someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV.

HIV and AIDS is still prevalent in the Phoenix metropolitan community. Currently 15,288 Arizonans are living with HIV/AIDS; 2,000 are unaware they are infected and the rate of NEW infections continues to grow.

Last year, Southwest Center’s HIV testing program performed over 5,000 FREE, Rapid HIV tests, and nearly 3,000 people also received FREE Sexually Transmitted Infection tests. These tests are possible through support from individuals, local businesses and companies throughout the Phoenix community. Additionally, your support can help many of the other programs offered by Southwest Center for people living with or at high-risk for HIV/AIDS.

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering giving a gift to Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. Any donation helps us to further our mission of leading in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Give as little or as much as you can – every dollar counts!

Browse the various ways you can give to Southwest Center by clicking on the boxes below:

Donate Online Today!

CLICK HERE to give a gift online today. You can give a one-time gift or schedule recurring gifts to have a specific amount automatically paid by credit card each month or on a quarterly basis.

Giving by Check

CLICK HERE to download and print our Donation Form and return it with your gift. Checks should be made payable to Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and mailed to:

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Attention: Fundraising and Development
1101 N. Central Avenue, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

Maximize Your Giving

Through the programs below, you can learn how to maximize your gift through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit and/or Employer Gift Matching programs! Make your gift go even further!

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit – Get Your Donation Back!

Through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, when you donate up to $400 to Southwest Center ($800 for married, joint filings), you can receive that money back, dollar-for-dollar, when you file your Arizona State Taxes. The state puts you in the driver’s seat to determine which charity you’d like Arizona to support and continue helping people in your community! Learn more about the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit here.

Employer Matching Gifts – Let Your Employer Increase Your Donation!

Many companies have programs that match all or part of their employees’ charitable contributions. Some employers even extend this benefit to retired employees! Companies may also make a contribution based on your volunteer hours to charitable organizations.

To initiate the process, check with your human resources department, complete the form from your employer and email it to elord@swhiv.org or mail it to:

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Attention: Fundraising and Development
1101 N. Central Avenue, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

If your employer doesn’t participate in a matching program, ask them to start! You never know, they may have been looking for a way to show off their charitable side!

If you own a business or are looking for an amazing organization to offer a match for your employees, we’d love to speak with you! Contact our Fundraising and Development Team by calling 602-307-5330.

Shop & Support

 Amazon Smile       Frys Community Rewards Program

Do you shop at Fry’s Grocery Stores or online at Amazon? If so, you can support Southwest Center just by doing the things you already love! Learn more about Shop & Support programs here:

Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS whenever you shop on Amazon Smile. Visit Amazon Smile to link your account with Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and start shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Fry’s Community Rewards

You can support Southwest Center just by shopping at Fry’s. It’s easy when you enroll in Fry’s Community Rewards! To get started, sign up with your VIP Card here, and enter NPO #81749 for Southwest Center. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards (rebates) for us every time you shop and use your VIP Card!

* If you are already participating in this program – THANK YOU and please remember to re-register your VIP Card every year.

Become a Sponsor

Southwest Center hosts several Fundraising, Testing and Community Outreach events each year. Sponsoring an event can be a great way for your business to show-off it’s charitable side and gain amazing exposure within the Phoenix community! Learn more about becoming a sponsor by contacting our Fundraising and Development Team at 602-307-5330.

United Way

Donations to our organization might be eligible through United Way workplace campaigns; however, some restrictions may apply. Please call the Valley of the Sun United Way agency certification line at 602-631-4813 to confirm eligibility within your workplace campaign.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities and closely held stock can be beneficial both to you and Southwest Center. You may receive an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes. Gifts of stock and mutual funds are coordinated by Southwest Center. Proceeds from the sale of these assets benefit the Southwest Center may be directed to specific programs as well as general operations.

To arrange a gift, you or your broker may contact our Fundraising and Development Team by calling 602-307-5330.

Tribute Giving

A gift in honor of a loved one or in celebration of a special event provides a meaningful way to remember a special person or milestone and benefit Southwest Center. Each gift is acknowledged to the person, or to the family of the person, in whose honor or memory the gift was made. The gift amount remains confidential. A separate receipt is sent to the donor. Below is suggested wording for memorial donations:

In lieu of flowers, please make donations payable to Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and mail to:

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Attention: Fundraising and Development
1101 N. Central Avenue, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Planned Giving

You can extend the influence of your generosity beyond your life through a planned gift. You can also experience the joy of giving while minimizing the personal cost of a major gift through charitable tax benefits.

Many planned giving vehicles exist, some of which are listed below:

  • Wills and bequests
  • Gifts of securities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Gifts of a personal residence
  • Wealth and asset replacement trusts
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Retirement funds

Donors are advised to seek and rely upon their own independent legal and/or accounting counsel in matters relating to bequests and deferred gifts, particularly with reference to tax considerations and estate planning. An advisor will assist the donor in creating a charitable gift that will take into account the donor’s types of assets, the donor’s wishes, and the state and federal taxes which apply to the donor’s individual situation.

Please contact Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS’ Fundraising and Development Team at 602-307-5330 to make arrangements or with questions.

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