We are a Thunderbirds Charities Grant Recipient!

For more information contact:
Madonna Bistany
Future for KIDS


Tempe, AZ – May 31, 2017 – Future for KIDS received a $13,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities.

The grant will support the Discover Your Future out-of-school time program at the Native American Connections Coral Canyon Housing Complex in Central Phoenix.

Future for KIDS is proud to be the first trauma-sensitive, out-of-school time program in the state of Arizona serving elementary-aged youth.  By training our mentors to understand the adversity our youth face, and teaching them compassionate, trauma-informed youth management techniques, we are able to support the youth in our program in the way that is most beneficial to them and their development.

“Thank you, Thunderbirds Charities, for investing in our program, but more importantly, our youth.  We are a mentor-driven program and through the deepening of our mentor-training program, the impact we will be able to make in our community only grows” – Kelli Mason, Program Specialist

Thunderbirds Charities is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to distribute monies raised through the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. The Thunderbirds Charities Board consists of 15 board members from varying professional backgrounds. The mission of Thunderbirds Charities is to assist children and families, help people in need and improve the quality of life in our communities. The organization’s giving is directed toward organizations based or with a significant presence in Arizona.

The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 250 “life” members.

For more information on the Thunderbirds & the 2018 Waste Management Open visit, www.wmphoenixopen.com.

For more information on Thunderbirds Charities, visit www.thunderbirdscharities.org.