- Our Impact 2022
Our Impact 2022
Breaking Down Stigma
A primary driver for us at The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is providing critical funding at critical times. To us, that means discovering a way to help someone when they are facing their darkest hour.
Today, Arizonans, Americans, and people across the globe are suffering. Mental health challenges are at an all-time high, particularly for our youth. Talk about a critical time…
In recent years, we’ve begun to prioritize supporting mental health programs not only with our dollars, but with our voices. We believe that breaking down stigma and changing the conversation about mental health is essential in addressing this crisis.
Follow along with us on a visual tour of stories told by a few of our 2022 partners who are working to change the conversation around mental health and more.
Youth & Their Struggles
Partner Spotlight Boys & Girls Club Of The Valley
Boys & Girls Club members face many barriers in accessing much-needed behavioral health services.
The first-of-its-kind Whole Child Approach Program brings behavioral health specialists into the Clubs to help alleviate social and emotional stress in youth by integrating therapeutic techniques into existing interactions with their peers, age-appropriate games, and other activities.
This pilot program was made possible by a collaboration between the Arizona Department of Education, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation, and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.
We keep hearing that the kids are not alright, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic. We believe this program could change the face of mental health services for youth for the better.
Babies, Families, & Substance Use
Partner Spotlight Hushabye Nursery
Hushabye Nursery provides a therapeutic setting, short-term medical care, and social services for infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (a result of prenatal opioid exposure) and their families experiencing opioid use disorder.
Their model is not only compassionate and free of judgment but is proving to be more effective than current hospital standards earning them national recognition for best practice in the field.
These precious babies should not have to suffer. Hushabye Nursery can help in the days after birth and set the stage for a bright future for both baby and family.
Veterans & Their Invisible Wounds
Partner Spotlight Semper Fi & America's Fund
Semper Fi & America’s Fund (The Fund) takes a holistic approach to healing our nation’s critically wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and their families by providing tools to improve mind, body and spirit.
Offering everything from innovative cognitive performance interventions, to canine and equine programs, to targeted support for Post-Traumatic Stress–The Fund will be there.
It can be difficult to admit when you need help. But great organizations like The Fund can help you take back your life.
2022 At A Glance
Our Nonprofit Partners
with active grants during 2022
Youth & Education
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley
- Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine
- University of Baltimore Foundation
- Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
- Hualalai Ohana Foundation
- ASU Foundation for a New American University
- Grand Canyon University
- McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
- FosterED Arizona
- Make Way For Books
- Rosie’s House A Music Academy For Children
- BRG Group
- New Pathways For Youth
- Read Better Be Better
- ALL In Education
- Robinson Ranch
- Arizona Community Foundation
- Live & Learn
- Almost Famous Theatre Company Foundation
Military & First Responders
- Semper Fi & America’s Fund
- 100 Club of Arizona
- Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton
- Huts for Vets
- NYC Marine Corps Birthday Gala
- Phoenix Police Foundation
- Association of the US Army
- Operation First Response
- Rio Verde Fire District
Health & Home
- Hope for Haiti
- Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
- Barrow Neurological Foundation
- Mount Sinai
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Brighter Way Institute
- Circle the City
- Hushabye Nursery
- Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- Maggie’s Place
- Bronx VA
- Native American Connections
- Honorhealth Foundation
- Homeless Youth Connection
- St. Joseph the Worker
- Bill Richards Center for Healing at Adventist Healthcare
- Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation
- VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
- Arts Council of Greater New Haven
- Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
The Philanthropic Heart of YAM WorldwideWe thank the dedicated and committed employees of YAM Worldwide who continue to make our work possible