Cardinals and University of Phoenix team up for “Donate to Educate” program

The Arizona Cardinals want to see as many students and schools prospering as possible, which is why they’ve teamed up with the University of Phoenix to create the “Donate to Educate” program.

“Donate to Educate” is a program that raises money during the season through the generosity of fans. Their donations turn into grants which are given out in $5,000 increments to teachers and non-profit organizations who are looking to better a school, a district or an education program.

The grant can be used for technological purposes, for school supplies, health and wellness or for literacy.

“We all know how tight budgets are in Arizona Schools today and how critical it is for our K-12 students to be equipped with the tools they need for success,” said Dr. Bill Pepicello, University of Phoenix president.

“It is an honor to be involved in a program that will have a positive impact on our students and we are happy to be supporting Cardinals Charities in this effort.”

Starting today through June 15, Cardinals Charities will be taking grant applications. The recipients of the funding will be chosen on September 1, 2013 and the monies will be given out then.

Nomination forms can be found on the Cardinals site at: www.azcardinals.com/give .

The applications must be mailed, not emailed or faxed.

Here’s the mailing address:

Arizona Cardinals Charities/Donate to Educate Grant Application
Attn: Eric Barkyoumb
P.O. Box 888
Phoenix, AZ 85001

The grants are given out on a yearly basis, and all recipients have to complete a six-month grant progress report in order to be considered for future grants.