The 2024 direct mail campaign is in its second phase. Every residence in Sun City West should receive a mailer in either November or January, encouraging your donation. The Community Fund provides a financial safety net for SCW residents who are experiencing difficulty paying for food, medicine, utilities, and other basic needs. Based on the results of our recent campaigns, we have increased the limits on financial support to our clients by over 80% in the past 5 years. Without your generous donations, that would not have been possible.  Look at our "More Ways to Give" page for even more ways you can contribute.

donations to the community fund can have significant az INDIVIDUAL income tax advantages

In planning your charitable donations for 2023 and 2024, please remember that the Community Fund is designated by the state of Arizona as a Qualifying Charitable Organization. If you file Arizona individual income taxes, that means you may be able to take a tax credit on your Arizona taxes when you donate to the Community Fund.  When you file your 2023 AZ taxes, you will need the state assigned QCO Code for the Community Fund of Sun City West.

QCO CODE: 20177

Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations

This individual income tax credit is available for contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations that provide immediate basic needs to residents of Arizona who receive temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits, are low income residents of Arizona, or are individuals who have a chronic illness or physical disability. The tax credit is claimed on Form 321.

The maximum QCO credit donation amount for 2023:
$421 single, married filing separate or head of household; $841 married filing joint.

The maximum QCO credit donation amount for 2024:
$470 single, married filing separate or head of household; $938 married filing joint.

Please Note: Arizona law allows QCO donations made during 2023 or donations made from January 1, 2024 through April 15, 2024 to be claimed on the 2023 Arizona income tax return.  The maximum credit that can be claimed on the 2023 Arizona return for donations made to QCO's is $421 for single, married filing separate or head of household taxpayers, and $841 for married filing joint taxpayers.  If a taxpayer makes a QCO donation from January 1, 2024 through April 15, 2024 and wants to claim the higher 2024 maximum credit amount,  the taxpayer will need to claim the credit on the 2024 Arizona return filed in 2025.

IRA rollover donations can provide tax advantages if you are required to make an RMD each year

​See "More Ways to Give" for more information.

how the community fund helps its clients

The Table and chart below detail the manner in which the Community Fund answered the needs of its clients in the most recent full year.

Over the past 12 months, the Community Fund has received over $275 from the Fry's Community Rewards program.  

These donations are based on you registering to have donations given to us and the value of your purchases at Fry's.  Other than initial registration, there is really nothing you need to do.  It is a painless way to increase your support for the Community Fund.  If you are not already registered, the process is detailed below.

STEP 1: Creating an Online Fry’s Account
**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2
*Go to http://www.frysfood.com/
*Select ‘Register’.
*Under Sign-In information, enter your email and create a password. (Write down your email & password—will need it in step 2)
*Select ‘Use Card Number’.
*Enter your Fry’s V.I.P Card Number, last name and postal code.
*Under ‘Select Your Preferred Store’ enter your postal code.
*Select ‘Find Stores’.
*Choose your store then select ‘Create Account’.
*You will then be prompted to check your email for a confirmation email.
  Click the hyperlink in your email to finish creating your Online Fry’s Account.
*Continue to step #2 to register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program of your choice.

STEP 2: Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program
*Go to https://www.frysfood.com/topic/community?activePage=community-rewards-2
*Select ‘Sign-In’.
*Enter your email and password then select ‘sign in’. (This will be the email and password you created in step 1)
*Select ‘My Account then select ‘Account Settings’ from drop down menu.
*Click ‘edit’ under Community Rewards. If prompted, enter personal information.
*Under Find Your Organization: Enter the NPO number (YH806) or Community Fund of Sun City West; then select ‘search’. *Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to your organization
*Then select ‘save changes’.
*If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.

Community Fund of Sun City West, Inc.

The Community Fund of Sun City West - Neighbors Helping Neighbors.