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NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

El Tour de Tucson enables nonprofit, charitable agencies to raise funds for their respective organizations.   Last year our affiliate charities raised close to $6 million, moving the overall total nearly  $121 million since El Tour started in 1983. To register to ride in El Tour with one of these great charities, visit the Registration Site.

 

El Tour Supporting Non-Profits

Non-Profit Partners ride in support of important causes. Click on a logo below to learn more about their work and join their team.

If you are a 501(c)3 and wish to become a beneficiary, please contact us at 520-745-2033 or info@eltourdetucson.org.  If you are interested in your non-profit having an El Tour team,  you can signup here: https://form.jotform.com/eltourtucson/el-tour-nonprofit-registration-2022

Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center offers a bright, healing environment where children feel safe while receiving the advanced care they need from the pediatric specialty physicians and researchers of the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center, as well as community pediatric physicians.

American Liver Foundation

ALF’s mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

ALS Association of Arizona

The ALS Association Arizona Chapter is dedicated to serving and empowering people living with ALS and their families. We provide free support, resources, and education to Arizonans impacted by ALS, allowing them to endure their diagnosis with dignity,

Arizona Cancer Foundation

ACF provides programs and services for cancer patients. Programs include integrative therapies, gas cards, lodging, house cleaning services, wigs and head coverings, bras and prosthesis, support groups and many other services. All services are free to our patients. We are a non-profit 501c3 registered charity.

American Diabetes Association

Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.

Arizona Chapter - Order of DeMolay

The Order of DeMolay is an international fraternal organization for young men ages 12 to 21. It was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1919 and named for Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. DeMolay is a youth-led, adult-advised organization in which young men learn to plan, organize, and facilitate their own philanthropic and charitable programs. The organization’s purpose is to develop young men of character, leadership, and civic responsibility. DeMolay members participate in a variety of activities, including community service, leadership development, and social events.

Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation

The Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation (AMCF) is the philanthropic arm of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA). The AMA believes in giving back to the community through charities that impact our members and their residents. AMCF Mission: Enhance the lives of community members through the cultivation of opportunities and financial resources that address homelessness, support education, and inspire hope in our neighborhoods, while providing a philanthropic network for our AMA members to improve their own lives while positively impacting Arizona.

AZ Water Benefitting Water For People

Water For People is a global nonprofit working across nine countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa to address the global water crisis and equip communities with lasting access to clean water and sanitation services – for Everyone, Forever. And when we say forever, we mean forever.

Beads of Courage, Inc.

Beads of Courage, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and teens coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them through our Arts-in-Medicine Programs. We believe in creating a context for caring transactions to transpire through our community and encouragement programs. Since 2005, Beads of Courage, Inc. has established collaborative partnerships in caring with hundreds of hospitals nationally and internationally and worked with several community organizations to make healing happen through the use of beads as a historical art form. Through our programs, we provide the opportunity for COURAGE to be honored, HOPE to be given, and JOY to be experienced.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona Inc

Since 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As Southern Arizona’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through young adulthood. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

The Biodiversity Group

We protect Life Overlooked™ through ground-breaking expeditions, developing novel technologies, and supporting a global conservation alliance.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson is to provide young people in our community, especially those who need us most, with a clear path to reach their full potential and pursue their dreams.

Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America

Catalina Council’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The AIMS of the BSA are Character, Leadership, Citizenship, and Personal Fitness. We provide youth with programs and activities that allow them to: Try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, reinforce ethical standards.

Children's Clinics for Rehabilitative Services

Children’s Clinics sustains a 70+ year legacy of caring for children with complex medical conditions by providing primary care, specialty care, rehabilitative therapy services and behavioral health care in one convenient location. The mission of Children’s Clinics is to provide a family centered, comprehensive medical home to meet the special needs of children and families. The clinic serves over 5,000 children in southern Arizona, which equates to over 35,000 visits annually. In addition to providing integrated, coordinated care, the clinic also provides special events and resources that help families navigate the challenges of having a child with a complex illness.

Courtney's Courage

Seeking a cure and strengthening families. Courtney’s Courage is dedicated to raising funds for children’s cancer research and to assist with support services for Tucson pediatric cancer patients and their families.

CYCLE Kids, Inc.

CYCLE Kids is committed to working with elementary schools in underserved, racially diverse communities across the US to ensure the basic rights of children to a physically and emotionally healthy start in life, all through the fun of biking and learning about healthy nutrition. The program helps children gain confidence and improve self-esteem while learning active and healthy life skills, and achieving better academic outcomes.

Easterseals Blake Foundation

Easterseals Blake Foundation is dedicated to a vision of a Southern Arizona community where all people live healthy, productive, and independent lives. EBF serves more than 30,000 individuals and families across 10 counties of Southern Arizona.

Friends of Aphasia

Imagine losing, in an instant, your ability to communicate. Imagine struggling to say your own name, write a simple email, or read the newspaper. These are realities for individuals living with aphasia.

Friends of Pima Animal Care Center

Friends of PACC is a non-profit organization committed to providing resources to Pima Animal Care Center, with a vision to create a safe, healthy, and happy future for every pet served.

Homicide Survivors, Inc.

Homicide Survivors, Inc. is on a mission to help meet the crisis and long-term needs of families of murder victims through support, advocacy, and assistance.

Ignite Leaders

We exist to ignite bold-hearted leaders who will influence their families, schools and communities to change the world. We develop students to become bold-hearted leaders who know and love themselves; love and serve others; and recognize changing the world starts with them. They learn that a bold-hearted leader: is compassionate; is humble; is authentic; had integrity; and is responsible.

JDRF

The JDRF Ride isn’t just about cycling—it’s a global community with an ongoing commitment to find cures for type 1 diabetes (T1D). No matter where you live, how you choose to ride or how far you go, you’ll be surrounded by the T1D community—fellow riders, coaches, friends and family, cheering you on at every milestone.

Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED)

Pima JTED is a public school district in Arizona that serves over 27,000 satellite and central campus students, providing innovative tuition-free career and technical education to high school students in dozens of programs that provide opportunities to obtain nationally-recognized industry credentials and licenses. Programs include Licensed Nursing Assistant, Registered Medical Assistant, Culinary Arts, Fire Services, Law and Public Safety, Cosmetology, Engineering, Robotics and Automation, 3-D Animation and Virtual Reality Game Design, Air Transportation FAA Part 107 Drone Operator, Pharmacy Tech, Veterinary Sciences, and more.

KXCI Tucson

KXCI is a diverse, independent, and community-based radio station serving Tucson and Southern Arizona. Founded in 1983, KXCI is committed to connecting the communities of Tucson and Southern Arizona to each other and the world with informative, engaging, and creative community-based programming.

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, has been an advocate for and champion of the Sonoran Desert for more than three decades. We have emerged as one of the leading volunteer organizations in the nation, a committed partner in scientific research and an indispensable educational resource for our community.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Arizona)

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is more than just mothers. We’re fathers, sisters, brothers, families, and friends. We’re truly a grassroots organization, made up of people who care about making an impact in Arizona to keep your loved ones safe. MADD’s mission is to end impaired driving while working tirelessly to support victims at no charge, advocate for stronger laws and create a future of No More Victims.

National MS Society - Arizona/New Mexico Chapter

The National MS Society mission statement: We will cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives. The Society: -Funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world and provides services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward -Invested more than $1.1 billion to advance MS research and paved the way for every effective MS treatment available today, including the first therapies for primary progressive and pediatric MS -6.5 million people access nationalMSsociety.org every year -Partners with the healthcare community to promote access to comprehensive high-quality healthcare and has launched the careers of 120 MS specialists.

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC TEAM TEAL)

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition has grown from an impassioned grassroots effort into a major force in raising awareness. We support survivors and caregivers, and fund research to advance treatment and find a cure. As a member of NOCC TEAM TEAL your impact will go past the finish line as you truly make a difference with your miles to support the ovarian cancer cause!

Pima Community College Foundation

For over 40 years, Pima Foundation has secured and managed philanthropic contributions—expanding access to education at Pima Community College. With your contributions we can help learners get the education and certification that can change lives.

The Quell Foundation

The Quell Foundation strives to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses, and the incarceration of people living with a mental health condition.

A Race Against Blindness

Dedicated to raising awareness and sourcing treatment for children losing their eyesight

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

RMHC Southern Arizona nurtures the health and well-being of children and their families. We envision a world where children have access to medical care and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care.

Rob Dollar Foundation

Bringing more safety and awareness for the cycling community.

Rotary International

People of action who ending polio in the entire world forever

The Salvation Army Tucson

The Salvation Army ranks #6 on Forbes’ latest list of America’s Top 100 Charities and helped over 22,000 Tucson-area neighbors last year through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, shelter and clothing for the homeless, rent and utilities assistance, disaster relief, respite from extreme weather conditions, senior activity and outreach, opportunities for under-resourced children, holiday assistance, and emotional and spiritual support, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at more than 50 centers of operation across the state. Around 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army nationally go directly to program funding to help people who need it most. For more information, please visit SalvationArmyTucson.org and follow us on Facebook @TheSalvationArmyTucson.

San Juan Diego Institute

San Juan Diego Institute is a non-profit community development organization that seeks to build strong communities developing sustainable and high impact solutions in the areas of education, health and family. We are promoting the ESA Universal Empowerment Scholarships for students K-12. It allows many families the opportunity to have choices for their children’s education. Each student in Arizona is eligible to obtain about $7,000. dlls to cover tuition for private school, supplies and tutors for home school or co-op micro schools. We want to reach many families and students who can benefit from this great opportunity.

Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports

SAAS provides sports, recreation, and fitness programming for people with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Adaptive cycling means everyone can enjoy riding a bike, handcycle, trike or tandem. SAAS offers wheelchair basketball, tennis, rugby, and softball for adults and youth. Sign up to ride with the SAAS-Ascension Cycling Team in El Tour de Tucson to support accessibility for everyone!

Special Olympics Arizona

Children and adults with intellectual disabilities inspire us daily at Special Olympics events worldwide. Whether individuals have Fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, or another intellectual disability, they are accepted, welcomed, and celebrated at Special Olympics Arizona.

Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN)

A diverse coalition of individuals, businesses, faith communities, and nonprofit groups working together to provide a compassionate response to HIV and to help people with HIV to live well! Through a host of programs and services, we serve people living with HIV. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, TIHAN does NOT allow any proselytism or promote any specific religious beliefs.

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

United Way of Tucson responds to our community’s needs, transforms lives and brings long-lasting systemic change to our community by focusing on the underlying issues. We fight for education, financial wellness, equality and healthy communities for every person in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Our role as community convener enables us to serve more than 250,000 people each year by forming strategic partnerships, mobilizing the best resources and being the catalyst for needed, positive change.

Uphill Into The Wind

Offering FREE bicycle loans to individuals wishing to participate in, and fundraise for, a charity cycling event who don’t have a bike of their own and can’t afford to purchase one.

We Ride 4

We Ride to Give…..giving more kids a chance to experience healthier lifestyles by engaging them in outdoor fun.

Wounded Warrior Project

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Our purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women; to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

2024 El Tour Countdown!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

EL TOUR DE TUCSON is checked off my bucket list!!!! What a great experience and I placed in the top 800!!! It’s not about winning it, it’s about finishing it!

Tucson is an incredible city and beautiful location for a large cycling event. El Tour brings together cyclists from all over the world and promotes cycling, personal fitness, and community engagement.

El Tour de Tucson is becoming an annual family tradition. So much fun!

Amazing! We were able to raise community awareness, serve our charity and have our multi-generational family get addicted to a new sport- cycling!!

El Tour is a fantastic experience and celebration of Tucson’s cycling community.

Loved the ride. This is the 18th time I’ve done the ride and hope it comes back next year bigger and better.

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