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Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation

Education | Workforce Development | Wellness | Research

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The shift from lagging the national economy after the Great Recession to leading it post COVID-19 is a testament to the fact that public policy matters, and Greater Phoenix has led the way in terms of economic development innovation.

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ElevateEdAZ prepares individuals for college and career through stronger alignment between education, business, and the community. #ElevateEdAZ

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Our Mission

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (the Foundation) convenes and catalyzes business, education, and community to enhance college and career readiness, develop a stronger workforce, and build healthier communities throughout Arizona.

The Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, leads the charitable and education initiatives of the Greater Phoenix Chamber under the four pillars of education, workforce developmentwellness, and research. Through strong alignment between education, business, and community, the Foundation prepares individuals for college and career and serves as an intermediary to convey workforce needs and champion scalable workforce solutions. In addition, the Foundation makes Arizona and the Greater Phoenix region known as destinations for healthy talent and healthy communities through workplace wellness efforts and publishes data-driven research to inform policymakers, business leaders, and the general public.

Our Pillars


ElevateEdAZ prepares individuals for college and career through stronger alignment between education, business, and the community.


Serving as a catalyst for partnership, the Foundation convenes six employer-led workforce collaboratives to address the growing skills gap facing our community.


Wellness AtoZ is making Arizona and the Greater Phoenix region known as a destination for healthy talent and a healthy community.


The Foundation conducts data-driven research on public policy, economic impacts and community issues with the purpose of informing policy makers, business leaders and the general public.

Programs and Initiatives

Learn how we are engaging businesses to better prepare high school students for college and career.

Learn about careers paths in construction and how job seekers can connect with local employers.

Learn how we work with employers to identify hiring needs and develop career pathways for unemployed and underemployed candidates.

Create or enhance your workplace wellness programs with our free health and wellness toolkits.

Latest from the Foundation

The Community in Focus newsletter provides the most up-to-date information on the Foundation’s programs and initiatives. View our latest editions below:

The Chamber Annual Report has been released!

June 2023

Connecting students with employers to prepare for summer opportunities

April 2023

Foundation launches new Connect to Work AZ Initiative

May 2023

Celebrating Education, Wellness, and Women in Construction

March 2023

Stay connected with the Foundation by receiving our Community in Focus newsletter!

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