Foundation Welcomes Newest Board Member

The Sun City West Foundation Board met on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 and welcomed the newest member of the Board, Rosemary Dougherty.

Sun City West Foundation is a non-profit corporation established to promote and support charitable, educational and service activities and organizations that service our community.

For for detail on the Foundation, click here to read our latest press release.

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Board members sitting, left to right: Terry Hamman, Dick Catlin and Dick Livengood. Standing, left to right: Jim Carlson, Rosemary Dougherty, Chuck Thompson, Elizabeth Dorsey, Ralph Johnson, Joan Baird and Karen Darby-Ritz. Not pictured: Merlyn Carlson.


Thank You!


Many thanks to all who supported this year's Great American Picklball Drop at the Palm Ridge pickleball courts. The event raised $22,009 which was split equally between the Sun City West Foundation and the Sun City West Community Fund.  Click here to read a press release on this awesome event.


The event was sponsored by the Sun City West Pickleball Club, in partnership with the Recreation Centers of Sun City West, the Sun City West Alliance of Business and Community (ABC), and the Sundome Plaza Merchants.

Visit the SCW Pickleball Facebook page to see videos and photos of this event.


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The Sun City West Foundation will once again donate space for the AARP Tax-Aide Program.  AARP Tax-Aide in Sun City West is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The service will begin to schedule appointments beginning January 15, 2018, for appointments beginning on February 1, 2018. To schedule your appointment, go to

Click here for more information on this service.


Sun City West Foundation donates the use of its facilities to this volunteer program. Your tax deductible donation sustains Sun City West Foundation programs serving the community.


Sun Village


Sun City West Foundation Helping Hands now provides services to Sun Village in Surprise.  If you are a Sun Village resident you may borrow adult and children equipment. Click here for more information.




 No Car Seats Available at Helping Hands!


While Helping Hands can provide a lot of equipment for those visiting grandchildren we DO NOT have a car seat loaner program due to liability issues.  The ONLY place that loans out car seats is the local administrative office of the Arizona Fire and Medical Authority at  18818 N. Spanish Garden Drive.

An appointment is needed for a loaner child safety seat. Appointments should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance -preferably as soon as travel arrangements have been made. Keep in mind that holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter Break, & Spring Break) are normally very busy so reserve your seat early.

For car seat inspection, installation, and loaner program information/assistance, contact the Fire District at (623) 544-5400.



Helping Hands


Helping Hands is our most recognized program.  The Helping Hands Virtual Tour slideshow features our facility, customers, equipment and wonderful volunteers.  To view larger images of each photo, click here.


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Transportation for Sun City West Residents


The Sun City West Foundation provides significant financial support to Northwest Valley Connect for transportation programs, including low-income taxi vouchers, private pay-for-travel programs, and transit travel training.


Northwest Valley Connect’s programs and Valley Metro’s Dial-a-Ride are two of the major providers of public transit for local residents.

Click here to find out about the services provided by Northwest Valley Connect and Valley Metro Dial-a-Ride.


Help Support the Work of the Sun City West Foundation

Have you supported the Foundation in the past during our annual fund drive? Or have you been thinking about supporting us but have not done so in the past?  We have changed our fund drive cycle to the fall instead of the spring. We will be mailing out fund drive letters to Sun City West residents in a few months. In the meantime, we encourage you to consider supporting all the fine work we do in our community. Click on the logo below and you will be directed to a page which will explain how you can send in a safe, secure donation.  Thank you for supporting the Sun City West Foundation!


Click here to learn about the many ways your donation helps the Foundation serve our community.


Photos of 2017 Events

Click on the icons below to view pictures from the Great American Ball Drop and our SCW Newcomer Coffee events. 
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                  2017 Great American                SCW Newcomer Coffee
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 was established in 1984 for the sole purpose of assisting, supporting, promoting and fostering the welfare of the residents by providing charitable and educational activities which serve the Sun City West community.

The Foundation offers meeting rooms for rent, local dial-a-ride transportation and Helping Hands (lending service for medical and children's equipment). It also provides space for the Sun Health Resale Shop, Unity Church, the AARP Tax-Aide Program and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Posse of Sun City West.

Click on the images below to find out more about our programs and services.  If you have questions or comments please send us an e-mail at the Foundation office.


Hours of Operation - Administrative Office

14465 RH Johnson Blvd

Sun City West, AZ  85375

Office open M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm
Room Rentals available 7 days/week

Phone: 623-584-6851

FAX: 623-975-2586

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Helping Hands Honored at Sun Cities Area Historical Society Gala

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     SCW Rec Center         Newcomer Coffee    Helping Hands  Equipment Sanitizing 


Click on the icons above to view our slideshows and videos



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Helping Hands Transportation Services  Room Rentals

 Click on the boxes above to find out more about our services.


SCWF is not affiliated with the Recreation Center of Sun City West nor PORA. SCWF receives no funding from these sources.


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