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  • Writer's pictureCaitlin Khoury

Phoenix Collective Giving Circle Supports The Center for Biological Diversity with $3,600 Grant

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

The Phoenix Collective Giving Circle (PCGC) has selected The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) to receive a grant of $3,600 in support of the nonprofit’s work to protect endangered species.

Through legal action, scientific petitions, creative media, and grassroots activism, CBD has saved 742 species and more than half a billion acres of the wild places they call home. As climate activists, PCGC members chose the Tucson-based nonprofit as the spring grant recipient because of these successes and its continuous variety of impactful programs and action alerts.

Plus, CBD has made major strides in PCGC’s home state of Arizona, including a ban on new uranium mining claims for 20 years on the doorstep to Grand Canyon National Park.

“The Center for Biological Diversity has been fighting for Arizona's wildlife and wild places for more than three decades. From jaguars to the Sonora chub, every day we're battling to save our state's stunning landscapes and remarkable biodiversity. Our roots are here and we love this beautiful, fragile place,” said Taylor McKinnon, CBD Southwest Director. “We deeply appreciate the support of the Phoenix Collective Giving Circle for pulling together these funds and helping us continue the work to protect Arizona’s plants and animals, clean air and water. It's never been more important.”

According to CBD, our planet is losing about one species every hour and 1 million species are in imminent risk of collapse in the coming decades.

“We are proud to support a nonprofit that is a protector of life on Earth,” said PCGC co-founder Caitlin King Khoury. “Our hope is that this inspires more people to get involved with CBD and in collective giving!”

PCGC will provide a matching gift to CBD's April 4 Arizona Gives Day campaign, which accepts gifts from the general public.

Launched in November 2021, PCGC comprises Arizonans who are inspired to create positive change in our community. Members convene quarterly, with each member donating a minimum of $400 annually – $100 per quarter – to a pool of funds for distribution to hand-selected nonprofit organizations. Currently, at 21 members, PCGC aims to grow its membership to have an even greater impact. Join today!

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