Your Gift Matters

Helping Hands Giving

Every day, the GVR Foundation makes Green Valley Recreation, Inc. (GVR) and the Green Valley Community better in tangible and heartfelt ways, inspired by the mission of the foundation to: Enrich the lives of GVR members and community residents through advocacy, programs and financial support that promote health and wellness in Green Valley, Arizona.

As a donor, volunteer or friend of the foundation, you make this possible through your gifts of support.
Just some examples of our good work include providing financial assistance to GVR members facing hardships in paying their dues. Since 1995, more than 700 grants were awarded to GVR members, providing relief when they were struggling financially. This is done through contributions to the Member Assistance Program (MAP). The GVR Foundation is working to strengthen and enhance the MAP program.

The GVR Foundation is the parent organization for the Southern Arizona Senior Games, presented by Green Valley Recreation, Inc. This annual three-week long event in March for adults 50+ years of age features more than 30 different sport and recreation competitions – some for serious competitors and others more for the fun of it! In 2015, the Senior Games attracted more than 1,000 participants and volunteers from 37 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico.

Giving Options

There are many options to choose from when giving through the GVR Foundation. Start achieving impact where it matters to you with a gift today; or leave a lasting legacy of caring for your community with a planned, matching, corporate or outright gift.

GVR Seniors

Annual Fund

Our Annual Campaign allows us to do more. The GVR Foundation Annual Campaign is the footing for our organization. The engine that drives program enhancement, facility improvement and expanded activities and learning opportunities that enable us to provide services and opportunities to our community.

Annual Fund support funds the Members Assistance Program, our collaborative program with Casa Community Services, Aging Mastery Program, lecture series and internship program.

Planned Charitable Giving

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a wonderful way to support the GVR Foundation over time. Donors who include the Foundation in their estate planning become part of a very special group. This group of donors ensures the long-term growth and stability of the GVR Foundation.

Giving plans can be structured according to your needs and philanthropic intent. For example, you can make an outright gift of cash or securities, a pledge, a bequest in your will or you can choose a vehicle such as a charitable trust.

The following are some of the more common ways to give to the GVR Foundation and qualify for income, gift and estate tax benefits.
There are many different ways to establish a planned gift. The GVR Foundation can work with you and your financial advisors to create a planned gift that meets your personal and charitable giving goals.

Steps to Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

If you would like to match your gift through your employer’s matching gift program, please fill out the appropriate paperwork and mail it to us at the address below. Your human resources department can be helpful in locating the appropriate paperwork.
GVR Foundation
PO Box 1553
Green Valley, AZ 85622

Corporate Giving

Corporate Giving

We are fortunate to be located in a region that is home to organizations and trademarks that represent creativity, innovation and a commitment to human health and well-being. All of these are an important part of what we reinforce with our membership in Green Valley – in fact, they underline our mission to: Enrich the lives of GVR members and community residents through advocacy, programs and financial support that promote health and wellness in Green Valley, Arizona.

Green Valley Recreation, Inc. is proud of the role that they have played the economy of our region. The GVR Foundation now takes the reins in enhancing current programming and outreach to help further our membership, community, and economy and to strengthen community wellbeing.
With this mutual interest in keeping our community vital and thriving, The GVR Foundation seeks support from the corporate community for the following programs:
• Southern Arizona Senior Games
• GVR Lecture Series
• Sunset Serenades Music Series
• GVR Live!

Outright Gifts of cash, bonds, real estate

Outright Gifts

• Cash
• Appreciated securities: stocks, bonds, mutual funds
• Real estate: personal residence, multi-family and land
• Closely-held stock/Business Interest
• Life Insurance
• Royalties
• Tangible property: artwork, musical instruments, jewelry and other valuables (for auction)
• Charitable remainder trust
• Charitable lead trust
• Life estate gifts
• Bequests

GVR Foundation Volunteer


Click to Download the Volunteer Form
Do you have some time to give? Volunteers are the heartbeat of an organization. They add energy, ideas and manpower that is invaluable in the non-profit world. Volunteers are needed for event support, research, grant writing, publication distribution and communications.

Words of Thanks

Senior woman with cat

“I have only praise and extreme thanks to the donors of the Members Assistance Program. I have been widowed for two years and my sole income is from Social Security. I am sure there are other members in my predicament, and MAP is an enormous help and relief.”

“MAP helped me recover mentally and physically after a very sudden, serious medical emergency. Although I had insurance, many were not covered and I faced a mountain of bills. I live on a fixed income, and have no family to help me. It took a big burden off my shoulders.”

“Just know that I am grateful and consider it a blessing that there are people in GVR who do make a difference for those of us in need.”
Your support helps to make Green Valley an exceptional place to live, learn and retire – and a place that continues to support our membership and community.

If you are considering making a gift to the Foundation, here are the following ways in which you can make a gift.

More Ways to Give

Frys Community Rewards Program

Fry’s Community Rewards – Fry’s Corporation is committed to helping our local community grow and prosper. Each year a portion of your grocery receipts may be contributed to eligible community non-profits. The GVR Foundation is now eligible. To benefit the foundation, you must have a Fry’s VIP card and register online. Click Here to sign up.
Register or sign in to your card account number. Then click “enroll now” under the Community Rewards’ text to link GVR Foundation to your account, select our organization by searching for GVR Foundation or enter our organization number #68048. When our name comes up, fill in the dot next to our name. Quarterly, FRY’s will total all of the receipts for the foundation and send us a statement and a check.

At Amazon Smile, you shop on Amazon like you normally do, and when you make a purchase Amazon will donate 0.5% of that purchase to the charitable organization you choose.
Amazon is supporting over a million non-profits, and the GVR Foundation is one of them. The process is easy, just visit: and shop as usual. You will be asked to support a charity first, and if you type in “GVR Foundation”, it will bring our name up.

You will be taking advantage of the same normally low prices that Amazon offers. There is no markup – the donation comes directly from Amazon to our organization. 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazonsmile purchases will be donated to the GVR Foundation.
Visit and register to support the GVR Foundation!

Amazon Smile Program

Jim Click Automotive

Jim Click Dealership in Green Valley offers GVR members and staff “employee pricing” new and used vehicles plus additions (excludes specialty vehicles and marked down pricing); 10% parts and labor discount on major service repairs (excludes routine maintenance, lube/oil/filer, tire rotation, brakes, tune-up, etc., and menu priced services including tire replacement) and cannot be combined with any advertised offers. Proof of eligibility must be presented at time of write-up with Service Advisor.

With every new or used vehicle purchased by a GVR member or employee, Jim Click Automotive will donate $100 to the GVR Foundation. The Foundation, GVR and Jim Click all share a mutual understanding of the importance of supporting economic development, the needs of our members and the community at large and helping to enrich the lives of residents in Green Valley. This program helps us, together, to meet these goals.