Network Partners

Helios Education Foundation


Helios Education Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals in Arizona and Florida to succeed in postsecondary education. Created through the sale of Southwest Student Services Corporation, a student loan services company, our roots are in education and in helping individuals gain access to postsecondary programs. The Foundation’s community investments are made across three impact areas: Early Childhood Education, the Transition Years and Postsecondary Education Success. Since inception in 2004, the Foundation has invested millions of dollars in education-related programs and initiatives across both states.

National College Access Network (NCAN)


NCAN’s mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams. AzCAN is a member of this important national organization. Information and research can be found on their website.

Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona Community Foundation’s mission is to lead, serve and collaborate to mobilize enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona. ACF and its Affiliates steward the gifts placed in their care with an eye toward permanence and growth, and from the investment earnings on the endowment, award millions of dollars in grants and scholarships every year.

The Burton Family Foundation

The Burton Family Foundation, founded by Christy and Daryl Burton, is a supporting organization under the Arizona Community Foundation. The Burton Family Foundation provides funding for college and career readiness opportunities for underserved high school students, academic research, and scholarships.