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Giving Programs 

You can be a part of the magic.

Help us provide remarkable experiences. Whether in the audience, on the stage or behind the curtain, our donors play a vital role in our ability to continue to provide remarkable experiences for young aspiring performers.


Annual Target


Individual Giving

Supportive people just like you donate amounts ranging from $1 to $10,000. This support is critical to PYT’s ability to continue with exceptional live theatre.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support from foundations, government agencies, corporations and small businesses play an important role in our ability to sustain the quality of our programming.

What Happens When You Donate?

Not only will your dollars make it possible for Phoenix Youth Theatre to bring back our robust programming, but cast members who fundraise can receive a whole bunch of goodies, too!

Have more questions? View Our FAQs

Classes Programming

We can add more class offerings to train our student's in every aspect of performing and prepare them for the big stage.

More Shows

We can compliment our flagship productions by adding level-specific additional shows throughout the season.

Early Ticket Access

Cast members can earn Phoenix Rising list status and gain access at the box office to purchase tickets before general ticketing.

Branding Outreach

Businesses who donate to PYT receive a variety of benefits like playbill ad space and social media acknowledgments.

Do you shop with Amazon?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support PYT every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to PYT and is available at You can activate it with one or two clicks— an easy way to support PYT and the performing arts. For more information, view our FAQ below.


Frequently Asked Questions

General and Tax

Why does PYT fundraise?

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, donors play a vital role in Phoenix Youth Theatre’s ability to expand the breadth and depth of its programming and build a sustainable future.

Between grants and donations, youth theatres across the valley fundraise between $100,000 to $950,000 annually. PYT has steady growth in mind and a balanced approach to our long term goals. We are currently seeking multiple grants, building relationships with local businesses and establishing community fundraising.

Although Phoenix Youth Theatre isn’t new, becoming a 501(c)3 has opened up many new doors—and theatre curtains! Thank you for being part of our nonprofit beginning.

Do you have a Matching Program?

We believe in finding partners who want to create force-multiplying opportunities for a greater good and fully support Phoenix Youth Theatre. By working directly with our partners who provide matching sponsorship dollars, we are able to encourage donors to double their impact while promoting your brand.

Is my donation tax deductible?

All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Thank you for considering making a gift to PYT. We simply couldn’t do it without you. It’s true! Without the generous support from our friends, PYT could not produce the top-quality performing arts programming you have come to know, expect and love.

Phoenix Youth Theatre
16621 N 91st St, STE 103,
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
Tax ID #: 86-3978427

How does the Cares Act affect my donation?

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

Check the questions below and visit the IRS information page to learn more.

Can my C Corporation donate?

The law now permits C corporations to apply an increased corporate limit of 25% of taxable income for charitable contributions of cash they make during calendar-year 2021. Normally, the maximum allowable deduction is limited to 10% of a corporation’s taxable income.

I DON'T itemize my tax return. Can I still donate?

The CARES act permits taxpayers to claim a limited deduction on their 2021 federal income tax returns for cash contributions.
These taxpayers, including married individuals filing separate returns, can claim a deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions during 2021. The maximum deduction is $600 for married individuals filing joint returns.

I DO itemize my tax return. Can I still donate?

Taxpayers who itemize can generally claim a deduction for charitable contributions. The deduction is typically limited to 20% to 60% of their adjusted gross income and varies depending on the type of contribution and the type of charity.
The law now allows taxpayers to apply up to 100% of their AGI, for calendar-year 2021.

Amazon Smile

What is the AmazonSmile Charity Lists program?

AmazonSmile Charity Lists is a meaningful and easy way for you to shop and donate items directly to charities in need.

How do I shop with AmazonSmile?

To activate PYT as your chosen Amazon Smile charity, simply click this link on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile and search for Phoenix Youth Theatre in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu. On your web browser, you can add a bookmark to PYT’s charity profile at to make it even easier to return and start your shopping with AmazonSmile.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. If on a desktop computer, please make sure you click our link before beginning your shopping.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

Can I receive a tax deduction for amounts donated from my purchases on AmazonSmile?

Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and are not tax-deductible by you.

Meet our Volunteer Committee

Rebecca Guglielmo

Director of Major Gifts

Deborah Bernard

Grant Writer

Bettina Reiter

Special Events Coordinator

Kathy Crouse

Special Events Coordinator

Have questions?

Our team is waiting to help you with any questions you may have regarding donations, sponsorship, or volunteering.


Phoenix Youth Theatre

16033 N 77th St, Suite C

Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260


Phoenix Youth Theatre is a proud 501(c)(3) – EIN 86-3978427 – charitable nonprofit offering musical theatre training (dance, acting, and singing classes) and top-class shows for children of all ages, in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona, and online all over the world.

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