The Board of Visitors Grants $25,000 to Circle the City

Award to support women and elderly at local respite centers

PHOENIX – March 9, 2023 – The Board of Visitors, Arizona’s oldest and most respected women’s charitable organization, has awarded a $25,000 grant to Phoenix-based Circle the City. The award was granted on Tuesday, Feb. 28 along with 26 local donations to nonprofits serving the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly.

The grant award from The Board of Visitors will help serve women and seniors at Circle the City’s two medical respite centers in Phoenix. “Our grant recipients improve the lives of the most vulnerable in our community,” said Molly Bland, Chairman of The Board of Visitors. “We are grateful for the success of our Care Card program, Annual Fashion Show Luncheon and Annual Charity Ball. Our generous supporters and dedicated BOV members allow us to continue our 115-year legacy of philanthropy.”

The Board of Visitors has been raising funds for more than 100 years to support nonprofits in the greater Phoenix community that serve the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. The journey began in 1908, with 16 women volunteering to visit patients at St. Luke’s Home, a tuberculosis sanatorium. These volunteers become The Board of Visitors who in addition to visiting patients began raising funds for the sanitorium which eventually became St. Luke’s Hospital. When the hospital sold in 1996, The Board of Visitors became a 501(c)(3) and continued fundraising for the healthcare needs of the community.

This year, The Board of Visitors 2023 Grant recipients include: About Care, Arizona Autism United, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley, Boys and Girls Hope Arizona, Cancer Support Center Arizona, Central Arizona Shelter Services, Child Crisis Arizona, Circle the City, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Esperança, Feeding Matters, Horses Help, Kid in the Corner, Mission of Mercy, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Raising Special Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities, St Joseph’s Foundation, Saving Amy, Southwest Human Development, The Board of Visitors Ryan House, The Joy Bus, The Society of St. Vincent De Paul, UPWARD for Children and Families, Valleywise Health Foundation and Care Card recipient, Foundation for Blind Children.

The Board of Visitors is now accepting grant applications for 2024. Please visit its website at for more information.

 About The Board of Visitors

Established in 1908, The Board of Visitors is the oldest women’s charitable organization in the state of Arizona. Since its inception, The Board of Visitors has granted over $25 million to local nonprofit organizations in the greater Phoenix community serving the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. For more information, please visit

 About Circle the City:

Circle the City provides outpatient care, respite care, mobile medical care, street medicine and hospital health navigators to individuals facing homelessness.  Circle the City provides services to support patients in their self-management to achieve medical and social stability.