Meet Your Sun City West Organizations
Recreation Centers of Sun City West is a not-for-profit 501(c)4 responsible for operating $130 million worth of amenities including seven golf courses and four recreation centers. They are not your city government and do not have jurisdiction over traditional city services such as trash pick-up, water services, police protection, roads, etc. They are governed by a board of nine volunteer resident members elected to set policy and hire a general manager to carry out those policies. The Rec Center oversees the library, the Village Store, the Sports Pavilion, Chartered Clubs and CC&R enforcement of age violations. The Rec Centers is not affiliated with PORA.
Administrative Office: 623-544-6120 suncitywest.com
PORA (Sun City West Property Owners and Residents Association) is a non-profit organization serving the interests of the unincorporated community of Sun City West. All membership and business service fees support PORA’s efforts in being the Voice of Good Government in Sun City West.
PORA maintains offices for the Visitors Center and Arizona Office of Tourism, Consumer Services, CC&R’s, Arizona State Attorney General satellite office, U.S. Senator and Representative satellite office, Tax Assessor, Association of Condominiums and Homeowners, and PORA Adult Learning.
PORA’s Board of Directors serve voluntarily, and look after the interests of Sun City West by working with state, county, and local authorities on issues impacting the community.
Administrative Office: 623-584-4288 porascw.org
Sun City West Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, offers three sources of aid to the community:
- Helping Hands loans, FREE of charge, medical equipment as needed and baby furniture to use when little ones come to visit. Your generous donations sustain this program
- Banquet and Room Rentals are available for your special events and meetings at a nominal fee.
Administrative Office: 623-584-6851 scwfoundation.org
Sheriff’s Posse of Sun City West is a group of volunteers who fall under the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The Posse acts as extra eyes and ears in the community by patrolling our streets, providing medical and motorist assists, maintaining a key holder database, vacation watch, search and rescue, and Neighborhood Watch. The Posse relies exclusively on donations and volunteers to keep the community safe.
Administrative Office: 623-584-5808 scwposse.com
PRIDES (Particular Residents Involved Doing Environmental Services) was organized in 1982 when it became evident that people would be needed to maintain the community according to the high standards that residents expected. PRIDES shares a building with Helping Hands where they maintain a stable of golf cars and maintenance equipment to do their job. PRIDES volunteers help to maintain 26 miles of streets, sweeping gutters, curbs and sidewalks. They trim shrubs and trees, rake the rocks and pick up trash along public boulevards. Volunteers also maintain irrigation systems as well as the Posse and Foundation grounds. This all-volunteer organization is supported with donations.
Benevilla provides free health and human services to the community. Services such as transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping assistance, handyman services and so much more are available. Various support groups and free educational events are also held regularly at Benevilla’s Sun City West office located at 13576 Camino del Sol, #22.
Administrative Office: 623-584-4999 benevilla.org
North County Fire & Medical District Provides services through an automatic-aid contract with other area fire agencies in which the closest unit responds to an emergency. Funded through secondary property taxes, the district provides fire, rescue, emergency medical and hazard mitigation services. In case of a community-wide emergency, the Fire District, working with Maricopa County Emergency Services, would take the lead in organization the emergency response.
Administrative Office: 623-544-5400 ncfmd.az.gov
Sun Health Foundation – For nearly 50 years, Sun Health Foundation has been committed to bringing healthy living and superior health care to the Northwest Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Today, Sun Health Foundation is honored to continue in its role as the philanthropic link between the community and Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute. The Foundation is also the driving force behind Sun Health’s community wellness and education programs and services.
Administrative Office: 623-832-5330 sunhealthfoundation.org
The Community Fund of Sun City West is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides confidential financial assistance to residents of Sun City West. Founded in 1982 this all-volunteer group has no paid staff and no office—just a post office box and a telephone hotline. The Personal Needs Committee answers calls, sets up appointments for interviews and determines if the resident’s needs qualify and meet assistance guidelines. The Community Fund’s budget is entirely determined by the residents of Sun City West, clubs and business organizations and their donations. It is not affiliated with the SCW Foundation, the Recreation Centers of SCW, PORA, or the United Way.
Hotline – 623-546-1122. communityfundsuncitywest.org
Sun City West Consortium – Our Neighbor Network (ONN) is an online resource of social services that meet the needs of Sun City West residents at varying stages of life. Created by the Sun City West Consortium, ONN is designed as a single, easy to access and easy to navigate compilation of resources. This website is designed to be used by residents themselves, as well as by caring friends, neighbors and family members who may be helping residents locate agencies that can provide the services they need.
The Consortium is comprised of 11 Northwest Valley organizations: Benevilla, Community Fund, SCW Foundation, Fire District, Northwest Valley Connect, PORA, PRIDES, Recreation Centers, Sheriff’s Posse, Sun Health and TORCH Citizens Academy. These organizations came together to ensure the already existing services are more easily accessed, and that any gaps in services can be readily identified.
Contact: 623-832-4666 connect60plus.com/Community/SunCityWest