Fulton Homes and The Fulton Family Foundation







Ira Fulton was always a success at whatever he undertook, and he has also always recognized the importance and value of giving back. As he explains, “When you look at history, you realize we are here for just a second, a twinkle of time and you learn we can do things to make the world a better place.”

Ira Fulton and Fulton Homes are committed to responsible corporate citizenship and helping improve the quality of life for everyone. This public responsibility is seen as essential to the business and they actively seek out partnerships with those agencies that respond to community needs by developing and implementing innovative solutions.

Fulton Homes donates over 60% of its profits every year to many worthwhile causes around the country. Some of the benefiting recipients of these investment dollars include Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute, as well as numerous local organizations in and around the Phoenix area. Fulton Homes and the Fulton Family Foundation focus giving in the following areas: education, water safety solutions, health and human services organizations and family services.

Agencies that have an interest in partnering with us must meet our requirements. These are:

  • 501(c)(3) status.
  • Organizations must not discriminate by race, creed, gender, ethnicity, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law.
  • No political, fraternal, or veteran’s organizations.
  • No individuals.

If you meet these requirements and would like to be contacted by Fulton Homes and/or the Fulton Family Foundation, you can fill in our Non-profit submission form at: http://www.fultonhomes.com/news/fulton-foundation/non-profit-submission-form

All information is gathered for contact purposes only.

Fulton Gives Back – Character Counts

reid mauriceThe Fulton Homes Foundation efforts focus on children, water safety, animal safety, and youth education among other areas. The team at Fulton Homes also believes that bricks and cement may create a home’s foundation, but honesty and character build a solid foundation for young adults. Programs such as Character Counts recognize and reward middle and high school student athletes who demonstrate outstanding character and good sportsmanship.

The Tempe-based homebuilder partners with KTAR Sports Radio 620 for the Fulton Homes Character Counts program. KTAR listeners are encouraged to nominate a 12- to 17-year-old student athlete who has exhibited character. Beginning in November and continuing through April, one winner from all of the nominees will be chosen each month to win a $100 gift certificate to Sports Authority. Each monthly winner – or “Good Sport” – will be interviewed on video by Ron Wolfley, and is featured both on-air and online.

At the end of the school year a celebratory banquet will is held for the top 12 finalists who exemplified true character and good sportsmanship, and one athlete will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship courtesy of Fulton Homes.

This Year’s winner was Reid Maurice, who will be starting his senior year at Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix. Maurice, who plays on the baseball team at his high school, said he trains year-round for baseball, working to continually improve as an athlete.

The summer before his junior year, Reid and his 21-year-old brother, Ethan, rode their bicycles across the country to raise money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The two brothers pedaled from Virginia to Oregon and raised $96,000 for the hospital. Maurice said they chose PCH because Ethan was treated there four years prior for a life-threatening illness.

“Character is not something a person is born with; we must take responsibility to form and mold it,” Doug Fulton, Fulton Homes CEO, said. “This program acknowledges the many young adults in our community who are excelling in both sports and in their own lives. Fulton Homes is proud to recognize good character in our young adults and the outstanding model of character they are exhibiting for others.”

Doing For Others

8243548_SFor most of us, this is a special time of year, with family gatherings, celebrations with friends, and decorations and food taking up our time and thoughts.

For some people, however, the holiday season is no pleasure. Lack of funds, family issues, or the loss of a loved one can make the holidays a challenge to survive rather than something to enjoy. Amidst your fun activities, this is a good time of year to add helping others to your holiday list. Here are a few suggestions.

Donate to a food bank or rescue shelter. With the economy still down, many people rely on this type of assistance and these services are stretched to the limit. By donating food and dollars, you can make a difference for people and families not as fortunate as yours.

When giving, think of holiday needs. Rather than digging through your pantry for those cans of olives no one wants to eat, shop for special holiday non-perishables, or donate a turkey at one of the local turkey drives.

Adopt a family: Many non-profit organizations have families of people in financial trouble that could use a hand. You generally get a list of ages and genders of family members, along with some things on their wish lists. It can be a fun family experience to shop for another family, choosing special things to make their holiday brighter.

Donate your time: Hospitals and nursing homes have rooms full of lonely people who would love a visit and maybe a few homemade cookies. Shut-ins often receive holiday meals, and by volunteering to deliver some you can brighten someone’s day with your visit. Often you are the only person they will see that day, so taking the time to chat and say cheering words can make a world of difference.

Take a few minutes to think about how fortunate you are, and then you may want to help others feel fortunate too.