4 Areas of Community Impact

Providing education for kids, activities for youth, and opportunities for adults in urban Phoenix.

Neighbors at Work

Assisting at-risk young adults in obtaining and maintaining employment, helping them reach self-sufficiency through employment training and life skills development.

Neighborhood Family Services

Serving families in our community by providing basics like food & clothing, as well as parenting support & counseling services.

Neighborhood Spiritual Development

Providing opportunities and programs for people of all ages in our community to encounter Jesus and to grow in their faith journey.

Education for Life

Offering comprehensive education assistance like mentoring, tutoring, scholarships, and more to help our youth grow, develop, and succeed.

Welcome To Neighborhood Ministries

Founded in 1982, Neighborhood Ministries is a hub of community activity where the basic necessities of life are joyfully met, including providing a safe place for youth to engage in sports, activities, and the arts. Whole generations of families have forever been changed by being shown a way out of the cycle of poverty that grips most urban communities.

Our Mission:

To be the presence of Jesus Christ, sharing his life-transforming hope, love, and power among distressed families of urban Phoenix to ignite their passion for God and His Kingdom.

The results have been nothing short of miraculous and a testimony of the power of Jesus Christ to transform people using the faithful passion and work of Founder and President Kit Danley and scores of faithful employees and volunteers making daily differences.

Wayne & Kit Danley Scholarship 100% Endowment Match

"The Dream Carries On"

Through the Wayne and Kit Danley Scholarship Fund, YOU have provided 46 scholarships totaling more than $760,000.

The great news is any gift, big or small, makes TWICE THE IMPACT in the lives of the students we serve — up to $500,000 with our matching challenge.

A Faithful Welcome

Nueva Esperanza welcome center capital campaign

Our Fundraising Goal Is To Raise $804,943


The new building, which will replace the former metal shed building, will serve as a safe and welcoming space for children who arrive and are placed in our care. This space will be the hub where all services run for them. Foster parents will drop off and pick up the children for a little rest throughout the week. The kids in our care will be immersed in a school which fosters curiosity and wonder. This will be the first school they have ever attended for many of them. They will also receive clinical services like counseling/play therapy and meet with their case manager, who will walk them through the process of being placed with their sponsor here in the United States.


Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

All donations by state residents to Neighborhood Ministries are eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Individuals can give up to $421, while joint-filing married couples can give up to $841. The credit is dollar-for-dollar, meaning every dollar given will reduce state taxes owed by the same amount. Our QCO Code is: 20240

Latest Updates

Neighborhood Ministries – Daisy – 40 Stories

Meet Daisy Fernandez.  Her story reminds us that the simple act of an invitation opens up the possibilities of a life transformed. Each person she names in this testimonial was someone who showed up for her, at a particular time in her life, inviting her into the space that changed her. Her neighbor’s invite, Nadine’s invite, Googoos’…

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Your Legacy in 2023

I want to tell you a beautiful story, one in which you played a big part. It begins with our LEGACY PROGRAMS … the ones I often tell you about: Kids Club in the summer, Kids and Youth outreach programs during the school year, and all the ways we serve our historic families that have…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Christmas Appeal

The precious gift of the holidays are before us. Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the holy moments in between and after. We love this time of year and we choose gratitude. Psalm 107:1, 8: “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His compassion and lovingkindness endure forever! Let them give thanks to…

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