Best of Heart winners of the 100 Best Arizona Companies know it’s not about rules — it’s about building and preserving relationships. While some companies (especially nonprofits) have caring as part of their mission, others just understand that if the company cares, it will prosper. The following list includes companies with heart and soul infused into their work. The Best of Heart category is described as:
“Through building relationships with employees, customers, and in the community, these companies show how much they care.”
Everyone benefits when working with companies like these — companies that care, companies with heart.
Meet the Best of Heart Winners for 2022
- Arizona Charter Academy
- Arizona Diamondbacks
- ASU Enterprise Partners
- Banner Health
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona
- Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Phoenix
- Family Life Radio
- Farmers Insurance
- Grand Canyon University
- Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
- Learning A-Z
- Lovitt & Touche
- Make-A-Wish Arizona
- Orchard Medical Consulting
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital
- Spear Education
Arizona Charter Academy
ACA’s mission for the past 20 years is to build future leaders who will make a positive impact on their communities. Anchoring on the values of grit, results, excellence, accountability, and thoughtfulness, the organization seeks to close academic gaps and empower all students and help them find their voice, so that one day they can pass it forward.
For ACA, excelling in school is not just all about numbers — success means being culturally aware and developing respect for themselves and other people. The school has received a A+ rating from the AZ Department of Education, maintained its status as a Top Company to Work For in Arizona for seven years in a row, and was named to the 2021 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies list.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have made their way onto Arizona’s Most Admired Companies list eight times — and for good reason. This elite baseball team is committed to serving the community, especially the needs of the youth. Through the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, the team supports youth baseball field developments and sports outreach programs throughout Arizona, with initiatives that include the D-back Give Back Youth Jersey Program, Mike Kennedy Field Building Program, and Nicole Hazen Fund for Hope.
They also partnered with the University of Phoenix to provide $5,000 grants for innovative education projects and with Chase to offer free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lessons to students and their families. The Diamondbacks’ community and youth building projects are a multitude, and this is why they belong in our list of Best of Heart companies that care.
In addition to being a caring company to work for, this team has brought home the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2014-19 Million Dollar Circle of Excellence award and 2017 Corporation of the Year. They’ve been honored with the United Nations’ 2010 NGO Positive Peace Award, and have received the American Association for Access, Equity, & Diversity’s 2017 Champion of Diversity Award.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Phoenix
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America aim to make cancer care and treatment convenient for every patient. With 24/7 availability at the Phoenix center, you never have to wait for the care you deserve. Make treatment stress-free with a visit to the CTCA Phoenix location.
CTCA goes beyond just accessible treatment and works endlessly to discover and offer emerging cancer treatments. The CTCA team is a patient-focused entity that strives to provide the best care available. Bold and courageous in their approach, this is a team for medical professionals looking to make an innovative and positive impact on the community. If you’re ready to join a hardworking, patient-oriented team, look no further than their current openings.
CBRE takes to heart the values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence, placing a prime consideration for diversity and building long-term relationships that connect people and opportunities. BestCompaniesAZ has recognized CBRE as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 12 consecutive years.
While it seeks profitable outcomes for its clients, CBRE also stays true to its commitment to ethical standards, ensuring a zero-tolerance approach to questionable supplier practices and always remembering it is best to exercise care and kindness across all transactions big or small. It’s this commitment to best practices that won CBRE its 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies® title by Ethisphere. In 2021, CBRE was also the top real estate company on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies list for the third consecutive year.
Family Life Radio
Family Life Radio strives to change the way the world lives, encouraging listeners to live an intentional life in Christ. Over its 56 years of ministry, Family Life Radio has been named one of the Best Christian Workplaces and Rated Four Stars through Charity Navigator.
The 41 Christian radio stations aim to ignite transformation through faith affirmation and inspiration. This caring company wants every listener to live their best life full of hope and intention. Grow closer to God while inspiring others with a career at Family Life Radio.
Serving the community for more than 90 years, Farmers Insurance® has earned many accolades, including recognition on PEOPLE’s Companies That Care 2021 list, Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2021, Arizona’s 2021 Most Admired Companies, Top Companies to Work For in Arizona 2021, and more. Farmers® makes its way to our list of organizations that care not only because its culture is founded on inclusion, but also because of its community outreach initiatives.
Farmers® volunteer management platform has helped make it possible to work with dozens of nonprofit organizations to help build stronger and more connected communities. Farmers provides many resources to help support its employees, including through the Farmers Family Fund that enables the Farmers community to respond when employees experience significant financial hardship.
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
Habitat for Humanity’s mission brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Companies who volunteer and donate benefit too. By partnering with Habitat, a company demonstrates its commitment to the local community in a direct and highly visible way.
As employees join forces to build together, they also build their own teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. The partnership between Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, local corporations, and families in need benefits the whole community.
At Spear Education, their mission is to help dentists and their teams pursue and achieve great dentistry. Spear believes that every single member is an essential part of the team. This is greatly reflected in the exceptional STRIVE values that Spear Education holds at its core — to be Service-Oriented, Trustworthy, Responsible, Innovative, Vested, and Empowering. In 2021, Spear received the impressive Great Place to Work certification. For the third year in a row, Spear was also named both a Top Companies to Work for in Arizona and one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies.Spear Education fits well into our Best of Heart list not only for its diverse and inclusive workplace culture but also for its huge contributions to the community. In 2021, Spear hosted the first Annual Diversity in Dentistry Youth Summit in partnership with the non-profit, Diversity in Dentistry Mentorships.
Through Spear Cares, a volunteer program open to all employees, the company helped uplift the lives of thousands of locals by partnering with non-profit organizations. Spear Cares has helped Arizona communities in a variety of ways. They raised $6,988 for the Dig Deep Navajo Water Project; provided more than 200 Back-To-School Backpacks to Esperança; donated $500 and delivered cards to troops and first responders through Operation Gratitude; and purchased 60 gifts worth more than $2,800 for three families through Phoenix Children’s Hospital Adopt-A-Family.
Spear is headquartered in Scottsdale and currently looking for a variety of remote eligible roles such as: Business Development Manager, Director of Sales, Customer Success Manager, and more. Learn more about Spear Education here.
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