We recognize that caring for the needs of older adults reaches beyond the individual to the entire family. Not only do our well-established services offer assistance to older adult clients, but many programs address the ongoing needs of caregivers and families.

Benevilla 2022 Ending Net Assets: $12,375,436


Our Mission

Benevilla. Enriching Lives.


Benevilla holds these values as most important for its organization:

– compassion
– high-quality service
– integrity and honesty
– collaboration


A better quality of life for everyone at every age.


Started by and for our community in 1981, Benevilla enriches lives of West Valley residents by serving older adults, adults with disabilities, children and the families who care for them.

Our History


Benevilla was created as a not-for-profit organization in 1981 by citizens of the Sun Cities area out of concern that local services were not readily available to the community’s residents. Their mission was to promote health and independence by providing supportive services to their neighbors.

Then, a group of 30 volunteers helping with errands and home care services and a handful of employees; today, a network of Life Enrichment Day Programs, various support and educational services, a comprehensive care-management programs and social activities – all supported by more than 500 volunteers and 100+ employees – that seek to help keep people independent and in their own homes.

By building a caring community of neighbors helping neighbors, Benevilla is able to provide extensive support services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and the families who care for them.

Benevilla programs are supported through donations from individuals, congregations, service clubs, and corporations. These generous individuals and organizations ensure we can meet the needs of our community today and in the future.



Benevilla holds their programs, services, staff and volunteers to the highest quality of care. We are honored to have received many awards, accreditations and certifications throughout the years.


2021: Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating

12 Who Care Award2017: 12 News

12 Who Care Honoree

2016: Phoenix Business Journal

Michelle Dionisio, Most Admired Leaders

2015: Westmarc Best of the West

Award for Quality of Life Enhancement

2015: Legacy Award Nonprofit of the Year

City of Surprise Chamber of Commerce

2015: Phoenix Business Journal

2015 Top Tech Exec Award

2014: Piper Trust Encore Prize for Exceptional Organizations

2014: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s ATLAS Award

2014: EideBailly Honorable Mention

Birt’s Bistro

2014: Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Nonprofit of the Year

2014: Generation’s United America’s Best Intergenerational Community

2013: West Valley Women Woman of the Year

Michelle Dionisio

2013: Arizona InterFaith Movement Golden Rule Nonprofit Award

2013: Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce

Nonprofit of the Year

2009: Best of the West

2007-2008: SSCIP Award of Excellence

2003: Dr. R Alice Drought Caring Spirit Awards

Community Award of Excellence

2002: Telly Award

2002: Best of the West

1999: Best of the West

1996: SCW Business & Professional Assoc. Around the World Parade

Honorable Mention

1996 Rotary Service

Organization of the Year