Specialty license plates help provide a voice to more than just the driver

Specialty license plates help provide a voice to more than just the driver

By Bill Lamoreaux / ADOT Communications
July 18, 2023
A collage of the images of many Arizona specialty license plates.

You may have seen vehicles with an Arizona Cardinals plate, Phoenix Suns plate or Veterans plate – maybe one with the Special Olympics Arizona logo on it. Clearly, the vehicles’ owners support the team or organization displayed on the plate. But did you know that the plate supports the organization’s charitable efforts as well? 

There are nearly 100 specialty license plates that can put that special customized touch on your vehicle and show who you support. These plates also have a positive impact across Arizona, with $17 from each going to a designated charity or nonprofit. More than $12 million went to these charitable causes directly from the plates during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

This year, five new and two redesigned plates are available that might speak to your hobbies or interests and help support causes close to your heart.

Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock plate shows you are a big fan of the rock star, while $17 of each plate goes to help fund the art, music and dance programs for the youth at Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers. Giving teens a safe, and free, place to find their voice and expressions.

Arizona Realtors® Homes for All plate may indicate you or your partner are a professional realtor, but $17 from that plate goes towards the Arizona REALTORS® Foundation for Housing and Community Outreach to provide charitable support to Arizona communities in establishing housing projects. 

Cancer Support for Families plate shows a saguaro glowing in front of one of the famous Arizona sunsets. Proceeds go to Cancer Support Community Arizona’s emotional and social support services for people impacted by cancer.

Diné College Warriors plate shows your connection to the Navajo Nation, and $17 from this plate goes to support and aid Diné College students in their educational pursuits and success. 

U.S. Army plate shows you or your family may have served, while $17 goes to the Army Scholarship Foundation, a worldwide non-profit which provides academic scholarships to children of soldiers and spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers who are in pursuit of their educational dreams. 

Additionally, Arizona Coyotes and the Families of Fallen Police Officers plates received a redesign. The Arizona Coyotes Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona by supporting organizations and programs that promote access to education, health and wellness and economic advancement for underserved and diverse communities. $17 from each plate goes to the Arizona Coyotes Foundation. 

The Families of Fallen Police Officers plate had a name change and will now be identified as Honoring Fallen Police Officers. $17 from each plate provides support and resources to survivors and co-workers affected by line-of-duty deaths in Arizona.

To order any specialty plate, visit Personalization can be added for an additional $25 per year.

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