The Arizona Department of Transportation said charities in the state benefit greatly from drivers who purchase specialty license plates.
The specialty plates are designed with the intention of raising money for nonprofits and charity groups and have been highly effective in the past. In 2015, the plates were responsible for generating $6.5 million for charities.
Among the 60 specialty plates available in Arizona, most are related to a charitable organization, though some are connected with public services. Nonprofit organizations are required to pay $32,000 for the production and program costs of the plates.
Last year, the specialty plate promoting the the Arizona Cardinals raised more than $1.08 million for Cardinals Charities and its beneficiaries.
Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwell said his organization has a number of beneficiaries and believes that the plates are an encouraging indicator of his organization's health. "Seeing so many vehicles on the road displaying their Cardinals plates is fantastic, and the display of support is incredibly gratifying," Bidwell said, "But even more meaningful is knowing the type of impact that the project is having on Cardinals Charities and, in turn, so many worthy causes throughout the state."
The various specialty plates offered by the state can be found on the Arizona Department of Transportation's website.