176 Arizona nonprofits receive Season for Sharing grants, many to help address COVID-19 needs

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The 2020-21 Season for Sharing campaign raised $2.1 million to be shared by these 176 nonprofit agencies across Arizona. Because The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com cover all promotional and administrative costs, 100 percent of donations go to community organizations.

Grants are given to groups that help at-risk children and families, support students and teachers and serve the elderly. Many of the 250-plus grant applications this year addressed food and housing insecurity related to COVID-19.

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Here is the complete list of recipients of 2020-21 Season for Sharing grants:

A New Leaf, Mesa, $40,000

Providing crisis intervention, safe shelter, basic needs and support services for nearly 17,000 survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault in Greater Phoenix.

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids, Phoenix, $20,000

Helping support kinship caregivers as soon as they take placement of the children of relatives, ensuring an entire family is caring for children being placed in foster care.

A Stepping Stone Foundation, Phoenix, $15,000

Supporting more than 13,000 hours of two-generation education to disadvantaged families with young children, including preschool and adult education.

ACCEL, Phoenix, $7,500

Expanding job training and transition services to help 240 high school students and adults with severe disabilities so they can prepare for, acquire and maintain employment.

Act One, Phoenix, $7,500

Ensuring that participation in the arts is not sidelined during COVID-19 and that 10,000 K-12 Title 1 students can access the virtual field trip program.

AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing virtual storytelling to 500 children ages 2-8 by 50 high school students who volunteer for AGUILA Storytime.

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing food and emergency financial assistance for 300 families fighting childhood life-threatening and critical illness.

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American Red Cross, Phoenix, $20,000

Supporting services in Maricopa and Pinal counties. The Red Cross responded to 487 local disaster incidents, assisting 856 families and 2,277 individuals last year.

Area Agency on Aging, Phoenix, $10,000

Supporting 34 AmeriCorps members who provide almost 700 medical and other trips for 900 older adults in need, helping them stay safe and healthy in their own homes.

Arizona Burn Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing family members of burn victims lodging, transportation, meals and financial support while patients are treated at the Arizona Burn Center and Tucson Medical Center.

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, Scottsdale, $7,500

Providing social, emotional and financial support to 13 families managing the health and wellbeing of a loved one with pediatric cancer.

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting independence through improving the health and social connection of 300-plus Arizonans living with disabilities, including visual impairments.

Arizona Education Foundation, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing academic and recognition programs for more than half a million students, teachers and administrators in Arizona public schools in support of public education.

Arizona Food Bank Network, Phoenix, $45,000

Providing access to healthy food for children, seniors and other vulnerable populations to address food insecurity.

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping 75 children in foster care learn new skills, play sports, help close the education gap and participate in extracurricular activities that improve their lives.

Arizona Helping Hands, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing a safe place to sleep, essential items and other emergency needs for nearly 80 children in foster care as they settle into their new homes.

Arizona Housing, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing months of nutritious food, healthcare management and housing support for low-income older adult residents.

Arizona Museum of Natural History Foundation, Mesa, $7,500

Helping close education gaps for Title 1 students related to new science standards by providing quality experiences to replace field trips.

Arizona Opera’s 2020 production of "La Bohème." The company had to cancel their April production of "Ariadne auf Naxos," but has a variety of engagements available online.
Arizona Opera’s 2020 production of "La Bohème." The company had to cancel their April production of "Ariadne auf Naxos," but has a variety of engagements available online.

Arizona Opera, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting free digital and live arts education for more than 42,000 students through the Opera's education program, providing Title-1 schools with interactive cultural experiences.

Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing after-school care, education and enrichment activities for 200 low-income Phoenix children with disabilities.

Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, $15,000

Providing one year of comprehensive and engaging STEM education programming at no cost to 1,966 low-income children and 65 teachers in our community.

ASU Foundation, Tempe, $30,000

Supporting a free two-week media innovation workshop for high school students from around Arizona, helping them explore the future of news gathering and reporting.

Arizonans for Children, Tempe, $7,500

Providing a place for supervised visits between family members and abused, abandoned and neglected children in the state's foster care system.

Arouet, Phoenix, $7,500

Helping 200-plus justice-involved women successfully reunite with their families, reintegrate into communities and find jobs.

Assistance League of East Valley, Chandler, $10,000

Providing 12,462 children and homeless teens with new school uniforms/clothing, school supplies or necessities in Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler and Kyrene.

Assistance League of Phoenix, $10,000

Providing 375 Phoenix children who are growing up in extreme poverty with new wardrobes, helping them succeed in school - whether in the classroom or online.

Aster Aging, Mesa, $15,000

Providing 6,000 meals through Meals on Wheels and wellness checks to older and disabled adults in Mesa.

$2.1 million in grants: Republic readers, others donate through Season for Sharing

AZCEND, Chandler, $10,000

Providing 12,000 food boxes enough to feed 47,000 people. The food boxes will be delivered once a month to families in the Southeast Valley.

Back to School Clothing Drive, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing new school uniforms and supplies for approximately 5,000 children from low-income families in the greater Phoenix area.

Ballet Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

Engaging 50 adults with Parkinson’s disease in our Dance for Parkinson’s

Disease classes and 20 older adults in our Creative Aging program, providing tailored dance classes unique to both populations.

Banner Alzheimer's Foundation, Phoenix, $15,000

Supporting virtual support groups, education programs and life enrichment opportunities and make wellness calls to 500 persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Banner Health Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping Banner Olive Branch Senior Center's food pantry collect and distribute food and food boxes to 4,000 older adults in Sun City and surrounding communities.

Be A Leader Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

Supporting college access programs for more than 8,300 students, empowering them to pursue a higher education at more than 400 educational institutions nationwide.

Be Awesome, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting an adult-teen mentoring program for 120 at-risk youth. Mentors and mentees meet for a half hour a week through the school year and can attend after-school groups.

Benevilla, Surprise, $15,000

Providing more than 425 West Valley older adults and adults with disabilities essential services including grocery shopping, rides to medical appointments and Phone Pal calls to sustain health and independence.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing mentoring for 200 at-risk high school students.

Black Theatre Troupe, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting literacy and the arts through Books Alive!, a weekly program using arts to explore and interpret books. Students bringing the page to life theatrically.

BLOOM365, Peoria, $7,500

Increase the safety and healing process for more than 400 teen victims of abuse and violence through expanded and enhanced advocacy and peer support services.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, $15,000

Supporting educational reinforcement programs for 1,000 at-risk youth ages 5-18 who struggle for success in school.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor, Casa Grande, $7,500

Supporting the Power Hour Program that provides after-school homework help for 3,218 Pinal County youth.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley, Phoenix, $40,000

Tutoring, homework help, and educational programs helping nearly 2,400 children graduate and prepare for college and careers.

Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff, $7,500

Helping 50 teens in northern Arizona with tools to gain admittance to college, trade school or initiating their careers.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

Encouraging first-generation scholars to continue school by providing safety net funds for their families during the pandemic and to break the cycle of poverty.

Brighter Way Institute Executive Director Kris Volcheck ,left, shows a photo of the original CASS Dental Clinic, which started with two dental chairs in a repurposed trailer, to staff dentist Abbas Fazel, second from left, and dentists Dr. Daniel Nam and Dr. Ashley Cheng at the Brighter Way Dental Center in Phoenix, Friday, July 22, 2016.
Brighter Way Institute Executive Director Kris Volcheck ,left, shows a photo of the original CASS Dental Clinic, which started with two dental chairs in a repurposed trailer, to staff dentist Abbas Fazel, second from left, and dentists Dr. Daniel Nam and Dr. Ashley Cheng at the Brighter Way Dental Center in Phoenix, Friday, July 22, 2016.

Brighter Way Institute, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing nearly 1,000 emergency oral health and hygiene services to under-served, and uninsured Title 1 children in the Phoenix area.

Care Fund, Scottsdale, $7,500

Providing emergency mortgage and rest assistance to families enduring financial hardship because of an extended illness or injury of their children.

Catholic Charities Community Services, Phoenix, $7,500

Helping put 881 under-served children on the path to long-term academic success and providing comprehensive family-strengthening services to their parents.

Central Arizona Shelter Services, Phoenix, $25,000

Helping more than 500 family members experiencing homelessness with shelter and supportive services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Phoenix, $30,000

Helping more than 200 children residing in their domestic violence shelter heal from the negative consequences of exposure to domestic violence.

Child Crisis Arizona, Mesa, $35,000

Providing 550 children in the child welfare system with 75,000 days of nurturing and head-to-toe care; also providing 470 foster and adoptive parents with support services.

Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, $25,000

Connecting foster children and their kin caregivers to the information and resources they need to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and thrive as independent adults.

Children's Museum of Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting 24 Raising a Reader and six Get Ready to Read Early sessions, which will serve 800-plus children ages infant-5 and their caregivers.

Childsplay, Tempe, $7,500

Providing professional theater experiences to 350 schools across Arizona, bringing performances to 30,073 children not otherwise able to experience the arts.

Christian Life Outreach Operating Mom's Pantry, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing 1,000 bags of groceries to 250 families of four residing in the underserved area of North Cave Creek Road, food for an entire month.

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Phoenix, $40,000

Helping more than 1,300 individuals impacted by domestic abuse with adult and child counseling, children's services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, offender treatment, victim advocacy and community education.

Circle the City, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping approximately 500 homeless adults living with acute medical conditions or who needed additional recovery time and care after being discharged from a hospital.

College Bound AZ, Mesa, $7,500

Expanding college-preparation and university access programs to 500 low-income youth and young adults preparing for college, career and life.

Colorado River Regional Crisis Services, Parker, $10,000

Providing advocacy and shelter to 196 domestic abuse victims in Western Arizona. Families receive one-on-one advocacy, support, safety planning, education, help and housing, employment and other community resources.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, $10,000

Supporting seniors' health and wellbeing by connecting them to nature and each other through online wellness classes over six weeks, and mindfulness experiences for one year.

Desert Mission, Phoenix, $7,500

Helping 75 seniors living with physical and cognitive challenges, and limited financial resources participate in social and recreational activities coordinated by the HonorHealth Desert Mission Ault Day Healthcare Center.

Down Syndrome Network, Tempe, $7,500

Helping 370 adults with Down syndrome and their caregivers access programs that address safety, social and emotional needs as they age.

Duet: Partners in Health and Aging, Phoenix, $18,000

Providing free grocery shopping, transport and other services for isolated homebound seniors and disabled adults to ensure they maintain their health and social connection.

East Valley Jewish Community Center, Chandler, $7,500

Providing more than 3,500 meals and wellness checks to low-income children, home-bound seniors and disabled adults; and 20,000 snacks for low-income children.

Educare Arizona, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping close the achievement gap for 117 low-income children by providing them with full-day, high-quality early childhood education.

Elevate Phoenix, $7,500

Providing mentors for at least 100 at-risk middle school students to help them transition to high school and help 275 teens graduate, advance to post-secondary education and prepare for a career.

Empowerment Systems, Apache Junction, $7,500

Helping more than 1,000 East Valley families obtain essential services including health coverage, food stamps, rental and utility assistance, child care and unemployment.

Esperanca, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing 365 low-income Latino seniors with monthly deliveries of nutritionally and culturally appropriate food to reduce food insecurity and promote good health.

Expect More Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

Launching a statewide public awareness to help close Arizona's education achievement gaps, ensuring all students receive an excellent education.

Experience Matters, Phoenix, $15,000

Allowing the literacy program to work with 500 Title 1 students in grades 1-3 to increase reading levels.

Family Promise-Greater Phoenix, $7,500

Rescuing 150 families with children and their pets from homelessness by offering shelter, food, social services and support from community volunteers.

Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, Phoenix, $15,000

Providing 215 at-risk girls, young women and their children with a safe place to reside, comprehensive support and basic provisions in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Foundation for Senior Living, Phoenix, $11,250

Providing 60,000 meals to 700 low-income seniors in Wickenburg and Peoria. The demand for home-delivered meals has spiked during COVID-19 because of seniors’ health concerns of leaving their homes.

Free Arts for Abused Children, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing programs to 1,770 abused and homeless children in Maricopa County and 5,000 of those children statewide.

Fresh Start Women's Foundation, Phoenix, $30,000

Providing support and empowerment services to 750 female survivors of domestic violence.

Friendly House, Phoenix, $15,000

Providing rent and utility assistance for 40 families from vulnerable and low-income populations in Central and South Phoenix

Friends of Public Radio Arizona, Tempe, $7,500

Supporting the purchase of equipment for the 350-plus present and future students at SPOT 127's Youth Media Centers.

Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, $15,000

Preventing learning loss and encourage lifelong learning for 25,000 participants in the summer reading program.

Future for KIDS, Tempe, $7,500

Providing 500 K-8 at-risk youth in Maricopa County with connection to a positive adult mentor and enriching after-school programming.

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, Phoenix, $10,000

Expanding Construction in Training classes that strengthen participant job placement opportunities in state and national construction apprenticeship programs.

HandsOn Greater Phoenix, $10,000

Providing 24,000 people with food, clothing, hygiene and PPE items during COVID-19.

Heard Museum, Phoenix, $11,250

Serving thousands of educators, parents and students through free digital resources that offer culturally sensitive information about American Indian people, culture and art.

Helping Hands for Single Moms, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping 171 low-income single moms earn degrees and fill positions in the local healthcare workforce.

Homeless Youth Connection, Avondale, $7,500

Working to eliminate barriers to education for homeless youth in Maricopa County and assisting the youth build life skills for a successful future.

Homeward Bound, Phoenix, $15,000

Housing 240 homeless children, providing food, clothing and programs to build social and cognitive skills and a sense of self.

Hope for Addiction, Gilbert, $7,500

Providing long-term housing and transition support for at-risk families. Families receive shelter, counseling, parenting support and life skills training, keeping families together and children out of foster care.

Hope Women's Center, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing abuse prevention education, job training, trauma and crisis counseling and advocacy support to 415 women recovering from abuse, intimate partner violence or trafficking.

Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, $15,000

Providing free supportive palliative care services and special sensory activities to enhance quality of life for 500 persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth, Chandler, $7,500

Supporting 100 youth in ICAN's Positive Youth Development Program for an entire year, teaching them life skills to break the cycle of poverty.

Jewish Family & Children's Service, Phoenix, $10,000

Supporting the Real World Job Development program that provides 150 foster care youth credit recovery, GED preparation, college/career readiness, life skills training, paid work experiences and psychosocial support

Jobs for Arizona's Graduates, Phoenix, $7,500

Helping 1,200 Arizona students and recent graduates improve academic performance, increase the likelihood of graduating and prepare for success in college and careers.

Junior Achievement of Arizona, Tempe, $10,000

Providing 108 low-income students with approximately 2,000 hours of money management and workforce readiness education so they can succeed in work and life.

Justa Center, Phoenix, $7,500

Helping reduce the isolation of 100 formerly homeless, newly-housed seniors, reducing their PTSD responses, improving their overall health and well-being, and helping them remain housed.

Kitchen on the Street, Phoenix, $10,000

Feeding 2,000 school-age food insecure children for an entire weekend when in-school meals are not available.

Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping increase adult literacy in our community so reading-challenged adults can obtain better employment, job training and post-secondary education opportunities.

Live & Learn, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing 300 women in poverty the opportunity to pursue educational and professional opportunities.

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting 30 parents and more than 45 children so they can build strong families and prevent child abuse. Lutheran Services delivered 240 activity kits to support kids ages infant-10 during COVID-19.

Maggie's Place, Phoenix, $7,500

Delivering services to more than 500 homeless moms and children, including basic needs, education and enrichment opportunities focused on self-sufficiency and independence.

Maricopa County Community College District Foundation, Tempe, $30,000

Providing 750 students and their families impacted by COVID-19 with food, utility assistance and rental assistance. The goal: Keep students on their higher education track, even if they're struggling.

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Scottsdale, $7,500

Engaging 600 of Maricopa County's underserved students with a multimedia STEM curriculum that encourages critical thinking to understand how an ecosystem works.

Meals of Joy, Litchfield Park, $7,500

Preparation and delivery of 750 hot meals to seniors who live on less than $1,100 a month or who are facing severe medical challenges.​​​​​​

MentorKids USA, Scottsdale, $7,500

Providing 550 children free after-school programs that emphasize reading and homework help, increasing their opportunity to succeed in school and future careers.

Mesa Public Schools Foundation, $7,500

Providing educational materials and supplies so more than 1,200 students eligible for free and reduced lunches can successfully complete the school year.

Midwest Food Bank, Gilbert, $7,500

Providing 4,000 snacks packs to low-income students facing food insecurity, ensuring they have food over the weekend.

"'Congo Masks and Music' is the first exhibition to fully contextualize masks alongside musical instruments in their authentic performance settings," according to the Musical Instrument Museum.
"'Congo Masks and Music' is the first exhibition to fully contextualize masks alongside musical instruments in their authentic performance settings," according to the Musical Instrument Museum.

Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing more than 1,500 K-12 students free access to virtual education programs developed by the museum.

Native American Connections, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping 350 low-income and formerly homeless families access support services and resources to improve and maintain housing stability, providing over 400 children and youth a stable and thriving home environment.

Neighborhood Ministries, Phoenix, $7,500

Equipping 80 young, inner-city Phoenix parents with the tools and resources needed to provide a safe, stable environment for their children.

Neighbors Who Care, Sun Lakes, $7,500

Supporting 345 volunteers who assist 752 home-bound and disabled seniors in Sun Lakes and south Chandler so they can stay in their homes as long as possible.

New Day Centers, Phoenix, $30,000

Providing safe shelter, warm meals, case management and housing services to more 600 families to help end their homelessness.

New Life Center, Goodyear, $35,000

Providing 30,000 safe bed nights to families fleeing domestic and sexual violence.

New Pathways for Youth, Phoenix, $12,500

Pairing 100 of Arizona's most vulnerable youth in Maryvale with trained, dedicated mentors, transforming lives and building safer communities

Northland Family Help Center, Flagstaff, $7,500

Providing emergency shelter to more than 230 adults and children who became homeless due to domestic violence or family abuse.

Northland Hospice and Palliative Care, Flagstaff, $10,000

Supporting hospice care and grief services to 248 low-income, elderly patients and their families.

NourishPhx, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing food, nutrition education, workforce readiness and much needed clothing and household items annually for nearly 84,000 struggling children, adults and seniors throughout Phoenix.

Oakwood Creative Care, Mesa, $7,500

Providing therapeutic programs including art, music, cognitive stimulation and fitness to enhance quality of life for 200 older adults with cognitive and physical challenges.

OCJ Kids, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing workers with the resources they need to feed, clothe and reduce the trauma of 475 children removed from abused homes before they are placed into foster care.

One Small Step | Clothes Cabin, Gilbert, $7,500

To provide quality clothes and shoes to children and families living in poverty, helping them attain a more stable and productive life.

Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing more than 29,000 weekend food packages to Northeast Phoenix Title 1 students, "turning hungry weekends into happy weekends."

Paz de Cristo Community Center, Mesa, $10,000

Approximately 72,000 nutritious meals will be provided to the poor and homeless living in the East Valley.

Peer Solutions, Phoenix, $10,000

Resources and prevention programs will be provided to 18,000 marginalized youth and families experiencing COVID-19 challenges in Central and South Phoenix, Guadalupe, and Tempe.

Phoenix Rescue Mission, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing shelter, meals and support to end homelessness for 250 women, including many with children.

Phoenix Symphony Association, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting Mind Over Music, a program for more than 12,000 students in Maricopa and Pinal counties in 16 K-8 Title 1 schools.

Playworks, Phoenix, $7,500

More than 25,000 children will develop social and emotional skills and the funding will help train more than 2,000 educators to leverage play to improve conflict resolution, enhance leadership and transform school climate.

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, Prescott, $10,000

Serving more than 120,000 families with workshops designed to help children and families in abuse situations to overcome the challenges caused by the pandemic.

Read Better Be Better, Phoenix, $7,500

Improve third grade comprehension skills, empowering middle school students as leaders and providing support to caregivers.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Phoenix, $15,000

Providing 187 nights of rest for families in need of a place to stay and easy access to medical care for their children undergoing medical treatments

Sandra Day O'Connor Institute, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting community education programs for 10,000 people on relevant and timely topics such as racial justice, gender equality and constitutional rights.

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, Mesa, $10,000

Providing more than 630 homeless and impoverished families with housing, case management and services to help them become self-sufficient.

School Connect, Glendale, $7,500

Distributing refurbished laptop computers, fully installed with software, licensing and tech support to Title 1 students so they can distance learn.

Scottsdale Cultural Council, $7,500

Providing virtual creative aging learning opportunities in visual art, dance, theater and music to 120 adults with mild to moderate dementia-related illness and their care partners.

Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services, $7,500

Helping 27 job seekers with developmental disabilities find jobs in an inclusive employment setting and move toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency.

Shoebox Ministry, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing hygiene kits to individuals experiencing homelessness and resources to support self sufficiency, health, and employment opportunities.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix, $30,000

Feeding more than 11,000 food-insecure people with daily meals, particularly for families with school-age children.

Sojourner Center, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing shelter, safety and healing for 1,000 adults and children and their pets fleeing domestic abuse.

Southwest Human Development, Phoenix, $25,000

Supporting 1,700 parents, caregivers and early childhood professionals calling the Birth to Five Helpline with questions or concerns about the young children in their care.

Southwest Lending Closet, Avondale, $7,500

Providing short-term use of medical equipment to allow people to maintain their mobility so they can shop, attend classes, work and be able to bathe and dress.

Special Olympics Arizona, Goodyear, $7,500

Providing supplies and resources for inclusive learning and play activities supporting 2,000 children ages 2-7 with and without disabilities.

St. Joseph the Worker, Phoenix, $7,500

Helping young people transition successfully into the workforce by providing them with clothes, training and other support to help them get hired.

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Phoenix, $35,000

Providing food for 280,000 meals to benefit low-income, food-insecure children and adults.

Student Expedition Program, Phoenix, $7,500

Equipping more than 200 low-income students with the knowledge, confidence and skill to apply to and successfully graduate from college.

Summer Youth Program Fund, Phoenix, $20,000

Supporting a coalition of nonprofit and foundation partners that coordinate grants for summer activities for at-risk and innercity youth.

Sun Health Foundation, Surprise, $7,500

Supporting 250 families struggling to care for an individual with dementia by providing personalized patient care plans, memory care classes, caregiver support groups and support services.​​​​​​

Sun Sounds Foundation, Tempe, $7,500

Helping provide audio access to books, newspapers and other publications for more than 6,000 people with blindness or vision impairment.

Tanner Community Development Corporation, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing 2,200 music lessons to 150 low-income children in the school year with a research-based, multi-year mentoring program that uses music as a means of positive development and social inclusion.

Teach for America, Phoenix, $7,500

Recruit three corps members to join a cohort of more than 137 teachers who receive training and support and impact 10,000 students in low-income communities in the Valley.

Tempe Community Action Agency, $10,000

Preventing food insecurity with older adults by providing and delivering 65,000 meals through its nutrition program.

Tempe Community Council, $7,500

Providing personal hygiene items, school supplies and clothing throughout the year to 1,676 middle and high school students.

The Be Kind People Project, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing 3,500 kits for the homeless and a year-long youth development program to 3,600 low-income students.

The Devereux Foundation, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing 325 children and their caregivers with a safe and structured environment while in a biological, foster or adoptive family. Also, receiving behavioral health services from a community provider.

The First Tee of Phoenix, $7,500

Subsidizing membership fees for 20 low-income children ages 7-18, supporting coach training and subsidizing supplies so golf-related character-building programs can continue safely during COVID-19.

The Opportunity Tree, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing 150 youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities workforce development programming to successfully transition from high school to employment, independence and adulthood.

The Phoenix Theater Company, $7,500

Supporting the Partners that Heal program, which provides digital services to 400 pediatric patients using theater, art and creative improvisation interventions while in hospital and healthcare facilities across Metro Phoenix.

The Salvation Army, Phoenix, $25,000

Meals and seasonal assistance for more than 50,000 vulnerable community members, including children, seniors and those experiencing homelessness.

Thrive AZ, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing 1,200 new beds to at-risk children for a safe place to sleep. Also, connecting families and youth with resources in order to prevent homelessness.

TigerMountain Foundation, Phoenix, $7,500

Around 10,000 meals will be given to socially and economically disadvantaged families. They'll also be taught to grow their own food.

Time Out, Payson, $10,000

Providing resources and support for 350 adults and children in rural Arizona to restore dignity and free them from domestic abuse.

Treasures 4 Teachers, Tempe, $7,500

Free school supplies for 10,500 students in need, ensuring they have materials needed to learn successfully and improve their opportunities to thrive in the classroom.

U.S. Vets, Phoenix, $7,500

About 70,000 meals and food boxes will be provided for homeless or at-risk veterans and families.

United Food Bank, Mesa, $10,000

Alleviating hunger and food insecurity forlow-income children throughout the East Valley and Eastern Arizona, feeding more than 3,000 children and helping reduce food insecurity.

Unlimited Potential, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing almost 24,000 pounds of fresh, organic and local produce to approximately 6,500 children, adults and seniors impacted by food insecurities and COVID-19.

Valle del Sol, Phoenix, $20,000

Bringing tools and knowledge to families in a creative self-care session group series where they can practice anti-anxiety, destressing and community building techniques.

ValleyLife, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing vocational support services, shoes, work tools, uniforms, haircuts, hygiene supplies, and transportation for 200 people with developmental disabilities, allowing them to attain and retain jobs,

Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, Scottsdale, $7,500

Providing families experiencing hardships with financial assistance so children can attend Early Childhood Center and Club J afterschool programs.

Valley of the Sun United Way, Phoenix, $15,000

Assisting pre-school-aged children by distributing almost 7,000 school readiness kits and providing more than 1,700 developmental screenings.

Valley of the Sun YMCA, Phoenix, $40,000

Serving more than 7,000 children in childcare, preschool and Y Academy programs and providing 284,140 meals to children who may have experienced food insecurity.

Valley View Community Food Assistance, Sun City, $15,000

Providing food boxes to 40,000 seniors. Each box will feed the senior for five to seven days and is tailored to meet individual diet needs and personal preferences.

Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix, $7,500

Assisting 400 elementary school children attending Title 1 schools to improve reading skills with their Governor's Award-winning Literacy and the Arts Program.

Valleywise Health Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing early literacy, activities and self-care to 750 low-income children and their families. Valleywise is the only public teaching hospital and health care system in Arizona.

Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition, Sedona, $10,000

Helping seniors stay connected through COVID-19 isolation by connecting them with volunteers and neighbors. Also, assistance with paying bills, pets and transportation.

Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity, Cottonwood, $7,500

Providing home repairs, including wheel chair ramps, for low-income families, the elderly, disabled, veterans and other under-served populations.

VMLC Charities, Mesa, $7,500

Helping 30 veterans and family members with the support needed to avoid homelessness.

Voices for CASA Children, Scottsdale, $7,500

A meal card will be provided to 270 CASA volunteers which will pay for 435 foster youth to have meals with safe, caring adult.

Waste Not, Scottsdale, $15,000

Distributing 100,000 meals to food insecure children and youth served by nonprofit partners.

Wesley Community Center, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing 24 children with tuition assistance for on-line learning and after-school programming along with free meals and snacks for low-income, primarily Hispanic children.

WHAM Art Association, Surprise, $7,500

Providing a free one-year art course to veterans and first responders from all corners of the Valley.

Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation, Prescott Valley, $7,500

Providing a safe, clean environment for foster youth and their biological parents to use on their path towards reunification.

YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix, Glendale, $25,000

Supporting programs that deliver 67,000 meals, serve another 36,000 meals, sponsor 12,000 rides and conduct 1,600 activities for Glendale and El Mirage seniors and disabled adults.

Reach the reporter at Ivana.Venema-Nunez@gannett.com.

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