ACF of the Gila Valley hosts grant workshops for local nonprofit organizations
In preparation for their annual competitive grants processes, the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley invite representatives of local nonprofit organizations, government agencies and Tribal entities to attend one of two upcoming grant workshops in Clifton and Safford. Topics to be covered at the workshops include application instructions, eligibility requirements, guidelines and an overview of the online grants center and application process. Both workshops are scheduled on March 28.
The Greenlee County Grant Application Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, and will take place at the Clifton Public Library from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. To register for this workshop, visit acfgvgreenleeworkshop0328.eventbrite.com.
The Graham County Grant Application Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, and will take place at the Graham County General Services Building, Assembly Room in Safford from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. To register for this workshop, visit acfgvgrahamworkshop0328.eventbrite.com. Registration is required and space is limited. The workshops are free and open to all nonprofit representatives.
The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley accepts funding requests from qualified nonprofit organizations, government agencies and Tribal entities in amounts ranging from $250 to $5,000. Grant applicants must provide services within Graham and Greenlee Counties.
The 2017 competitive grants process will begin Monday, April 3, with final applications due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24. Additional information about the grants process is available at www.azfoundation.org/grants.
Regional staff are available to answer further questions and assist nonprofit organizations during the application process. For more information, contact Regional Philanthropic Coordinator Rebecca Pickett at 520.505.3678 or RPickett@azfoundation.org.
$33,500 in grants awarded to Gila Valley organizations
The 2016 competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley culminated in the awarding of more than $33,500 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations serving Graham and Greenlee counties.
- Boys & Girls Club of Gila Valley received $2,300 for its Opportunity Club.
- Duncan Public Library received $500 for its Lego Club.
- Easter Seals Blake Foundation received $4,400 to support Incredible Years Dinosaur School in Safford.
- Friend2Friend God’s Pantry received $4,300 for food and operating expenses for their Eliminating Hunger program.
- Gila Valley Arts Council received $3,000 to support the educational component of Tucson Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet.
- Gila Valley Chorale received $2,300 for operating expenses.
- New Life City Church received $2,300 to purchase bicycles for each child in Project Luke.
- Pride Society received $400 to replace globes in street lamps.
- Southeastern Arizona Clean and Beautiful received $4,300 to cover blight remediation activities in the Gila Valley.
- Southeastern Arizona Community Unique Services received $5,000 to increase the number of seniors they serve through their Meals Programs.
- Southeastern Arizona Dementia Friendly Communities received $4,300 to recruit and train education volunteers.
- University of Arizona Foundation received $400 to implement school gardens at Duncan Elementary and Duncan Head Start Schools.