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Arizona Community Foundation’s Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy awards $40,000 in grants to community organizations

The Arizona Community Foundation’s Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy is pleased to announce grant distributions for its 2019 grant cycle. The grant recipients include organizations that are serving LGBTQ youth. 

During the 2019 grant cycle, a total of $40,000 was awarded to the following nine organizations: 

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation | Tucson 

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation provides direct services and programs in safe, supportive environments that enhance the quality of life for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, assists people in avoiding HIV infection, and empowers people to lead healthy, productive lives. The award will support the organization’s LGBTQ+ Youth Center programming.

Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation | Phoenix 

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic funding for the hospital’s treatment, care, and programs. The grant will support the Hospital’s program for voice and communication therapy for transgender and gender diverse youth.

One•n•ten | Phoenix 

One•n•ten provides social and service programs to LGBTQ youth across the state. The nonprofit organization will use this funding to support its S.O.S. (Sources of Strength) Suicide Prevention Program.

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. | Phoenix

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. provides leadership development to over 20,000 girls grades K-12. The award will support “LGBTQ Community and Girl Scouting” training for Girl Scout leaders.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) | Phoenix

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, professionally supported matches between adult volunteers and children ages 6 through 18 in Maricopa County and Pinal County. The grant will go toward the organization’s LGBTQ community-based mentoring program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff | Flagstaff 

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children ages 6 through 18 in Flagstaff and Williams. The grant will support the “LGBTQQ+B” program.

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters | Prescott

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children ages 6 through 18 in Yavapai County and Sedona. The award will support LGBTQ-focused professional development for staff and volunteers. 

Casa de los Niños | Tucson

Casa de los Niños addresses the needs of at-risk children and their families. The nonprofit organization will use the grant to support community education and outreach for its Family Acceptance Project.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health | Phoenix

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health serves many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. This award with support LGBTQ recruitment for therapeutic foster care.

Brighter Way Institute | Phoenix

Brighter Way Institute provides comprehensive oral health care for vulnerable adults, children, veterans, those experiencing homelessness, and individuals with special needs. This grant will support an oral health collaboration serving LGBTQ youth.

New Pathways for Youth Inc. | Phoenix

New Pathways for Youth offers mentoring and life skill development programs across greater Phoenix. The award will help fund a LGBTQ staff development program.

Our Family Services, Inc. | Tucson

Our Family Services provides a continuum of care to help homeless children, youth, and families into safe, stable housing and on to independent lives through street outreach, shelter and support, and case management. This grant will go toward the Reunion House, a youth crisis shelter.

Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop, Inc. | Sedona 

The Sedona International Film Festival is an annual, eight-day film festival. This award will support a LGBTQ film and discussion series.

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