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ACF of Yuma and United Way of Yuma County join efforts in response to COVID-19

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma has announced that it will match the first $110,000 in gifts to its Yuma/Western AZ COVID-19 Community Response Fund, dollar-for-dollar, to assist nonprofit organizations and community groups in Yuma as well as other western Arizona communities who are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The community response fund will support the health and well-being of our friends and neighbors most directly affected by the COVID-19 ,” said Veronica Shorr, Regional Director, ACF of Yuma. “While we remain hopeful that preventative measures will minimize the spread of the outbreak in Yuma, the time to act is now.” 

Gifts to this fund will be restricted to support local nonprofits facing an increased demand for services from clients and communities as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

United Way of Yuma County will also release $30,000 to local partner agencies, including ACF of Yuma. “We are committed to working alongside key partners like ACF of Yuma. Together we will find short- and long-term solutions and help people recover and rebuild from this,” said Karina Jones, President/CEO at United Way of Yuma County.”

To contribute to the Yuma/Western AZ COVID-19 Community Response Fund, visit azfoundation.org/covid19 and select the ‘Yuma’ tab.

Local nonprofits in need of financial support in response to the spread of COVID-19 are encouraged to visit azfoundation.org/Covid19Grants.

Earlier this month, the Arizona Community Foundation established a statewide fund to support nonprofits as they serve those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related impacts caused by the pandemic. Since its establishment, the fund has doubled in size to over $1 million, thanks in large part to a generous $500,000 gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation last week. As the local affiliate of ACF, ACF of Yuma is able to tap into these statewide resources, while ensuring local donations support needs within our service area.

For more information, contact Veronica Shorr at VShorr@azfoundation.org or call 928.539.5343.

ACF of Yuma awards $84,400 in grants to local organizations

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma and San Luis Community Fund awarded $84,400 through a competitive grant cycle to Yuma and San Luis nonprofit organizations. Thanks to the generous support of the Sturges Charitable Trust, funding supported 24 nonprofit organizations in the areas of healthcare, arts and culture, youth services, and other community needs. These organizations support projects that improve the lives of local residents: 

  • American Red Cross of Southern Arizona
  • Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
  • Assistance League of Yuma
  • Ballet Yuma
  • Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
  • Child & Family Services of Yuma, Inc.
  • Kids at Hope
  • Littlewood Fine Art & Community Co-Op
  • Raising Special Kids
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Sunset Community Health Center
  • The Healing Journey, Inc.
  • Yuma County Arts and Cultural Group
  • Yuma County Public Health Services District
  • Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
  • Yuma Family YMCA
  • Yuma Orchestra Association
  • Yuma Territory Live Steamers, Inc.

Additionally, the organizations supported through the San Luis Community Fund’s competitive grant cycle included the American Red Cross; Chicanos Por La Causa; Girl Scouts; Humane Society of Yuma; Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation; and Yuma County Arts Group.

For more information on the competitive grant cycle or the organizations awarded, contact yuma@azfoundation.org.

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