The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley Hosts Grant Workshops for Local Nonprofit Organizations
In preparation for their annual competitive grant process, the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley invites representatives of local nonprofit organizations, public schools, municipalities and Tribal entities to attend one of two upcoming grant workshops in Graham and Greenlee Counties. 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 Thursday, March 29 and attendance is highly encouraged for organizations wishing to apply for grants in 2018. Registration is required and space is limited. The workshops are free and open to representatives of nonprofit organizations serving residents of Graham and Greenlee Counties.
GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOP – GRAHAM COUNTY
Thursday, March 29
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Graham County General Services Building, Conference Room
921 W. Thatcher Blvd., Safford
RSVP online at GrahamGrants.eventbrite.com
GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOP – GREENLEE COUNTY
Thursday, March 29
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Clifton Public Library
102 School Street, Clifton
RSVP online at GreenleeGrants.eventbrite.com
The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley awarded $32,993 to 12 nonprofit organizations through last year’s competitive grants process. Contact Colin Shannon, Regional Philanthropic Coordinator, at 520.505.3678 or CShannon@azfoundation.org for more information or to register for a workshop.
The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley to Host Event on Charitable Planning for Local Nonprofits and Professional Advisors
The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley will present two educational workshops focused on Charitable Gifts: Insights, Issues and Opportunities on Wednesday, March 21. The morning session will provide planned giving resources for nonprofits and the afternoon session will focus on topics of interest to professional advisors serving Southeast Arizona.
Jonathan Tidd, a renowned lawyer whose practice specializes in advising on charitable gift planning and the tax and legal implications of gift planning, will lead the discussion for both workshops. He will be joined by Judi Smith, CFRE, the Arizona Community Foundation Director of Planned Giving, who has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, much of it in the area of planned giving.
Registration is highly encouraged and space is limited. See below for details and to register. The sessions are free to attend and no prior knowledge of planned giving is necessary.
Charitable Gifts: Insights, Issues and Opportunities for Nonprofits will take place on Wednesday, March 21 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the City of Safford Annex Building, 808 S. 8th Avenue. Refreshments will be served. Topics for discussion include opportunities for charitable gift planning, how the tax law might affect donors in 2018, approaches to utilize stock, and how to ask donors for gifts. Register online at GVnpo0321.eventbrite.com.
Charitable Gifts: Insights, Issues and Opportunities for Professional Advisors will take place on Wednesday, March 21 from 11:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the City of Safford Annex Building, 808 S. 8th Avenue. Lunch and networking will take place between 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The workshop begins at 1:00 p.m. and will cover strategies for asset funding, appraisal rules and gift dates, and the challenges that exist in charitable gift planning. Attendees may be eligible for up to three hours of continuing education credit. Register online at GVpa0321.eventbrite.com.
Contact Colin Shannon, Regional Philanthropic Coordinator, at 520.505.3678 or CShannon@azfoundation.org for more information on registering.
$32,993 in grants awarded to Gila Valley organizations
The 2017 competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley culminated in the awarding of more than $32,993 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations serving Graham and Greenlee counties.
- Arts Guild of Eastern Arizona received $1,000 for its Youth Art, Featured Artist and Workshop Programs.
- The City of Safford received $2,500 for the Give from the Heart program.
- Gila Valley Arts Council received $3,000 to support Gila Valley Sounds.
- Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona received $2,500 for their Pollinator Conservation Education Project.
- Graham County Interfaith Care Alliance, Inc. received $4,493 to support vehicle procurement for their Our Neighbors Farm & Pantry program.
- Graham County Special Services received $2,500 to support the Special Needs Preschool Playground Shade program.
- Javelina Chase Omnium received $1,500 for the Javelina Chase Cycling Event.
- Mt. Graham Safe House, Inc. received $2,500 to fund a driver.
- Southeastern Arizona Clean and Beautiful received $4,500 to cover blight remediation activities in the Gila Valley.
- Special Olympics Arizona received $3,000 for Special Olympics in Graham County.
- St. Vincent De Paul Society received $3,000 for their Bring up the Lights program.
- Tooth B.U.D.D.S., Inc. received $2,500 for their Bringing Understanding of Dental Disease to Schools summer pilot program.