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In preparation for their annual competitive grants process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma and the San Luis Community Fund invite representatives of local nonprofit organizations, public schools, government agencies and Tribal entities to attend one of three upcoming workshops. Topics to be covered include application instructions, eligibility requirements, guidelines and an overview of the online grants center and application process. Both workshops will take place in mid-July. The content to be delivered at each is the same; attend whichever workshop works best for your schedule. Registration is required and space is limited.
GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOP – YUMA
Tuesday, July 17
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
ACF of Yuma office, 350 West 16th Street #304
RSVP online at YumaGrants0717.eventbrite.com
GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOP – SAN LUIS
Thursday, July 19
San Luis Library, 1075 6th Avenue
RSVP online at SanLuisGrants0719.eventbrite.com
GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOP – YUMA
Thursday, July 26
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
RSVP online at YumaGrants0726.eventbrite.com
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma accepts funding requests for projects and programs that support youth, healthcare, and arts and culture. Grant applicants must provide services within the geographic area of Yuma County. The San Luis Community Fund accepts funding requests for projects and programs that support youth, healthcare, and arts and culture. Grant applicants must provide services to residents of San Luis, AZ.
The 2018 competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma and the San Luis Community Fund will begin Monday, July 23, with final applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17. Additional information about the grants process can be found at www.azfoundation.org/grants.
Last year, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma awarded more than $917,000 in grants through its competitive grants cycle to 24 nonprofit organizations serving the Yuma community.
Regional staff are available to answer further questions and assist nonprofit organizations during the application process. For more information, contact Veronica Shorr or Miguel Salcedo at 928.539.5343 or Yuma@azfoundation.org.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma has partnered with multiple community groups to present the Fourth Annual Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night. The event provides an opportunity for students, families and educators to learn more about scholarships available to local students for post-secondary studies. Scholarship providers that participated last year met with over 200 students interested in learning about local scholarship opportunities.
The Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night, coordinated to accommodate students’ and parents’ busy schedules, will provide an invaluable opportunity for students to learn more about scholarship options for students from Yuma County.
ACF of Yuma is an affiliate of the Arizona Community Foundation, the largest private provider of scholarships in the state. With one application, students are matched with more than 90 scholarships for which they qualify through the Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship system. Several scholarships are available specifically for students from Yuma County.
The 2018 Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Night will be held on Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Yuma Main Library. Local community scholarship providers as well as staff from ACF of Yuma will be available to answer questions and share information. The event is free and open to the public. There is no need to register.
For more information about this event, contact Regional Philanthropic Coordinator Miguel Salcedo at 928.539.5343 or MSalcedo@azfoundation.org.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma is now accepting nominations for the 18th annual Heart of Yuma awards. The Heart of Yuma celebrates the organizations and individuals who dedicate time, talent and treasure to enhance the quality of life in our community. Community members are now invited to submit their nominations in the following categories:
Nominees in the category of Outstanding For-Profit Corporation should be companies that have demonstrated a history of generosity and/or leadership benefiting Yuma area nonprofit organizations.
Nominees in the category of Outstanding Nonprofit Organization should be organizations that have a strong history of improving the quality of life in Yuma County.
Honorees will be recognized at the Heart of Yuma event on October 24. All nominations will be reviewed by the Heart of Yuma Blue Ribbon Panel, and all nominees, whether category winners or not, will be recognized for their contributions by being called forward at the event to receive the beautiful Heart of Yuma paperweight.
Last year, Charlie and Michelle Castaneda were named Philanthropists of the Year for their commitment and service to the Yuma community. Officer Luis Marquez was named Outstanding Volunteer, Mike Ivers was named Outstanding Leader and Sincere Madrid was named Outstanding Young Leader. The Children’s Museum of Yuma County was named Outstanding Nonprofit Organization, and Sprague’s Sports was named Outstanding For-Profit Corporation for being an integral partner in raising financial support for Yuma-area nonprofits. Cody and Becky Naquin were named Outstanding Benefactors, and a special award Recognizing Multigenerational Giving in Yuma County was presented to Jon and Carolina Jessen.
The nomination form is available now on the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma website at www.azfoundation.org/HeartofYuma. Completed forms must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15 to be considered. For more information, contact Miguel Salcedo or Veronica Shorr at Yuma@azfoundation.org or call 928.539.5343.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma has awarded more than $81,750 in scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Listed below are the 20 Yuma County Scholars who are pursuing degrees in a variety of disciplines at Arizona Western College, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, and universities outside Arizona.
Since it was established in 1993, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma has placed a high priority on education. Thanks to scholarship donors who blaze a trail for students to reach their educational and career aspirations, support for quality education for all will continue, year after year. The funds established by these generous individuals and families are also listed below.
Arizona Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
Barbara Shay Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Gene Shay Memorial Scholarship
Helen Dyar King Scholarship
Helene Thomas Bennett Health Career Scholarship
Jerome & Gale Glaser Scholarship
June Pallack Scholarship
Kenneth N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship
Mabel Sassoe Kirsch Trust
Marion F. Griffin Memorial University of Arizona Agriculture Scholarship
Nikki Ferguson Healthcare/Business Scholarship
Riedel & Garcia Scholarship
Thomas Family Scholarship
Vanita A. Schwenn Scholarship Fund
Walter Keith Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Yuma Unified Medial Associates Scholarship
If you would like more information about the Arizona Community Foundation scholarship program and ways you can support education in the Yuma-area community, contact Miguel Salcedo at MSalcedo@azfoundation.org or call 928.539.5343.
Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma 350 West 16th Street #304 Yuma, AZ 85364
ACF of Yuma
San Luis Library, 1075 6th Avenue, San Luis, AZ 85349
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