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he Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma is now accepting nominations for the 19th annual Heart of Yuma Awards. The Heart of Yuma celebrates organizations and individuals who exceed expectations as they work to ensure Yuma remains a great place to live. Community members are now invited to submit their nominations in the following categories:
Honorees will be recognized at the Heart of Yuma event on Tuesday, October 23 at the Yuma Civic Center at 6:00 p.m. 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 a beautiful Heart of Yuma paperweight.
The nomination form is available now available here. You can submit your nomination online directly, email your form to Yuma@azfoundation.org, or mail hard copies to Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma, P.O. Box 6835, Yuma, AZ 85366. Completed forms must be postmarked or submitted before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21 to be considered. For more information, contact Miguel Salcedo or Veronica Shorr at 928.539.5343.
Last year, Danny and Susan Bryant were named Philanthropists of the Year for their commitment and service to the Yuma community. Adele Hennig was named Outstanding Volunteer, Lenore Farese named Outstanding Benefactor, Pat and Kirin Cooley were named Outstanding Leaders and Garvey Blackwell
was named Outstanding Young Leader. Yuma’s Chapter of The Well Armed Woman was named Outstanding Nonprofit Organization and the 1st Bank of Yuma was named Outstanding For-Profit Corporation.
The annual competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma and the San Luis Community Fund will provide financial support to worthy projects and programs serving residents of Yuma County and San Luis. The online grant application will open at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23 at www.azfoundation.org/grants. Completed applications must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17 to be considered.
Local nonprofit organizations, public schools, government agencies and Tribal entities are invited to apply for funding to support projects and programs serving local communities. The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma accepts funding requests for projects and programs that support youth, healthcare, arts and culture, as well as funding requests that do not fit into those categories through the unrestricted fund category. 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, health or human services, and arts and culture. Grant applicants must provide services to residents of San Luis, AZ.
Last year, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma awarded more than $122,000 in grants through its competitive grants cycle to 21 nonprofit organizations serving the Yuma and San Luis communities.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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