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Here are the 164 Arizona nonprofits receiving Season for Sharing grants this year

Here are the 164 Arizona nonprofits receiving Season for Sharing grants this year

The 2021-22 Season for Sharing campaign raised nearly $1.8 million to be shared by these 164 nonprofit organizations across Arizona. Because The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com cover all promotional and administrative costs, 100% of donations go to community organizations.

Grants are given to groups that help at-risk children and families, support students and teachers and aid older adults. Season for Sharing is The Republic and azcentral's annual fundraising and grant-making initiative that was founded in 1993. Since then, more than $70 million has been raised and given away to hundreds of Arizona charities. Donations are accepted year-round.

Follow along with all of The Republic's giving-back efforts year-round on Facebook at facebook.com/seasonforsharing.

Here is a complete list of recipients of 2021-22 Season for Sharing grants:

1N10, Phoenix, $7,500

At one-n-ten, 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) young people will learn skills and knowledge needed to obtain gainful employment.

A New Leaf, Mesa, $30,000

To provide crisis intervention, safe shelters, basic needs and support services for more than 17,000 survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault across the Valley.

A Stepping Stone Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

To provide more than 13,000 hours of two-generation education to 20 disadvantaged families with young children, including preschool and adult education.

ACCEL, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide 15 adults with intellectual disabilities pre-vocational training needed to join and remain in the workforce, to build independence and promote an inclusive workforce.

Act One, Phoenix, $7,500

To ensure that participation in the arts is accessible for 25,000 or more K-12 Title I students through in-person field trips and a new virtual field trip program.

AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide a path to college, career and life, with purpose, changing the trajectory for more than 3,000 children and youth and their families.

Aid To Adoption of Special Kids, Phoenix, $15,000

To provide support, resources and training to families fighting childhood life-threatening and critical illnesses, including food and emergency financial assistance.

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide 200 families fighting childhood life-threatening and critical illnesses with food and emergency financial assistance.

American Red Cross, Phoenix, $15,000

To support services that included help for 1,125 local disaster incidents, 1,741 families/ 4,435 individuals in need, and more than $1 million in financial assistance to meet immediate, emergency needs.

Area Agency on Aging, Phoenix, $7,500

To address social isolation and help older adults connect to technology by distributing 27 tablets to people 60 and older in Maricopa County.

Arizona Burn Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

To help family members of burn victims with lodging, transportation, meals and financial support while loved ones are treated at the Arizona Burn Center and Tucson Medical Center.

Arizona Educational Foundation, Phoenix, $7,500

To help more than half a million students, teachers and administrators in Arizona public schools with academic and recognition programs that foster excellence and cultivate equity.

Arizona Food Bank Network, Phoenix, $40,000

To address hunger in Arizona by ensuring the network get fresh fruits and vegetables to vulnerable populations.

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide awards for athletic, educational and social activities to 50 children in foster care that help ensure a successful transition to adulthood.

Arizona Helping Hands, Phoenix, $10,000

To help nearly 80 children in foster care with essential items, starting with a safe place to sleep as they settle into their new homes.

Arizona Housing, Phoenix, $7,500

To help provide nutritious food support to extremely low-income, formerly homeless, older adult residents, supporting their access to healthy and nutritious food.

Arizona Opera, Phoenix, $7,500

For free arts programming to more than 40,000 K-12 students and educators statewide through live performances and digital offerings that enhance classroom learning.

Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, $10,000

To provide STEM education programs to 1,000 underserved children.

Arizonans for Children, Tempe, $7,500

Supports children in foster care by offering safe comfortable visitation centers along with a game room and toys to have supervised visits with family members.

Arouet, Phoenix, $7,500

To help more than 300 justice-involved women to successfully reintegrate into their communities through job training, job search counseling, wrap-around services and mentorships.

Assistance League of East Valley, Chandler, $10,000

To help 400 homeless teen students in Chandler and Gilbert with food, hygiene kits, underwear, shoes, socks, bed rolls and academic essentials including transit passes and scientific calculators.

Assistance League of Phoenix, $10,000

To provide 375 Phoenix-area students growing up in extreme poverty with new wardrobes, helping them succeed in school.

Aster Aging, Mesa, $15,000

To provide 4,500 Meals on Wheels with daily wellness checks to vulnerable older and disabled adults in Mesa.

ASU Foundation, Phoenix, $32,500

To support media education, innovation and investigative reporting education at ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

AZCEND, Chandler, $10,000

To fight hunger by providing food boxes to 2,500 families.

Back To School Clothing Drive, Phoenix, $10,000

For new school uniforms and supplies for approximately 5,000 children from low-income families in greater Phoenix.

Ballet Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide accessible dance instruction to 50 adults living with Parkinson's disease through 96 "Dance for PD" classes during 2022.

Banner Alzheimer's Foundation, Phoenix, $15,000

For the "Steps to HOPE" program, which provides group therapy, education programs and counseling to 300 caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Banner Health Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

To support Banner Olive Branch Senior Center's food pantry, which collected and distributed more than 1 million pounds of food and 20,000 food boxes to 4,000 food insecure older adults in Sun City and surrounding communities.

Be A Leader Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

To help more than 14,000 students with their college access programs, empowering them to pursue a higher education at more than 400 educational institutions nationwide.

Be Kind People Project, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide 4,000 "Kindness Care Kits" to people experiencing homelessness and a year-long development program to 5,400 low-income students in Maricopa County.

Benevilla, Surprise, $10,000

To help more than 300 West Valley older adults and adults with disabilities with essential services including grocery shopping, rides to medical appointments and minor home repairs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Phoenix, $10,000

To support mentoring services for 200 high school youth to help all of them achieve their full potential.

Black Theatre Troupe, Phoenix, $7,500

To help at least 35 children increase literacy skills, confidence and self-worth, and civic pride through a school-year weekend literacy-through-the-life-of-arts program, operated by professionals of the Black Theatre Troupe.

BLOOM365, Peoria, $7,500

To increase the safety and healing of 500+ Maricopa County teen victims of abuse and violence through virtual (text/chat/video) counseling and peer support programs.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, $15,000

To provide a minimum of 850 at-risk K-12 students with academic support programs.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley, Phoenix, $30,000

To provide homework help, STEM programs and interactive learning activities for more than 10,000 youth.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

To support a first-generation scholars program, which includes after-school and cultural programming, clothing, supplies and food to help students reach education goals and break the cycle of poverty.

Brighter Way Institute, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide 2,000 comprehensive oral health screenings, treatments and dental hygiene education to about 350 under-served and uninsured children in metro Phoenix.

Catholic Charities Community Services, Phoenix, $7,500

For the early childhood education program to set 1,050 under-served children on the path to long-term academic success and provide them with culturally-appropriate mental health services.

Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation, Phoenix, $7,500

For comprehensive, free dental care services to 145 patients who have no other access to treatment.

Central Arizona Shelter Services, Phoenix, $25,000

Shelter and case management for more than 500 family members and children experiencing homelessness.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Phoenix, $25,000

Provides 200 children residing in a domestic violence shelter with help to heal from the negative consequences of exposure to domestic violence.

Child Crisis Arizona, Mesa, $30,000

Provide 300 homeless children and youth in the child welfare system with care and 370 foster and adoptive parents with training and support services.

Children's Museum of Phoenix, $7,500

Promote early literacy for 800 children ages 0-5 residing in Maricopa County through literacy activities and screenings. Also distributed 800 books for families to read at home.

Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, $25,000

Empower youth aging out of foster care to thrive as independent adults, keep kinship caregivers informed and connected, and work with communities to reduce child maltreatment and the need for foster care.

Childsplay, Tempe, $7,500

Support in-school performances and online offerings that reach up to 50,000 students, using arts to stimulate learning, instill empathy and compassion, and prepare youth for a lifetime filled with imagination and wonder.

Chrysalis Shelter, Phoenix, $25,000

To help more than 1,100 individuals impacted by domestic abuse with adult and child counseling, children's services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, offender treatment, victim advocacy and community education.

Circle the City, Phoenix, $10,000

To help more than 500 homeless adults who had been living on the streets with acute medical conditions or who needed additional time and care for recovery after being discharged.

Colorado River Regional Crisis Services, Parker, $7,500

Provides 4,000 safe and supportive nights of shelter to survivors of domestic abuse and their children in La Paz county.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, $10,000

To support Cactus Clubhouse, which will provide outdoor educational experiences to thousands of children and their caregivers.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide more than 50 youth with a variety of urgently needed items including emergency clothing, shoes and special education materials.

Dress for Success, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide 1,000 low-income high school students with interview and professional clothing, as well as workforce development resources, services and programming.

Duet: Partners in Health & Aging, Phoenix, $15,000

To provide grocery shopping and delivery, transport, friendly visits and other services for home-bound seniors to boost health, well-being and safety and social connections.

East Valley Jewish Community Center, Chandler, $7,500

To support a food pantry serving more than 2,400 people and providing more than 4,500 meals to low-income children and adults.

Educare Arizona, Phoenix, $10,000

To help close the achievement gap for 117 low-income children by providing them with full-day, early childhood education.

Education Forward Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide training for 250 individuals who will assist high school students with their knowledge and expertise as they pursue postsecondary planning.

Elevate Phoenix, $7,500

To prepare 275 low-income, at-risk youth for college and employment, help the graduates obtain their first college credits, teach workforce preparedness and link with business mentors.

Esperanca, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide two culturally appropriate meals weekly to 100 aging Latino adults with diabetes/pre-diabetes who live in subsidized housing. Reduces food insecurity and promotes good health.

Family Promise-Greater Phoenix, Scottsdale, $7,500

To help four Valley sites rescue 150 families and their pets from homelessness. Community hosts provide food, shelter and love. Staff provides daily social services and home comforts.

First Tee, Phoenix, $7,500

To help 1,600 children participate in a life skills program at 17 local golf courses. Twenty will receive subsidies for the program's membership fees, and 35 coaches will receive training.

Flagstaff Family Food Center, $7,500

To support 13 hunger relief programs in northern Arizona that reach children in schools, families in need and home-bound older adults.

Florence Crittenton, Phoenix, $15,000

To provide 150 at-risk youth with comprehensive support and treatment to address their mental health and/or trauma, so it does not hinder their development as adults.

Foundation for Senior Living, Phoenix, $11,250

To provide 80,000 hot, nutritious meals to 700 low-income seniors in Wickenburg and Peoria.

Free Arts, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide resilience building programs for more than 4,980 children living in out-of-home care in Maricopa County.

Fresh Start Women's Foundation, Phoenix, $25,000

To provide social work support, and career and education advancement services for 850 survivors of domestic violence in Maricopa County.

Friendly House, Phoenix, $10,000

To provide rent and utility assistance for up to 40 low-income and minority households in Central and South Phoenix.

Friends of Public Radio Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

To help SPOT 127's Youth Media Centers provide in-school digital media workshops for students at five local high schools in greater Phoenix.

Friends of the Phoenix Public Library, $7,500

To help prevent summer learning loss and encourage lifelong learning for 25,000 participants.

Future for KIDS, Tempe, $7,500

Provides 450 students grades 3-6 with a positive adult mentor and with after-school programming designed to boost social-emotional skills and academic achievement.

Girl Scouts, Phoenix, $10,000

To provide programs for 11,000 K-12 girls in Maricopa County that supported academic outcomes and mental well-being, and helped girls prepare for a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success.

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

To help disadvantaged seniors in Maricopa County remain in their homes through safety and functional home repairs.

HandsON Greater Phoenix, Mesa, $10,000

To mentor 1,500 first-eighth grade students in reading and math in Mesa, Phoenix and Surprise.

Harvest Compassion Centers, Phoenix, $7,500

To help feed 1,071 kids in Maryvale, provide each with hygiene and clothing items. Also ensured 300 babies had necessary baby diapers and wipes.

Heard Museum, Phoenix, $11,250

To provide students and educators with free exhibition tours and resources that offer culturally sensitive information about American Indian people, culture and art.

Helping Hands for Single Moms, Phoenix, $10,000

To support three low-income single moms as they graduate from nursing school in 2022. These women will move their families from poverty to financial independence.

Homeless Youth Connection, Avondale, $7,500

To help eliminate barriers to education for 600 homeless youth in high schools in Maricopa County and assist them with solutions for the future.

HonorHealth Desert Mission, Phoenix, $7,500

To allow 75 seniors living with physical and cognitive challenges, and limited financial resources, to participate in daily social and recreational activities.

Hope Community Services, Peoria, $7,500

To help approximately 216 children in foster care find loving, nurturing foster homes.

Hope for Addiction, Gilbert, $7,500

To provide long-term housing and transition support for at-risk families, including safe shelter, counseling, parenting support, life skills and stability to rebuild lives, keeping families together and children out of foster care.

Hope Women's Center, Phoenix, $10,000

To provide abuse prevention education, job training, trauma and crisis counseling, and advocacy support for 385 women recovering from abuse, intimate partner violence, and/or trafficking.

Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, $10,000

To support the Dementia Care and Education Campus, which provides therapeutic music visits and performances to enhance quality of life for 500 people living with dementia.

ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth, Chandler, $7,500

To help 100 youth gain positive life skills, improve self-confidence and avoid drugs and other harmful activities.

Jewish Family and Children's Service, Phoenix, $10,000

To support Real World Job Development for 150 foster care youth who need help with GED preparation, college readiness, workforce development/experiences, emergency assistance and psychological support.

Jobs for Arizona's Graduates, Phoenix, $7,500

To help 1,000 Arizona students and recent graduates improve their academic performance, increase their likelihood of graduating on-time, and prepare for success in college and careers.

Kitchen on the Street, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing food-insecure children with weekend nutrition for an entire year.

Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, Phoenix, $10,000

To help adults obtain better employment, job training and post-secondary education opportunities by boosting literacy skills.

Live and Learn, Phoenix, $7,500

To help 200 women living in poverty with the opportunity to regain stability, pursue their education and begin a professional career.

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide 30 unemployed or underemployed individuals with career readiness training, 1:1 mentoring, job placement and supportive services.

Maggie's Place, Phoenix, $7,500

For services to more than 600 moms and children experiencing homelessness, including basic needs, education, and enrichment opportunities focused on self-sufficiency and independence.

Matthew's Crossing Food Bank, Chandler, $7,500

To provide 2,500 individuals from vulnerable populations (college students, seniors, veterans, food desert residence) with access to fresh and healthy food through a mobile marketplace.

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Scottsdale, $7,500

To engage 4,000 under-represented students with a multimedia online curriculum that aligns with Arizona's STEM education standards and encourages critical thinking about the natural world.

Meals of Joy, Litchfield Park, $7,500

Supports the preparation and delivery of 1,450 nutritious and delicious hot meals to West Valley seniors who live on less than $1,100 a month or who face severe medical challenges.

Midwest Food Bank, Gilbert, $7,500

To help provide 12,500 nutritious snack packs called "Hope Packs," to low-income students facing food insecurity, ensuring they have food over the weekend.

Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, $7,500

Free access to a virtual education program for more than 5,000 children who attend under-resourced schools in Maricopa County.

Native American Connections, Phoenix, $10,000

To help more than 360 low-income and formerly homeless families with access to services and resources to improve and maintain housing stability, providing more than 400 children and youth a stable home.

Native Health, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide 340 boxes full of food to Maricopa County's American Indian/Alaskan Native and underserved youth/households during the summer months, a time many children face food insecurity.

Navajo County Family Advocacy Center, Show Low, $7,500

To provide 5,969 children and youth with tools and resources to prevent them from being victims of child sexual abuse and education on how and when to report abuse.

Neighborhood Ministries, Phoenix, $7,500

To equip 150 young, inner-city Phoenix parents with the skills and resources needed to provide safe, stable homes for their children.

New Life Center, Goodyear, $25,000

To help 400 survivors of domestic violence and their children with employment, education, legal, wellness and housing services.

New Pathways for Youth, Phoenix, $12,500

To engage 500 underserved Phoenix youth ages 12-21 undergoing extreme poverty and adversity with workforce development, and college- and career-planning.

Northland Family Help Center, Flagstaff, $7,500

To provide emergency shelter to more than 200 adults and children that became homeless due to domestic violence and family abuse.

Northland Hospice and Palliative Care, Flagstaff, $10,000

To help Northland Hospice and Palliative Care provide hospice care and nutritious meals to 136 low-income older adult patients in Flagstaff and rural Coconino County.

Nourish Phoenix, $7,500

To help more than 21,000 unduplicated households with supplemental food and clothing, community resource referrals, one-on-one assistance to access SNAP and AHCCCS. Last year, the group helped 90,000 children, adults and seniors.

Oakwood Creative Care, Mesa, $7,500

To provide 1,428 meals a year to low-income and Medicaid senior members living with cognitive and physical challenges in the Mesa area and surrounding communities.

OCJ Kids, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide DCS workers with Go Kits and Cuddle Bags, low-income foster parents with diapers and other needed items, and youth in foster group homes with hygiene items. The funds will assist at least 500 children and teens.

One Small Step | Clothes Cabin, Gilbert, $7,500

To help more than 6,000 individuals living in poverty in Greater Phoenix by providing some of the basic needs.

Opportunity Tree, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide 150 youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities workforce development programming to successfully transition from high school to employment, independence, and adulthood.

Paradise Valley Community Food Bank, Phoenix, $7,500

To support delivery of more than 69,000 individual food packages, turning "hungry weekends" into "happy weekends."

Paz de Cristo Community Center, Mesa, $10,000

To help serve about 60,000 hot, nutritious meals and distribute more than 3,600 food boxes to those in need.

Peer Solutions, Phoenix, $10,000

To prevent child abuse among marginalized youth before it begins, helping them contribute to permanent healthy families and communities for generations.

Phoenix Rescue Mission, $10,000

To provide beds, meals, recovery from life-controlling issues and a case manager to find permanent housing for 250 homeless women and women with children.

Phoenix Symphony, $7,500

In support of the Mind Over Music Program, which uses music to teach STEM-related concepts to students in Maricopa and Pinal Counties in seven K-8 Title I schools.

Pinal Hispanic Council, Eloy, $7,500

To provide emergency assistance to 25 veteran and military individuals and families in Western Pinal County.

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, Prescott Valley, $10,000

To support the convening 650 professionals, serving over 100,000 families with  strategies that build family resilience through parent education, mentoring, and increased knowledge of resources.

Read Better Be Better, Phoenix, $7,500

To help connect thousands of young readers with youth leaders to inspire a love of literacy and learning.

Ronald McDonald House, Phoenix, $15,000

To provide 140 nights of rest to approximately 350 children and families in need of life-saving pediatric medical care here in the Valley.

Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children, Phoenix, $7,500

To support free music education, instruments, mentorship, college-readiness and healthy meals for 500 Arizona youth. Involvement helps students improve academics and gain critical skills such as leadership and confidence.

Salvation Army, Phoenix, $25,000

To provide holiday meals and seasonal assistance to more than 50,000 community members in need, including children, seniors and those experiencing homelessness.

Sandra Day O'Connor Institute, Phoenix, $7,500

To help educate 1,000 middle school and high school students about civics through O'Connor Ambassadors Civics and Debate Clubs and the Civics Challenge.

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, Mesa, $10,000

To provide more than 650 homeless and impoverished families in Maricopa County with housing, case management and supportive services to help them become self-sufficient.

School Connect, Glendale, $7,500

To serve 100 more rural schools in Pinal and Maricopa County, equaling 800 schools with a cross-sector village of support which increases teacher retention, reading scores, and student/teacher well-being.

Scottsdale Arts, $7,500

To support the Memory Lounge program that creates virtual learning opportunities in visual art, dance, theater and music to 250 adults with mild to moderate dementia-related illnesses and their care partners.

Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services, $7,500

To assist jobseekers with developmental disabilities find a job, secure meaningful employment in an inclusive community job setting, and move closer to achieving economic self-sufficiency.

Shoebox Ministry, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide hygiene kits to Valley neighbors in need. In addition to the health benefits of good hygiene, it's vital to one's journey back to self-sufficiency and connection to community.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix, $7,500

To combat emotional and physical tolls daily hunger and poor nutrition have on families while addressing the health, resource and educational disparities.

Sojourner Center, Phoenix, $10,000

To provide 116 bed nights of crisis shelter and basic needs to low-income and poverty level individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.

Somali-American United Council of Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide "Leaders for Life" seminars and academic mentoring/tutoring sessions for refugee children in grades 5-12.

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide healthcare and wellness visits for those 50 and older who identify as queer, LGBTQIA2S+ or a person of color, or who are affected by HIV.

Southwest Human Development, Phoenix, $20,000

In support of the Birth to Five Helpline, which helps 1,700 Arizona parents, caregivers, and early childhood professionals calling with questions or concerns about the young children in their care.

Special Olympics Arizona, Goodyear, $7,500

To provide supplies and resources for inclusive learning and play activities through Young Athletes, supporting 2,000 children ages 2-7 with and without disabilities statewide.

St. Joseph the Worker, Phoenix, $7,500

To ensure 160 individuals are able to get to and from work for their first month of working. Not being able to afford transportation is the second greatest client-cited barrier to gaining and maintaining, after lack of housing.

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Phoenix, $30,000

Procure and provide the food for 280,000 meals to benefit the health and well-being of low-income, food-insecure hungry children and adults.

STEP: Student Expedition Program, Phoenix, $7,500

Equip more than 200 highly motivated low-income Arizona students with the knowledge, confidence, and self-advocacy skills needed to enroll in and graduate from college.

Summer Youth Program Fund, Phoenix, $15,000

Will help provide summer activities for at-risk and Title I students in Maricopa County. Part of a coalition of local funders who support the effort.

Sun Health Foundation, Surprise, $7,500

Supporting 450 families struggling to care for a loved one with dementia by providing personalized patient care plans, memory care classes, caregiver support groups, and support services.

Sun Sounds Foundation, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide audio access to information for more than 6,000 people who cannot read print because they have a disability.

Teach for America, Phoenix, $7,500

Recruit two corps members to join a cohort of 120+ teachers who receive exceptional training and support and impact 9,000 students in low-income communities in the Valley.

Tempe Community Action Agency, $15,000

Reduce food insecurity among 750 vulnerable older adults by providing 75,000 nutritious meals at senior centers and delivering them to the homes of program participants.

Tempe Community Council, $7,500

To support the Threadz Teen Clothing Closet program providing personal hygiene items, school supplies and clothing to 1,800 Tempe middle and high school students.

Thrive AZ, Peoria, $10,000

To help foster children who are reunified or who are aging out of the system.

Time Out, Payson, $15,000

Improve the safety and well-being of 281 survivors of domestic violence and their accompanying children, providing support, guidance and resources to restore hope and create new beginnings.

Treasures 4 Teachers, Tempe, $7,500

Providing free school supplies to 10,500 students in need, ensuring they have the  materials to learn successfully and improving their opportunities to thrive in the classroom.

U.S. VETS-Phoenix, $7,500

Provide over 650 meals and food boxes to homeless and at-risk veterans and families in Maricopa County.

U.S. VETS-Prescott, $7,500

Provide 18,000 meals and decrease food insecurity for ill, disabled, and/or special needs veterans over the age of 63.

UMOM New Day Centers, Phoenix, $25,000

Provides safe shelter, basic needs, and comprehensive services to assist in ending homelessness for 600 families.

United Food Bank, Mesa, $10,000

Alleviate hunger and food insecurity for low-income children throughout the East Valley and Eastern Arizona, feeding more than 3,000 children last year and helping to reduce food insecurity in Arizona by 1%.

Unlimited Potential, Phoenix, $10,000

Provide a minimum of 60,000 lbs. of fresh organic produce to 12,000 vulnerable children and families, and provide health screenings (glucose, BP, cholesterol) for 1,920 adults.

Valle del Sol, Phoenix, $15,000

Provide therapy and basic services such as connection to emergency food, shelter, and clothing.

Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, Scottsdale, $7,500

Provide families experiencing economic hardships with financial assistance to attend  early childhood center and Club J afterschool programs.

Valley of the Sun United Way, Phoenix, $15,000

Provide resources to help young children, by distributing 6,000 School Readiness Kits to pre-school aged children, and 2,000 School Success Kits to kindergarteners and first-graders throughout Maricopa County.

Valley of the Sun YMCA, Phoenix, $25,000

To serve 6,417 children in the childcare and preschool programs and provide 333,801 meals and snacks to children who would have experienced food insecurity.

Valley View Community Food Assistance, Sun City, $10,000

Provided food boxes to more than 100,000 seniors residing in the West Valley.

Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix, $7,500

To boost reading and critical thinking skills of 400 elementary school aged children from Title l schools through its literacy and arts program.

VALLEYLIFE, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide vocational support services for 200 people with developmental disabilities allowing them to attain and retain jobs, including: work tools/shoes, uniforms, haircuts/hygiene supplies, transportation, and other job-related needs.

Valleywise Health Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

To support the Family Learning Center, which provides family literacy and educational programs for 718 families to improve childhood development and promote school readiness.

Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition, Sedona, $10,000

To help mobility-challenged seniors with healthcare access, including COVID-19 vaccinations, services for well-being, and technology to help stay connected throughout the pandemic.

Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity, Cottonwood, $7,500

For critical home repairs for low-income families; the elderly, veterans and under-served populations. And partnered to build affordable housing for three families.

Veteran's Medical Leadership Council, Phoenix, $7,500

To help 40 Arizona veterans and family members with direct support needed to avoid homelessness.

Voices for CASA Children, Scottsdale, $7,500

For meal cards for roughly 500 CASA volunteers, which will afford 1,200 foster youth the experience of enjoying a nutritious meal shared with a safe, caring adult.

Waste Not, Scottsdale, $10,000

To help collect and distribute 75,000 meals to food-insecure children and youth served by nonprofit partners. Specifically, 466 Maricopa County youth will receive three meals a day, seven days a week for two months.

Welcome to America Project, Tempe, $7,500

To provide approximately 1,250 refugee families, including 1,960 children, with essentials to address short-term emergency needs and enhance well-being.

Wesley Community Center, Phoenix, $7,500

To provide after-school tuition scholarships and free, healthy nutritious snacks and meals for low-income, primarily Hispanic children who would otherwise not be able out of school time care.

YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix, Glendale, $20,000

To deliver 120,000 meals and support to 1,000 seniors and disabled adults in Glendale.