Second Issue 2014

Craig Weaver examines a petroglyph in the Red Rock Canyon area in the proposed Great Bend of the Gila National Monument. (Photo courtesy of Andy Laurenzi of Archaeology Southwest)


Dear Arizona Readers,

Today, the Trust announces the first round of 2014 grants: more than $1.7 million to 17 Arizona nonprofit organizations.

The largest portion of the current round of grants, $989,000, goes to 10 organizations helping people in need. A New Leaf received $240,000 to assist homeless East Valley families quickly regain permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency. A $100,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona will provide 100 youth with adult mentors. Other grants provide services to individuals and families in crisis.

The Trust also awarded $525,500 to six groups protecting animals and nature in Arizona. A grant of $123,000 to the National Trust for Historic Preservation would help establish the proposed Great Bend of the Gila National Monument, an 84,000 acre area along the Gila River.

One nonprofit group, Childsplay, received a $200,000 grant in the enriching community life giving area to improve its performing arts center.

See the full list of first-round grants, ranging from $20,000 to $240,000, at right. Three of the grantees are new.

Since its inception in 1998, the Trust has provided $113.7 million to 436 Arizona charities and $113.5 million to 457 Indiana organizations for a total of more than $227 million.

As always, we appreciate your comments and questions at any time.


For a list of last year's grantees, please view the Trust's annual report:


$1.7 million in grants go to Arizona nonprofits

The Trust's first round of 2014 grant awards in Arizona totals $1,714,500 and includes grants in the priority areas of Helping People in Need, Protecting Animals and Nature, and Enriching Community LIfe. For more detailed information on the grants, please go to project descriptions.

The break down by program category is:

- Helping People in Need - 10 organizations - $989,000
- Protecting Animals and Nature - 6 organizations - $525,500
- Enriching Community Life - 1 organization - $200,000

Helping People in Need
A New Leaf, Inc. $240,000
*Arizona Career Pathways $60,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona $100,000
Chrysalis $160,000
Maggie's Place, Inc. $84,000
*National Center for Youth Law $75,000
one n ten $75,000
Paz de Cristo Community Center $20,000
Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc. $75,000
Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development $100,000
Protecting Animal and Nature
Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA $47,500
Audubon Arizona $85,000
*National Trust for Historic Preservation $123,000
Phoenix Herpetological Society, Inc. $100,000
Sonoran Institute $110,000
The Wilderness Society $60,000
Enriching Community LIfe
Childsplay, Inc. $200,000
Total Arizona Grants - 17 Organizations $1,714,500
*Denotes first-time grant recipient  


Our next proposal deadline is August 4, 2014.
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