Grants to support homelessness, employment, education programs
Arizona Public Service Co. (APS), in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation, has announced the recipients of its 2022 West Valley Grants Program, in which eligible nonprofits receive funding for programs supporting the environment, education, community development and arts and culture.
In 2022, 28 organizations were awarded grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 for community projects in the West Valley, including food services, art and music programs for low-income children, foster care support, literacy education, youth therapy and more. In addition, three organizations have been awarded grants of $50,000 or more for homelessness initiatives.
- A New Leaf: West Valley Housing Assistance Center - $55,000 Grant
A New Leaf’s West Valley Housing Assistance Center located in Surprise offers emergency housing to families experiencing homelessness.
- Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) - $50,000 Grant
CASS aims to end homelessness by providing shelter, case management, and housing services to people throughout Downtown Phoenix and the West Valley.
- St. Joseph the Worker: Employment Without Barriers - $50,000 Grant
St. Joseph the Worker’s mission is to connect the Valley’s disadvantaged, homeless, and transitioning individuals to quality jobs.
"These deserving nonprofits in the West Valley are doing work that is making a meaningful difference with lasting results in the community, and that is why we are committed to supporting them,” said Tina Marie Tentori, Director of Community Affairs at APS.
For more than 20 years, APS has partnered with Arizona Community Foundation to provide funding to eligible nonprofits that support growth and community needs in the West Valley. Agencies eligible for funding must be designated 501(c)(3) nonprofits and serve in the areas of arts & culture, community development, education, environment, or human services.
“We are proud to partner with APS to support West Valley communities every year. This year we are especially pleased to help them make investments to combat housing insecurity for Arizonans.” said Morgan Bishop Fraser, Executive Director of the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at the Arizona Community Foundation.
In 2021, 39 West Valley nonprofits received a total of $250,000 in community grants. Grants supported a variety of initiatives, including a STEM club for youth, community food pantry, mobile career center and emergency shelter support.
For more information on the APS West Valley Grant Program, visit aps.com/community