West valley nonprofits can now apply for 2021 APS grants

Eligible West Valley nonprofits have until April 30 to apply

PHOENIX – Through the Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and its parent company Pinnacle West (PNW) are accepting applications for its annual West Valley Grants program. The West Valley Grants are available and awarded to eligible nonprofits in Arlington, Buckeye, Glendale, Surprise, Tonopah, west Phoenix and surrounding areas. The 2021 application deadline is 5 p.m. on April 30, 2021.

Since 2001, 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.

“At APS, we are committed to empowering local communities through organizations and programs dedicated to improving the lives of Arizonans,” said Tina Marie Tentori, Director of Community Affairs at APS. “The impact that these incredible organizations are having in the West Valley is inspiring year after year.”

"At APS, we are committed to empowering local communities through organizations and programs dedicated to improving the lives of Arizonans"

Tina Marie Tentori, APS, Director of Community Affairs

people helping bag groceries at a foodbank
In 2020, 16 west valley nonprofits received a total of $155,000. Funds went toward a variety of causes, including a literacy program for youth, community food pantry support, career advancement programs, early education initiatives and more.

For more information and to apply for an APS West Valley grant, please visit azfoundation.org.

APS serves more than 1.3 million homes and businesses in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is a leader in delivering affordable, clean and reliable energy in the Southwest. The company is committed to serving customers with 100% clean power by 2050. As owner and operator of Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free electricity, and with one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, APS’s current energy mix is 50% clean. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).

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