ARIZONA NEWS

71 Arizona nonprofits receive grants totaling $123M, trustees announce

Sep 14, 2021, 4:05 AM
Trustees provided a total of $123 million in grant money to Arizona nonprofits on Monday, Sept. 13....
Trustees provided a total of $123 million in grant money to Arizona nonprofits on Monday, Sept. 13. (Twitter Photo/@PiperTrust)
(Twitter Photo/@PiperTrust)

PHOENIX — In surprise individual presentations, 71 Arizona nonprofits were told they will receive one-time grants totaling $123 million, officials announced Monday.

The grant initiative “Now is the Moment Grants Commemoration”, funded by trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, is the largest single-day grant in Arizona history, officials announced in a press release.

The human services sector is set to receive almost half of the grant money, totaling $54,950,000. Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., Phoenix Rescue Mission, and Valley of the Sun YMCA were three of the 29 grantees.

There were also 22 grants given to arts and culture nonprofits such as Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. That sector is to receive over $34.7 million.

The trustees also set aside $21.5 million for education and academic enhancements, which went to 12 schools, including Notre Dame Preparatory Academy, Xavier College Preparatory and Seton Catholic High School.

There was also over $8 million set aside for the healthcare sector and $5.6 million for four religious organizations.

“Maricopa County, along with the rest of the country, has suffered dramatically in so many different and unexpected ways,” trustee Sharon Harper said. “We are still in a desperate situation…those who serve the underserved have really suffered.

“The arts and culture sector also had experienced significant setbacks due to the pandemic. We must ensure its fortification for the long-term vitality of the community and state.”

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey attended the presentation of the awards and thanked the trust for supplying more resources.

The Trust’s endowment in the stock market in the 15 months following the start of the pandemic grew by $123 million, earnings the trustees said they “felt compelled to share with the community.”

Grant selections were based off of each organizations mission and impact in the community, with grants ranging in size based on a variety of factors, such as budget size and amount of people served, officials said.

Arizona News

(Pexels Photo)...
Associated Press

Arizona couple who fought with cops after mask request sentenced

A Yuma couple has been sentenced to time behind bars on convictions stemming from a 2020 incident in which they fought with police after coughing on Walmart employees who asked them to wear masks during early months of the pandemic.
24 hours ago
(Photo from AllisterAdel.com)...
KTAR.com

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel out of rehab, plans to return to work

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is out of rehab with plans to return to work on Monday.
24 hours ago
(Photo from Denny Riccelli)...
KTAR.com

Tolleson high school teacher wins Gaydos and Chad’s teacher tribute

A high school teacher in Tolleson has been named KTAR News 92.3 FM's Gaydos and Chad Show's Pay Tribute to a teacher winner for August, presented by Your Valley Toyota Dealers.
24 hours ago
(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)...
Kevin Stone

US 60 east of metro Phoenix reopens with new Pinto Creek bridge in place

After a nearly weeklong closure in both directions, U.S. 60 east of metro Phoenix reopened Friday with a shiny new bridge in place.
24 hours ago
(Google Maps Photo)...
KTAR.com

2 Mesa high school students charged in separate threat incidents

Two high school students in Mesa were charged after making threats against their separate campuses Friday, police said.
24 hours ago
Luis Mauricio Delgadillo Garcia (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...
KTAR.com

Phoenix police arrest suspect in killing of tow truck driver

A suspect has been arrested in the killing of a tow truck driver in west Phoenix earlier this month, authorities said Friday.
24 hours ago
71 Arizona nonprofits receive grants totaling $123M, trustees announce