More than three dozen Arizona nonprofits have applied for 2021 A Community Thrives grants and are raising matching funds required for final-round consideration.
In 2020, 15 Arizona nonprofits shared more than $203,000 in A Community Thrives grants. The largest ($50,000) went to Creighton Community Foundation, which was tackling food insecurity issues, and ($25,000) to support the Foster360 program at Helen’s Hope Chest.
Grants are awarded for specific projects or for operating funds. To qualify for final consideration, nonprofits must raise either $3,000 or $6,000 in matching funds, depending on their size. Fundraising began July 19 and ends Aug. 13.
Here’s how each of the grant applicants say they would use the money and a link to the organization’s fundraising page. You can also search applications nationwide at acommunitythrives.com:
The organization serves LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 11 to 24. Support is needed to provide educational workshops that promote self-esteem and resiliency. Basic needs are also provided to program participants.
A Stepping Stone Foundation, Phoenix
Serves at-risk children and parents by providing tuition-free preschool, parenting classes and home visits. Program support provides the opportunity for children to…