Arizona Community Foundation Awards $56 Million in Latest Fiscal Year

The has announced grant and scholarship distributions totaling more than $56 million for its recently completed fiscal year.

The distributions include discretionary and donor-advised grants and scholarships awarded by the foundation during the fiscal year that ended on March 31. The foundation awarded a total of nearly $22 million in support of education, including $4.7 million in college scholarships to 1,462 Arizona students. Education grants included $300,000 over three years to to provide advice and other services to at-risk students working toward their goal of higher education; $150,000 to for the first year of a three-year collaborative grant that will support the design and implementation of a local literacy program; and $50,000 to for its Veterans Education Fund.

In the area of health, the foundation awarded more than $18 million to 1,958 organizations and programs, including , a residential living development built to meet the needs of adults with autism and related disorders; , to expand services for senior citizens; , which offers programs to empower people with disabilities; and the , which provides shelter, transitional housing, case management, legal services, and education to victims of domestic violence.

The foundation also awarded $4.6 million in grants to 408 programs in the area of community improvement and development; $4 million to 345 organizations and programs in the areas of the environment and sustainability; and $1.8 million to 330 arts and culture programs. In addition, 108 nonprofit organizations with dedicated agency endowments managed by the foundation received a total of $5.7 million in annual distributions.

"." Arizona Community Foundation Press Release 05/10/2016.