Safford, Ariz. (Oct. X, 2019)—OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation recently awarded $3,000 in Community Impact Grants to two nonprofits serving Safford, including the SouthEastern Arizona Community Action Program and Boys & Girls Club of Gila Valley.
As the largest state-chartered federally insured credit union in Arizona, OneAZ Credit Union and the OneAZ Community Foundation are committed to supporting the local economy through several initiatives. Since launching the Community Impact Grant program in 2016, OneAZ has given over $220,000 to nonprofits statewide who make a difference in the communities they serve.
“We received nearly 300 applications, an increase of 60% over last year, making selecting this year’s grantees a difficult process. The need is great, and so is the work these organizations are doing. We’re incredibly proud to be part of the impacts they make in the communities we serve,” said Kim Reedy, President & CEO for OneAZ Credit Union.
The Foundation selected the 41 Community Impact Grant recipients, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Grant recipients included organizations focused on the five pillars of the OneAZ Community Foundation: children’s health, food banks, financial literacy, local youth programs and veterans’ interests.
SouthEastern Arizona Community Action Program serves low-income families in Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties, assisting them in the movement, transition and achievement of self-sufficiency. The $1,500 grant will support upcoming financial workshops to teach both children and adults responsible money habits, including the basics of budgeting and saving.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley received a $1,500 grant to enhance its facility with new security doors to ensure the safety of the many children who turn to the Boys & Girls Club for a nurturing, positive outlet who attend after school and during the summer.
To be eligible for the grants, organizations submitted an online application along with a 500-word summary of how the grant will benefit their organization. For a full list of Community Impact Grant recipients, visit OneAZcu.com/foundation.