The Arizona Women’s Partnership, Inc., an all-volunteer philanthropic non-profit, formed in 2002 and based in Phoenix celebrates its 20th anniversary of providing grants to grass roots charities that assist disadvantaged women and children in AZ. AZWP is pleased to announce that it has awarded another $30,000 in grants which means a total of over $565,000 in grants.
“This is another huge milestone”, notes Paula Cullison, Arizona Women’s Partnership founder and President. “We continue to do as much as we can – for as many as we can – for as long as we can. Many refer to us as ‘the little engine that could’. Our grant recipients are a testament to the incredible amount of good being done by small charities which operate on shoe-string budgets, Cullison added.
These are the selected 2022 AZWP Grant Recipients:
- About Care for the Elderly – provides services to the disadvantaged elderly in the East Valley;
- Alice’s Place – provides counseling and shelter for victims of domestic violence in Winslow;
- Angel Heart Pajama Project – provides PJs and books to abused/neglected/foster care children in Tucson;
- Arizonans for the Protection of Exploited Children and Adults – shelter for sexually abused girls;
- Arizona Trans Youth and Parent Organization – provides legal and other service throughout the Metro area
- AZ Reach – provides services for disadvantaged teens on the Westside – clothing / school supplies / mentoring;
- Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli – AZ – provides cultural opportunities for Hispanic youth
- Books for Classrooms – serves the children of the Tohono O’odam nation in Southern AZ
- Control Alt Delete – provides services for women and children fleeing domestic violence Mesa;
- Desert Sounds Performing Arts – provides musical instruments / instruction for low-income youth Mesa;
- Dignity House – provides shelter for sexually trafficked / domestically abused women in Metro Phoenix;
- Foster AZ – provides services for children aging out of the foster care system in Arizona;
- Grand Canyon Music Festival – Native American Composer Youth Project: Navajo /Hopi/Salt River-Pima;
- Helping At Risk Teens (HART) – provides food and supplies for disadvantaged youth in the West Valley;
- Laptops4Learning – provides laptop computers to disadvantaged HS / college students in Metro Phoenix;
- Somali American United Council of AZ – serves a variety of different refugee groups in Metro Phoenix;
- Y.E.S. for Navajo Youth / Dine’Bike’yah – provides leadership programs for youth on the Navajo Nation.
“We are so pleased that we have been able to assist small charities that address critical needs; most are multi-year grant recipients,” notes Pamela Gill, AZWP – VP. “The Arizona Women’s Partnership is grateful to the Violet M. Johnson Family Foundation for their generosity and to a host of new and long time supporters,” Gill added.