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The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has awarded $355,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations that focus on childhood poverty and end of life care.

The grants are split in two groups: $220,000 going to 17 organizations that help alleviate the effects of poverty on children, and $135,000 to nonprofits that help ease the transition from life to death.

“The Community Foundation is known for addressing important issues,” said Clint Mabie, president and CEO of The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. “Thanks to donors to our unrestricted pool and gifts from several very generous donors, we’re able to address systemic problems like poverty and end of life.”

Childhood Poverty:

Arts for All, Inc. ($15,000)
Assistance League of Tucson, Inc. ($13,375)
Camp Wildcat ($3,500)
Casa de los Niños, Inc. ($15,000)
Catholic Community Services/Pio Decimo Center ($12,800)
Community Food Bank, Inc. ($18,235)
Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona ($9,500)
Easter Seals Blake Foundation ($8,930)
El Rio Health Center Foundation, Inc. ($10,000)
Imago Dei Middle School ($20,000)
Our Family Services, Inc. ($22,500)
Patagonia Creative Arts Association ($2,500)
SciEnTeK-12, Inc. ($7,500)
Tohono O'odham Community Action ($15,000)
Tucson Breakfast Lions Foundation, Inc. ($17,160)
United Community Health Centers Maria Auxiliadora, Inc. ($19,000)
Youth On Their Own ($10,000)

End of Life Grant recipients:

Beads of Courage, Inc. ($25,000)
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona ($5,525)
Direct Center for Independence, Inc. ($4,600)
Humane Society of Southern Arizona ($10,000)
Interfaith Community Services ($25,000)
Our Family Services, Inc. ($25,000)
Pima Council on Aging, Inc. ($25,000)
Renewal Centers, Inc. ($2,102)
Tucson Meet Yourself ($13,500)