FY17-18 Community Funding Recipients

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A New Leaf, Inc.: to provide direct services to preserve and restore family functioning, keep families safely housed, and improve children's academic success by helping families address the various challenges that have led to their instability.  $5,000
Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank: to repair the walk-in freezer.  $10,000
All Faith Community Services: for the purchase of materials, supplies and tools/equipment to perform and market the job training and community service learning opportunities for low-income adults and at risk youth, purchase supplemental food for the weekend snack sack program, fund training to enhance senior engagement, and facility usage cost to expand the programs into a larger space to provide all resources to clients in need under one roof.  $15,000
Area Agency on Aging, Region One: to serve Goodyear residents on the waiting list for Senior Adult Independent Living (SAIL) services.  $5,300
Benevilla: to support the recruitment of volunteers for the Volunteer Home Services program in Goodyear.  $1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona: to provide youth mentoring services throughout the community beyond the schools.  
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix: to help cover the costs of providing afterschool and summer programs to Goodyear youth and teens at the Tri-City West/Thornwood Branch (TCW) in Avondale.  $5,600
Catitude Gallery & Studio-A Community Arts Center: in support of Follow Your Art Jr - a summer high school arts program.  $1,000
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. (CASS):  to support program supply costs at both the Vista Colina Emergency Family Shelter and the CASS Regional Single Adult Shelter.  $10,000
Childhelp, Inc.: to provide specialized mental health treatment services to Goodyear child abuse victims and non-offending family members at the Southwest Family Advocacy Center.  $10,000
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona: in support of direct program expenses related to the Weekly Mentor Program provided to children living in Goodyear's New Life Center.  $1,500
Helping Families In Need: for helping Goodyear community members obtain access to benefits such as health insurance, food and nutrition benefits through the SNAP program, cash assistance.  $3,500
Homeless Youth Connection: for case management and housing for homeless youth attending high schools in Goodyear.  $3,400
Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc.: to fund Goodyear student (4-6th grade) participation in the JA BizTown Program during the 2017-2018 school year.  $2,500
Mission of Mercy: to  help cover critical operating expenses for the Avondale clinic, which provides no-cost healthcare services and resources to Goodyear families.  $3,000
New Life Center: to support utilities, repairs and maintenance of a 104-bed emergency shelter campus located in the City of Goodyear.  $10,000
Northwest Valley Connect: to invest in a Volunteer Coordinator who will build on the relationships in the Goodyear and Avondale area in order to develop a core team of volunteers.  $1,500
Sky Kids, Incorporated: in support of an all-day event at the Goodyear Airport that offers disabled or special needs children with a venue to build self-esteem and confidence through the unique experience of flight.  $1,000
Sojourner Center: to provide crisis shelter/transitional housing and supportive services to Goodyear residents with histories of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human trafficking.  $1,500
Southwest Lending Closet: to maintain adequate inventory to meet the growing needs of clients, to operate the Closet, and to go toward meeting the needs of expanding the existing space.  $10,000
Southwest Valley Literacy Association: for part time staff and quarterly media coverage to solicit tutors  $1,000
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance: to procure the food for, and distribute, Emergency Food Boxes to Goodyear residents in a crisis.  $7,500
West Valley Youth Orchestra: a one day Workshop for members of the West Valley Youth Orchestra.  $1,000


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