Piper Trust Awards Collaborative Grants for Early Education and Arts and Culture; Brings Acclaimed Models to Arizona
A $1 million grant will support a $10.8 million capital campaign to launch Educare Arizona, a state-of the-art learning facility for at-risk young children. The learning lab for child educators will be a statewide educational resource. A national model of the Buffet Early Childhood Fund, seven Arizona foundations have joined the effort, led locally by Whiteman Foundation.
A second national model, the Cultural Data Project, spearheaded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, will bring a powerful online management tool that allows arts and cultural institutions to format financial information once each year for expanded management analyses and funder applications. A number of foundations and the Arizona Commission on the Arts are supporting local implementation.
“These national models have proved highly successful in other states, and local efforts over a number of years have finally blossomed despite the economic distress,” said Judy Jolley Mohraz, Piper Trust president and CEO.
The following is a list of grants awarded from mid-May through Sept. 13, 2010, in addition to previously announced $1.2 million in Arts Restructuring and Transformation Fund grants to 11 arts and cultural organizations on Aug. 11.
Arts and Culture
Arizona Community Foundation
Arizona Cultural Data Project local consultant.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Arizona Cultural Data Project; a public and private collaboration to strengthen the Valley’s arts and cultural nonprofits.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix
Economic impact study of the three Valley Boys & Girls Clubs.
New procurement system for safety-designed clothing at a youth treatment center.
Family Promise – Greater Phoenix
Play area improvements and sports court equipment for family homeless shelter.
Friendly House, Inc.
TRiO program providing high school students and their families with college admissions guidance.
Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation
Expansion of youth mentoring programs using technology upgrades.
Maricopa Council on Youth Sports and Physical Activity (MCYSPA)
Website promotion connecting children and families to local recreational activities that encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Valle del Sol, Inc.
Technology lab equipment for youth obtaining IT certification.
Valley of the Sun YMCA
A $2.39 million capital campaign to expand health and fitness services at the Chris-Town Family YMCA.
State-of-the-art early learning laboratory for at-risk children.
Healthcare and Medical Research
P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E. Center, Inc.
Webinar to train medical professionals on how to address pediatric feeding disorders.
Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Inc.
Expanded services in senior centers and in-home services using AmeriCorps members and volunteers.
McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
Stewardship training program for older adult volunteers.
Phoenix Rescue Mission
Heat relief packs and bottled water for homeless and homebound older adults.
The Salvation Army
Annual Salvation Army Water Drive to supply hydration stations in Maricopa County.
Total of all Grants: $1,834,050