Human services-centered nonprofit organizations across Maricopa County are getting a financial boost thanks to a new investment approved by the Board of Supervisors. The Board approved nearly $14 million in grants to 82 nonprofits (listed below) serving residents throughout the region. The organizations receiving money are trusted community partners who provide a wide variety of social services that help kids, at-risk adults, individuals with special needs, and seniors with food, shelter, clothing, health and mental health needs, and other critical support.
“During the course of this pandemic, we’ve seen individuals and families who’ve never sought public assistance before in need of it now. What these grants do is allow us to help the helpers, to get additional resources to the organizations who can provide that meal, or that safe space, or that connection that will allow someone to improve their situation,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates, District 3. “Maricopa County is proud to partner with these trusted nonprofits to ensure they are able to meet the unique needs of this time.”
The grants are funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the federal legislation meant to help individuals, families and businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic. Maricopa County has been a regional leader in this space.
A similar, successful program implemented by the Board of Supervisors in 2020 used CARES Act funds to assist 69 local nonprofits.
"Not only does this funding to human services nonprofits further their mission to directly support the well-being of the community, it ensures that our neighbors who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic have trusted, reliable places to seek the specialized support they need to thrive," said Jacqueline Edwards, Director of Maricopa County's Human Services Department, which administered the grantmaking process for the County.
How Maricopa County Is Using Federal Funds
To ensure that ARPA funding awarded to Maricopa County is distributed equitably to the people who need it most, the Board of Supervisors approved spending priorities that include:
- Continued public health response, with dollars allocated to new health clinics and vaccine availability and education for all
- Affordable housing and home repairs as inexpensive housing is in short supply
- Workforce support
- Rent and mortgage assistance
- Homelessness prevention and mitigation
- Small/micro-sized business and nonprofit assistance
- Behavioral health and addiction recovery
- Services for seniors and people with disabilities
- Support for people impacted by domestic violence
Spending can be tracked on a public dashboard at Maricopa.gov/RescueFunds. To view and access all currently available support programs for Maricopa County residents and businesses, visit Maricopa.gov/Rescue.
The 82 nonprofits that were awarded grants are listed below. Under the contract, no more than 10% of the grant award can go toward administrative costs.
- A New Leaf Inc.
- Administration of Resources and Choices dba ARC
- Aid to Adoption of Special Kids dba AASK
- Arizona Autism United, Inc dba AZA United
- Arizona Caregiver Coalition
- Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education dba Arizona Bar Foundation
- Arizona Knowledge Empowerment and Advocacy Group
- Arizona Science Center
- Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
- Arouet Foundation
- Assistance League of Phoenix, Arizona
- Aster Aging INC
- Back To School Clothing Drive
- Banner Health Foundation
- Best Buddies International
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
- Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley
- Cancer Support Community Arizona
- Catholic Charities Community Ser
- Central Arizona Shelter Svc
- Chicanos Por La Causa Inc
- Child Crisis Arizona
- Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc. dba Chrysalis
- Community Bridges INC
- Community Legal Services
- Detour Company Theatre
- Dress For Success Phoenix
- Duet Partners In Health & Aging INC
- Elevate Phoenix
- Florence Crittenton Services
- FSL Programs (Foundation for Senior Living)
- Fresh Start Women's Foundation
- Future for Kids
- Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
- Homeless Youth Connection, Inc.
- Homeward Bound
- House Of Refuge INC
- Human Services Campus, Inc.
- ICAN, Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods
- Jewish Family Childrens Service
- Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
- Maggie's Place
- MARC Community Resources INC
- Midwest Food Bank, NFP dba Arizona Division
- Neighborhood Ministries, Inc.
- New Life Center dba New Life
- New Pathways for Youth
- notMYkid, Inc.
- Oakwood Creative Care
- One Step Beyond, Inc.
- Pathway to Work
- Phoenix Rescue Mission
- Raising Special Kids, Inc.
- Ryan House
- Crisis Response Network dba Solari Crisis & Human Services
- Somali-American United Council of Arizona dba SAUC
- Sonoran Prevention Works
- Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired dba SAAVI
- Special Olympics Arizona
- St. Joseph the Worker
- Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies, Inc. dba Stardust
- Sun City Area Interfaith Services dba Benevilla
- TAPAZ (Technical Assistance Partnership)
- Tempe Community Action Agency
- Arizona Pet Project
- The Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless
- The Opportunity Tree
- Treasure House
- UMOM New Day Centers
- United Food Bank
- Unlimited Potential INC
- Valle Del Sol INC
- Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus (Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center)
- Valley of the Sun YMCA
- Your Sure Foundation, Inc.
- Zion Institute