2018 Community Impact Grant Recipients
UniSource Energy Services has awarded a total of $80,000 in 2018 Community Impact Grants to 39 charitable organizations to improve the lives of residents in the communities we serve.
UniSource directs its annual community investments to nonprofit programs and services that have the greatest impact and measurable results for improving childhood education, protecting and conserving the environment, and meeting the basic needs of limited-income and underserved residents.
Like all of UniSource’s philanthropic contributions, the grants are funded from corporate resources, not customers’ rates.
Grant winners are selected through a competitive evaluation process involving UniSource employee volunteers and other company stakeholders. Grants are awarded based on the effectiveness and sustainability of the program, organizational strength and other criteria.
Our Community Impact Grants are just part of the company’s award-winning community service efforts, which include employee volunteerism and corporate in-kind donations of equipment and services.
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- Flagstaff Family Food Center, $4,500, to provide hunger relief services.
- Flagstaff Shelter Services, $2,500, to fund its emergency shelter program.
- Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona, $2,500, for safety and self-sufficiency improvements at Sharon Manor.
- Northland Family Help Center, $1,000, to provide compassionate care to traumatized children.
- Victim Witness Services, $2,500, to support staff travel to visit victims in rural and remote locations.
- Williams Alliance for the Arts, $1,000, to support its 8th grade identity through photography project.
- Terra Birds, $1,000, to fund programs that educate and inspire youth and adults to be good stewards of the environment.
- Arizona Youth Partnership, $2,000, to fund the Hands Up program that serves homeless youth.
- Cornerstone Mission Project, $3,000, to meet the basic needs of people who are homeless.
- Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council, $1,750, to help and serve homeless veterans.
- Kingman Academy of Learning, $2,500, to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
- Kingman Aid to Abused People, $2,000, to help the victims of elder, domestic and sexual abuse and bullying.
- Kingman Area Food Bank, $3,500, for restocking the food pantry.
- Kingman Mohave County Sheriff’s Department, $1,000, to support search and rescue efforts.
- Kingman Mohave Lion’s Club, $1,000, to fund vision screening equipment.
- Bullhead City Meals on Wheels, $1,000, to deliver meals to disabled seniors.
- Jerry Ambrose Veteran’s Council, $2,250, to provide services and support to homeless veterans.
- Kingman Mohave Sheriff’s Department, $1,000, to provide search and rescue services.
- River Cities United Way, $4,000, to fund childhood tutoring through the Kids Bright & Healthy program.
- Women with Willpower, $4,000, to provide assistance to low-income women and children who need financial support.
Santa Cruz County
- Community Food Bank, Inc., $3,000, to fund emergency food assistance.
- Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, $1,250, to support local Girl Scout STEM programs.
- Rebuilding Together Santa Cruz County, Inc., $3,000, to rehabilitate homes to make them safe and energy efficient for families.
- Rich River Athletics, $1,000, to support elementary cross country and track programs.
- Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc., $3,250, to make facility improvements in client employment services and training areas.
- United Way of Santa Cruz County, $1,000, to fund the diaper bank that supplies limited-income families who have infants with diapers.
- Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, $2,500, to provide financial assistance to care for foster care children who are wards of the court.
- Arizona’s Children Association, $1,000, to fund the Foster Care Emergency Funds Project, which helps struggling families pay their rent and utilities.
- Central Arizona Seniors Association, $2,000, to fund the delivery of meals to seniors’ homes.
- Highlands Center for Natural History, $2,500, to fund school field trips to the Prescott National Forest.
- Prescott Area Habitat Home, $1,000, to support its affordable housing program for limited-income residents.
- Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation, $1,500, to fund clothing allowances for 25 foster youth seeking employment.
- Cornucopia Community Advocates, $1,000, to provide emergency financial aid to low-income residents.
- Grand Canyon Youth, $1,000, to support its STEM education program on the Verde River.
- Old Town Mission, $1,500, to support Cottonwood’s new fresh produce market, which helps meet the nutritional needs of local residents.
- Verde Natural Resource Conservation, $1,000, to support its STEM and environmental education programs.