For Immediate Release: September 14, 2017

Kingman, Ariz. – UniSource Energy Services (UES) has awarded $21,500 in grants to eight local nonprofit groups that support educational opportunities for children and provide critical services to area residents.

UES Community Impact Grants are awarded for programs with measurable results that help vulnerable populations in Arizona communities where UES provides natural gas and electric service. UES will award a total of $80,000 in Impact Grants to communities across Arizona this year.

The Kingman-area grants were presented Wednesday evening at Metcalfe Park to coincide with a United Way of the River Cities fundraising campaign kickoff event. Grants presented yesterday include:

  • $2,500 to Arizona Youth Partnership in Kingman for its street outreach programs. The programs help address basic needs such as food, water, clothing, toiletries, transportation, medical and dental care and behavioral health services for hundreds of at-risk youth.
  • $3,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of Kingman for its After School Nutrition Program, which encourages better academic performance by providing healthy meals and snacks to club members.
  • $3,000 to the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council in Lake Havasu City, a volunteer-run organization that helps veterans overcome mobility issues and provides assistance with living expenses, medications and transportation.
  • $2,500 to Kingman Aid to Abused People, which provides sexual abuse and domestic violence prevention programs to children, teens and seniors.
  • $2,500 to the Kingman Area Food Bank to help buy groceries for needy families, seniors and homeless people.
  • $1,500 to the Kingman Mohave Lions Club to help pay for eye exams and eyeglasses for limited-income residents.
  • $5,000 to River Cities United Way for the Kids Bright and Healthy program, which assists youth from limited-income families with vision and dental care, extracurricular activity participation fees, shoes and clothing and transportation.
  • $1,000 to Workplace, Education, and Literacy Coalition of Mohave County, which provides free tutoring services to children and adults. Grant funds will help to pay for workbooks, equipment and other supplies.

Additional Community Impact Grant awards will be announced later this year. UES employee volunteers and other stakeholders selected this year’s Community Impact Grant recipients through a competitive process that attracted more than 60 applications. Winners were chosen based on program effectiveness and sustainability, applicants’ organizational capabilities and other criteria.

UES Community Impact Grants are available to organizations in UES’ service territories. UES Community Impact Grants, like other community investments, are funded from corporate resources, not customers’ rates. The grants are just part of the company’s award-winning community service efforts, which include direct contributions, in-kind services and volunteer support for local nonprofit groups.

UES provides electric service to approximately 95,000 customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz counties. The company also provides natural gas to approximately 154,000 customers in northern and southern Arizona. For more information about UES, visit UES and its parent company, UNS Energy, are subsidiaries of Fortis, Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information, visit

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