Large Grant Beneficiaries
Intermountain Center , $700,000
Intermountain provides vital programs and services for more than 5,000 Pima County’s most vulnerable children and families every year. Over the years, Intermountain has become the “go to” organization for difficult to serve youth, thus developing a reputation as a specialty provider and for successes in serving challenging populations. Intermountain creates the outcomes that matter most to children and families and to the community.
Intermountain has a 47-year legacy in Pima County demonstrating program innovation and dedication to the population it serves. Intermountain individualizes programs to meet the unique needs of each person it serves in order to promote self-sufficiency and maximize positive outcomes. Intermountain serves children and adolescents who are emotionally and/or behaviorally challenged, who are transitioning from one form of care to another, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and children with specialized educational needs, as well as a variety of other diagnoses.
Intermountain was selected by Angel Charity to receive $700,000 to help fund a 60,000 sq. ft. building at 401 N. Bonita that will become the Angel Charity Center for Children and Youth, an integrated service campus that provides these early intervention therapies. Children with complex needs will have access to primary care physicians, psychiatric services, occupational therapy, crisis intervention and more in this facility in an unprecedented timely manner.
Reid Park Zoo , $265,000
The Reid Park Zoo was selected by Angel Charity to receive $265,000 towards construction of the “World of Play Adventure Zone” which will be modeled after regions of the world, taking themes from animals and natural features of the regions, appealing to different age groups and abilities.
Activities to encourage learning and play include a cooled “ice cave” in the Antarctic Zone – the first of its kind in the playground. As children leave the ice and travel 12-feet up along the accessible ramp, they will find a treetop hut in the South America zone, leading to a corkscrew slide, at the bottom of which they will go through misters among representational lily pads of Victoria. Or they may enter the North American redwood forest and follow the ramp down to the climbing net. Along with striking natural forms, the architecture integrates a variety of materials and textures that mimic those found in nature and sparks curiosity. Younger tots will enjoy the age appropriate play equipment in view of their parents/caregivers watching them in the shade under the cooling misting systems. This area will teach basic science concepts about geographic regions and animals of the world while encouraging nature play, physical activity – and fun!
Boys to Men: Boys to Men was awarded $10,000 to support a campaign to recruit and train men to help 200 at-risk middle and high school aged boys at weekly group mentorship meetings. The program will expand outside Tucson Unified School District into Sunnyside and Flowing Wells school districts and the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center.
Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS): Jewish Family & Children’s Services was awarded $20,020 to renovate and refurnish a play therapy room which is used to provide play therapy services to over 150 children per year who have experienced psychological trauma. The room in the Jewish Family & Children’s Services Tucson facility will be designed with equipment and toys to help the children heal and develop in healthy ways.
Literacy Connects : Literacy Connects was awarded $50,000 to provide free, educational opportunities to 50 middle school youth after school and in the summer at the Literacy Connects’ Youth Center in the Amphi school district. The digital arts programming is designed to transition young people from passive consumers of technology and entertainment into empowered creatives.
Make Way for Books : Make Way for Books was awarded $50,000 to support the Family Education and Literacy strategy; an innovative, two-generation approach where children and parents learn together, and both gain skills. Proven programming, books, and resources will be delivered throughout the community to ensure that 700 young children start school ready to read and succeed.
Small Grant Beneficiaries
Boys & Girls Club of Tucson
$92,000 to support a “Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids” initiative with an Academic Support Specialist to work with mental health professionals and families to conduct academic and mental health assessments for 150 at-risk youth. Once assessed, an individualized profile and targeted plan of support will be developed for each child.
Interfaith Community Services
$71,000 to provide 200 children of very low-income families with access to academic support and extra-curricular activities. The funds will be used for academic tutoring, technology, school supplies, uniforms, after-school and summer enrichment programs, sports fees and music lessons that are cost prohibitive for families.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona
$48,983 to redesign the playroom at the Ronald McDonald House, a home-away-from-home for families from out-of-town with a critically ill baby or child. The funds will transform the existing playroom from a disparate collection of worn-out toys into a Center for Adventure to allow sick children and their siblings to forget about illness for a while.
Tu Nidito Children and Family Services
$20,000 to help expand Children to Children virtual bereavement support groups into rural areas of Pima County. The pandemic has increased the need for services to children grieving the diagnosis of a serious medical condition or the death of a loved one.
Tucson Refugee Ministry
$22,400 to support refugee children who often don’t get adequate schooling before coming to the United States, and therefore struggle with the new culture. Funding will help the International Kids Camp to bridge cultural gaps and the Youth Outreach program to keep kids out of gangs.
Total Small Grants = $254,383
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Prior Year Beneficiaries
Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services, $700,000
Children’s Clinics will renovate their existing building and create a one-of-a-kind treatment space uniquely designed to meet the needs of children with complex medical conditions as well as serve as a center of excellence for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The renovation will incorporate state-of-the-art technology and modifiable, sensory-friendly features including indirect lighting, texturized walls, sound buffering and other cutting edge adaptations.
Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids, $104,840
TRAK will expand programming to meet the large community demand for its Animal-Assisted Life Skills program (AALS). Funds will be used to hire and completely train two full-time staff in the EAGALA equine-assisted learning and growth model to maximize TRAK’s impact in the lives of at-risk and/or disabled children.
In addition, Angel Charity for Children, Inc. will provide small grant funding for an additional eight agencies for an additional $159,021.
Abbie School: $25,300 to support autistic students at the school by funding a new “Gifts to Work” program to introduce them to new experiences, highlight special interests and abilities, provide mentors and place them in internships. A portion of the funding will be used to purchase of a van to transport the students.
Amphi Foundation: $20,000 to support low income students in the school district by funding the Clothing Bank, the Shoes to Smiles program, classroom grants and new teacher “Start Up” grants.
Cascade Foundation of Southern Arizona: $15,000 to support children with bleeding disorders by transporting them to and from Camp HONOR, expanding the post-secondary school scholarship program, continuing the tutoring program and funding for research and treatment related to mental health issues among youths living with chronic health issues.
Cooper Center for Environmental Learning: $10,000 to provide low-income students with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, immersing them in the Sonoran Desert to learn key ecological concepts and build emotional connections to nature, by covering the admission for students to participate in an overnight experience at Camp Cooper.
Courtney’s Courage: $20,000 to provide newly diagnosed and relapsed pediatric cancer patients with personalized backpacks filled with patient specific items to help them get through the treatments and long hours at hospitals and other medical facilities.
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona: $10,000 to provide equipment upgrades to ensure the safe delivery of diapers for the 500,000-diaper drive campaign supporting low income families. Funding will provide a new forklift battery, installation of the battery, and purchase of a dock plate to allow the forklift to be driven into semi-truck trailers.
GAP Ministries: $39,748 to improve the equipment in the GAP Kitchen which provides warm meals to food insecure children through the Feed Our Schools after-school program, in their SPLASH group homes and to others in the foster care system. A new, quicker packaging system will allow them to increase the number of sites that they serve.
Lead Guitar: $18,973 to increase access to quality in-school classical guitar education for students in low income schools. Funding includes translating the Method Books into Spanish and developing an adaptive curriculum for special needs students. Chord Buddy guitar learning systems will be purchased for students with special needs.
Tucson Village Farm – $445,000
Project Description: Tucson Village Farm is an education-based urban farm that reconnects children to a healthy food system, teaches them how to grow and prepare fresh food, and empowers them to make healthy life choices.
The Farm offers year-round, hands-on agriculture and nutrition-based programs for youth of all ages, as well as programs for the community and families. We serve urban youth from all socio-economic backgrounds; however, we focus on those who are low-income and at-risk. We teach children about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and help them develop leadership skills that empower them to create change within their own lives, families, and communities. In 2017, we delivered 44,851 hours of direct programming to 12,913 Pima County children.
The Angel Charity Culinary Education Center for Children will enable us to safely teach 13,000 + kids/year how to prepare healthy meals from fresh food and provide the education and scaffolding they need to create brighter, healthier futures for themselves, their families, and the community. Having a teaching kitchen on site is the last slice of the Farm programming “pie” keeping us from truly carrying out our seed-to-table mission; in addition to providing a tremendous resource for children and families across Tucson, the kitchen will bring in revenue through the sale of value-added goods and rental of the space, ensuring that Tucson Village Farm remains a sustainable resource for the children of Pima County for many years to come.
More Than a Bed – $50,000
Purchase beds, dressers and underwear for foster, kinship and adoptive families that host children in their home.
Gabriel’s Angels – $35,000
Deliver pet therapy in schools through the Animals, Books and Children (ABC) program to help 100 at-risk children increase their literacy.
First Tee of Tucson – $30,000
Purchase mobile canopy shade structures for an educational program that uses golf as a platform for skill building for youth.
SARSEF – $28,824
Provide year-round critical thinking and problem-solving based educational programs to low income youth vulnerable to science and math learning loss.
SAAVI Services for the Blind – $25,000
Fund Saturday and after-school programming for blind children to learn academic and life skills, and to purchase 10 Braille displays.
Tucson Soccer Academy – $20,000
Fund a scholarship program to reduce registration fees for low income youth soccer players who learn valuable moral and life lessons through competitive soccer.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation – $6,760
Build and maintain a website to support families who have a child with cancer or a blood disorder.
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona – $600,000
Project Description: The Diaper Bank provides an emergency supply of diapers to children and families living at or below the poverty line through 53 partner agencies in Southern Arizona. With only three full-time staff members equivalents and more than 2,000 volunteer hours, the Diaper Bank distributes 9 million diapers per year to infants and children in Pima County.
The Diaper Bank is the nation’s first diaper bank, and for 23 years, has served as the model for more than 220 diaper banks across the country. Diapers are the single largest expense outside of food, clothing and shelter in a family’s budget, costing up to $100 a month. One in three American mothers struggle to provide an essential change of diapers to their children. Diapers are not covered by WIC, food stamps, or any other safety net program. In order to hold down a job or get an education, parents need access to child care, which requires a full day’s supply of diapers before a child can be dropped of.
The Diaper Bank was selected by Angel Charity to receive a gift of $600,000 to eliminate it’s mortgage. By eliminating the mortgage, the Diaper Bank will allocate those funds to buy more than 8.5 million diapers for the babies and children in our community who need them.[/one_half]
Beads of Courage – $100,000
Project Description: Since 2003, Beads of Courage, Inc. has provided innovative Arts-In-Medicine programs for children coping with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
A gift of $100,000 was awarded to Beads of Courage to establish the Angel Charity Arts-In-Medicine Program to strengthen resilience and improve the quality of life for children coping with cancer and other serious illness in Pima County. Through the use of visual arts, literary arts, and performing arts, Beads of Courage seeks to honor the courage of children, alleviate the experience of suffering, strengthen resilience, and affirm the experience of human caring.
To date, Beads of Courage has partnered with more than 260 children’s hospitals to provide arts-in-medicine programs to 60,000 children globally. More than 8,000 children in Pima County will directly benefit from support provided by the Angel Charity Arts-In-Medicine Program during the challenging time of receiving treatment for a life-threatening illness. Programs will be provided during hospitalization, in the clinic setting, and in the community through workshops hosted at our headquarters.
Ben’s Bells – $27,010
Ben’s Bells is a community-building organization that provides educational programming throughout the community to support the development of kindness skills (regulating emotions, self-control, responsible decision-making, showing empathy for others, etc.) Learning kindness skills is vital for a child’s individual achievement and for community health.
Ben’s Bells was awarded $27,010 to purchase a new, safe, and economical van and to wrap it with colorful and inspiring graphics so that they may continue to serve children of Pima County for many years to come.
Erik Hite Foundation – $10,000
Erik Hite Foundation provided first-responder families affordable, high-quality, center-based early childhood education with extended hours in a secure setting, with supportive services (individual and bereavement counseling, child screenings, family workshops) to accommodate first responders’ irregular schedules and unique needs. (The center is the first of its kind in the US.)
Erik Hite Foundation was awarded $10,000 to provide scholarships for summer camps and supervised care for Pima County’s financially-needy first responder families. The scholarship is available to first responder families with two or more children ages 5-18, who would like to send them to a locally-operated Pima County summer camp.
Junior Achievement of Arizona – $10,000
Junior Achievement of Arizona’s (JA) mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA has been educating K-12 students about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy since 1957.
JA was awarded $10,000 to pilot implementation of their JA Finance Park® Virtual Program in Tucson. Successfully offering this virtual program will enable students in low-income Tucson schools, who cannot afford the cost of traveling to the Phoenix JA Finance Park student facility, to learn these critical life lessons.
Imago Dei Middle School – $600,000
Imago Dei Middle School has been breaking the cycle of poverty for ten years in Tucson by providing a tuition-free, private school education to children in grades 5 – 8 from low-income Tucson families. Only one of their alumni has dropped out of school in ten years and 85% of their alumni are pursuing higher education.
Educational Enrichment Foundation – $148,150
The Educational Enrichment Foundation (EEF) was established in 1993 to support the 49,000 students and teachers within 93 Tucson Unified School District schools. 70% of TUSD students qualify for free or reduced lunches and over 80 of these schools are Title I schools due to high poverty populations. The $148,150 in funding will sustain two years of EEF’s high school level program extracurricular activity participation fees for 950 impoverished Title I students and allow expansion of the scholarship program to the middle school level for two years of participation fees for 475 middle school students who qualify for free or reduced lunches.
Make Way for Books – $492,700
The mission of Make Way for Books is to give all children the chance to read and succeed. Since 1998, MWFB has provided a comprehensive continuum of early literacy resources, services, and evidenced-based programs to young children, families, and educators in underserved areas of Tucson.
Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council – $275,000
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Aviva Children’s Services – $250,000
The mission of Aviva is to enhance services that improve the quality of life for children who are in the care of Child Protective Services and who are victims of abuse, neglect and poverty. Funding from Angel Charity will help build an 11,000 sq. ft. Outdoor Visit Center to provide these children and their parents with the opportunity to play and visit in a safe, supervised park setting. The new Outdoor Visit Center is designed to maximize opportunities for positive family interaction through therapeutic play visits.
EL Grupo Youth Cycling – $100,000
El Grupo empowers youth through bicycles, so they can acquire the self-confidence, discipline and leadership skills to be active and healthy members of the community. Angel Charity funding will provide El Grupo Youth Cycling with funds for two years of additional staffing support. The additional staffing will enable El Grupo to extend their quality programming to more youths who are underserved or uninspired.
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona – $500,000
The objective of Girl Scouting is to provide girls with a safe and supportive environment. The grant from Angel Charity will go towards construction of the “Angel’s Place For Girls” which will be part of the organization’s planned Girl Scout Leadership Campus. The new building will provide thousands of girls throughout Pima County with a central, convenient place to meet and participate in activities that help build practical life skills and give them confidence.
Steele Children’s Research Center $537,230
The Steele Children’s Research Center will receive funding to increase clinical trials available through Children’s Oncology Group so that our children will have access to all the protocols available nationally; and to expand the basic cancer research to increase the development of new future treatments.
Easter Seals Blake Foundation $180,000
The Children’s Achievement Center will receive funding to provide two years of support for their tuition program, which provides sliding fee scale childcare tuition assistance for children of low-income, working families. The center provides full-day, full-year childcare for at-risk children ages eight weeks to five years. The majority of these children live below the poverty level and one-third have a significant disability or development delay.
Tucson Village Farm $70,520
The Tucson Village Farm will receive funding to provide two year and one half years of management support for the their volunteer program, the farm is a working urban farm built by and for the youth of our community. Their goal is to reconnect young people to a healthy food system through the delivery of seed-to-table curriculum.
Our Family Services $613,754
Our Family Services will receive funds to build a 20-bed emergency shelter for Tucson’s homeless children ages 12-17 years. The Reunion House that Angel Built will provide a safe welcoming home until permanent placement is arranged. It is the only agency in Tucson contracted by the State that provides crisis shelter for this age group.
Tucson Nursery School & Child Care Centers, Inc. $241,441
The Tucson Nursery School will receive funding to retire their mortgage there-by providing funding that will be designated for childcare scholarships dedicated to at-risk and marginalized children.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson $350,000
The Roy Drachman Clubhouse will receive funding to support a full renovation of the clubhouse, including plumbing, heating/cooling and electrical repair. The renovations will positively impact up to 15,000 kids per year.
The Children’s Museum Tucson $236,500
The Children’s Museum Tucson will receive $236,500 to create Investigation Station – a new hands-on, interactive exhibit focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This exhibit will be a natural extension of what the children will experience in school, and will serve as a positive reinforcement of STEM learning in a fun environment.
Therapeutic Riding of Tucson $191,395
TROT, as it is known, will receive funds to expand its TROT Tots Therapy Clinic to provide early intervention therapies for special needs 2-6 year olds with physical and cognitive impairments.
San Miguel High School $575,000
San Miguel High School prepares students from underserved families for college and career by integrating a rigorous academic schedule with practical work experience. San Miguel recognizes that education is a key element in breaking the cycle of poverty and ending economic disparities that exist, particularly for minority populations. The $575,000 funding reuest will reduce the debt incurred from the building the Student Center which houses the Corportate Internship Program.
YMCA of Southern Arizona/Northwest YMCA $400,544
The Angel Youth Center is a 5,300 square foot extension to the Northwest Y. This space is dedicated for youth ages 9-17 to allow for particpation in supervised social, recreational, educational, and character building activities after school, on weekends, and throughout the summer. The $400,544 will provide the money necessary to complete the new construction.
Pima Library Foundation $34,000
The Pima Library Foundation offers free tutoring and homework help to students after school. Homework Help targets children with the highest dropout rates but, is open to all students. Access to the program is easy. The $34,000 will allow for additional tutors and program expansion.
Board Restricted Income Fund Gift – Gabriels Angels $40,000
Trained 16 new teams for assistance.
St. Elizabeth Health Center – Dental Clinic: $612,425
To expand and renovate current pediatric dental care unit, build four new operatories, purchase digital x-ray equipment and
create electronic dental records.
In My Shoes: $197, 425
Provide funding to grow the organization’s one-on-one mentoring program and its group-mentoring program,providing 16-18
year olds with strong role models who help prepare and assist them in maneuvering through the transition process out of foster
Child Language Center Wings on Words (WOW) Preschool Program: $697,000
To construct a new Angel Wing. The additional space doubles the number of childrenin the early intervention programs
and also offers other much needed services.
Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center: $56,315
To furnish and equip the medical services suite in the new center.
Community Food Bank’s Snack Packs for Kids Program: $50,000
To open five new school sites that effectively doubles the program’s outreach from 540 to nearly 1,000 children.
TMM Family Services, Inc.: $781,900
To demolish existing unsafe facilities and replace with four new group homes, as well as renovate and furnish an existing
building to create a Receiving, Assessment and Visitation Center.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona: $305,000
To grant approximately 45 wishes for Pima County children.
Tucson Zoological Society: $25,000
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services: $714,357
To build “Un Nidito De Angeles” and expand the current building.
Education Enrichment Foundation (EEF): $42,750
To help grow the “Focus on Vision Program” providing needed prescription eyeglasses to at-risk children.
Ronald McDonald House, Charities of Southern Arizona, Inc.: $650,000
To build 12 isolation rooms in the new 28 room, 30,000 sq. ft. Ronald McDonald House on UMC property.
Habitat for Humanity Tucson, Inc.: $135,000
Sustain the “High School Build Program” for at least one year at four local public high schools.
Tucson Urban League, Inc.: $428,287
To construct and equip a Community Computer Technology & Recreation Center. The Center will serve the South Park neighborhood children of Tucson as well as children in its surrounding areas.
Youth on Their Own: $126,708
Provide Living Expense Stipends for 67 Tucson students and addv 35 hours of staff (student advocate) time per week to expand outreach/advocacy as well as school personnel training. YOTO offers an effective solution to homeless Tucson youth.
Arts For All / Third Street Kids: $670,823
For the expansion and renovation of facilities, retirement of the mortgage and purchase of much needed equipment. Arts for All uses visual and performing arts to teach children a variety of lessons, a few of which include confidence, an eagerness to learn and grow and self-awareness.
Tucson Symphony: $10,000
Provided funds for music education programs for elementary students.
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
La Paloma Family Services’ Amparo Program: $480,000
To retire the debt for the Blacklidge residential group home for adolescents and babies. This will allow for more resources for education, aftercare assistance with rent and living expenses and follow-up care.
Pio Decimo Center: $247,271
To renovate an existing building to provide a kindergarten classroom, a testing and conference room, a children’s playground with a play structure, fencing and lighting and program support rooms.
Arizona Friends of Foster Children: $15,000
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
Provided funds for incremental, unmet needs for foster children in Pima County.
Steele Memorial Children’s Research Center: $790,000
To fund renovation of a 3,300 sq. ft. laboratory space that will house a Comprehensive Program for Children with Diabetes, including a patient care area, basic science research and training for associated health care professionals.
Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT): $63,575
To hire and certify a full-time riding instructor for a period of two years which will enable TROT to serve an additional 25-30 riders per week. Riders experience fun-filled therapeutic exercise and empowering freedom of movement in a rich sensory environment using horses.
One on One: $31,000
Funding to purchase a new van.
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
San Xavier Mission School: $446,181
For the expansion and renovation of a 152 year old school which serves primarily Native American children. Each grade is to have its own classroom, thus improving the learning experience and academics for the children.
Triangle Y Ranch Camp: $347,500
To build five cabins and a community bathroom shower. This provided 4,000 more children a camping experience.
Arizona Aerospace Foundation: $144,300
Construction of an 1,800 sq. ft. debriefing and experimental area where families and visiting classrooms can gather, review and discuss their museum aviation and space experience. A simulator for the space gallery was also purchased.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson: $40,000
To build a playground next to the clubhouse, a supervised and safe area free of drugs, gangs and violence. The Steve Daru Clubhouse provides a safe neighborhood recreational place as an alternative to drugs, gangs and other destructive lifestyles.
Intermountain Centers for Human Development: $596,622
Funding for the purchase, renovation and furnishing of a six-bedroom group home “Angel House” on 5.6 acres of land. The new facility will provide therapeutic residential service to seriouslyemotionally disturbed children through its Intermountain Youth Center program.
Tu Nidito: $100,000
Funding one full year of Tu Nidito’s bereavement program, “Angels By Your Side Bereavement Program”. The bereavement program helps children and their families living with life threatening illnesses.
Community Food Bank: $50,966
Funds for the purchase of a new International 20 foot stake bed truck, “The Angel Harvest Wagon”. It will allow the food bank to increase their ability to distribute foods by at least 50% to children in low-income families.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Clinic: $589,500
For site acquisition and development of a 4,700 sq. ft. building and equipment. The “St. Elizabeth’s Angel Urgent Care Center provides urgent care in a family-friendly atmosphere with specialized pediatric equipment.
Wright Flight, Inc.: $133,450
For the purchase of three used aircrafts. Wright Flight is a mentoring program that rewards a student’s efforts with a “hands-on” flight experience.
Project M.O.R.E: $9,000
To purchase musical equipment, recording studio time, sponsor music workshops and musical social activities.
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
Tucson Youth Development: $600,160
For acquisition and renovation of building at 1901 North Stone Avenue to provide quality education, training and employment services to youth of this community.
Tucson Boys Chorus: $15,000
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
Arizona Foundation for Burns and Trauma: $10,000
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
Tucson Centers for Women and Children: $667,795
For site acquisition, development and a 6,050 sq. ft. building and recreation area. This provides comprehensive therapeutic services to children.
Tucson Nursery School and Child Care Center, Inc.: $52,213
For renovation of existing outdoor environment.
Arts for All / Third Street Kids: $4,809
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
Pio Decimo Center: $695,366
Provided renovation and expansion of an existing 6,000 sq. ft. building to 10,500 sq. ft., allowing for the augmentation of preschool, daycare, after school activities, and many other programs.
Project YES: $653,110
Provided funding for site acquisition and development of a 6,200 sq. ft. building with a recreation area to offer enrichment and support services to youth and families through positive opportunities for educational, social and cultural development.
Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation: $15,000
Seed money to research Niemann-Pick disease at a facility in Pima County.
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
Tucson Urban League: $712,132
Provided funding to expand and renovate their existing center from 5,500 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft. The “Angel Youth Center” enables TUL to work with over 1,000 families and children per month in a facility designed to meet the needs of youth programs and services.
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Tucson: $663,285
Purchased and renovated a three-story, 15,000 sq. ft. building, named the “Angel Charity Youth Center, serving additional 200 children to be served monthly.
Youth On Their Own: $100,000
Provided stipends for ten months to 100 students. YOTO provides desperately needed assistance to youngsters who seek permanent shelter outside their parents’ home while staying in school and maintaining good grades.
Playground equipment for Reid Park: $10,000
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Health Center: $721,650
Built a pediatric clinic to provide medical and dental services for more than 16,000 needy and homeless children each year. A primary health care clinic provides laboratory, X-Ray, minor surgery, pharmacy and dental services.
Steele Children’s Research Center: $781,683
Funded the renovation of the fourth floor of a 32,000 sq. ft. facility which provides needed space for scientists researching the causes of serious childhood illness and disease.
Casa de Los Ninos: $823,144
Built and furnished a 40-bed nursery for children from birth to age 5. The Casa is a residential crisis center for children from birth to age 11.
Open-Inn, Inc.: $492,000
Retired the mortgage and remodeled four existing Open-Inn homes and implemented an Independent Living Program. Open-Inn serves the needs of adolescents who are unable to live at home.
Dodge Middle School: $113,300
Formally known as Gump School Parent Teacher Committee. Provided a sensory course and three buses to transport severely mentally handicapped children for Gump School.
Las Familias: $5,000
Air conditioning for their building.
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift.
Child & Family Resources, Inc.: $551,000
Formerly known as Tucson Association for Child Care, Inc. Purchased a facility for this agency serving the needs of children in foster care and daycare. This agency serves more than 5,000 children each day.
The Blake Foundation: $489,000
Formerly known as Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Southern Arizona. Remodeled, renovated and expanded the preschool facility for infants through school-age children with severe physical and neurological handicaps.
Las Familias: $412,245
Purchased a facility for this agency which serves the needs of sexually abused children.
Child Assault Prevention Project: $151,755
Funded a program which educates children about sexual abuse.
Arizona’s Children Association: $659,000
Remodeled and renovated two condemned buildings on the campus of this institution, which provides a wide spectrum of service to families and abused and neglected children, including a residential program.
Ronald McDonald House: $305,000
Retired the mortgage and expanded and enhanced the facility. This is a home for critically ill children and their families who are undergoing treatment at local hospitals.
*Board Restricted Fund Income Gift – Established as a vehicle to accumulate excess funds. The income earned from this fund provides a source of funding to children’s agencies in desperate need and are determined by the Angel Charity Board of Directors.