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Impact Grant Beneficiaries

Steele Children’s Research Center, $800,000

To fund the renovation of five laboratories and one research office space at the Angel Charity for Children Wings for Genetic Research. The existing labs have been well-used for over 30 years and have exceeded their lifespan. With the lab renovations, the physician-scientists, students, and researchers at Steele Children’s Research Center will be able to conduct state-of-the-art genomic sequencing for up to 1,500 children annually, enabling physicians to use genetics as a front-end diagnostic tool by providing earlier detection of a variety of diseases.

Steele Children’s Research Center renovated high-tech lab space will allow them to provide healing for children today, hope for tomorrow through pediatric medical research, and health for the future through education of medial students, pediatric residents, and training future scientists.

The support of Angel Charity for Children will allow them to achieve this goal and make a significant impact on the lives of children and families in our community. 

Opportunity Grant Beneficiaries

Amphi Foundation, $63,300

For the creation of the Educational Community Home Outreach (ECHO) Pilot Program at Nash Elementary school, located in high-need zip codes. This program is based on a successful model that provides no-cost after-school programming, enrichment and sports programs, summer academic achievement classes, and other community outreach services for elementary aged children, their siblings, and families. This program will directly benefit over 900 children in the Amphi Public School District.

Arizona Burn Foundation, $10,000

To produce and expand the delivery of Milo & Moxie: Smart Safety Rangers™ and Wildfire Prevention™ curriculum kits. These early childhood programs will educate 28,000 Pima County children about fire safety, burn prevention, and wildfire preparation and prevention.

Assistance League of Tucson, $75,000

To increase funding to the Operation School Bell Program, which will provide new school clothes, underwear, socks, shoes, warm hoodies, backpacks, and new age-appropriate books for 750 additional students in Pima County Title 1 schools.

Courtney’s Courage, $20,000

To launch the Sibling Angel Pak program at Diamond Children’s Medical Center, expanding upon the previously funded Courtney’s Angel Pak program. This new program will allow custom backpacks and personal items to be gifted to patient siblings from newly-diagnosed pediatric oncology patients, impacting 80-100 families per year.

Lead Guitar, $16,600

To update, distribute, and implement Musical Education Adaptive Curriculum in Exceptional Education classrooms in Pima County schools. This funding will also train additional staff, supply 100 Adaptive Method books and 100 Chord Buddy assistive devices to allow an additional 165 Exceptional Education students to participate.

Treasures 4 Teachers, $25,000

To provide membership scholarships to 100 teachers and allow for the hiring of a part time Development Coordinator to focus on fundraising and community engagement. Angel funding will also expand the reach of the Treasures 4 Teachers Mobile Program to six Title 1 schools in Pima County. Teacher memberships ($35 per year) allow teachers to shop an unlimited number of times each year and select all the various supplies they need for the students in their classrooms.

Tucson Refugee Ministry, $75,000

To fund programming for refugee youth which includes teen girls’ and boys’ empowerment groups, trauma care groups, youth tutoring programs, weekly elementary playdates, International Kids Summer Camp, and teen driving practice. This award will expand services to an additional 400 refugee and immigrant youth in Pima County.

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