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Impact Grant Beneficiary

Children’s Museum Tucson, $1,000,000

Angel Charity for Children has committed $1,000,000  to fund the renovation of the newly acquired building adjacent to Children’s Museum Tucson (CMT), earmarked to become the new Education Center. Three new program areas in the center will expand the museum’s reach to more children in the community and increase accessibility for children from Title I schools to attend field trips, afterschool programs, arts programs, and camps. The refurbished space will also include support areas for program development, provision of supplies, and direct engagement with program participants. The main entry hall will function as a welcome center for groups upon their arrival. 

Children’s Museum Tucson has reached capacity in their current building,
and with the completion of this project, estimates they will serve an additional 40,000 children in the first year alone, and welcome 60,000 more visitors annually. This 33% increase in total annual visitors will ensure that the museum remains an inclusive environment encouraging exploration and creativity for children across southern Arizona. CMT is dedicated to nurturing a love for learning by providing programs that foster curiosity and imagination for children of all abilities, focusing on Early Childhood Education, School Readiness, and the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) disciplines, all aligned with Arizona Academic Standards. Emphasizing “learning by doing” promotes enjoyable educational experiences for children and their accompanying parents/caregivers.

With the community’s demonstrated demand and the necessary program
funding and staff in place, CMT is poised to begin serving additional school groups and community programs immediately upon the completion of the building renovation. The museum will continue to offer subsidized access and reduced admission fees for children in need, ensuring equitable access to its offerings. Through these efforts, CMT seeks to deliver tangible outcomes and uphold its mission of inspiring children and families to realize their full potential through exploration, creativity, and lifelong learning.

Opportunity Grant Beneficiaries

Arizona’s Children Association, $75,000

Angel Charity awarded $75,000 to restore the position of the Crisis Clinician at the Arizona Child Advocacy Center (CAC). The Crisis Clinician is a licensed mental health professional specifically trained to support children who are victims of sexual abuse and trauma. The Crisis Clinician utilizes trauma-informed evidence-based best practices to ensure the children undergoing the investigative process for reported abuse are supported by a compassionate and specially trained professional.

Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation, $32,500

Angel Charity awarded $32,500 to provide the school based “Hocus Focus” residency program designed specifically for youth with autism. The program culminates in two autism-friendly school matinee performances plus a public “Magic on the Stage” show by Dr. Kevin Spencer, a nationally recognized leader in performance and education for youth with autism

Junior League of Tucson, $67,600

Angel Charity awarded $67,600 to renovate the existing garage at the Junior League to create a year-round, permanent location for Cinderella’s Closet. Cinderella’s Closet provides teens with free attire, accessories, andshoes for semi-formal or formal events so they can confidently attend school events like dances, proms and award ceremonies, and personal events like weddings and quinceaneras.

TMC Health Foundation, $65,000

Angel Charity awarded $65,000 to establish a multi-sensory room within the pediatric unit to address the needs of the neurodiverse pediatric patients. By providing this dedicated space, the pediatric patient and the care team will have the tools and environment to support the patient’s sensory seeking or sensory de-escalation needs while simultaneously helping to achieve the patient’s goals for health and healing.

Tucson Community Tennis Program, $52,000

Angel Charity awarded $52,000 to expand the in-school tennis instruction program in the Sunnyside School District, increase the transportation budget for U of A field trips for the students participating in this program, install a water fountain/filling station at the Pueblo High School courts and increase the summer camp at Pueblo High School to 4 days a week and 2.5 hours daily. All programs are free, and all equipment is provided.

Wheel Fun, $21,000

Angel Charity awarded $21,000 to create six after-school Hubs serving grades 4-8 at select schools in the Amphitheater, Marana, Sahuarita, Tanque Verde and Vail School Districts beginning in the Fall 2024 Semester. Wheel Fun will provide schools with a turnkey cycling program consisting of age-appropriate mountain bikes, helmets, hydration packs, floor pump, curriculum, and training.

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