The Phoenix-based Arizona Community Foundation has announced grant and scholarship distributions totaling nearly $16.2 million.
The foundation awarded 2,374 grants and scholarships during the third quarter of its fiscal year, which ended in December. In the area of health innovation, the foundation awarded grants totaling nearly $5 million to 570 organizations. Recipients include the HonorHealth Foundation, which was awarded $45,000 for its Xenex Robotics Program, and the Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation, which will receive $641,500 for operations and a capital campaign. In the area of education, the foundation awarded a total of $6.6 million in scholarships and education-related grants, including $240,000 to the Arizona State University Foundation for its SolarSPELL project and $25,000 to Jobs for Arizona's Graduates, Inc. in support of a site expansion, in partnership with the Pascua Yaqui tribe, serving Native American youth.
The foundation also awarded $377,000 to 99 artistic and cultural organizations; $2.23 million to 113 organizations in the area of community improvement and development; and $656,962 to 109 organizations and programs in the areas of environmental education, renewable resources, conservation, and animal welfare.
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