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BHHS Legacy Foundation and its Affiliates Award Nearly $5.2 Million to Community Nonprofit Organizations to Support Healthcare and Basic Needs
BHHS Legacy Foundation and its Affiliates Award Nearly $5.2 Million to Community Nonprofit Organizations to Support Healthcare and Basic Needs During The First Half of 2011.
Phoenix, AZ (August 5, 2011) - BHHS Legacy Foundation and its affiliates announced today that it has awarded $2,148,440 in grants in the Greater Phoenix Region and $3,028,634 in grants in its Tri-State (Northern Arizona) Region during the first half of 2011 to 64 Arizona nonprofits. Grant awards ranged from $10,000 to $2,100,000.
The Foundation and its affiliates funding commitment totals over $47 million since the Foundation's inception in 2001. The majority of this funding has been directed towards providing improved access to healthcare, community health improvement programs, and healthcare workforce development.
"In 2011, the Foundation board and staff have identified strategic areas of investing in expanding services and infrastructure in the communities we serve," said Gerald Wissink, CEO of BHHS Legacy Foundation. "This in turn helps us to expand our mission of the Foundation to enhance the quality of life and health of those it serves."
Some of the Foundation and affiliates grants awarded in the Greater Phoenix Region include:
- Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) - $75,000 capital equipment grant for its Sports and Fitness Center (SPOFIT).
- ASU College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation - $75,000 program grant for Scholarships in its Accelerated Nursing Program.
- Banner Alzheimer's Foundation - $75,000 program grant for its Family and Community Services Programming.
- Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. - $115,000 program grant for its Pediatric Dental Clinic at Murphy School District.
- Child Crisis Center - $25,000 program grant for its Emergency Shelter Program.
- National Kidney Foundation of AZ - $75,000 program grant for Transportation and Medication Assistance for Dialysis Patients.
- Phoenix Children's Hospital - $50,000 program grant for Emily Center Health Education Program.
- St. Vincent de Paul/Chris-Town YMCA - $190,000 dental health clinic services for school children of low-income families.
- School-Based and Chris-Town YMCA Community Health Clinic - $390,000 medical clinic services for school children of low-income families.
- VisionQuest 20/20 - $105,000 program grant for its Vision Health Screening Project in Alhambra, Osborn and Washington School Districts.
Some of the Foundation grants awarded in the Tri-State (Northern Arizona) Region include:
- City of Bullhead City - $47,103 capital equipment grant to purchase a food delivery vehicle for its senior nutrition program.
- Communities in Schools of Nevada - $25,000 program grant for its WeekEND Hunger Food Program.
- Mohave Community College - $2,100,000 (over 5 years) capital grant for construction of a second Allied Health Sciences Building on the MCC Bullhead City Campus.
- Rodel Foundation of Arizona - $96,000 program grant for MAC-Ro Math Achievement Club for Mohave County Schools.
- St. Vincent de Paul of Needles, CA - $14,287 capital equipment grant to purchase a walk-in freezer for its food pantry.