Arizona Women’s Partnership announces $25,000 in grants

The Arizona Women’s Partnership, an all volunteer philanthropic nonprofit, has selected its grant recipients for 2015 and awarded a total of $25,000 in grants to the following non-profits:

Members of the Arizona Women’s Partnership 2015 Grant Review Committee. seated, from left, Maryellen Authier, Joyce Winston, President Paula Cullison and Linda Herold. Standing, from left, Mike Simonyi, Cynthia Arnold, Susan Rowland, Irma Jurado, Tim Cullison.

Members of the Arizona Women’s Partnership 2015 Grant Review Committee. seated, from left, Maryellen Authier, Joyce Winston, President Paula Cullison and Linda Herold. Standing, from left, Mike Simonyi, Cynthia Arnold, Susan Rowland, Irma Jurado, Tim Cullison.

* Alice ‘s Place, provides counseling and shelter for victims of domestic violence in Winslow;

* Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents provides needed services to families of foster children in Phoenix;

* Arizonans for the Protection of Exploited Children & Adults provides counseling services and shelter in Maricopa County;
* Birthdays Remembered provides gifts for children in need in Maricopa County;

* Desert Sounds provides musical instruments & instruction for low income children in Chandler;

* Four Seasons Orchestra provides classical music concerts to disadvantaged youth in Maricopa County;

* H.A.V.E.N. Family Resource Center provides domestic violence and family counseling services in Lake Havasu City;

* Southwest Valley Literacy Association provides English language/adult reading programs in West Phoenix;

* Welcome to America Project provides household furnishings to refugee families in Phoenix Metro area;

* Women’s International Leadership Institute provides educational support to low income women in Tucson;

* Yavapai CASA for Kids provides services for abused, abandoned, neglected children in Prescott; and

* Y.E.S. for Navajo Youth – Dine’Bike’yah-Teec Nos Pos provides leadership programs for youth on the Navajo Nation.

To date, the Arizona Women’s Partnership has awarded over $315,000 to more than 50 grassroots nonprofits, which assist underserved women and at-risk youth in Arizona. Profiles of these non-profits can be found at www.azwp.org.

Arizona Women’s Partnership, Inc.,received another $25,000 grant from the Violet M. Johnson Family Foundation in honor of their maternal grandmother. In her will, Violet M. Johnson, a loving and generous woman, requested her money be contributed to charities that help women and children in need.

The AZWP Faces of Hope photography exhibit will be at ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Library in The Vault Gallery until July 31. The exhibit shows the faces of the women and children helped through the nonprofits which receive the AZWP grants.

“We hope that this generous contribution and the photography exhibit will motivate others to make a charitable donation and to volunteer; it all adds up”, notes Paula Cullison, president and founder of Arizona Women’s Partnership.

For more information, visit www.azwp.org or call 602-863-9744.

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