Scottsdale Charros offer $305K to local nonprofit efforts

A view of the Reigning Grace Ranch effort in north Scottsdale that is a recent recipient of a community grant provided by the Scottsdale Charros. (Submitted photo)

A view of the Reigning Grace Ranch effort in north Scottsdale that is a recent recipient of a community grant provided by the Scottsdale Charros. (Submitted photo)

The Scottsdale Charros, a nonprofit volunteer group of business and civic leaders, raised $305,000 that will be used to fund local youth programs, educational scholarships and charities.

The Charros’ main focus is building the community by supporting youth sports, education and charitable causes, according to a press release.

Thirty-five organizations were selected to receive donations. Nearly half of the money raised will go to Scottsdale-area youth programs, including $80,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, the release states. Just over 15 percent of the sum will go to Scottsdale-based charities, officials say.

Scottsdale nonprofits include Family Promise Scottsdale, which provides emergency shelter and social services to help families move toward independent housing and self-sufficiency. Also, Reigning Grace Ranch, which rescues horses who have been violently abused or neglected, will also benefit from monies raised.

The 55-year-old nonprofit’s volunteerism spirit enlists the participation of many other civic organizations in their programs to aid Scottsdale youth.

“We are so thankful to our many donors and to those who support our organization through Spring Training baseball,” said Executive Director Dennis Robbins in a prepared statement.

“With the collaborative efforts of our Charro volunteers, our donors and the many who support Spring Training, the Charros have been able to support these worthy charities in an impactful way to better our community.”

All recipients have been notified by letter of their donation. Check presentations will occur through the remainder of the year, the release states.

Go to charros.com

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