Litchfield Park City Council OKs $17,500 for nonprofits


The Litchfield Park City Council unanimously approved a staff recommendation to distribute $17,500 from the city’s general fund to 12 local nonprofits when it met in regular session Wednesday, May 20.

The city sets aside money for annual appropriations to non-profit agencies that provide a public service/benefit to the community. In 2019, the council awarded $17,500 to 15 applicants, according to a staff report.

This year,14 agencies applied for funds, requesting a total of $39,575. The council discussed applications during a special meeting May 13, then sent their individual funding recommendations to City Manager Bill Stephens. Appropriation amounts were determined by averaging councilmembers’ suggested contributions.

Agencies to receive 2020 appropriations include:

  • Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank, $3,000;
  • Avondale Senior Center, $1,700;
  • Blue Star Moms Arizona – Southwest Valley, $1,500;
  • Catitude Gallery, $250;
  • Homeless Youth Connection, $1,200;
  • Litchfield Elementary Parent-Teacher-Student Association, $700; 
  • Litchfield Park Historical Society, $2,900;
  • Litchfield Park Little League, $1,000;
  • Meals of Joy, $1,200;
  • New Life Center, $2,200;
  • Reveille Foundation, $250; and
  • Southwest Lending Closet, $1,600.