The Scottsdale 20/30 Club has provided $1,279,500 in grants to 48 Arizona nonprofits focused on helping children with organizations receiving donations ranging from $2,500 to $150,000, according to a release.
“We are honored to help fund some of our state’s leading children’s charities and the life-changing programs they’ve developed.” Scottsdale 20/30 Club President Evan Dahn said in the release.
“Our 50 members work tirelessly throughout the year for the singular purpose of providing financial aid for these organizations. We’re incredibly proud of the results that our efforts have yielded and thankful to our community for supporting our events and making this all possible.”
The Scottsdale 20/30 Club hosts three major fundraising events throughout the year, including NiteFlite, Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefiting Children. All proceeds from these events go directly toward the annual grants to charity partners dedicated to helping children in Arizona, the release stated.
Organizations receiving grants this year include:
Additional nonprofits receiving grant funding include Waste Not; Miracle League of Arizona; SAARC; AZ LEOS; Junior Achievement; Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship; Child Crisis Arizona; Teen Lifeline; Love Up Foundation; Ability 360; Valleywise Health Foundation; Playworks Education Energized; Sharing Down Syndrome; Ryan House; Valley of the Sun YMCA; Move One Million; and UBU Project.
In addition to Swift Youth Foundation; Save the Family Foundation of AZ; Baller Dream; Feeding Matters; Chicanos Por La Causa; Desert Voices; Brylan's Feet Foundation; Ronald McDonald House; Crowns of Courage; RETT Eliminated Together Today; Lions Camp Tatiyee; Horsense; Mikey's League; McDowell Sonoran Conservancy; Pawsitive Friendships; Kameron's Krusaders; Future for Kids; NurseLove Foundation; Beyond Autism; Steele; Florence Crittendon; Teach One to Lead One; and Kids in Focus.
Arizona Burn Foundation CEO Rex Albright said the foundation's $60K grant will support life-changing programs such as Camp Courage, a weeklong summer camp in Prescott where burn survivors can engage with others who have been through similar circumstances.
“I will never forget when I asked one of our campers what camp meant to him,” Albright said. “He responded: ‘Camp gave me my name back.’ He went on to tell me that before camp, he was the “burn survivor” – at baseball, in the neighborhood at school. When he introduced himself at camp by saying he was a burn survivor, counselors said ‘No – who are you?’ He said he came away from camp being Jason again, regaining his identity beyond being a burn survivor.”
Individuals and potential donors interested in learning more about the Scottsdale 20/30 Club can visit scottsdale2030.org.
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