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Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation 

“Local nonprofits provide so many important family services throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona,” declares 2017 Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation President, Lisa Suarez. “It is a privilege to be able to provide funding so they may meet their mission and accomplish their goals.”

2017 Second-Quarter Grants

During the second quarter of 2017, the Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation awarded $4000 raised through donations from Tucson Association of REALTOR® and Affiliate members.

Each of the following non-profits received a grant.

Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona received  $2,500.00

Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona is using the grant to help defray the costs of purchasing diapers in sizes that are not typically donated.

The Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona is the nation’s first diaper bank,  providing diapers and incontinence supplies to low- income families and adults in Southern Arizona. For these families, diapers are an expensive item, typically costing as much as $100 per month during the earliest years of a child’s life. Public assistance programs, such as Food Stamps (SNAP) and WIC, do not cover the cost of diapers and disposable diapers are required by preschools and other child care facilities. In 2015, the Diaper Bank provided over 1.3 million diapers/adult incontinence products to our partner agencies; but still falling short of the need.

 

Chicanos Por La Causa received $1,500.00

CPLC is a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved counseling agency with over thirty years of experience in the development of affordable housing.

The nonprofit is using the grant to support their Financial Education Classes  throughout Pima County in their Housing Counseling Program. CPLC delivers a comprehensive array of housing services including financial literacy workshops. These workshops offer participants increased knowledge in the areas of personal finance, credit and debt management, FICO scores, budgeting and planning for home and/or major purchases, savings plans, and other activities that encourage positive behavioral changes, towards financial empowerment and asset-building.

 

2017 First-Quarter Grants

Each of the following non-profits received a grant of $2500.

Amphitheater Public Schools Foundation, Inc. 

Established in 1983 by educators and parents, the Amphi Foundation has successfully carried its mission of promoting academic excellence through the expansion of resources that enrich the education, development, and well-being of students in their district. The TRCF grant monies will be used in critical areas of need which include classroom technology, the Amphi Clothing Bank & Resource Center, Math PLUS Tutoring, athletic fee waivers, academic competition travel assistance, summer basketball camps, and classroom mini-grants.

Arizona Theatre Company  

This year ATC celebrates its 50th Anniversary, providing our community with exceptional theatrical entertainment and artistry. The TRCF grant will support the purchase of a state of the art wireless microphone packages for Summer on Stage and Summer Backstage, a five-week youth intensive training program in performance and technical theater. The coaching and preparation culminate in fully realized productions performed on the main stage of the Temple of Music and Art.

Mobile Meals of Tucson, Inc. 

Mobile Meals of Tucson serves freshly-prepared, medically-tailored meals to homebound adults of all ages who suffer from debilitating chronic illness. With the mission of preserving the health and independence of homebound adults, Mobile Meals of Tucson is celebrating 46 years of service to Tucson, as well as Sahuarita and Green Valley.




The Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which makes funds available to organizations through a grant application process from donations by its REALTOR® and Affiliate members and friends. 

The Foundation is charged with hosting a variety of events in efforts to help raise funds.



MISSION:

Our mission is to assist our community by enhancing its quality of life through
financial programs, education, and housing-related initiatives and community activities.

Monies Raised:

The Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Fund-Raising Committee is charged with hosting a variety of events in efforts to help raise funds.

2017 Fund-Raising Events include: Dareoke, Epic Water Battle, & our 11th Annual Golf Tournament on November 10th.

Past Recipients:

Alzheimer’s Association, American Red Cross-Southern Arizona Chapter, Angel Charity for Children, Arizona Blind & Deaf Children’s Foundation, Arizona Fisher House, Arizona Youth Partnership, Aviva Children’s Services, Boys & Girls Club of Tucson, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Care Fund, Community Home Repair of Southern Arizona, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Emerge!, Family Housing Resources, First Book-Tucson, Gabriel’s Angels, Gaitway, Habitat for Humanity, Tucson, Handi-Dogs Inc., Honor Flight Southern Arizona, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Interfaith Community Services, Job Path, Make Way for Books, Military Assistance Mission, Primavera Foundation, Reach-Out Pregnancy Center, Renewal Centers Inc., Southern AZ AIDS Foundation, Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, Tucson Alliance for Autism, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, Tucson Arts Brigade Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Tucson Aztecs Soccer, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson Hospitality Inn, Tucson Police Officers Charitable Foundation, Youth On Their Own



Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation has given over $50,000 over the past 3 years

Grant Application Process

Non-profit 501(c)3 organizations operating within the areas served by the Tucson Association of REALTORS® are eligible for grant consideration provided they meet the evaluation criteria.

The Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly (March, June, September, and December) to evaluate applications. Applications must be received by February 15th, May 15th, August 15th, and November 15th in order to be considered at the quarterly meeting.

For additional information and grant application form