The 2020-21 Season for Sharing campaign raised $2.1 million to be shared by these 176 nonprofit agencies across Arizona. Because The Arizona Republic and cover all promotional and administrative costs, 100 percent of donations  go to community organizations.

Grants are given to groups that help at-risk children and families, support students and teachers and serve the elderly. Many of the 250-plus grant applications this year addressed food and housing insecurity related to COVID-19.

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Here is the complete list of recipients of 2020-21 Season for Sharing grants:

A New Leaf, Mesa, $40,000

Providing crisis intervention, safe shelter, basic needs and support services for nearly 17,000 survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault in Greater Phoenix.

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids, Phoenix, $20,000

Helping support kinship caregivers as soon as they take placement of the children of relatives, ensuring an entire family is caring for children being placed in foster care.

A Stepping Stone Foundation, Phoenix, $15,000

Supporting more than 13,000 hours of two-generation education to disadvantaged families with young children, including preschool and adult education.

ASU Foundation, Tempe, $30,000

Supporting a free two-week media innovation workshop for high school students from around Arizona, helping them explore the future of news gathering and reporting.

ACCEL, Phoenix, $7,500

Expanding job training and transition services to help 240 high school students and adults with severe disabilities so they can prepare for, acquire and maintain employment.

Act One, Phoenix, $7,500

Ensuring that participation in the arts is not sidelined during COVID-19 and that 10,000 K-12 Title 1 students can access the virtual field trip program.

AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing virtual storytelling to 500 children ages 2-8 by 50 high school students who volunteer for AGUILA Storytime.

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing food and emergency financial assistance for 300 families fighting childhood life-threatening and critical illness.

American Red Cross, Phoenix, $20,000

Supporting services in Maricopa and Pinal counties. The Red Cross responded to 487 local disaster incidents, assisting 856 families and 2,277 individuals last year.

Area Agency on Aging, Phoenix, $10,000

Supporting 34 AmeriCorps members who provide almost 700 medical and other trips for 900 older adults in need, helping them stay safe and healthy in their own homes.

Arizona Burn Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing family members of burn victims lodging, transportation, meals and financial support while patients are treated at the Arizona Burn Center and Tucson Medical Center.

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, Scottsdale, $7,500

Providing social, emotional and financial support to 13 families managing the health and wellbeing of a loved one with pediatric cancer.

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting independence through improving the health and social connection of 300-plus Arizonans living with disabilities, including visual impairments.

Arizona Education Foundation, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing academic and recognition programs for more than half a million students, teachers and administrators in Arizona public schools in support of public education.

Arizona Food Bank Network, Phoenix, $45,000

Providing access to healthy food for children, seniors and other vulnerable populations to address food insecurity. 

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping 75 children in foster care learn new skills, play sports, help close the education gap and participate in extracurricular activities that improve their lives.

Arizona Helping Hands, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing a safe place to sleep, essential items and other emergency needs for nearly 80 children in foster care as they settle into their new homes.

Arizona Housing, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing months of nutritious food, healthcare management and housing support for low-income older adult residents.

Arizona Museum of Natural History Foundation, Mesa, $7,500

Helping close education gaps for Title 1 students related to new science standards by providing quality experiences to replace field trips.

Arizona Opera’s 2020 production of “La Bohème.” The company had to cancel their April production of “Ariadne auf Naxos,” but has a variety of engagements available online. (Photo: Tim Trumble Photography)

Arizona Opera, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting free digital and live arts education for more than 42,000 students through the Opera’s education program, providing Title-1 schools with interactive cultural experiences.

Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing after-school care, education and enrichment activities for 200 low-income Phoenix children with disabilities.

Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, $15,000

Providing one year of comprehensive and engaging STEM education programming at no cost to 1,966 low-income children and 65 teachers in our community.

Arizonans for Children, Tempe, $7,500

Providing a place for supervised visits between family members and abused, abandoned and neglected children in the state’s foster care system.

Arouet, Phoenix, $7,500

Helping 200-plus justice-involved women successfully reunite with their families, reintegrate into communities and find jobs.

Assistance League of East Valley, Chandler, $10,000

Providing 12,462 children and homeless teens with new school uniforms/clothing, school supplies or necessities in Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler and Kyrene.

Assistance League of Phoenix, $10,000

Providing 375 Phoenix children who are growing up in extreme poverty with new wardrobes, helping them succeed in school – whether in the classroom or online.

Aster Aging, Mesa, $15,000

Providing 6,000 meals through Meals on Wheels and wellness checks to older and disabled adults in Mesa.

$2.1 million in grants:Republic readers, others donate through Season for Sharing

AZCEND, Chandler, $10,000

Providing 12,000 food boxes enough to feed 47,000 people. The food boxes will be delivered once a month to families in the Southeast Valley.

Back to School Clothing Drive, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing new school uniforms and supplies for approximately 5,000 children from low-income families in the greater Phoenix area.

Ballet Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

Engaging 50 adults with Parkinson’s disease in our Dance for Parkinson’s

Disease classes and 20 older adults in our Creative Aging program, providing tailored dance classes unique to both populations.

Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, Phoenix, $15,000

Supporting virtual support groups, education programs and life enrichment opportunities and make wellness calls to 500 persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Banner Health Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping Banner Olive Branch Senior Center’s food pantry collect and distribute food and food boxes to 4,000 older adults in Sun City and surrounding communities.

Be A Leader Foundation, Phoenix, $10,000

Supporting college access programs for more than 8,300 students, empowering them to pursue a higher education at more than 400 educational institutions nationwide.

Be Awesome, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting an adult-teen mentoring program for 120 at-risk youth. Mentors and mentees meet for a half hour a week through the school year and can attend after-school groups.

Benevilla, Surprise, $15,000

Providing more than 425 West Valley older adults and adults with disabilities essential services including grocery shopping, rides to medical appointments and Phone Pal calls to sustain health and independence.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Phoenix, $10,000

Providing mentoring for 200 at-risk high school students.

Black Theatre Troupe, Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting literacy and the arts through Books Alive!, a weekly program using arts to explore and interpret books. Students bringing the page to life theatrically.

BLOOM365, Peoria, $7,500

Increase the safety and healing process for more than 400 teen victims of abuse and violence through expanded and enhanced advocacy and peer support services.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, $15,000

Supporting educational reinforcement programs for 1,000 at-risk youth ages 5-18 who struggle for success in school.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sun Corridor, Casa Grande, $7,500

Supporting the Power Hour Program that provides after-school homework help for 3,218 Pinal County youth.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley, Phoenix, $40,000

Tutoring, homework help, and educational programs helping nearly 2,400 children graduate and prepare for college and careers.

Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff, $7,500

Helping 50 teens in northern Arizona with tools to gain admittance to college, trade school or initiating their careers.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona, Phoenix, $7,500

Encouraging first-generation scholars to continue school by providing safety net funds for their families during the pandemic and to break the cycle of poverty.

Brighter Way Institute Executive Director Kris Volcheck (left) shows a photo of the original CASS Dental Clinic, which started with two dental chairs in a repurposed trailer, to staff dentist Abbas Fazel (second from left) and dentists Daniel Nam and Ashley Cheng at the Brighter Way Dental Center in Phoenix. (Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic)

Brighter Way Institute, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing nearly 1,000 emergency oral health and hygiene services to under-served, and uninsured Title 1 children in the Phoenix area.

Care Fund, Scottsdale, $7,500

Providing emergency mortgage and rest assistance to families enduring financial hardship because of an extended illness or injury of their children.

Catholic Charities Community Services, Phoenix, $7,500

Helping put 881 under-served children on the path to long-term academic success and providing comprehensive family-strengthening services to their parents.

Central Arizona Shelter Services, Phoenix, $25,000

Helping more than 500 family members experiencing homelessness with shelter and supportive services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Phoenix, $30,000

Helping more than 200 children residing in their domestic violence shelter heal from the negative consequences of exposure to domestic violence.

Child Crisis Arizona, Mesa, $35,000

Providing 550 children in the child welfare system with 75,000 days of nurturing and  head-to-toe care; also providing 470 foster and adoptive parents with support services.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix, $7,500

Supporting 24 Raising a Reader and six Get Ready to Read Early sessions, which will serve 800-plus children ages infant-5 and their caregivers.

Children’s Action Alliance, Phoenix, $25,000

Connecting foster children and their kin caregivers to the information and resources they need to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and thrive as independent adults.

Childsplay, Tempe, $7,500

Providing professional theater experiences to 350 schools across Arizona, bringing performances to 30,073 children not otherwise able to experience the arts.

Christian Life Outreach Operating Mom’s Pantry, Phoenix, $7,500

Providing 1,000 bags of groceries to 250 families of four residing in the underserved area of North Cave Creek Road, food for an entire month.

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Phoenix, $40,000

Helping more than 1,300 individuals impacted by domestic abuse with adult and child counseling, children’s services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, offender treatment, victim advocacy and community education.

Circle the City, Phoenix, $10,000

Helping approximately 500 homeless adults living with acute medical conditions or who needed additional recovery time and care after being discharged from a hospital.

College Bound AZ, Mesa, $7,500

Expanding college-preparation and university access programs to 500 low-income youth and young adults preparing for college, career and life.

Colorado River Regional Crisis Services, Parker, $10,000

Providing advocacy and shelter to 196 domestic abuse victims in Western Arizona. Families receive one-on-one advocacy, support, safety planning, education, help and housing, employment and other community resources.


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