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Posted on: February 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Maricopa County Steps Up Again To Assist Local Nonprofits


Human services-centered nonprofit organizations across Maricopa County are getting a financial boost thanks to a new investment approved by the Board of Supervisors.  The Board approved nearly $14 million in grants to 82 nonprofits (listed below) serving residents throughout the region.  The organizations receiving money are trusted community partners who provide a wide variety of social services that help kids, at-risk adults, individuals with special needs, and seniors with food, shelter, clothing, health and mental health needs, and other critical support.

“During the course of this pandemic, we’ve seen individuals and families who’ve never sought public assistance before in need of it now.  What these grants do is allow us to help the helpers, to get additional resources to the organizations who can provide that meal, or that safe space, or that connection that will allow someone to improve their situation,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates, District 3.  “Maricopa County is proud to partner with these trusted nonprofits to ensure they are able to meet the unique needs of this time.”

The grants are funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the federal legislation meant to help individuals, families and businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic. Maricopa County has been a regional leader in this space.

A similar, successful program implemented by the Board of Supervisors in 2020 used CARES Act funds to assist 69 local nonprofits.

"Not only does this funding to human services nonprofits further their mission to directly support the well-being of the community, it ensures that our neighbors who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic have trusted, reliable places to seek the specialized support they need to thrive," said Jacqueline Edwards, Director of Maricopa County's Human Services Department, which administered the grantmaking process for the County.

How Maricopa County Is Using Federal Funds

To ensure that ARPA funding awarded to Maricopa County is distributed equitably to the people who need it most, the Board of Supervisors approved spending priorities that include:

  • Continued public health response, with dollars allocated to new health clinics and vaccine availability and education for all
  • Affordable housing and home repairs as inexpensive housing is in short supply
  • Workforce support
  • Rent and mortgage assistance
  • Homelessness prevention and mitigation
  • Small/micro-sized business and nonprofit assistance
  • Behavioral health and addiction recovery
  • Services for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Support for people impacted by domestic violence 

Spending can be tracked on a public dashboard at  To view and access all currently available support programs for Maricopa County residents and businesses, visit

Grant Recipients

The 82 nonprofits that were awarded grants are listed below.  Under the contract, no more than 10% of the grant award can go toward administrative costs.

A New Leaf Inc



Administration of Resources and Choices dba ARC

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids dba AASK

Arizona Autism United, Inc dba AZA United

Arizona Caregiver Coalition

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education dba Arizona Bar Foundation

Arizona Knowledge Empowerment and Advocacy Group

Arizona Science Center

Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Arouet Foundation

Assistance League of Phoenix, Arizona

Aster Aging INC


Back To School Clothing Drive

Banner Health Foundation

Best Buddies International

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Valley

Cancer Support Community Arizona

Catholic Charities Community Ser

Central Arizona Shelter Svc

Chicanos Por La Causa Inc

Child Crisis Arizona

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc. dba Chrysalis

Community Bridges INC

Community Legal Services

Detour Company Theatre

Dress For Success Phoenix

Duet Partners In Health & Aging INC


Elevate Phoenix

Florence Crittenton Services

FSL Programs (Foundation for Senior Living)

Fresh Start Women's Foundation

Future for Kids

Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona

Homeless Youth Connection, Inc.

Homeward Bound

House Of Refuge INC

Human Services Campus, Inc.

ICAN, Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods

Jewish Family Childrens Service

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Maggie's Place

MARC Community Resources INC

Midwest Food Bank, NFP dba Arizona Division

Neighborhood Ministries, Inc.

New Life Center dba New Life

New Pathways for Youth

notMYkid, Inc.


Oakwood Creative Care

One Step Beyond, Inc.

Pathway to Work

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Raising Special Kids, Inc.

Ryan House

Crisis Response Network dba Solari Crisis & Human Services

Somali-American United Council of Arizona dba SAUC

Sonoran Prevention Works

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired dba SAAVI

Special Olympics Arizona

St. Joseph the Worker

Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies, Inc. dba Stardust

Sun City Area Interfaith Services dba Benevilla

TAPAZ (Technical Assistance Partnership)

Tempe Community Action Agency

Arizona Pet Project

The Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless

The Opportunity Tree

Treasure House

UMOM New Day Centers

United Food Bank

Unlimited Potential INC

Valle Del Sol INC

Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus (Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center)

Valley of the Sun YMCA


Your Sure Foundation, Inc.

Zion Institute


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