Anyone who has ever worked with or received services from a nonprofit knows that these organizations play a crucial role in providing deeply needed services and supports within our communities. To meet the needs of those they serve and to grow, nonprofits need several sources of funding, and often engage in fundraising efforts to achieve their goals. One method of fundraising is grant-seeking. Continue reading this blog to learn more about what grants are and how they've helped AZA United reach more families in need.
Grants are financial resources provided by government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other entities to support nonprofit organizations in their work. Grants can enable nonprofits to achieve their goals, grow, and create lasting change. Nonprofits determine which funders align with their mission and submit requests according to each funder’s guidelines. If awarded a grant, funders will often require that grantees submit reports to demonstrate the impact of the grant award.
Here are 10 ways that grant funds can help organizations like AZA United:
As a nonprofit serving Arizona families in the autism community since 2006, AZA United has received numerous grants over the years which has had a direct impact on families in Arizona. These grants include:
Provided AZA United with a number of grants for infrastructure and expansion initiatives.
Funded the development and expansion of the Family Support Program and the West Valley Center.
Provided vital funding for the creation of our Diagnostics Services, overall expansion projects and capacity building needs.
Supported multiple programs and activities for youth, and contributed to the development of our West Valley Center.
Funded our Sensory Cooking Program and other family programs over the years.
Provided funding to help the opening of our West Valley Center.
Contributed to the growth of the Diagnostics Services to have a greater community reach and impact.
Provided years of support for the development and growth of our Psychological & Mental Health Services, as well as helped launch our Occupational Therapy services.
Thanks to these generous donors and their grant programs, AZA United has been able to make significant strides toward fulfilling our mission and better serve our community. We are forever grateful for your support of the AZA United and our local autism community!
If you are interested in making a donation to support our mission and work, please contact our development team at Development@AZAunited.org or 602-773-5780
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