PHOENIX (May 27, 2021)—In celebration of OneAZ Credit Union’s 70th anniversary, OneAZ Community Foundation has pledged to award $290,000 to Arizona nonprofits in 2021.
The OneAZ Community Foundation is built on five pillars of support which guide the charitable giving. These areas of focus help build a strong foundation for Arizona’s economic stability.
- Children’s Health
- Food Banks
- Financial Education
- Veterans’ Interests
- Local Youth Programs
Each time a member uses a OneAZ Credit Union debit card for a purchase, one cent is donated to the foundation to fund local initiatives. In 2020, OneAZ members gave over $200,000 to the Foundation with over 20 million debit card swipes.
In 2021, the following 14 nonprofits have been selected as Together is Better grant recipients:
- A New Leaf, Phoenix
Financial education-focused organization that offers financial empowerment services; funding will support program offerings.
- Bread of Life Missions, Camp Verde
Food bank that supports Yavapai County; funding will support Community Café initiative.
- Feeding Phoenix Farm, Phoenix
Food bank that supports Phoenix; funding will support building of chicken coop to provide eggs to the community.
- Flagstaff Family Food Center, Flagstaff
Food bank that supports Flagstaff and Navajo Nation; funding will support purchasing a refrigerated truck to expand mobile distribution.
- People Who Care, Prescott
Food bank that supports Quad Cities; funding will continue to support grocery delivery and medical transportation services for seniors in need.
- Reach for the Stars, Tucson
Food bank that supports the Tucson area; funding will support their backpack program that provides food and other necessities to children.
- Habitat for Humanity Northern Arizona, Flagstaff
Faith-based housing ministry bringing all faiths together to work in partnership with those in need, building decent homes in decent neighborhoods.
- High Country Humane, Flagstaff
High Country Humane holds an animal sheltering contract with the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. High Country Humane provides a 20% discount on animal adoption fees to any veteran.
- Prescott YMCA of Yavapai County, Prescott
Local youth program focused on putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
- Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship, Scottsdale
Local youth program with a focus on improving the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through programs of horsemanship and outdoor education.
- Deep Sea Valkyries, Higley
Military, Veteran and First Responder programs that enhance the lives of Veterans through the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other combat related injuries while assisting them in their transition from military service and introducing them to healthy outdoor activities.
- Generation Justice, Phoenix
Children’s health program that works to mend the child protection system and bring a permanent end to innocent children enduring violence.
- I am You 360, Tucson
Financial literacy and local youth programs that empower young people through a holistic approach to aid in improving self-worth, self-esteem, self-dignity, and self-confidence.
- Southern Arizona Book Heroes, Tucson
Local youth program that joins the front lines with first responders giving comfort to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens. SABH provides resources that help treat children’s unseen injuries—their emotional wounds.
The next round of selections is scheduled for July 23, 2021.
To learn more, donate or apply for a grant, visit: OneAZcu.com/Foundation.
About OneAZ Credit Union
OneAZ Credit Union is celebrating 70 years of helping Arizonans reach their financial goals. As a credit union, OneAZ is owned by its members, who benefit from better interest rates, lower fees for service and improved technology. With 20 branch locations and a full suite of personal and business banking solutions, OneAZ serves over 145,000 members across the state. OneAZ’s mission is to truly improve the lives of its members, its associates and the communities it serves. Insured by NCUA.