PHOENIX (December 9, 2022)—OneAZ Credit Union and the OneAZ Community Foundation are awarding $22,500 in new grants after a successful Giving Tuesday campaign. The money raised from Giving Tuesday will be donated to 6 Arizona nonprofit organizations. These organizations were chosen by Arizonans who donated to the OneAZ Community Foundation on Giving Tuesday.
“OneAZ is so grateful for all the members and vendor partners who stepped up to give back to Arizona this holiday season,” said Sam Wheeler, Chairman OneAZ Community Foundation. “Because of their generosity we’re awarding not only a $5,000 Community Impact Grant in each of our three regions, but additional $2,500 grants! And what makes this even more exciting is that members handpicked these organizations because they’re causes that are close to their hearts.”
The organizations receiving OneAZ Community Foundation grants from Giving Tuesday are as follows:
Tynkertopia in Flagstaff – $5,000. Tynkertopia’s mission is to serve as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Community Center to empower all residents of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona to cultivate skills, strategies, and confidence as independent, lifelong learners and to expand creativity, inquiry skills, and STEM/STEAM skills and knowledge by inviting curiosity, inspiring wonder, encouraging playfulness, and celebrating unique solutions. Visit Tynkertopia.org for more information.
NOAH Foundation in Prescott – $2,500. The NOAH Foundation runs a thrift store in Prescott whose proceeds benefit animal shelters and first responders. NOAH stands for Neglected Orphaned Abused and Helpless and their motto is “Helping our four-legged friends.”
Arizona Microcredit Initiative in Tempe – $5,000. Arizona Microcredit Initiative empowers underserved entrepreneurs to start or expand businesses through consulting services, microloans and business instruction. Visit azmicrocredit.org to learn more.
La Mesa Ministries in Gilbert – $2,500. La Mesa Ministries envisions a future where systemic poverty does not exist, loneliness is no longer the only option, homelessness is only a matter of choice, and the working poor find avenues to create prosperous futures for their families. Learn more at lamesaministries.org.
Trinity Food Pantry in Tuscon – $5,000. Trinity Food Pantry is a branch of Tucson’s Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. It aims to provide meals to communities in Tucson suffering from food insecurity. Visit trinitytucson.org/trinity-food-pantry.
Rincon University Marching Band Association (RUMBA) in Tucson – $2,500. RUMBA supports the Rincon University High School Band program. Funds pay for band expenses like supplies, equipment, food and support for the band. Visit rangerband.org.
About OneAZ Credit Union
OneAZ Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution serving 160,000 members with 20 branch locations across Arizona. As a credit union with over $3.0 billion in assets, OneAZ is owned by its members, who benefit from better rates, lower fees for service and improved technology. Since 1951, OneAZ has strived to help Arizonans meet their financial needs through a full suite of personal and business banking solutions. OneAZ’s mission is to truly improve the lives of its members, its associates, and the communities it serves. Insured by NCUA.