The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today approved a series of grants from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC).
“We are pleased to once again partner with the SRPMIC to get money to organizations that improve well-being in our community,” said Supervisor Steve Chucri, District 2. “I’m especially grateful we are choosing to fund proven programs that support vulnerable populations.”
More than 20 organizations received grants, including First Place AZ, Foothills Caring Corps, Opportunity4Kids, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and the Maricopa County Human Services Department.
First Place AZ works to provide independent, supportive housing for adults with autism. Foothills Caring Corps provides support and services to older residents in Carefree, Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, and North Phoenix. Opportunity4Kids aims to level the playing field for underprivileged youth by helping to fund sports, music, and other extracurricular school activities. St. Vincent de Paul is one of the community’s most effective providers of food, clothing, and other essential services to the homeless and working poor. The Maricopa County Human Services Department offers wide-ranging services to those in need, with grant money from SRPMIC going to continue a program that provides home rehabilitations for veterans with disabilities. Supervisor Chucri helped facilitate the “Home Improvement for Heroes” program in Maricopa County with the goal of improving daily life for veterans with cognitive and mobility issues.
“The common thread in this work is a desire to serve those who need our help the most and are too often overlooked in our society. We don’t do this work to feel better about ourselves. We don’t do it to check a box. We do it because we know these are shoes that we could have walked in, under different circumstances. I’m proud to support organizations finding innovative, local solutions to strengthen the social fabric and uplift vulnerable populations. I’m thankful to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for working with my team and providing the funds. Partnerships such as these are one way we can go about improving the lives of all Maricopa County residents.”