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Awards & Updates

#December 17, 2020
Supporting the Casa Grande Ruins

 The Florence Copper Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Friends of the Casa Grande Ruins for their newly created Distance Learning Project.

The Friends of Casa Grande Ruins is a nonprofit, citizen-based organization, which was formed to support Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and assist in the preservation, protection, interpretation, and enjoyment of the Monument for present and future generations. Typically, there are hundreds of young students who tour the Ruins each year to learn about the history of the area.

The Distance Learning Project was created to continue the Casa Grande Ruins' elementary education during the Covid-19 crisis. The grant will assist with purchasing laptops, webcams, green screens, and numerous subscriptions for their educational programs. The program will continue long after the pandemic is over to expand the educational opportunities to a greater audience.

#February 28, 2020
$1000 Sponsorship to Paladin Sports

 On February 28, 2020, the Florence Copper Community Foundation proudly presented a $1000 sponsorship check to Paladin Sports Outreach. This will be used specifically to provide scholarships for 20 kids and pay for gym fees for one full season of basketball for the organization.

Paladin Sports Outreach is a 501(c)3, Arizona nonprofit corporation, established to bring sports and recreation services to under-served communities in the Southeast Valley including Florence.

#May 15, 2019
$1500 for Baseball/Softball Pitching Machine Awarded to Anthem K-8 by Foundation

 On May 15, 2019 the Florence Copper Community Foundation awarded a $1500 grant to the Anthem K-8 PTA to use toward the costs of a baseball/softball pitching machine for the school.

Anthem K-8 is part of the Florence Unified School District, located in the Anthem area of Florence, AZ. PTA members and leadership are extremely active fundraisers for items and programs needed for the school.

Florence Copper Community Foundation members and Anthem K-8 PTA members at the May PTA meeting celebrating the grant for the school's pitching machine.
#February 26, 2019

The Florence Copper Community Foundation Awards $1500
to the Florence Fudge Company

On February 26, 2019 the Florence Copper Community Foundation presented The Florence Fudge Company with a $1500 grant.

The Florence Fudge Company is nonprofit restaurant whose proceeds directly benefit the Love Works Family Resource Center in Florence, Ariz. Love Works has provided assistance, diapers, food, equipment, and classes to the the community of Florence for over ten years.

The grant will be used by the Florence Fudge Company to upgrade their equipment.

Business and community leaders gathered on Main Street to celebrate the Florence Fudge Shop's grant from the Florence Copper Community Foundation
#February 21, 2019

The Florence Copper Community Foundation Awarded $1500
to Christ the Victor Food Bank

On February 21, 2019 the Florence Copper Community Foundation presented Christ
the Victor Food Bank with a $1500 grant.

Christ the Victor Food Bank is a nonprofit serving families in need every month from their Florence, Ariz. location. They are also the only local facility where senior citizens can receive the federal commodity food box. Over the past 10 years the volunteers at Christ the Victor have worked tirelessly to collect and provide a variety of food, including fresh produce, meat, and dairy products to Pinal County residents.


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