Season for Sharing supports Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County.

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Season for Sharing supports Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County.

Thanks to Season for Sharing!

 

Republic readers, others donate $2.1 million to Season for Sharing to support 176 Arizona nonprofits.

Arizona nonprofits are sharing nearly $2.1 million raised during the 2020-21 Season for Sharing campaign.

Grants ranging from $7,500 to $45,000 are being distributed to 176 nonprofits that support teachers and students, aid older adults and help struggling families. The funds were donated by readers of The Arizona Republic, by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and others during the holiday season.

Since it began in 1993, Season for Sharing has raised and given away more than $70 million to Arizona nonprofits. Because The Republic pays 100% of administrative and promotional costs, every penny of donations goes back to the community.

A common theme among this year’s 250-plus grant applicants was the need for relief related to COVID-19.

“COVID-19 has exposed more people than ever to food and housing insecurity. Those who struggled pre-pandemic are hurting even more now,” said Greg Burton, executive editor of The Republic and azcentral.

“This year we are especially grateful to our subscribers and to our community for their compassion and generosity. We couldn’t be happier to provide this gift to the state we love.”

The majority of grantees are located in Maricopa County, but nonprofits in Pinal County, Payson, Prescott Valley, Parker and Flagstaff also benefit.

The largest grant went to the Arizona Food Bank Network, a coalition of five food banks that feeds more than 450,000 people statewide each year. Other nonprofits asked for funds to address the education gap created by remote learning requirements. For instance, School Connect will use $7,500 to refurbish laptops and distribute them to low-income students in Greater Phoenix.

About Season for Sharing

Season for Sharing is The Arizona Republic and azcentral’s annual fundraising and grant-making initiative. Since it was founded in 1993, more than $70 million has been raised and given away to hundreds of Arizona charities. Donations are accepted year round.

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