Sixteen Southern Arizona organizations and schools have been awarded grants from the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.
The grants, totaling more than $190,000, are intended to enhance children’s opportunities in sports, education and leadership.
The recipients are:
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson: $2,000 for the Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse
• Arts Express: $16,700 for the arts education program
• Studio Connections: $2,500 for the DaVinci Youth Program: creative arts and peace education
• Mesa Verde Elementary School: $25,000 for 21st-century learning and research space in the library
• Professional Association of Women’s Service/Assistance League of Tucson: $2,000 for the Hooked on Books literacy program
• Make Way for Books/Early Literacy Center for Southern Arizona: $16,500 for the promoting peace through picture books project
• Holaway Elementary School: $25,000 for playground renovations for the Climbing Coyotes playground
• Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona: $15,950 for the ropes challenge course at Whispering Pines Center
• Interfaith Community Services: $5,000 for the youth enrichment program
• Team up for Tucson: $12,000 for the Stuff the Hummers annual Christmas toy drive
• Community Partnership of Southern Arizona: $3,266 for the youth mental health first aid program
• St. Mark’s United Methodist Church: $3,420 for the Snak Paks for Kids program
• Youth on Their Own: $20,000 for homeless student support
• Amphi Future Farmers: $2,000 for recognition and leadership activities
• Cross Middle School: $20,000 for technology support (32 computers)
• Walter Douglas Elementary School: $18,820 for technology support (30 laptops)
The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation received more than 45 applications for grants, giving special consideration to programs that would benefit children for years to come, said Tina Mead-Ramirez, vice president of the foundation.
The money behind the grants was raised through community donations and fundraisers, Mead-Ramirez said.
“We are thankful for the support of the Southern Arizona community for giving their time and gifts to honor the memory of Christina-Taylor,” Mead-Ramirez said.
The Foundation was established by the Green family to honor their daughter’s life through charitable and educational projects that reflect her interests, values and dreams.
Christina-Taylor, 9, was shot and killed during the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings in Tucson.
For more information on the foundation, including an upcoming celebrity golf fundraiser on Nov. 3, go to christina-taylorgreen.org
Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at email@example.com or 573-4175.