The Pima Library Foundation has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund.
The money will be used to support the Pima County Library’s Homework Help Program.
Last year, the library offered a total of 1,217 Homework Help sessions, which reached nearly 7,500 local students. Another 32,646 sessions with live tutors were logged through the library’s online resource, according to a news release from the foundation.
“Programs like Homework Help play a vital role in ensuring our community’s children have access to the education support they need and deserve,” said Amber Mathewson, the Pima County Library director. “In providing free and accessible tutoring, we are not only saying we care about their futures, but we are actively helping them accomplish their goals.
Employees of Monsanto’s site in Marana recommended the foundation receive money from the fund’s 2017 site grant initiative, according to the news release. This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded more than $1.4 million to nonprofit organizations.
The foundation is a private philanthropic partner to the library. It raises funds annually for library programs and seeks grants to support the library. The Monsanto Fund is a nonprofit philanthropic organization of the Monsanto Co.