Children rely on their parents to meet their basic needs, but in Arizona, many families are unable to meet those needs. That is why Trico is pleased to offer the POWER Grants program.
Since the inception of the POWER Grants program in 2008, Trico has given $320,000 to local non-profits providing critical services and necessities to families living in the Trico service area, such as food and clothing, healthcare and education programs.
Trico is once again accepting applications for the 2016 POWER Grant program. This year’s funding focus is Food and Basic Needs for Children and Adults.
Tax-exempt organizations that provide food and basic needs to people living in Trico’s service area are encouraged to apply. Organizations may apply for grants up to $10,000. A total of $40,000 will be given.
Organizations do not have to be located in Trico’s service area to be eligible; however, the organization must demonstrate that the funds will be used to assist a significant number of people in Trico’s service area.
Grant applications must be received at Trico’s offices by December 1, at 4 p.m. Grants will be evaluated on a competitive basis and awards will be made for a single-year. The 2016 POWER Grants will be awarded in January 2016.
POWER Grant guidelines, applications and additional information are available here.
Trico’s POWER Grant program is unique among giving programs because Trico’s employees are the driving force behind the grants process. Each year, Trico’s employees choose the funding focus for the POWER Grant and a committee of employee volunteers makes the final selection.
In 2015, Trico donated a total of $40,000 to seven worthy organizations, including $5,000 each to the food banks of Green Valley-Sahuarita and Marana.
“Trico is an important and valued partner in our efforts to provide emergency food assistance to those who desperately need it,” said Linda Hampton, Executive Director at the Marana Community Food Bank. “With your partnership, we can continue to eradicate hunger and poverty throughout Southern Arizona.”