12 non-profits receive Trico Electric Cooperative POWER Grants

12 non-profits receive Trico Electric Cooperative POWER Grants

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Several non-profits in southern Arizona are benefiting from Providing Opportunities with Effective Resources (POWER) grants awarded back in December.

According to a recent news release Trico Electric awarded 12 groups that provide aid in its service areas, these grants are awarded twice a year for a total of $80,000 in grants per year.

Here are the fall 2018 grant recipients:


  • Ben's Bells - Provide Trico service area with access to Ben's Bells studio to learn about kindness 
  • Make Way for Books - Ensures children develop critical literacy and language skills 
  • Marana Unified School District - The Power Pack program


  • Arivaca Helping Hearts - Help people who are unable to afford basic necessities


  • JobPath, Inc. - Workforce development program 
  • Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center - Prevention of child abuse and education outreach


  • Sahuarita Food Bank - Purchase of emergency food


  • Arivaca Coordinating Council/Arivaca Human Resource Group Inc. - Provide meals, food boxes and basic services


  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona-Amado - Emergency food assistance
  • Marana Unified School District Food and Clothing Bank - Provide students and their families with food, clothing, toiletries, etc.


  • Mount Lemmon Fire District - Respiratory Air OSHA Compliance
  • Will2Walk Foundation - Self-defense classes for individuals with spinal cord injuries / wheelchairs

The POWER Grant program, began back in 2008 and awards up to $10,000 to individual agencies. Who gets the grants and how much is decided by a voluntary committee made up of Trico employees and members.

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