Trico awards 2015 POWER Grants to seven non-profits

Trico awards 2015 POWER Grants to seven non-profits

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Thanks to the Trico Electric Cooperative POWER Grant program seven non-profits in Tucson, Marana, Sahuarita and Green Valley received a boost to their operating funds.  Each agency provides critical services to the communities most vulnerable people, children.

The following seven organizations received funds:

Marana Unified School District Family Resource Center,

$5,000

POWER Grant monies will help fund the Food and Clothing Bank program, which provides students and their families in need of food, clothing and toiletries.

United Community Health Center

, $8,000

Power Grant funds will be used to provide preventive and primary dental care to children living in poverty in rural Southern Arizona.

Marana Health Center

, $8,000

POWER Grant funds will be used to provide basic immunizations, physicals and screening to uninsured/underinsured children.

Youth On Their Own

, $4,000

Funding will help cover Youth On Their Own's Emergency Needs fund, which provides homeless and at-risk students with rent, utility, clothing and food assistance.

Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank

, $5,000

The POWER Grant will be used to fund the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, which provides healthy, nutritious food to include in emergency food boxes for low-income children and their families.


Marana Community Food Bank

, $5,000

The POWER Grant will be used to fund the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, which provides healthy, nutritious food to include in emergency food boxes for low-income children and their families.

IMPACT of Southern Arizona

, $5,000

The POWER Grant will provide emergency food assistance and weekend supplements to low income families and individual through the Vail Food Bank and Mighty IMPACT meals.

Each year, the Providing Opportunities with Effective Resources (POWER) Grant program awards grants up to $10,000 to individual agencies. Trico employees select the funding focus each year and a volunteer committee of employees makes the final selections.

Details on the 2016 POWER Grant will be available in the fall at

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