Each year the Pinal County Board of Supervisors sets aside $100,000 for each district to grant to local nonprofit organizations for the benefit of Pinal County residents. The County staff reviews the grant applications and scores them based on a rubric, rating each organization with a score of 1 to 5 in several different categories.
This year District 1 Supervisor Kevin Cavanaugh awarded $8,000 (8%) towards education projects, $20,000 (20%) towards Economic Development projects, and $39,500 (39.5%) towards projects relating to food, shelter, and social services. Supervisor Cavanaugh reserved approximately one-third of the funds for requests anticipated during the balance of the fiscal year.
The organizations receiving funds in District One include:
• Boyce Thompson Arboretum
• Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition
• Local First Arizona
• Winkelman Resource Management Center
• Hope Women’s Center
• Pinal Hispanic Council
• Hope International Food Pantry
• Horizon Health
• Salvation Army