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Florence Copper Community Foundation

Awards & Updates

 October 26, 2021
$2500 in Grants Awarded this Fall to Florence Nonprofits

 The Florence Copper Community Foundation presented two grants this fall to local nonprofits. $2000 was awarded to the Florence Unified School District specifically for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. $500 was awarded to the Pinal County Historical Society to fund virtual programs for the museum.

Both grants will help address educational needs in the community. We look forward to seeing these programs in action!

 May 12, 2021
$2500 in Grants Awarded to Florence Nonprofits in May 2021

 The Florence Copper Community Foundation board members presented two checks in the Florence community this month.

$2000 was awarded to Crossroads Lutheran Church to assist with the imminent opening of The Station Coffee Shop, located at 130 N. Main St. in Florence. The coffee shop will help Florence's downtown revitalization efforts and provide community meeting space for business groups, students, and other groups in the community.

The Foundation also once again is providing funding to the Florence Youth Boxing Foundation to continue more scholarships for young boxers who need assistance to continue their training at Robles Boxing & Fitness.

Great projects keep moving forward in Florence!

 February 20, 2021
Florence Copper Community Foundation Awards $2500 to the Historic Florence Foundation

 The Florence Copper Community Foundation recently awarded $2500 to Historic Florence Foundation, Inc., a local nonprofit that is focused on educating the public about the history of the Town of Florence and the resources available in the Town. One of their signature events is Old West Days. Period costumes, actors performing gun fights, and live music are part of the fun, and also part of experiencing Historic Florence.
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 December 17, 2020
Supporting the Casa Grande Ruins

 The Florence Copper Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Friends of the Casa Grande Ruins for their newly created Distance Learning Project.

The Friends of Casa Grande Ruins is a nonprofit, citizen-based organization, which was formed to support Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and assist in the preservation, protection, interpretation, and enjoyment of the Monument for present and future generations. Typically, there are hundreds of young students who tour the Ruins each year to learn about the history of the area.

The Distance Learning Project was created to continue the Casa Grande Ruins' elementary education during the Covid-19 crisis. The grant will assist with purchasing laptops, webcams, green screens, and numerous subscriptions for their educational programs. The program will continue long after the pandemic is over to expand the educational opportunities to a greater audience.

 August 31, 2020
$3000 in Grants Awarded this Summer


This summer, the Florence Copper Community Foundation awarded $3000 in grants to local initiatives.

Skyline Ranch PTA -- $1000 for equipment for their "Be Well" room.

Love Works Pregnancy Care Center -- $1000 for the diaper pantry & pregnancy center building needs.

Florence Youth Boxing Foundation -- $1000 for scholarships for boxing students in need of assistance with class fees.

Lorri Rodriguez presents grant to Florence Youth Boxing Foundation at studio's grand opening in Coolidge, AZ

 February 28, 2020
$1000 Sponsorship to Paladin Sports

 On February 28, 2020, the Florence Copper Community Foundation proudly presented a $1000 sponsorship check to Paladin Sports Outreach. This will be used specifically to provide scholarships for 20 kids and pay for gym fees for one full season of basketball for the organization.

Paladin Sports Outreach is a 501(c)3, Arizona nonprofit corporation, established to bring sports and recreation services to under-served communities in the Southeast Valley including Florence.

 May 15, 2019
$1500 for Baseball/Softball Pitching Machine Awarded to Anthem K-8 by Foundation

 On May 15, 2019 the Florence Copper Community Foundation awarded a $1500 grant to the Anthem K-8 PTA to use toward the costs of a baseball/softball pitching machine for the school.

Anthem K-8 is part of the Florence Unified School District, located in the Anthem area of Florence, AZ. PTA members and leadership are extremely active fundraisers for items and programs needed for the school.

Florence Copper Community Foundation members and Anthem K-8 PTA members at the May PTA meeting celebrating the grant for the school's pitching machine.
 February 26, 2019

The Florence Copper Community Foundation Awards $1500
to the Florence Fudge Company

On February 26, 2019 the Florence Copper Community Foundation presented The Florence Fudge Company with a $1500 grant.

The Florence Fudge Company is nonprofit restaurant whose proceeds directly benefit the Love Works Family Resource Center in Florence, Ariz. Love Works has provided assistance, diapers, food, equipment, and classes to the the community of Florence for over ten years.

The grant will be used by the Florence Fudge Company to upgrade their equipment.

Business and community leaders gathered on Main Street to celebrate the Florence Fudge Shop's grant from the Florence Copper Community Foundation
 February 21, 2019

The Florence Copper Community Foundation Awarded $1500
to Christ the Victor Food Bank

On February 21, 2019 the Florence Copper Community Foundation presented Christ
the Victor Food Bank with a $1500 grant.

Christ the Victor Food Bank is a nonprofit serving families in need every month from their Florence, Ariz. location. They are also the only local facility where senior citizens can receive the federal commodity food box. Over the past 10 years the volunteers at Christ the Victor have worked tirelessly to collect and provide a variety of food, including fresh produce, meat, and dairy products to Pinal County residents.

 April 20, 2018

Florence Copper Community Foundation Announces 2018 Award Recipients
Florence High School Graduation "Lock In" Night and Coolidge's Arizona Community Theatre Awarded Grants

On April 19, 2018, Florence Copper held a Supporter Appreciation Night to celebrate the construction of the project's Production Test Facility, and to thank long-time supporters of the project. That evening, The Florence Copper Community Foundation also awarded $1500 in grants. Arizona Community Theatre received $1,000 to continue their work in Arts & Culture for Pinal County. Florence High School received $500 for assistance with their annual senior "Lock In" event. It was a great evening! Thank you to everyone for coming and supporting Florence Copper and these great organizations.

Florence Copper staff members Stacy Gramazio, Rebecca Rios, and Lorri Rodriguez; Florence High Principal Toby Haugen; and Foundation Board Member Dodi Freeman celebrating the grant for FHS's Graduation "Lock In".

The Florence Copper Community Foundation presenting a grant check to Kelli Kent from Arizona Community Theatre

Florence Copper Community Foundation