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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


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