Community nonprofits seeking funding from the city of Litchfield Park as part of its annual appropriations program have until 5 p.m. Friday, April 17 to submit paperwork for consideration by the City Council.
Application packets are available at the city’s website, litchfield-park.org, and may mailed or delivered to City Hall, Attn. Tricia Kramer, 214 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.
Funding is awarded based on criteria including a project or organization’s benefit to the community, community needs, duplication of existing services, service area within or including Litchfield Park city limits, how the organization documents benefits to the community, clarity of the project’s stated goals and objectives, the organization’s longevity and reputation of service to the community, document past benefits to the community, follow-up documentation provided for previous appropriations and the organization’s ability to obtain funding from other sources.
Last year, 22 organizations requested $115,545 in funds, and the city allocated $17,500 to 17 that provide services benefiting Litchfield Park residents. Agencies receiving allocations included Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank, Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley, Catitude Gallery & Studio, Avondale Senior Center, Copper Sun Tennis, Homeless Youth Connection, Litchfield Elementary Parent-Teacher-Student Association, Litchfield Park Historical Society, Litchfield Park Little League, Mutts on a Mission, New Life Center, Reveille Foundation, Senior Citizen One Stop Information Center, Southwest Lending Closet, Southwest Valley Literary Association, Teen Lifeline and The Honey Foundation. Amounts ranged from $200 to $2,800.
For additional information, organizations may call Tricia Kramer at 623-935-9040 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.