West Valley nonprofits among those awarded Arizona Women’s Partnership grants

The Arizona Women’s Partnership 2019 grant review committee features, seated from left, Jeff Gibbs, Dr. Sheela Kalangi, Paula Cullison (Pres- AZWP), Tim Cullison; and, standing from left, Pamela Gill, Mike Simonyi, Sandy Ryan, Linda Herold and Richard Swazara. [Submitted photo]

Two West Valley nonprofit organizations were among those awarded grants.

The Arizona Women’s Partnership, Inc., an all-volunteer philanthropic 501 c(3) nonprofit which provides grants to grass roots charities that assist under-served women and children at risk in Arizona, announced its 2019 grant recipients.

Now in its 17th year, the Arizona Women’s Partnership awarded a total of $35,000 in grants to the following non-profits:

• Billy’s Place, 21448 N. 75th Ave., Glendale – provides grief counseling to children of deceased parents in the Metro Phoenix area. Visit billysplace.me or call 623-414-9838.

• Southwest Valley Literacy Association, 328 W. Western Ave., Avondale – provides English language /adult reading programs in the West Phoenix. Visit swvalleyliteracy.org or call 623-695-4321.

The Arizona Women’s Partnership, Inc. has awarded more than $450,000 in grants to over 70 charities since its formation in 2002. The amount awarded annually is dependent upon the success of fundraising efforts.

This year the Violet M. Johnson Family Foundation contributed another $25,000 to the Arizona Women’s Partnership in honor of their maternal grandmother.

“We are grateful for this donation and for all of our generous supporters; together we continue to make a difference in the lives of others,” Paula Cullison, Arizona Women’s Partnership president and founder stated.

The Arizona Women’s Partnership Faces of Hope, photography of the faces of women and children assisted through the grants to non-profits, is available for exhibit.

Visit azwp.org, email azwpinc@aol.com or call 602-863-9744.



What: Billy’s Place upcoming training dates

When: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Prerequisites: Previous board experience is helpful, but not required. Billy’s Place encourages millennials seeking experience to apply as well. The most important factor is a desire to serve.

More Information: Visit billysplace.me or call 623-414-9838

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