Grants Given by City






A New Leaf, Inc.: to help families with children enrolled in the Avondale School District remain stably housed, thereby reducing school mobility and improving students' chance of academic success. $5,000
Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank: to help the Agua Fria Food Bank purchase a walk-in cooler. $5,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids: to support the Building & Strengthening Foster Families for Children program which recruits, trains, monitors and supports families caring for foster children with special needs.  $1,500
All Faith Community Services: to support job training and community service learning opportunities for low-income adults and at-risk youth and enhance senior volunteer engagement at the food bank, and provide low-income children a weekend snack sack.  $12,500
Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter: to provide family care consultation, education workshops, 24/7 confidential, personal telephone support and support groups for caregivers and/or individuals in the early stages of disease about issues related to dementia. $7,000
Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Inc.: to open a weekly DOVES® support group for older victims of abuse in a secure location in the Goodyear/Avondale area.   $3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix: to provide afterschool and summer programs to Goodyear youth at the Tri-City West/Thornwood Branch (TCW) in Avondale. $5,000
Catitude Gallery Studio, CGS, - A Community Arts Center: to fund youth educational programming, cultural events, art appreciation/participation, and opportunities for economic development. $1,500
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. (CASS): to support the general operation of CASS' two regional shelters for homeless families and single adults. $15,000
Childhelp, Inc.: to help fund the Childhelp therapist located at Southwest Family Advocacy Center in Goodyear. $10,000
Community Information and Referral Services/ 2-1-1 Arizona: to help fund call specialists providing information and referral services. $3,700
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona: to provide the weekly mentor program for children residing in Goodyear’s New Life Center. $1,500
Goodyear Lions Club Foundation, Inc.: to help purchase a screening device called a Spot Machine for use in determining the need for referral to a licensed eye care professional for further testing. $3,000
Hattie Larlham: to help defray the costs of a local camp for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. $2,000
Helping Families In Need: to help eligible Goodyear residents gain access to health care, food and nutrition, and other benefits that can help them stabilize financially and move to a higher quality of life. $3,500
Homeless Youth Connection (HYC): to support the Host Family program with student assessments and case management support. $3,000
Millennium High School Senior Safe Night Out: for operating expense as well as scholarships for those graduates who cannot afford the $40 fee. $1,000
Mission of Mercy, Inc.: to provide primary care patient visits, prescription medication (if applicable), health care literacy education, and diagnostic tests. $5,000
Southwest Lending Closet: to meet the ongoing and growing demand for loaned home health equipment. $10,000
Southwest Valley Literacy Association: to increase the number of Goodyear-based tutors. $2,200
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance: to purchase food that is not donated in sufficient quantity for Emergency Food Boxes (EFBs), ensuring that the EFBs are well-balanced nutritionally and that there is an ample inventory for agencies in Goodyear to then distribute to hungry people in need.  $7,500
Taking Turns Toybrary: to streamline the lending process by purchasing a bar code/scanning system, for use in conjunction with portable technology. $2,000
Trinity's Learning Resource Center, Inc.: to promote access to the Strategies of Living Financially Free program, helping Goodyear residents improve their financial health. $1,000
Wayne Foundation: to provide opportunities for youth of all ages and abilities to play basketball with a focus on the athlete's education and encouragement to strive for higher education. $2,500
West Valley Youth Orchestra: to deliver a one-day workshop to focus students in intensive sectional rehearsals. $1,000

WHO CAN APPLY? - Non-profits that provide human or social services to benefit Goodyear residents. The services provided should not be duplicated by the city or another service provider. Agencies should be able to track the number of Goodyear residents served.

WHEN ARE APPLICATIONS TAKEN? - Applications are opened in April/ May and are usually due within 3-4 weeks of the opening date. 

HOW ARE APPROVALS DETERMINED? City staff review the applications for completeness and eligibility. A subcommittee of three council members review and discuss the applications and make funding recommendations. The subcommittee recommendations are sent to the full City Council for approval at a Regular meeting. Checks are awarded in July.

WHAT ARE THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS? If you are the recipient of a Community Funding Award, your six-month progress report will be due the 3rd Monday in January. Your final report is due the 3rd Monday in July. All reports should use the template found by following the link below and can be returned via email to

For questions, call the Neighborhood Services Coordinator at 623-882-7801.


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