Trico awards $35,000 in POWER Grants to 6 non-profits
Trico, in coordination with the Trico Electric Cooperative Charitable Trust, has awarded a total of $35,000 to six non-profit organizations providing critical services in southern Arizona. The Trust awards grants twice a year to charities throughout southern Arizona.
Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a seven-person committee made up of Trico Electric Co-op employees, employee-members, and Board Members.
Trico is pleased to announce that the following six organizations will receive a POWER Grant:
Since 2008, Trico’s POWER Grants program has provided more than $400,000 in funding to local non-profit organizations in our community.
The Charitable Trust is funded through Operation Round-up, which receives donations from Members who choose to round up their bill to the nearest dollar. The proceeds are used to assist community organizations, schools and Members with critical needs. Click here to contribute to Operation Round‑up.
Make Way for Books finds innovative way to reach young readers during crisis
With their office closed and employees working remotely, Make Way for Books, which received a $5,000 POWER Grant from Trico in December 2019, needed to find new ways to reach children and families.
The non-profit organization, whose mission is to help young children develop the critical literacy and language skills they need to become successful readers and learners, launched a free app. From reading books and singing songs to making dinosaur eggs, the Make Way for Books App has plenty of fun, easy and educational activities you can do with your child using what you already have at home.
“We’ve been working creatively and diligently to reach children and families in new and innovative ways as we deal with the reality of leading very different daily lives,” said Melinda Englert, Creative Director for Make Way for Books. “Thank you for your support of Make Way for Books, which allows us to work innovatively to overcome barriers and continue to reach our community with meaningful early literacy programming, resources and support.”