Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will present $101,548 in grants to 17
nonprofit organizations that improve the health and well-being of
at-risk children, teens and families.
TEP's Grants That Make a Difference will be presented during an
awards ceremony on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the El Rio
Community Health Center, 839 W. Congress in Tucson. The grant awards
will be presented by Paul J. Bonavia, Chairman and CEO of TEP and its
parent company, UNS Energy Corporation (NYSE: UNS); and David Hutchens,
President of TEP and UNS Energy.
The grants offer financial leverage to nonprofit programs that are
expanding services for the community.
"We're committed to strengthening the communities where we live and
work. Our Grants That Make a Difference program is designed to make a
positive difference in the lives of others by supporting nonprofit
groups that demonstrate best practices in their program areas and
deliver effective services in southern Arizona," Bonavia said. "The
recipients also use the grants as much-needed matching funds to leverage
other funds from regional sources. This strengthens local nonprofit
groups as they position themselves to seek resources on a national
Employee volunteers evaluated nearly 125 applications with requests
totaling approximately $600,000 before selecting grant recipients.
Committee members looked for programs with measurable and reasonable
expectations offered by nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated
financial and organizational stability. The ability to collaborate with
other agencies to make the most of limited resources is an important
characteristic of all grant winners. Grants, awarded to organizations
with programs that address a wide variety of social prblems, include:
Help for at-risk children
Education and enrichment activities
Help for seniors
Job training and pathway out of poverty
Improving healthcare and quality of life
Grants That Make a Difference is part of TEP's award-winning
community service program, which provides philanthropic gifts, in-kind
services and volunteers to nonprofit organizations. Last year, employees
of TEP joined their friends and family members to contribute more than
35,000 volunteer hours to worthy causes across Arizona.
Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to more
than 400,000 customers in southern Arizona. To learn more, visit
tep.com. For more information about UNS Energy, visit uns.com.
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