For the fifth consecutive year, Tucson Federal Credit Union (TFCU) provided $45,000 in Community Partnership Awards to local nonprofit organizations. TFCU selects the award recipients based on their community impact and their dedication to TFCU’s philosophy of paying it forward. This year’s winners are Big Brothers Big Sister of Tucson, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, and Tu Nidito.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is awarded $25,000 for their direct impact on the lives of the children that they serve through professionally supported, one-to-one, mentor relationships. This impressive organization has been in Tucson for 52 years and supported over 10,000 at-risk youth with a proven method to keep kids in school and out of jail. TFCU has recognized Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson in previous year’s awards, and they continue to impress. The donation will help the organization recruit mentors and support the individual matches for ongoing success. http://tucsonbigs.org/
The two $10,000 winners for the 2015 Community Partnership Awards are the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona and Tu Nidito. The local Girl Scouts chapter empowers more than 13,000 girls annually and is one of the few chapters nationwide to offer a Social Justice Program. Their grant will support the organization’s girls whose lives have been impacted by the Arizona Justice System, girls with incarcerated mothers, and girls who live in isolated and impoverished areas. http://www.girlscoutssoaz.org/
Tu Nidito serves Southern Arizona as the only agency to offer emotional, social, and educational support to children and their families diagnosed with a serious medical condition or grieving the death of a loved one. TFCU’s donation will allow Tu Nidito to provide their unique and vital services to more families who struggle with these circumstances. In 2014, they provided support services to 840 children and 525 adults from 369 families. https://www.tunidito.org/about-us/
In addition to the annual Community Partnership Awards, TFCU allocated money to improve the community through the advancement of public education. The establishment of the 1st Annual Legacy Fund awarded TUSD’s Pueblo Magnet High School with $10,000 earlier this year. TFCU has also just announced a $5,000 donation to the Pima Community College Foundation, raising 2015’s total charitable contributions through April to $60,000.