TFCU Gives 2021
Tucson Federal Credit Union awarded five charities a total of $60,000 on April 6th, 2021. TFCU sets aside this money to pay it forward through TFCU Gives, a program that allows nonprofits to apply for grants. President/CEO Susan Stansberry said, “Giving back to the community is at the heart of our mission. We are here to make Pima County a better place.”
TFCU Gives funds local organizations whose charitable missions transform lives of people in need, where a direct impact of the donation can be measured, and the money stays in our community. In 2021, Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse and Youth On Their Own received donations of $15,000 and Tucson Pride, Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona, and YWCA Southern Arizona received $10,000 each.
Check Donation Ceremony
About the TFCU Gives Recipients
Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse offers emergency shelter, community-based services, community education, a 24/7 crisis hotline and a housing stability program as part of their mission to provide the opportunity to create, sustain and celebrate a life free from abuse. Each year, nearly 6,000 survivors of domestic violence in Southern Arizona find support through Emerge.
Youth On Their Own strives to eliminate barriers to education and empower Arizona’s homeless youth to stay in school. For over 30 years, they have supported the high school graduation of this unique demographic by providing financial assistance, basic human needs, and one-on-one guidance. YOTO has empowered over 16,000 homeless youth to remain in school and pursue opportunities for self-sufficiency.
Tucson Pride is an all-volunteer administered and operated nonprofit that produces and promotes cultural, educational, and recreational events for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Tucson, Arizona and beyond. Tucson Pride was founded in 1977 making it Arizona’s first and longest established LGBTQ Organization. Each year, Tucson Pride hosts the Annual Pride in the Desert festivities, including a well attended Pride Parade and the Pride in the Park Festival.
YWCA Southern Arizona has been leading the fight for social and economic justice in Southern Arizona since 1917. YWCA works towards eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona began in 1968 as a project of Meals on Wheels, when a grant was received to provide a more robust meal delivery service to older persons than what Meals on Wheels offered. They began providing special diet meals, and two meals daily, to meet this need, and continue to do so today. They serve people of all income levels and offer reduced-cost options for people whose income meets our established eligibility guidelines.