2023 Awardees

Learn about our 2023 Community Reinvestment Program Awardees below!


A New Leaf is dedicated to helping families, children, and adults facing challenges of all kinds.

Whether it be the loss of a job, a medical crisis, domestic violence, homelessness, or another heartbreaking crisis, A New Leaf is there to help households recover and thrive.

With a rich ecosystem of services, A New Leaf provides a comprehensive foundation for families and individuals who fall on hard times or are looking to get ahead.

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Arizona Burn Foundation believes no one should face a burn injury alone. That's why they created Crisis Care Services: an integrated system of care providing emotional support and financial relief to burn survivors and their families at crisis. Their services begin the moment a burn patient is admitted to the Arizona Burn Center and the Burn Unit at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson and continue until the burn survivor, and their family, is independently thriving again. During the initial crisis, their experienced Social Worker is present to immediately ensure that anyone who suffers a burn injury receives the highest standard of care and assistance.


Since 1952, Beacon Group has been a leader in providing real jobs and employment-related services to people with disabilities in Arizona, serving over 2,000 people with disabilities each year. Beacon provides job training and placement, supported and center based employment, and day treatment programs to assist the two-thirds of working-age people with disabilities who do not have a job.


The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southern Arizona and their partners are the front-line responders in southern Arizona to reports of child abuse, serious maltreatment, and when children have witnessed violence or other crimes. Since opening their doors in 1996, they have served more than 25,000 children. The mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southern Arizona is to provide a safe, compassionate, healing environment for children who have been a victim or witness to a crime. Their shared vision is to provide each child with the safety they need to tell their story, provide each child with healing services, and hold abusers accountable.


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Aunt Rita’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has been philanthropically providing funding for HIV services and programs since 1988. As the connector of the HIV community in Arizona, they also create and manage programs that “fill in the gaps” when it comes to HIV-related support. This includes free at-home test kit distribution, advocacy, HIV & Aging programs, a Positive Empowerment Youth Retreat, and a Diversity and Cultural Council to assist minority populations who are newly diagnosed and to advise on best practices to lower incidence rates in our highest-risk communities.


Peer and Family Career Academy (PFCA) provides quality continuing education for peer and family support professionals statewide. The Academy’s mission is achieved through professional development, supporting the peer and family workforce, and expanding peer and family supporting non-traditional settings. PFCA courses meet the AHCCCS policy requirements for continuing education for credentialed peer/recovery support specialists and align with AHCCCS’ published core competencies for parent/family support providers.


Since 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As Southern Arizona’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through young adulthood. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.


Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) formed in 1969 to fight discrimination against the Mexican American community. Inspired by Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, they advocated for equity in education, politics, and labor conditions. Today, CPLC provides services to people of all backgrounds while honoring their Mexican-American roots. Their programs give individuals and families a seat at the table. They facilitate growth through five Areas of Impact:

  • Health & Human Services
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Advocacy


Founded in 1996 as a small, rural health clinic operating in a community center, Chiricahua has since grown to become the largest primary care organization in southeastern Arizona, serving more than 31,000 patients annually. Chiricahua operates fifteen fixed-site medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy clinics, and eight mobile-medical and mobile-dental units, that serve patients throughout the more than 6200 square mile borderlands of Cochise County.


Circles of Peace has been successfully treating families affected by domestic violence as well as mobilizing the community into action around this issue. Circles of Peace now represents a model for discussion and replication across the nation.


Cloud Covered Streets provides hope, compassion, kindness, connection and essential supplies to those experiencing homelessness. Delivering them tools and support to find their path back to living their best life possible. Their mobile unit offers free showers, laundry, services, haircuts, new clothing, supplies, letters of home and employment to those currently dealing with homelessness or instability.


While Creighton Community Foundation focuses broadly on developing school capacity and providing access to new resources for their Title I schools, their primary work is Community Works. Community Works is all about Adult Supportive Relationships. Adult relationships that protect, inspire, and change lives. 


Foothills Caring Corps is dedicated to promoting independence and enhancing the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabling conditions residing throughout the Foothills community. Foothills Caring Corps' Staff, Volunteers, and Supporters strive to improve Neighbors' lives by addressing socialization, health, wellness, and mobility to promote physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.

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Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) was created as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1974 to address an unmet need for housing and in-home and community-based services for elderly adults, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable individuals, such as adults with serious mental illnesses. Valuing “home,” FSL’s programs and services promote and support aging in place for adults with physical and mental health conditions that might otherwise require admission to nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities.

FSL’s Nutrition Program for Low-Income Seniors provides aging adults and adults with disabilities with home-delivered meals (HDM) and congregate meals at the Peoria Community Center, Wickenburg Senior Center, and ReCreación, FSL’s licensed adult day health services program with locations in Phoenix, Tempe, and Glendale. Through a collaboration with St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, food pantries at the Peoria Community Center and Wickenburg Senior Center distribute food items to food-insecure seniors and families. 

FSL has operated the Nutrition Program since 1974 without disruption. The pandemic forced the temporary closure of both the Peoria Community Center and Wickenburg Senior Center to patrons in March 2020. However, FSL staff continued to prepare meals without disruption and ramped up services to meet the increase in demand. FSL feeds 1,166 people in need each day.


Homeward Bound serves the unique needs of families facing or experiencing homelessness with prevention, shelter, and after-care programs. Their Homelessness Prevention program is offered to the greater community; aimed to keep families on the brink of homelessness together in their very own homes by providing rent assistance, financial support, and resource navigation. Their bridge shelter and transitional housing program operates on The Thunderbirds Family Village campus with 76 residential units and includes a licensed childcare facility, after-school programs, family library, teen center, employment lab, emergency pantries, and on-site case management services. Once a family finds a home, Homeward Bound provides ongoing support through the after-care program to ensure they never face homelessness again.


Horizon Health & Wellness is a non-profit integrated health care provider licensed in Arizona and accredited through the Joint Commission to deliver a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient and residential services for all ages and stages of life. Their comprehensive health care services include family medicine, emotional and behavioral health, addiction treatment, psychiatry, counseling, Telehealth and much more. Horizon is committed to providing the best care possible by providing integrated health care that addresses the whole person and promotes wellness.

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Established in 1985, Interfaith Community Services (ICS) provides food, job assistance, and emergency financial assistance to Pima County residents in need. ICS mobilizes volunteers to assist senior and disabled individuals with Mobile Meals, transportation, home repairs, calls and visits, and health and safety referrals. ICS offers compassionate support by leveraging the help of over 1,000 volunteers, over 120 diverse faith community partners, and generous funders to assist our area’s most vulnerable residents. ICS assists over 52,000 people a year. ICS has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars every year since 2010.



Mission Statement: Strengthening the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds.

Established in 1935, JFCS is one of the largest and most comprehensive non-profit, non-sectarian providers tied to integrated health, child and family welfare, Jewish community, and older adult service. In FY2021, JFCS touched the lives of more than 40,000 individuals, residing in Maricopa County, who faced serious behavioral, mental, physical, and social obstacles, family trauma, domestic violence, and challenging financial circumstances. JFCS has the unique ability to connect children, adults, and families to its own countywide system of comprehensive trauma-informed services in six core areas: Integrated Healthcare, Child & Family Solutions, Older Adults, Jewish Community Services, Telehealth/Virtual Services, and COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance.

JFCS’ Emergency Financial Assistance program serves clients enrolled in a variety of programs and services by covering short-term or one-time emergency costs that are critical to an individual or families’ immediate, basic needs and necessary for progression towards safety, stability, and independence. Daily, JFCS staff discovers in conversation with their clients that due to job loss or emergencies, families are unable to pay their rent, buy groceries, or cover utility bills. That’s when we step in to help alleviate the financial burden of everyday life so that families and individuals are able to focus on their child’s and/or family member’s mental and physical health issues, by bridging the gap with Emergency Financial Assistance.


M.I.K.I.D. - Mentally Ill Kids In Distress offers support, education, and skills development to families and their children as well as youth and young adults who are experiencing mental health and behavior challenges throughout Arizona and Colorado. MIKID’s approach is grounded in the focus of assisting families and youth to have a strong and respected voice in the services they receive, the systems that provide those services, and their community at large. These services are unique in that those staff providing many of these services are family members, parents, and young adults who have personal “lived experience” in dealing with behavioral health needs.


Throughout the years, Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona has held true to their promise to provide healthy, nutritious meals for people who need them. Every day, Monday through Friday, their brigade of caring volunteers deliver lunch and dinner, with love, for people who are unable to drive, shop, or cook their own meals. Their clients have always included older persons, people living with disabilities, people facing tough medical conditions, and people facing end of life issues.



OPCS provides housing, counseling and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness in Pima County. They serve close to 2,000 homeless household a year including families, youth, veterans, individuals struggling with addiction and mental illness, and those returning to our community post-incarceration. They follow an evidence-based Housing First approach, which centers on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing, and then providing additional supports and services as needed. They operate 11 low barrier shelters/transitional housing facilities and have approximately 350 scattered site housing units throughout the community as part of our Permanent Supportive Housing Program.

Banner Health’s Community Reinvestment Grant will support OPCS’ Reentry Program. This program helps returning men and woman to reintegrate successfully into the community to prevent recidivism. They offer them housing, counseling, substance abuse treatment, and employment assistance. In addition, they connect them to health care and other community resources. Funding will help fill the gaps to provide housing and employment services for individuals not covered by government grants.


The Parker Community Senior Center exists to coordinate existing senior nutrition activities and stimulate new programs of companionship and recreation for Older American’s in La Paz County and to encourage Older American’s to use their abilities and talents for full, rewarding, independent active lives. 


Sahuarita Food Bank’s mission is to strive to meet the nutritional needs of the hungry through the acquisition and distribution of healthy food. In collaboration with community partners and clients, they also address the causes of hunger through education, workforce development, coaching and other human services. Since being founded in 2009, the number of families served weekly has grown from just a few to nearly 300 and is expected to continue to increase.


Established in 1988, Save the Family Foundation of Arizona is a leading provider of housing, case management and supportive services to more than 650 homeless and impoverished families annually throughout Maricopa County. They work to equip families to overcome underlying issues that lead to homelessness – ensuring stable homes, safe children and strong families because of our efforts.


The Social Spin Foundation builds community through laundromats while also offering convenient, cost-effective and caring laundry services. Since its inception, it’s also provided free laundry weekly to neighbors in need.  


Youth On Their Own (YOTO) is a dropout prevention program that supports the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness in Pima County.