Representatives from 27 local non-profit organizations gathered at DC Bar and Grill to accept $49,125 in grants at the Fountain Hills Community Foundation’s 2022 Gifting Presentation. The event was held on March 23, just prior to the annual membership meeting and election of directors.

The funds were generated from the 2021 Flutter at the Fountain fundraiser, which was held in November and raised $50,000.

“Our Gifting Committee received more than $104,000 in grant requests this year,” FHCF Board President Dori Wittrig, said. “While we’re extremely proud we were able to gift $49,125 to our non-profit groups this year, it’s clear we have more work to do.”

This year’s recipients and their awards include:
• ADOG $1,250
• Bob’s Free Bikes $3,000
• Boys & Girls Club $2,700
• Encore for More (FHCCA) $1,300
• Falcon Fiesta Graduation Celebration $2,700
• Foster Your Future $950
• Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association (FHCCA) $625
• Fountain Hills Elks Club #1 (girls’ softball) $1,125
• Fountain Hills Elks Club #2 (help families) $1,250
• Fountain Hills Friends of the Library $3,000
• Fountain Hills Leadership Academy (FHCCA) $250
• Fountain Hills Lions Club $225
• Fountain Hills Little League $5,000
• Fountain Hills Munch and Music $1,550
• Fountain Hills Noon Kiwanis Club $2,500
• Fountain Hills PTO $5,000
• Fountain Hills Toymakers $700
• Fountain Hills Women’s Club $1,000
• Fountain Hills Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition $2,700
• Fountain Hills Youth Theater $2,700
• Golden Eagle Education Foundation $1,000
• Junior Achievement of Arizona $1,250
• Reigning Grace Ranch $1,250
• River of Time Museum $2,650
• Sky Sanctuary $1,250
• Tender Little Hearts Mini Tales and Assisted Equine Mini Therapy $2,200

Members of the FHCF board of directors read brief highlights of each recipient’s goals and achievements before presenting a representative with their grant. The presentation was followed by a networking social with grant recipients, donors, members, and directors.