Canyon City Foundation Awards… Over three quarter of a million dollars invested
Canyon City Foundation has as its mission to support organizations that promote the social welfare, education and the arts to the residents of the City of Azusa. The awards for 2010 represent continued support of the mission. Canyon City Foundation notified its award recipients for 2010 in two phases. “The first recipients totaled almost $100,000; these recipients were those who were familiar with the Foundation requirements.” stated President Miles Rosedale. These recipients: Keeping History Alive Project, a collaborative between APU and Azusa Unified School District; Link Crew, an award to both Azusa and Gladstone High Schools which focus to the freshman transition; the Wellness Center and Homework House continue to focus on the priorities of the foundation‐education, health and neighborhood building.
The Board of Directors continued its deliberation and announced the final five recipients for the 2010 award year. “This is the largest group of recipients that have been awarded”, stated Treasurer of the Board, Marianne Hlava.
The final organizations awarded in 2010 had as their focus social welfare and education providing an opportunity for several new recipients. “We are pleased to see organizations expand their services to our residents”, remarked Mark Dickerson, Secretary of the Board. One of the new recipients who are expanding their services to residents in Azusa is Stepping Stones for Women. Stepping Stones provides services to single mothers and their children. Also promoting social welfare was Foothill Family Services, also new to the city, will expand their services by providing therapeutic group work to teens and parents. The third organization funded which also offered social services was the Convalescent Aid Society who provide equipment, such as wheel chairs, free of charge to its clients. The two award recipients focusing on education were city agencies: the library and the senior center. Both agencies identified programs which focused on seniors: one providing mobile and portable reading materials and the other highlighting a new fitness program. “The total amount awarded this year was the largest in our brief history”, stated President Rosedale,” and we are excited about the impact to the residents of Azusa”.
More about Canyon City Foundation award recipients both past and present can be found on the website at www.canyoncityfoundation.org.