In its 27th year, the PICOR Charitable Foundation was again barred from flipping pancakes for the Tucson community by pandemic conditions, yet through the generosity of donors committed to supporting non-profit youth programs in the region, the Foundation raised its first-ever six figures in donations, bringing in $124,910.
In a stunning act of generosity, the Foundation’s multi-year lead donor, the Burton Family Foundation, provided a dollar-for-dollar matching grant for all funds raised. This combined with significant donations from Schnitzer Properties and PICOR Commercial Real Estate set the pace with a myriad of contributions from clients, vendors, employees, and community members to enable all funds to be donated to support programs benefiting the region’s youth in need.
Despite a pancake-less event, a committee of volunteers reviewed 54 grant applications and selected 45 local non-profits to receive 2021 grants. PCF prioritizes support for organizations with smaller budgets and an emphasis on basic needs. Recipients of 2021 grants used funds for programs providing homeless outreach, arts and educational scholarships, shoes and clothing, healthcare, therapy, hygiene necessities, and more. Year-end grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 were awarded to:
Angel Heart Pajama Project
Arizona Dental Foundation
Arizona Friends of Foster Children
Arizona Theater Company
Arizona Youth Partnership
Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.
Autism Society of Southern Arizona
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
Boys to Men Tucson
Casa de los Niños
Educational Enrichment Foundation
El Rio Health Center Foundation
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Grace Hearing Center, Inc.
Homicide Survivors, Inc.
Integrative Touch for Kids
Interfaith Community Services
JFCS of Southern Arizona
Make Way for Books
Marana Unified School District Family Resource Center
Old Pueblo Community Services
Our Family Services, Inc.
Parent Aid Child Abuse Prevention Center, Inc.
Rotary Club of Tucson Kino Charitable Fund
San Miguel High School ‐ Student Literacy
Southern Arizona Book Heroes
Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Ctr
Tucson Girls Chorus
Tucson Jewish Community Center ‐ J‐Care
Tu Nidito Children & Family Services
We Care Tucson
Youth on their Own
Six STEM-specific “Ken Nickel Memorial Grants” were matched by a grant from Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR’s corporate support to Advocacy 31nine, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Reid Park Zoological Society, San Miguel High School, Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice, and the YMCA of Southern Arizona.
To donate or apply for funds in our 2022 cycle, please visit www.picor.com/picor-charitable-foundation.