Sharing Photos of a Few Grant Recipients
We only received photos of two of the seven students whose TRVFA grants were funded in February. 
  • Mariah is studying to be a Dental Assistant at Pima Medical Institute.  Her grant was sponsored by the Oro Valley Rotary Club.
  • Daisy is also studying to be a Dental Assistant.  She is attending the American Institute of Dental Assisting.  Her grant was sponsored by the Mesa Rotary Club.
The bottom photo was sent to TRVFA Grant Processing by our contact at the Arizona Technical Training Institute.  Shown in the photo are Daisy (on the left) and Vanessa, as they were getting ready for graduation from their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program which they started last December.
Rotary Clubs who sponsor grants for TRVFA do not have a financial obligation.  They are strongly encouraged to maintain a relationship with the students, who may be willing hands to help with service projects, and may one day be in a position where they can become Rotarians.  TRVFA grant processing can ensure that all basic requirements are in place, but sponsoring Rotary Clubs interview the applicants to be sure the student is motivated, likely to succeed in completing the course and will be a good fit for the chosen vocation.  TRVFA doesn't want the interviewing club members to "rubber stamp" the application.  If they have serious doubts, declining the request is the appropriate thing to do.
We also encourage clubs to bring their scholars back after they complete their course of study and share the impact the grant made in their life.  Photos and success stories help us raise funds so that we can continue to make a positive difference by helping individuals help themselves.
See What Your Donations Have Funded
TRVFA has already funded 95 vocational education grants this year totaling $168,128.50.  That is what a typical year's funding has looked like in the past couple of years.  There are four months left in 2020-21, and our pipeline of grants in process is not slowing down.  Because TRVFA grants are awarded only to those who meet specific low-income guidelines, your donations help individuals lift themselves out of poverty and help grow the economy of our state.
When we set our fundraising goal for 2020-21 at $300,000, it was our hope that we would not only be able to keep up with the growing demand, but also in 2021-22 be able to restore the maximum grant to $3,000.  The maximum was reduced in 2018 from $3,000 to 2,000 to be able to help more students as the growth in demand was already starting to occur.  
That $300,000 goal, if reached, is looking less and less likely to do much more than keep up with the growth in activity.  We will need more to allow us to increase the maximum available TRVFA vocational education grant.
If you have already given this year, we would genuinely appreciate your signing up for monthly recurring donations that will enable you to accrue enough for your tax credit for 2021 earnings.  That option is available on our on-line donation form - CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW.  
If you have not made your donation, you can use the link in the preceding paragraph to donate online or CLICK HERE to download a mailable form if you prefer to pay by check.
Please share this information with friends, neighbors, family, and business associates.  It's okay to brag about what your are helping accomplish through TRVFA.  
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Arizona Tax Credit - TRVFA is an organization which meets Arizona's Credit for Contribution to a Qualifying Charitable Organization requirements.  Our QCO Code is 20698.  Donations may qualify for an Arizona Tax Credit up to $800 for couples and $400 for a single filer. They may also be deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes to the extent allowed by law. A federal tax deduction for a contribution must be reduced by the amount of a state or local tax credit received, or expected to be received, in return. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax benefits of your donation
Tax Status TRVFA is a 501 (c)(3) recognized non-profit organization as determined by the IRS - Federal Tax ID #86-0632646. Donations to TRVFA are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.