Three organizations receive funding
in the 2016 REAP Grants Process
Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy is proud to announce that in the 2016 REAP Grants Process, its first grantmaking cycle, three organizations received funding for projects and programs that serve African-American men. REAP is a philanthropic giving circle associated with the Arizona Community Foundation.
"This inaugural grant cycle introduced the Grants Committee to many innovative and impactful organizations," said Sentari Minor, REAP Grants Committee Chair. "We are impressed with all of the great organizations serving African-American men in the Valley and are happy to deploy dollars to help them in their work."
"This marks a journey more than two years in the making," said Essen Otu, one of REAP's founding members. "We are so proud to financially reinvest in our community as a group as Black men and know our investment will make a positive impact in our community."
Join us in congratulating these recipients of awards in the 2016 REAP Grants Process as they strive to positively impact and empower our youth.
Career & Leadership Development Program
Since 1961, the Career/Leadership Development Program, Inc., an internship program for outstanding African American achievers, has been working with youth to refine their organizational and leadership skills.
The grant from REAP will help underwrite the cost of attending the CLDP Annual Achievement Luncheon for 20 prospective African-American male students and their family members.
Grant dollars will also go to student scholarships.
Arizona Guide Right Foundation
(Phoenix Kappa League)
The Phoenix Kappa League's Arizona Guide Right Foundation aims to place training, experience, and the friendly interest of successful men at the disposal of youth.
The grant from REAP will help the Arizona Guide Right Foundation continue to “transform our young men from liabilities to assets” through work in STEM, academic excellence, social etiquette, and the arts.
Lights, Camera, Discover
Light, Camera, Discover provides opportunities for youth to grow confidence, build self-esteem, and learn teamwork by participating in workshops for performing and digital arts.
The grant from REAP will help Lights, Camera, Discover provides the children it serves with necessary equipment to ensure that participants can have a high-quality experience free of charge.