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Rural Community Investment Opportunities. Philanthropic Programs. Employee Engagement. APS Foundation. Corporate Giving. Community Vitality Civic and Economic Development. Traditional and Skills-based Volunteerism Matching Gifts Dollars for Doers. STEM Education Programming - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Rural Community Investment Opportunities

  • Philanthropic ProgramsAPS FoundationCorporate GivingSTEM Education ProgrammingEnhancing Support to STEM Teachers (Signature Initiative)Community VitalityCivic and Economic Development

    Employee EngagementTraditional and Skills-based VolunteerismMatching GiftsDollars for Doers

  • Since 1981, the APS Foundation has awarded over $30 million to nonprofits throughout AZ/NMSince 2012, the Foundation supports educational programs targeting students and teachers in STEM educationThe Foundation also launched a signature program designed specifically to enhance support to STEM teachers

    FOUNDATION HISTORY$1.8MILLIONTotal amount invested in AZ/NM nonprofits in 2012.

  • OUR STEM FOCUSWe support programs that:Address the STEM education needs in the state of ArizonaIntroduce a course of study and/or career path within the STEM subject areasEnhance student achievement and align with the state of Arizonas academic standardsProvide programming to rural communitiesLeverage the organizations ability to grow sustainable programs with large scale reach and measurable impact

    Special consideration will be given to organizations targeting underserved populations including women, minorities and the economically disadvantaged.

  • Enhancing Support to STEM TeachersDeepening our commitment within STEM to make a measureable impact and increasing the visibility of APSs commitment Larger grants to fewer partners in order to make a greater impact with goal to extend to multi-year partnerships

    Content knowledge in the STEM subjects Strong pedagogical skillsOUR SIGNATURE INITIATIVESupporting programs that develop:

  • Corporate Giving*Our focus: Community Vitality Support to arts and cultural institutions, human service, environment, education (non-STEM) organizations and event sponsorshipCivic and Economic DevelopmentChamber and business memberships/sponsorships and key projects within the APS service territoryEnriching local communitiesCompany commitment to creating a sustainable future for ArizonaTotal giving of $8.3 million in 2012

  • APS/Phoenix Suns STEM Mini-Grants*What are STEM mini-grants?A grant of up to $2,500 to support hands-on STEM projects in the classroom that will enhance student performance in the subject matter

    Who can apply?K-12 public and charter school teachers in APS service territory (statewide)

    Making a difference in the classroom Online applications accepted from August 12 October 9, 2013

  • Employee Volunteerism *In 2012, volunteers shared more than 130,000 hours, valued at $3 million*APSs Board Placement Program allows Leaders to donate time and talent to nonprofitsEmail [email protected] for information about requesting APS VolunteersLeveraging Employees time and talentEmployee EngagementDollars for DoersMatched on a tiered scale up to $500Hours must be logged onlineDeadline March 1Matching GiftsMatched 50 cents on the dollarMinimum of $50, maximum $1,000Deadline March 1*Calculated with Independent Sector rate of $21.79 per hour (2012)

    Employee Volunteerism Traditional and Skills-based VolunteerismMatching GiftsDollars for Doers

  • To learn more and to apply, please visit www.aps.com/corporategiving

  • Questions?

    *Organizations are eligible to receive funding from both the Foundation and CG Program.

    One ask applies to both Foundation and CG Program.

    *There are two grant cycles each year with applications due September 1 (fall cycle) and March 1 (spring cycle)*Grants only made to 501 c 3 nonprofit organizations that are located in or provide service in APS service territory.*Why Teachers?Teachers are often credited as the single most important factor in the K-12 educational systemThey are oftentimes are not equipped with the skills or resources they need to successfully teach STEM subjects*Ratepayer dollars are not used. No deadlines.

    **Goal of volunteer program is to lay foundation. Nonprofits can then cultivate employees into individual volunteers and donors.

    *CG- no deadlines; response within 40 days of applicationFoundation- March 1 and September 1 annuallySTEM mini-grants August 12-October 9Distribute handout*