Terry Goddard will present a $5,000 grant award to the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona on Thursday, April 1 at their annual luncheon. This grant represents remaining escrow funds from Arizona’s share of a multi-state antitrust (resale price fixing) settlement with Nine West, that involved Attorneys General for the 50 states and the District of Colombia.
The settlement included a provision that any remaining funds left after all claims were paid would be awarded to organizations that focus on women’s health, educational, vocational and safety programs. The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona received an initial grant of $50,000 from this settlement in 2001. This grant is an additional award from unspent settlement monies.
”The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is a valuable member of the Tucson community, and their programming support helps shape our future leaders and I am pleased to present them with this grant,” Goddard said.
The Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona program efforts include:
- Green Valley-Casa de Esperanza: Young Women Making a Difference: An adolescent mentoring and support program to assist 8-12 year olds learn life skills
- Nogales- Way of the Heart: A positive growth program for young Latinas 12-17.
- Cochise County- Women, Money & Success: This program teaches adolescent girls about managing money.
- Women’s Transition Project: A resource center for women in crisis in Bisbee ,
- Brewster Center Domestic Violence Services
- Child and Family Resources – Adelante, Nuestro Futuro Conference