YAA Grant Recipients

Each year, the YAA puts out a call for grant applications (or LOIs) to local Catholic non-profit organizations for its $3,000 annual grant. The focus of the grant purpose changes each year, ranging from Catholic education to senior assistance projects to after-school programs for at-risk youth.

The YAA Board of Directors reviews all LOIs received and selects those which best meet the purpose, show efficient use of funds and reach the target demographics to present to the YAA members for vote, with the grant recipient being determined by the full membership.

Past YAA Grant Recipients


Catholic Charities Refugee Program
Grant purpose: Work-related clothing and transportation to aid refugees seeking employment


Kino Border Initiative
Grant purpose: Travel costs for Diocese of Phoenix student participation in Kino Leadership Days


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School Glendale
Grant purpose: Orff orchestra instruments for their music program


Foundation for Senior Living
Grant purpose: Experience of a Lifetime Project – Making dreams a reality for someone with chronic illness or disability or below the poverty line

2015 Ss. Simon & Jude Cathedral School Teacher’s Choice grant – Academic tutoring for students in low income families
2014 St. Joseph the Worker Parish (Williams, AZ) Two new parish youth groups after-school programs to prevent crime, violence and bullying
2013 St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School Science lab equipment
2012 Crisis Nursery New shoes and snacks for kids in the shelter program