Valley Partnership announced today the 2020 Community Project will be a $25,000 challenge grant benefitting St. Vincent de Paul. As the Valley of the Sun’s premier advocacy group for responsible development, Valley Partnership has given back with an annual community project for more than 30 years.  This year, the organization is focusing on how the industry can help those most in need.  

“Our state is in the midst of an extraordinary and unprecedented crisis that requires an incredible level of support and collaboration across government, non-profit organizations and businesses,” said Cheryl Lombard, President and CEO of Valley Partnership. “We are pleased to partner with St. Vincent de Paul to help support the expansive services they are providing to families in need. We encourage businesses and individuals to contribute what they can to this important effort.”   

Valley Partnership will match dollar-for-dollar new donations to the Valley Partnership Community Project Fund until a total of $25,000 is reached between now and August 31st. 100 percent of donations will go directly to St. Vincent de Paul. 

“The Valley Partnership Challenge Grant couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Hannah Sanders, St. Vincent de Paul Development Officer. “While life is going back to normal for many of us, many others are still facing the greatest crisis of their lives. Because of you, we can continue to meet the most basic needs of humanity.”  

In 2017, Valley Partnership’s community project transformed a vacant parking lot into an urban garden for St. Vincent de Paul. With the assistance of hundreds of volunteers and generous donors, the garden helps St. Vincent de Paul produce and serve millions of meals for hungry families and individuals each year.

Donations to the 2020 Community Project Challenge Grant can be made online.