Good Works: APS awards $2.9 million for STEM grants

Original Story via Phoenix Business Journal

The APS Foundation awarded more than $2.9 million in 2015 to nonprofits focus on STEM education in Arizona.

Since 2012, the APS Foundation has focused its giving on science, technology, engineering and math programs to benefit students and teachers.

“APS is committed to supporting the outstanding organizations doing great work throughout Arizona, particularly in the area of STEM education,” said Tina Marie Tentori, executive director of the APS Foundation, in a statement. “Arizona jobs will increasingly depend on science, technology, engineering and math skills. These are the areas of study that drive today’s global economy.”

Some examples of the beneficiaries are the Arizona Science Teachers Association, Valley of the Sun United Way and the ASU Foundation for a New American University.

The APS Foundation was privately endowed by Pinnacle West Capital Corp. in 1981 as an independent nonprofit. Since its inception, the foundation invested nearly $38 million in Arizona nonprofits.

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