ICYMI: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s 2021 Grantmaking Expresses Trust’s Commitment to Long-Term Investment & Meeting Critical Moments
“Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s nearly $141 million in grantmaking during the last half of 2021 is a keen expression of both its legacy of long-term strategic investment in Maricopa County’s (AZ) resilience and its unique ability to respond powerfully to unfolding crises,” announced in the Business Wire.
They summarized, “The Trust was established nearly 22 years ago with Virginia G. Piper’s $590 million endowment to help nurture communities and individuals in Maricopa County. But in 2020, a series of crises, including the devastating health, social, and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the stark, painful reckonings about inequity and racial injustice, compelled the Trust to respond differently and immediately. To date, the Trust has awarded $43,754,250 in COVID-19-response and COVID-19-related grants. Grantmaking in fall 2021 continued to place special emphasis on organizations serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.”