BIGHORN Golf Club Charities is proud to announce the distribution of over $500,000 in grants from its BIGHORN Cares program to 47 qualified non-profit organizations whose work benefits the most under-served citizens in the Coachella Valley. BIGHORN Golf Club Charities developed the BIGHORN Cares program to fund specific projects produced by local non-profit organizations that demonstrate a need and are significantly impacting the quality of life for the people they serve.
“The Coachella Valley is home to many well-run non-profits that do important work,” shares Bighorn Cares Chairman Joe Kirby. “BIGHORN Members generously combine their funds to support organizations that are instrumental in bettering the lives of those they serve. These select organizations are creating brighter future for individuals and their families in the Coachella Valley.”
Over 100 Valley non-profits applied for the BIGHORN Cares program, requesting $1.4 million in funds, all with impressive programs and services that enrich the community. The types of organizations receiving grants service a broad range of people and programs — from educational outreach, afterschool care, maternity care, and childhood disabilities to housing and shelter, cancer care services, foster care, health screenings and military programs. Every eligible non-profit was researched thoroughly with due diligence that included a site visit and interviews. Checks will be awarded on January 14th at a dinner honoring the valiant efforts of these charities.
Congratulations to the following BIGHORN Cares Recipients:
1. Act for MS – funds will provide a year of aquatic therapy and physical education for Multiple Sclerosis adults and children
2. American Outreach Foundation – funds will purchase 100 batteries for refurbished wheelchairs and scooters given to patients who can’t afford them
3. Assistance League of Palm Springs Desert Area – funds will support Operation School Bell supplying clothing, shoes, and backpack distribution for underserved children