Every summer, many Arizona nonprofits working with special needs children had to compete to reserve week-long sessions at mountain camps to provide a camp experience for their clients, and the camps were rarely able to adequately accommodate the often complex physical, medical and developmental challenges of these campers. A number of these nonprofits collaborated to form a new nonprofit to acquire Whispering Hope Ranch, a facility designed to accommodate a diverse population of children with special needs. Lodestar supported the acquisition of joint-use furnishings for the camp.
Grant Amount: $55,000
Year Granted: 2016
Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years
Grantee: Whispering Hope Ranch
Location: AZ - Arizona
Grantee Website: Whispering Hope Ranch