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Camp Collaboration Provides Opportunities for Special Needs Children

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 Information

Grant Amount: $95,000

Year Granted: 2004+

Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years

Grantee: Whispering Hope Ranch

Location: AZ - Arizona

Grantee Website: Whispering Hope Ranch