Agency Review

Funding Human Services for Tempe
FY 2020-21

For Fiscal Year 2020-21, $1.18 million was approved by Tempe’s City Council to distribute funding to 39 agencies, collectively offering 49 different services and programs to address a variety of needs Tempe residents may by experiencing .  Funding resources for these services are provided mainly from City of Tempe tax dollars dedicated to serve human services needs in Tempe.  Each year, the process known as “Agency Review” is administered and managed  by Tempe Community Council who convenes a broad panel of Tempe community members to review, interview and recommend applicant agencies, services and funding to Tempe’s City Council for approval.  This unique process is citizen-driven and serves as a voice of Tempe residents.    

The programs and services selected support individuals and families to move out of crisis onto stability, and others to self-sufficiency.   The services span several areas of need including:  aging, homelessness, poverty, disabilities, abuse, addiction, youth, hunger security, isolation, mental health, and shelter.   


2020-21 Funded Agencies

  • A New Leaf
  • Ability360
  • Advocacy31nine
  • Area Agency on Aging – Region One
  • Aster Aging (formerly East Valley Adult Resources)
  • Best Buddies
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
  • Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley – Metro Phoenix
  • Catholic Charities Community Services
  • Catholic Community Svcs of Southern AZ dba Valley Center for the Deaf
  • Central Arizona Shelter Services
  • Child Crisis Arizona
  • Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Circle the City
  • Community Bridges
  • Community Legal Services
  • Crisis Response Network
  • EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center
  • FSL (aka Foundation for Senior Living)
  • HA.P.I. (Hablar Para Integrar)
  • Higher Octave Healing
  • Junior Achievement of Arizona
  • Lost Our Home Pet Foundation
  • Maggie’s Place
  • Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank
  • Mountain Park Health Center
  • Newtown Community Development Corporation
  • notMYkid
  • Paz de Cristo Community Center
  • Peer Solutions
  • Save the Family
  • Teen Lifeline
  • Tempe Community Action Agency
  • Tempe Community Council
  • Tempe Impacts Education Foundation
  • The Centers for Habilitation
  • The Salvation Army
  • UMOM New Day Centers
  • United Food Bank