Apex Systems is excited to announce our Grants for Good 2023’s Q3 winner: Arizona Rangers—Peoria Company.
Each quarter, Apex Systems’ Grants for Good program awards a nonprofit organization a $1,000 grant.
It’s an important way for our consultants, clients, and Apex to contribute to nonprofits and positively impact the communities where we live, serve, and work.
We are excited to announce 2023’s Q3 Grants for Good winner: the Arizona Rangers in Peoria, AZ.
The Awarded Organization
The Arizona Rangers offer support and assistance to law enforcement agencies. Modeled after the famous Texas Rangers, the volunteer-based group is dedicated to public service.
Established in 1901, the Rangers were Arizona’s original law enforcement agency. Over the years, they disbanded, but then started up again in the early 2000s as a reserve to help local law enforcement agencies at no cost.
The Rangers provide security, crowd management, and traffic control for community and civic events, as well as support to youth organizations. They are committed to public safety and ensure the well-being of their community.
The Arizona Rangers have a history of “integrity, pride, and unequaled law enforcement service.” Their commitment to Arizona is “built upon the dedication of men and women who, over the decades, committed themselves to a life of public service.”
The Arizona Rangers are committed to public safety and ensure the well-being of their community.
Who Nominated Them and How They Are Involved
Josh Harrison, a senior project and program manager who has worked with Apex for the past year, nominated the Arizona Rangers—Peoria Company for the grant. He has been a Ranger for the last five years.
“Thank you very much, it’s very generous of you all,” Harrison says about the $1,000 grant from Apex.
He was primarily drawn to the Arizona Rangers because of their work within the community.
“I liked how they donate their funds to youth groups within the state,” Harrison says. “We’ve donated computers, tablets, monitors, and school supplies to kids. We also work with local elementary schools to purchase Christmas gifts for children whose families are encountering financial hardships.”
How Contributions and Volunteerism Make an Impact
In today’s evolving world, nonprofits are often affected by financial regulations, compliance, reporting, and increased competition for donors and volunteers.
According to a LinkedIn Pulse article, “Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in our society, providing essential services…and making our communities better and stronger. However, they’re sometimes the most vulnerable to shifts and trends, and the first industry…to face challenges that could threaten their future.”
Donations, volunteers, and grants can all help nonprofits so they can continue making a difference in the community.
In the case of the Arizona Rangers, the funds will likely go to three elementary schools in Peoria.
“We always vote within the company to decide how to spend donations, but it primarily goes to youth groups,” Harrison states.
Harrison tells a story of how donations and the Rangers’ work make a difference. “My first year as a Ranger, we purchased Christmas presents for kids in need. One little girl was so happy that she hugged each of us. She said it was her first Christmas gift ever. It really pulls on your heartstrings and makes the hours that we spend volunteering worthwhile.”
About the Grants for Good Program
Turn your passion for a nonprofit into something more by nominating them for the Grants for Good Program. They have a chance to receive a $1,000 grant. There are many people in your community who do great work, and this is the perfect opportunity for them to be rewarded for their service.
The process is simple—just fill out this nonprofit nomination form. It’s a rewarding way to invest your time, especially if our next grant recipient is the nonprofit you nominated!
Learn about our past Grants for Good winners here.