"It doesn't have to be this way," Anytown Leadership Program says. "People are openly harassed because of their race, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs and more. It doesn't have to be this way." The nonprofit is one of six finalists in the Arizona Community Foundation's Common Good Challenge, which will award $300,000 in total grant funding to three teams that submitted collaborative proposals to solve an issue in the communities they serve. The philanthropic competition will award $300,000 in total grant funding to three teams that submitted collaborative proposals to solve an issue in the communities that they serve. Thirty-eight teams submitted projects and were evaluated by a 32-member panel. The finalists were selected based on considerations that included geographical diversity, organizational capacity, and feasibility of proposed solutions. Three projects will be selected to each receive $100,000. The winners will be announced May 24.
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