Since Republic Services is the waste hauler for residential services in the Town of Fountain Hills, the town and the company have collaborated to create the Fountain Hills and Republic Services Community Grants Program. The program provides grants to non-profit organizations in the Town of Fountain Hills.

Grants are awarded to projects or programs that encourage environmental management, enhance the city’s natural beauty, provide public enjoyment, support healthy lifestyles, support human services, and / or provide educational opportunities .

Grant applications were judged primarily on their overall impact on the community and how they address human and environmental challenges.

During this grant cycle, Republic made $ 20,000 available for grants. The funds were awarded by Republic Services CEO David Hamblin and Director of City Relations Stephen Herring during the April 6 council session.

The following groups have received grants:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (McKee branch in Fountain Hills), $ 3,000; Fearless Cat Rescue, $ 1,000; Fountain Hills Charter School, $ 3,000; Fountain Hills Coalition, $ 2,000; Fountain Hills Community Garden, $ 1,500; Fountain Hills Starry Sky Association, $ 500; Fountain Hills Theater, $ 3,000; Fountain Hills Noon Kiwanis (Community Garden at FHMS), $ 3,000; and River of Time Museum, $ 3,000.