With over 38% of the population of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community under the age of 18, the needs of children and youth are clearly a priority for the Community. Many Community youth grow up in loving and secure families, but others do not.
Believing that all children and youth deserve to have the support of their Community, on February 19, 2003, at the urging of Community members the Tribal Council created The Children's Foundation. The non-profit, charitable division of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community makes contributions to tax-exempt organizations that provide assistance or preventative programs and services for Community children and youth. The Foundation supports organizations that qualify under Section 7871 (a) (1) (A, B, & C) or under Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Children's Foundation receives private and public contributions and depends upon the donations received from events, including an annual golf tournament at Talking Stick Golf Club, tribal employee payroll deductions, and the generous support of private individuals, businesses and corporations.