South32 Hermosa Project Awards $112,000 In Grants to Local Community Nonprofits

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September 28, 2023


South32 today announced the 16 charitable organizations selected to receive a total of $112,000 in grants during the latest round of funding from the donor-advised South32 Hermosa Community Fund. The grants, which will support a variety of community needs and projects, ranged from $3,000 to $10,000.

“We are so pleased to share that the latest round of funding has been granted to 16 impactful and deserving local organizations. These grants will help support programs and people throughout Santa Cruz County, ranging from the diaper bank at United Way to a job training program at the Boys & Girls Club,” said Sabrina Hallman, President/CEO Sierra Seed Co. and advisory Board member of the Santa Cruz Community Foundation.

The 16 organizations that received grants are:

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County
● Cultural Arts Committee of Nogales Arizona
● Green Valley Assistance Services Inc.
● Las Lagunas de Anza Inc.
● Mariposa Community Health Center
● Patagonia Volunteer Fire & Rescue
● Rebuilding Together *Santa Cruz County
● Rio Rico Community Center
● Rio Rico Historical Society
● Rio Rico Rotary Foundation
● Santa Cruz Council on Aging, Inc.
● Santa Cruz Training Programs, Inc.
● Society for Bevel Intentions, Inc.
● St Therese of Lisieux Parish
● United Way of Santa Cruz County

Since 2019, the South32 Hermosa Community Fund has awarded $903,950 in 111 grants to nearly 54 different nonprofit organizations. The application period for the next round of grants will open on January 8, 2024. Learn more here:

The South32 Hermosa Community Fund, a fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) and its geographic affiliate, the Santa Cruz Community Foundation, was established by South32 in May of 2019 to support non-profit groups working to improve education and leadership, economic participation, good health and social wellbeing, and natural resource resilience in Santa Cruz County. Grants are awarded following a review of applications by a committee.

To view the most current annual report of giving from the South32 Hermosa Community fund, visit


About the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Since 1980, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) has been a trusted philanthropic partner helping individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits work together to create a stronger community. These funding partnerships allow CFSA to improve the quality of life throughout the region by stewarding donor and community resources to create an equitable and vibrant community for all Southern Arizonans. To date, CFSA has awarded over $200 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofits.

About South32
South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come, and to be trusted by our owners and partners to realize the potential of their resources.

About the South32 Hermosa Project
Located in a historic mining district in the Patagonia Mountains of Southern Arizona, South32’s Hermosa Project is currently the only advanced mine development project in the United States that could produce two federally designated critical minerals—manganese and zinc—both of which are essential minerals for powering the nation’s clean energy future. Learn more at

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