For Immediate Release:
May 26, 2017
Contact: Angela Florez, Chief Development Officer
(O) 602-258-6797, ext. 527

(L to R) Phoenix IDA Executive Director Juan Salgado, Valle del Sol President & CEO Kurt Sheppard, Valle del Sol Board Vice Chair Andrea Moreno and City of Phoenix Vice Mayor Laura Pastor

Phoenix, AZ – The community surrounding Valle del Sol’s midtown clinic is about to receive a priceless new resource: culturally competent, integrated health care for children and adults, thanks to funding announced this week from the Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation.

Prior to this award, Valle del Sol’s clinic on 7th Street only offered primary care services to children. Valle del Sol will use these funds to renovate the clinic, south of Indian School Road, to include four new exam rooms, an expanded exercise room, and a formal group therapy/health education room, allowing the 47-year-old nonprofit organization to expand primary care services at that location to include adults.

According to Valle del Sol President & Chief Executive Officer Kurt Sheppard, the award is a game-changer. “Being able to include the family members of our young patients at this primary care clinic opens up opportunities for access to health care and health education that they might not otherwise have had. We are grateful to the Phoenix IDA and the Arizona Community Foundation for this profound partnership.”

“We are investing in the growth of Valle de Sol’s clinical services to ensure that community members of all ages can access high-quality care,” said Phoenix IDA Executive Director Juan Salgado. “Health innovation is a focus area for the Phoenix IDA, including education, prevention, and improvement of healthcare for Phoenix residents,” continued Salgado.

“ACF is extremely proud of the collaborative relationships we have developed with other funders,” said Elisa de la Vara, the Arizona Community Foundation’s Chief Community Officer. “Valle del Sol’s clinic project illustrates how, by bringing our resources together, we can have an even greater impact in our communities.”

Renovations are slated to be completed at the end of June 2017. In the meantime, the clinic, located at 3807 N.7th Street, remains open to its existing pediatric and behavioral health. To schedule an appointment, call 602-523-9312 or visit valledelsol.com.

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About Valle del Sol

Founded in 1970 to fill a gap in behavioral and social services available to the Latino community in Phoenix, the nonprofit Valle del Sol has grown to become a leader in culturally competent, whole-person care as well as diverse leadership development.

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About the Phoenix IDA

The Phoenix IDA is an entrepreneurial nonprofit that draws upon its decades of experience and proven record of accomplishments to support community and economic development through access to capital. The Phoenix IDA improves the community through multiple strategies such as bond financing, investments, and down payment assistance to advance homeownership. The organization’s primary goal is to positively impact vulnerable populations and underserved communities. Established in 1981, the Phoenix IDA is a self-sustaining organization governed by a nine-member Board of Directors.

phoenixida.com ● @phoenixida


About the Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization headquartered in Phoenix with five regional offices located outside of the metro area. Established in 1978 and certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, ACF is among the top 25 community foundations in the nation with trust and endowment assets exceeding $825 million. Last year, ACF and its affiliates awarded $55 million in grants and scholarships to some 3,000 nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. More information is available at www.azfoundation.org.