The City of Chandler dedicates General Fund resources to support nonprofit organizations that address the human services needs of the City’s most vulnerable residents. The Community Development staff supports the Housing and Human Services Commission in allocating funding in the following focus areas:
- Youth Services, including educational support, health programs, and prevention/intervention activities.
- Families in Crisis, including crisis intervention, temporary assistance, basic needs, and support services focused on employment assistance and adult education.
- Special Populations, including basic needs, independent living programs, socialization and education services.
- Homeless Navigation, providing intensive, targeted intervention to the most chronic and medically vulnerable individuals living on Chandler's streets.
- Transportation Services, for low income Veterans.
General Funds are generated from the following resources:
Social Service Fund (SSF)
The City of Chandler’s Social Service Fund is general fund dollars that grants funding to nonprofit agencies that provide basic needs to low- and moderate-income Chandler residents. Examples of possible eligible program activities include clothing and food banks, shelter and transitional living programs, financial assistance, and elderly care services.
Acts of Kindness (A-OK)
The City of Chandler’s Acts of Kindness funding comes from Chandler residents who donate a dollar on their monthly utility bill. This program is an easy way for Chandler residents to support the community by donating to the Acts of Kindness program. Acts of Kindness funds are granted to nonprofit agencies that provide basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical services and transportation to low- and moderate-income Chandler residents.
Youth Enhancement Program (YEP)
In 1994, Mayor and City Council established the Youth Enhancement Program to support the development and operation of programs for Chandler youth ages (0–18). Youth Enhancement Program funds programs that provide youth activities, scholarships, sports activities, mentoring, intervention and learning programs.