Groups get $425K from ‘It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child’ license plates – Arizona News

Groups get $425K from ‘It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child’ license plates – Arizona News

Candace McPhillips, The Republic |
Published 7:04 a.m. MT July 23, 2017 | Updated 3:49 p.m. MT Aug. 3, 2017


Specialty license plates that help fund child abuse prevention programs across Arizona have been available for purchase since 1999.

Seventeen Arizona non-profits dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect will share $425,000 in grants from the Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Program.

The grants, funded primarily by the sale of “It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child” specialty license plates, were awarded last week. Since it began in 1999, the program has awarded more than $9 million in grants. 

“This program is having a positive impact by raising awareness and educating the public on issues of neglect and abuse while also supporting programs aimed at minimizing the number of occurrences of child abuse and neglect,” said Steve Selznow, chief executive officer of the Arizona Community Foundation.

The ACF is one of the founding partners for the program, along with the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family and The Arizona Republic. Additional matching funds are provided by the BHHS Legacy Foundation, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and the Valley of the Sun United Way.

The program helps non-profit organizations throughout Arizona fund their child abuse prevention programs. License plates can be purchased for $25, with $17 going toward the grant fund and $8 toward an administrative fee. Plates can be ordered at

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