On Thursday, January 14, 2016, Xavier received a $25,000 grant from Bighorn Golf Club Charities. Xavier was one of many nonprofit organizations who received awards that night. The grants were made as part of the Bighorn Cares program, which provides financial support to non-profit organizations that assist under-served citizens in the Coachella Valley.
"We're thrilled for this support," said Matt Emerson, Xavier's Director of Advancement. "The generosity of Bighorn members enables us to keep our programs flourishing. We're incredibly grateful to the staff at Bighorn Golf Club Charities and all those who continue to advocate for Xavier's work in the valley."
Xavier's grant request was for a new 8-seat vehicle to transport students to and from its immersion, tutoring and service trips, particularly Xavier's programs in the east valley at Las Palmitas Elementary School and Mountain View Estates (the community formerly residing at Duroville).
According to the Bighorn press release, "Over 100 Valley non-profits applied for the BIGHORN Cares program, requesting $1.4 million in funds, all with impressive programs and services that enrich the community. The types of organizations receiving grants service a broad range of people and programs — from educational outreach, afterschool care, maternity care, and childhood disabilities to housing and shelter, cancer care services, foster care, health screenings and military programs."