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The annual competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff will provide financial support to worthy projects and programs serving residents of Flagstaff. The online grant application opens on Monday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. at www.azfoundation.org/grants. Completed applications must be submitted before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15 to be considered.
Nonprofit organizations, schools, government entities and Tribal entities are eligible to apply for funding to support projects and programs serving local communities. The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff typically accepts funding requests in amounts ranging from $750 to $5,000. Grant funding may be awarded in interest areas including arts and culture, environmental education and conservation, healthcare, nonprofit capacity building, education, social services, and victim services. Projects must provide services within the Flagstaff area.
Last year, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and its coalition of funding partners awarded more than $1.3 million in grants and scholarships. ACF of Flagstaff’s’ collaborative funding model invites local philanthropic entities to leverage their grantmaking capacity in partnership with ACF of Flagstaff. This unique approach to community philanthropy allows local funders to work together and streamlines the grant application process by allowing one application to qualify an organization for financial support from multiple funders.
Local staff are available to answer questions and assist nonprofit organizations during the application process. If you have questions about the competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, contact Gwen Groth, Regional Philanthropic Coordinator for ACF of Flagstaff, at 928.526.1956or GGroth@azfoundation.org. For technical assistance in completing your application, contact the Arizona Community Foundation grants management team at email@example.com.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff's Board of Advisors recently elected Annette Avery, Melanie Chavez and Eric Yordy to the Board during their March meeting.
"The board members joining our organization represent a diversity of knowledge and experience in Flagstaff." said Mary Taylor Huntley, chair of the ACF of Flagstaff Board of Advisors. "They will enhance our board by offering their unique professional and life experiences. They come from 3 very different backgrounds in sectors not presently represented to our board. Through their lenses we will increase our understanding of how we can best serve our donors and our non-profits."
Annette Avery is the owner and operator of a residential commercial property leasing business, and is the co-proprietor of Bright Side Bookshop in downtown Flagstaff. She serves as a board member and volunteer for numerous organizations, including the Raymond Educational Foundation, BLE Flagstaff, Public Education Political Action Committee, and International Spa Association.
Annette attended Northern Arizona University and graduated with a business finance degree in 1990. After pursuing a successful career, she moved back to Flagstaff in 2001 to raise her three children, where she was heavily involved in various PTOs and on the board of the Whale Foundation. Annette's involvement in the Flagstaff community is demonstrated by her diverse work in professional, civic and charitable activities.
Melanie Chavez is an Executive Banking Relationship Manager for National Bank Arizona, and has over 24 years of banking experience in northern Arizona. She is also a member of the Flagstaff Leadership Program and has been involved with numerous charitable events such as the EAA Young Eagles Program.
Melanie is a third-generation Arizonan, with family ties to the copper mining and ranching industry in southern Arizona. Melanie lives in Flagstaff with her husband Fernando and two children.
Eric Yordy works as an Associate Professor at The W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University. During his 18 years at NAU, he served as Assistant Dean of Students, Director of New Student Programs, Associate Dean of The W. A. Franke College of Business, and Interim Executive Director of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. He has published numerous articles and cases on business law and ethics. He also serves on the Arizona State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Eric received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming, his Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School, and a Masters of Education in Counseling and Student Affairs from NAU. He and his wife Dina have lived in Flagstaff since 2000 and have two sons.
Flagstaff Animal Welfare Fund awards inaugural grants
Three organizations applied for, and received grants from the Flagstaff Animal Welfare Fund in the 2017 ACF of Flagstaff competitive grants process. Ark Cat Sanctuary, Arizona Cattle Dog Rescue and Paw Placement of Northern Arizona received grants totaling $6,300.
While each organization has a different approach, the end result is the control of hundreds of unwanted pets in our community.
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