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The annual competitive grants process for the communities of Northern Arizona, which is facilitated by the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff culminated in the awarding of $38,594 to nineteen nonprofit organizations serving residents of Tuba City, Page/Lake Powell and Williams. The recipients submitted applications, which were reviewed by a committee of philanthropic-minded volunteers.
This year’s recipients of the Tuba City Community Fund grant awards include the Life Sharing Center, Tuba City Humane Society, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, and United Way of Northern Arizona–VITA Program. These organizations are sharing $7,006 in funding for their exceptional projects in the community.
The Page/Lake Powell Community Fund awarded $22,013 to the Arizona Theatre Company, Association for Supportive Child Care, Coconino County Public Health Services, Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Special Olympics Arizona, The Circle of Page, and United Way of Northern Arizona–Kindercamp.
The Greater Williams Community Fund awarded $9,575 to the Arizona Science Center, Coconino Community Services, Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona, Matthew James Broehm VFW Auxiliary Post, United Way of Northern Arizona–Kindercamp, Williams Alliance for the Arts, Williams Fire Department, and Williams Public Library.
The competitive grants process is underway in Flagstaff! The online application portal closed on Monday, June 19th with a total of 126 funding requests submitted. Each organization is interviewed by volunteer grant panels and final decisions will be made in August.
ACF of Flagstaff’s unique collaborative funding model invites local philanthropic entities to add their grantmaking dollars to the ACF of Flagstaff pool rather than award grants on their own, putting money into vetted projects serving the community more efficiently. This allows collaborative partners an opportunity to read grants, interview organizations, and increase the power of their dollars through partnerships with ACF and other donors.
The collaborative partners for 2017 include: the Arizona Community Foundation, Capstone Health Fund, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, Ernest and Evelyn Chilson Fund, Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation, Forest Highlands Foundation, Full Circle Trade and Thrift, Geile Charitable Fund, GeoFund, McClanahan Family Unrestricted Fund, the Molly & Joseph Herman Family Fund, Stone Soup Fund, and W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
If you would like to support the grants process by reviewing applications or directing your philanthropic dollars toward grant funding, contact ACF of Flagstaff at 928.526.1956.
Creating a “one stop shop” for donors to choose where to invest their tax credit dollars proves to be very beneficial to our community!
The Flagstaff Tax Credit Coalition is made up of local nonprofits approved as Qualifying Charitable Organizations with the Arizona Department of Revenue. These organizations must have a mission of providing direct services to individuals and families in the greater Flagstaff area. The Coalition works closely with tax advisors to help our local tax payers through the available credits in the state of Arizona.
The Flagstaff Tax Credit Coalition formed in 2014 as a way for the nonprofit organizations to publicize the tax credit. The Arizona Community Foundation acts as the fiscal agent to manage the marketing dollars paid by each organization. In the first year, participating organizations saw $258,530 in donations. The numbers have steadily grown, and in the 2016 tax year, the Coalition brought in over $925,000 to local nonprofits. The incredible rise in donations is due, in part, to the development of an online donation portal where donors can view all eligible nonprofits and split their tax credit dollars between them.
ACF of Flagstaff is proud to be the convener of this effort and is looking forward to seeing what results the 2017 tax year will bring.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and a coalition of collaborating funders came together on Monday, September 19, to award more than $1.36 million in grants through the 2016 competitive grants process. The 123 nonprofit organizations receiving grants this year serve Flagstaff’s artistic, cultural and educational institutions, promote environmental stewardship, advance health care and support organizations providing valuable social services.
“When people come together to work toward a common goal, great things happen,” said Cathy Ryan, Chair of the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff Board of Advisors. “This year, 12 collaborating funders came together to support local nonprofits, and the result is more than $1 million being put to work in our community.” Read more.
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