Grants & Initiatives

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County is a family of charitable funds created for the community, by the community. Some funds have a broad grantmaking focus while others target a specific organization or field. Grants are awarded year-round either through donor advice or through a competitive process overseen by our local Board of Advisors.

During the 12-month period ending March 31, 2019, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County awarded $1.5 million in grants and scholarships through the competitive grants process and through the advice of donors who have established funds with ACF of Yavapai County. Since inception, ACF of Yavapai County has awarded over $18.6 million in grants and scholarships to Yavapai County nonprofit organizations and deserving students.

2020 Competitive Grants

In preparation for the annual competitive grants process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County invites organizations who serve our community to a grant application workshop. Topics to be discussed during the workshop include application timelines, eligibility requirements, guidelines, and instructions for the Arizona Community Foundation online grants center. Attendance is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for a grant. 


You can access the Grant Guidelines for more information on ACF of Yavapai County's 2020 competitive grant cycle. The grant application will open on Monday, February 3 at 9:00 a.m. with final applications due by Friday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m.

2019 Competitive Grants 

The 2019 competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County concluded with the awarding of nearly $470,000 to 63 nonprofit organizations. Grants were awarded to organizations supporting projects in social services, animal welfare, healthcare, education, and more. See below for the full lists of organizations that received support through the 2019 competitive grants process.

  • ABIDE Maternity Home
  • Agape House
  • Arizona Crisis Team
  • Arizona Friends of Foster Children
  • Arizona Wilderness Coalition
  • Arizona's Children Association
  • Bethany's Gait
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona
  • Bread of Life Missions, Inc.
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • Camp Verde Unified School District
  • Chaparral Arts
  • Chino Valley Police Department
  • Civitan Foundation
  • Coalition for Compassion and Justice
  • Cornucopia Community Advocates
  • Cottonowod Lions Club Foundation
  • Cottonwood Police Department
  • Dewey-Humboldt Firewise
  • ECOSA Institute
  • Facilitate
  • GEM Environmental
  • Gabriel's Angels
  • George Phippen Memorial Foundation
  • Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
  • It Is, Inc.
  • Launch Pad Teen Center
  • Life Ministries
  • MAT Force
  • Manzanita Outreach
  • National Forest Foundation
  • Northern Arizona Restorative Justice
  • PUSD Education Foundation
  • Prescott Area Shelter Services
  • Prescott Chorale
  • Prescott Police Department
  • Prevent Child Abuse
  • Rainbow Acres
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Vincent de Paul: St. Catherine Laboure
  • Steps to Recovery Homes
  • The Giving Angels
  • United Animal Friends
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA
  • Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition
  • Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition
  • Verde Valley Fire District
  • Verde Valley First Books
  • Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Verde Valley Sanctuary
  • Y.E.S. the Arc
  • Yarnell Community Garden Project
  • Yarnell Elementary School District
  • Yarnell Fire District
  • Yarnell Regional Community Center
  • Yavapai College Foundation
  • Yavapai County Contractor's Association
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
  • Yavapai Education Service Agency
  • Yavapai Humane Society
  • Yavapai Regional Transit
  • Yavapai Trails Association
  • Yavapai-Apache Tribe Police Department