News & Events

Find out more about recent announcements and upcoming events.

May 18, 2022

How to support the Buffalo community
If you would like to support the Buffalo community, we ask that you consider donating to one of the following organizations supporting the victims and their families.

May 12, 2022

ACF donors and partners distribute nearly $147.2 million in fiscal year 2022
The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant, scholarship, and loan distributions for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. A total of $147,193,601 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide Affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County and Yuma.

April 26, 2022

Now Accepting Applications for New ACF CEO
The Arizona Community Foundation announced today that the process for accepting applications for candidates interested in the President and CEO position has opened.

April 14, 2022

Glenn Wike named Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of Community Investment at the Arizona Community Foundation
The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Glenn Wike has been promoted to Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of Community Investment beginning April 1, 2022. He is the first person to serve in this new executive leadership position aimed at developing key organizational initiatives, strengthening the foundation’s relationships with donors and community partners, and promo...

March 24, 2022

Monica Nuvamsa, Mitch Menchaca, and Anthony Sharett elected to the ACF Board of Directors
The Arizona Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently elected Monica Nuvamsa, Mitch Menchaca, and Anthony Sharett to the board. The three new board members were elected during the board’s annual March meeting.

March 03, 2022

ACF welcomes Lorenzo Chavez as Executive Director, Education and Scholarships
In his role, Lorenzo Chavez will lead ACF’s engagement with donors and partners interested in supporting programs and initiatives that impact Arizona’s public education system. He will also oversee ACF’s portfolio of college scholarships and help deploy grant funding to support Pre-Kindergarten through college education programs, including everything from early literacy to college and career read...

February 28, 2022

How to support the people of Ukraine
In the wake of the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, thousands of people have fled their homes or been forced to seek shelter to avoid the threat of violence. A list of organizations that are offering assistance to the people of Ukraine is available here.

February 15, 2022

Arizona Community Foundation and donors distribute $62.4 million in third quarter grants and scholarships
The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the third quarter of its fiscal year. Between October 1 and December 31, 2021, a total of $62,361,379 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County, and Yuma.

January 26, 2022

President & CEO Steve Seleznow Plans Departure from ACF
ACF announces that Steve Seleznow will retire from his role as President and CEO effective March 31, 2023. The ACF Board of Directors selected Carlson Beck—a national executive search firm focused on philanthropy and nonprofit leadership recruiting—to lead the search for the foundation’s next CEO.

November 17, 2021

Arizona Community Foundation and donors distribute $29.3 million in second quarter grants and scholarships
The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the second quarter of its fiscal year. Between July 1 and September 30, 2021, a total of $29,292,494 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County, and Yuma.


Where

Virtual

When

Thursday, June 9, 2022 2:00 PM

Overview

Created in 2005, the Arizona Endowment Building Institute (AEBI) offers tools and education for Arizona nonprofit organizations to develop and implement their own endowment building programs.

Attend one of our information sessions to learn more about how your organization might benefit from enrolling in the program this year. More details about the program are available at azfoundation.org/AEBI.

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Category

Nonprofit Organizations

Where

Virtual

When

Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:30 PM

Overview

In preparation for the 2022 grant application process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invites nonprofits, educational institutions, government agencies, and tribal entities serving Sedona and Verde Valley residents to one of our grant application workshops.

Attendance is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for a grant this year. The workshops will support local organizations applying for funding and will include an overview of the ACF online grants center, grant guidelines, and elements of an effective application.

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Category

ACF of Sedona

When

Friday, June 10, 2022 9:00 AM

Overview

Presented by the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County, Northern Arizona Estate Planning Day brings people together to learn more about estate planning.

In this session, we we will focus on the benefits of using Asset-Based Philanthropy for your major gift program.

You don't need to start a planned giving program or beef up the current one you have. You already have the strategy: your major gift program.

By understanding what your donors may own and how to use their assets in philanthropic planning, you will better understand how to get the gifts you seek.

Register today!

Category

Nonprofit Organizations

When

Friday, June 10, 2022 1:00 PM

Overview

Presented by the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County, Northern Arizona Estate Planning Day brings people together to learn more about estate planning.

Professional advisors are invited to join us for a networking lunch beginning at noon. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. and cover two topics:

Crypto, Crypto, Everywhere! A discussion on the gift opportunities with cryptocurrency and the rules to make it work correctly.

When Is “Late” Really “Too Late” for a Charitable Gift? Review case studies on the rules of prearranged sales and tax consequences impacting charitable giving for clients.

Attendance may qualify for up to three hours of continuing education credits.

Register today!

Category

Professional Advisors

When

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:00 AM

Overview

In preparation for the 2022 grant application process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invites nonprofits, educational institutions, government agencies, and tribal entities serving Sedona and Verde Valley residents to one of our grant application workshops.

Attendance is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for a grant this year. The workshops will support local organizations applying for funding and will include an overview of the ACF online grants center, grant guidelines, and elements of an effective application.

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Category

ACF of Sedona
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