News & Events

Find out more about recent announcements and upcoming events.

September 02, 2021

How to support resources & services for refugees
Afghan refugees have begun arriving in Arizona. More are expected to arrive in the coming months, in addition to the continued influx of asylum seekers at our southern border. Here are some organizations operating in Arizona that are working to help resettle refugees.

August 30, 2021

How to support Hurricane Ida relief efforts
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, community foundations and nonprofits are working quickly to provide relief to those impacted by the storm. Find a list of organizations that are offering help.

August 17, 2021

Arizona Community Foundation and donors distribute $17.7 million in first quarter grants and scholarships
The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the first quarter of its fiscal year. Between April 1 and June 30, 2021, a total of $17,661,723 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.

August 11, 2021

ACF issues RFP for website design & development
The Arizona Community Foundation is seeking a vendor to design a new website at azfoundation.org and has issued an RFP for the project.

July 16, 2021

ACF of Flagstaff activates Disaster Relief Fund in response to flash floods
In response to the heavy rainfall resulting in severe flash floods, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff has activated the Flagstaff Flash Flood Disaster Relief Fund. ACF has seeded the fund with $10,000 to support recovery and rebuilding efforts.

June 15, 2021

ACF activates Disaster Relief Fund in response to Telegraph and Mescal fires
Following the emergency declarations issued by Governor Ducey last week, the Arizona Community Foundation has activated its Disaster Relief Fund to respond to the Telegraph and Mescal fires in eastern Arizona. ACF will seed the fund with $10,000 to support recovery efforts.

May 24, 2021

East Valley Senior Home Sharing Program Named Winner of $250,000 Housing Security Challenge
The Arizona Community Foundation, Republic Media, and Morrison Institute for Public Policy are pleased to announce the winner in the Housing Security Challenge, the fourth philanthropic prize competition offered under the New Arizona Prize banner.

May 10, 2021

ACF donors and municipal partners distribute $192 million in fiscal year 2021
The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant, scholarship, and loan distributions for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. A total of $192,548,375 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 23, 2021

Statement on Voting Reform
As a community, we should seek to expand programs that make civic participation simple and accessible for all Arizonans. As such, the Arizona Community Foundation joins other business and community leaders in opposing the voting reform measures being considered by the Arizona Legislature and asks our elected leaders to vote no on these bills.

April 19, 2021

ACF announces key executive promotions
The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce that three current members of its executive team have been elevated to new positions as part of an overall evolution in the foundation’s organizational structure: Kimberly C. Kur, Eric Nystrom, and Glenn Wike.


Where

Virtual

When

Monday, September 27, 2021 4:00 PM

Overview

A quality education system is a key driver of Arizona’s economic competitiveness and quality of life. In this session, you will learn why education is a top priority for ACF and our overall strategy related to our work in education. You'll also hear about our efforts to support Arizona’s educational attainment goal, ensuring 60 percent of Arizonans achieve postsecondary education to increase personal income and tax revenue for the state by $3.5 billion.  

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This session is part of our Donor Education Series, a collection of virtual events that highlight initiatives of strategic importance to the Arizona Community Foundation. These sessions are an opportunity for donors to stay informed as we work toward collaborative solutions in the areas of affordable housing, education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Category

Donors

Where

Virtual

When

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 4:00 PM

Overview

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has always been an integral part of ACF’s business model. It is critical that we acknowledge how historical inequities, unconscious bias, and other structural obstacles in philanthropy have restricted access to capital and capacity-building for BIPOC-led organizations. We will take time to address our work in DEI and our plans moving forward.

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This session is part of our Donor Education Series, a collection of virtual events that highlight initiatives of strategic importance to the Arizona Community Foundation. These sessions are an opportunity for donors to stay informed as we work toward collaborative solutions in the areas of affordable housing, education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Category

Donors

Where

Virtual

When

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:30 PM

Overview

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma invites you to join us for a virtual celebration as we recognize the spirit of philanthropy in our community.

The Heart of Yuma will honor the 2021 grantees and the category winners. We will also announce this year's Philanthropist of the Year.

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Category

ACF of Yuma

Where

Virtual

When

Friday, October 22, 2021 10:00 AM

Overview

Donors are becoming more savvy about their giving and that includes donating gifts of assets. This session will focus on some of the most common gifts and what you’ll need to know to be ready to accept those gifts.

Planned Giving Basics is a series of educational workshops designed to assist nonprofit organizations in developing an understanding of endowment building and the planned giving options that can help their endowments grow.

Participants will have the ability to attain CFRE credits for these sessions.

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Category

Nonprofit Organizations

Where

Virtual

When

Friday, November 5, 2021 7:30 AM

Overview

The Tax & Legal Seminar is presented annually by the Arizona Community Foundation and the Jewish Community Foundation. The 2021 Seminar will be held November 5, 2021.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the co-presenting sponsors are hosting this year’s Seminar through an online platform.

The seminar may qualify for up to four hours of continuing education credits.

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