April 12, 2021
Jaime Dempsey named Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Initiatives
The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Jaime Dempsey will be joining the foundation as Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Initiatives beginning in mid-June. This new position, created as a result of ACF’s recent reorganization, will focus on ACF’s innovation prizes, philanthropic initiatives, development of the Newton & Betty Rosenzweig Fund for the Arts, strategic grantma...
April 06, 2021
ACF announces leadership departure
The Arizona Community Foundation announces the departure of Chief Philanthropy Officer Jacky Alling who left the foundation on March 31 to take on a new role as the first-ever Senior Fellow for Philanthropy at Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.
April 06, 2021
Finalists announced for the $250,000 New Arizona Prize: Housing Security Challenge
The Arizona Community Foundation, Republic Media, and ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy are pleased to announce the five finalists in the Housing Security Challenge, the fourth philanthropic prize competition offered under the New Arizona Prize banner.
April 05, 2021
Statement in Response to Violence Against AAPI Community
We at the Arizona Community Foundation are deeply troubled by the increasing attacks against our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) donors and community partners across Arizona, and a trend now reported all across our country. Community is our “middle name,” and as a community-based, public charity we respect and support all members of our community, no matter who they are, where they liv...
March 29, 2021
Robbin M. Coulon, Esq. elected Chair of ACF Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Arizona Community Foundation has elected as chair Robbin M. Coulon, Esq. A member of the ACF Board of Directors since 2013, Coulon served as vice chair, chaired the Philanthropic Services and Compensation committees, and was previously a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
March 03, 2021
Lisa Urias named Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer
The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Lisa Urias will become Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer beginning April 1. She succeeds Elisa de la Vara who plans to retire from the foundation on March 31.
February 08, 2021
Arizona Community Foundation and donors distribute a record $183 million in grants, scholarships, and loans during 2020
The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant, scholarship, and loan distributions for the calendar year. Between January 1 and December 31, 2020, a record total of $183,125,928 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 19, 2021
Black Philanthropy Initiative funds top $1.2 million
The BPI Social Justice Fund was awarded a $600,000 grant from USAA to help advance racial equality and support economic stability for Black-led businesses in Arizona.
January 15, 2021
ACF and US Department of Agriculture announce a development partnership serving rural Arizona
The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) have launched a public-private partnership to support rural Arizona.
November 11, 2020
Arizona Community Foundation and donors distribute record $51.1 million in second quarter grants, scholarships, and loans
The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant, scholarship, and loan distributions for the second quarter of its fiscal year. Between July 1 and September 30, 2020, a total of $51,131,263 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.