News & Events

Find out more about recent announcements and upcoming events.

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.


Where

Virtual

When

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:00 AM

Overview

The annual competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise and the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley will provide financial support for projects and programs serving residents of Cochise, Graham, and Greenlee counties.

Representatives of nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and government agencies are invited to attend an upcoming grant application workshop. Topics to be discussed during the workshop include the application timeline, eligibility requirements, guidelines and instructions for the new Arizona Community Foundation online grants center.

Attendance is required if your organization wishes to apply for a grant in 2021. The same information will be presented at each workshop; attend whichever one works best for your schedule. For more information, contact Colleen Iuliucci at CIuliucci@azfoundation.org or call 520.505.3678.

Register

Category

Nonprofit Organizations

Where

Virtual

When

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:00 PM

Overview

The annual competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise and the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley will provide financial support for projects and programs serving residents of Cochise, Graham, and Greenlee counties.

Representatives of nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and government agencies are invited to attend an upcoming grant application workshop. Topics to be discussed during the workshop include the application timeline, eligibility requirements, guidelines and instructions for the new Arizona Community Foundation online grants center.

Attendance is required if your organization wishes to apply for a grant in 2021. The same information will be presented at each workshop; attend whichever one works best for your schedule. For more information, contact Colleen Iuliucci at CIuliucci@azfoundation.org or call 520.505.3678.

Register

Category

Nonprofit Organizations

Where

Virtual

When

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:00 AM

Overview

The Arizona Community Foundation awards funding to a wide range of community organizations, nonprofits, educational institutions, tribal entities, and government agencies through competitive grant cycles.

Topics of discussion include an overview of the new Arizona Community Foundation online grants portal, grant guidelines, and application process.

Whether your organization is new to ACF grant opportunities or you have previously applied for funding, we encourage to you attend.

Register

Category

Nonprofit Organizations

Where

Virtual

When

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Overview

In preparation for the 2021 competitive grants process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff invites representatives of local nonprofit organizations, public schools, municipalities, and tribal entities to attend an upcoming grant application workshop.

To protect the health and safety of the community amid COVID-19 concerns, these grant workshops will be hosted virtually. Topics to be discussed during the workshop include application timelines, eligibility requirements, guidelines, and instructions for the new ACF online grants center.

You must RSVP to secure your spot, and attendance at a workshop is mandatory for organizations who wish to apply for a grant. For more information, contact Regional Philanthropic Coordinator Gwen Groth at GGroth@azfoundation.org or call 928.526.1956.

Please plan to login 5-10 minutes early to confirm your internet connection and audio settings are working properly.

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Category

ACF of Flagstaff

Where

Virtual

When

Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:00 PM

Overview

Join the ACF scholarship team for a virtual workshop! During this workshop, students interested in applying for scholarships can ask questions about the process and find help as they work on their application.

Register

Find more information about the application at azfoundation.org/scholarships.

 

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