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.
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.