News & Events

Find out more about recent announcements and upcoming events.

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.

October 22, 2020

Year-end giving deadlines
The Arizona Community Foundation is poised to assist with year-end giving and grantmaking and there are important dates to keep in mind to ensure that gifts qualify for a charitable income tax deduction in the 2020 tax year.

October 05, 2020

Statement on Proposition 449
Our investments in health innovations over the last five years exceed $100 million, but philanthropic resources serve to augment, not replace, the critical public investment necessary to care for Maricopa County residents—including some of our most vulnerable—which is why ACF supports Proposition 449.

September 16, 2020

Xavier A. Gutierrez Elected to ACF Board of Directors
The Arizona Community Foundation’s Board of Directors elected Xavier A. Gutierrez to the board. Gutierrez was elected during the board’s September meeting and began his term immediately

September 15, 2020

ACF donors distribute a record $31.8 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, 2020, a total of $31,836,224 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation, including the COVID-19 Community Response Funds, and its six statewide affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Y...

September 01, 2020

Announcing the Housing Security Challenge
With an award of $250,000 to the top collaborative team, the Housing Security Challenge will offer an opportunity for teams of organizations to develop new solutions that can help create a new generation of innovation around affordable housing.

June 18, 2020

Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the DACA program
The Arizona Community Foundation applauds today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Today’s decision enables these Arizonans to continue contributing to our communities now and in the future.

May 14, 2020

Leonardo Loo elected to ACF Board of Directors
The Arizona Community Foundation’s Board of Directors recently elected Leonardo Loo to the board. He was elected during the board’s March meeting and began his term in early May. 


Where

Virtual

When

Friday, January 22, 2021 9:00 AM

Overview

In preparation for the 2021 competitive grants process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invite 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.

You must RSVP to secure your spot, and attendance at a workshop is mandatory for organizations who wish to apply for a grant.

Topics to be discussed during the workshop include application timelines, eligibility requirements, guidelines, and instructions for the new Arizona Community Foundation online grants center.

For more information, contact Jennifer Perry of the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona at JPerry@azfoundation.org, 928.399.7218, or Lisa Sahady of the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County at LSahady@azfoundation.org, 928.583.7815.

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

Register

Category

Verde Valley

Where

Virtual

When

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 4:00 PM

Overview

In preparation for the 2021 competitive grants process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invite 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.

You must RSVP to secure your spot, and attendance at a workshop is mandatory for organizations who wish to apply for a grant.

Topics to be discussed during the workshop include application timelines, eligibility requirements, guidelines, and instructions for the new Arizona Community Foundation online grants center.

For more information, contact Jennifer Perry of the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona at JPerry@azfoundation.org, 928.399.7218, or Lisa Sahady of the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County at LSahady@azfoundation.org, 928.583.7815.

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

Register

Category

Verde Valley

Where

Virtual

When

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:00 PM

Overview

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma invites you to join us for our annual Cash for College, hosted virtually this year!

To protect the safety of our community, we will provide the opportunity to learn more about post-secondary scholarships available via a Zoom webinar. Students, parents, and educators are invited to listen in, ask questions, and access resources to learn more about scholarship opportunities available for both traditional and non-traditional students. Whether you are planning to attend a four-year university or a career/technical institution, we hope you will join us.

This virtual event is free and open to the public.

Register

Category

ACF of Yuma

Where

Virtual

When

Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:00 AM

Overview

In preparation for the 2021 competitive grants process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invite 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.

You must RSVP to secure your spot, and attendance at a workshop is mandatory for organizations who wish to apply for a grant.

Topics to be discussed during the workshop include application timelines, eligibility requirements, guidelines, and instructions for the new Arizona Community Foundation online grants center.

For more information, contact Jennifer Perry of the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona at JPerry@azfoundation.org, 928.399.7218, or Lisa Sahady of the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County at LSahady@azfoundation.org, 928.583.7815.

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

Register

Category

Verde Valley

Where

Virtual

When

Thursday, January 28, 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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