Grants & Initiatives

The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff is a family of charitable funds created for the community, by the community. Some funds have a broad grantmaking focus while others target a specific organization or field.

During the 12-month period ending March 31, 2020, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff awarded $1.9 million in grants and scholarships through the competitive grants process and through the advice of donors who have established funds with ACF of Flagstaff. Since inception, ACF of Flagstaff has awarded nearly $26 million in grants and scholarships to Flagstaff nonprofit organizations and students.

2021 Competitive Grant Cycles

Grant cycle for organizations serving Flagstaff

The ACF of Flagstaff competitive grant cycle will provide funding for projects and programs serving Flagstaff residents. Those who attended a grant application workshop in April will be eligible to apply for funding through ACF's online grant portal. The grant cycle will open on Friday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. and close on Friday, May 28 at 4:00 p.m. 



Grant cycle for organizations serving Page/Lake Powell, Tuba City, and Williams

The annual Northern Arizona Regional Grant Cycle will provide funding for projects and programs serving Page/Lake Powell, Tuba City, and Williams residents. 
The grant cycle is now closed. Grantees will be announced in the fall of 2021.

ACF of Flagstaff 2020 Competitive Grants

As part of the annual application process, grants totaling $1,165,750 were awarded to 94 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with these generous supporters and grant collaborators:

  • American Society of Civil Engineer's Northern Arizona Younger Member Group
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Cambrium Wealth & Legacy Strategies
  • Capstone Health Fund
  • Ernest & Evelyn Chilson Fund
  • Forest Highlands Foundation
  • Geile Charitable Fund
  • GeoFund
  • Molly and Joseph Herman Foundation
  • McClanahan Family Unrestricted Fund
  • W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Grants were awarded to organizations in the areas of healthcare, youth, arts and culture, social services, education, the environment, and animal welfare.

Current Grant Opportunities

Through strategic investments and partnerships, we support and collaborate with the organizations on the front lines working to meet community needs and enhance our shared quality of life throughout Arizona. Visit the web page at to find out more.

Applying for grants from the P-12 Educational Resources fund

These two posters illustrate the concepts that guide the allocation of grants from the P-12 Educational Resources fund. Click on an image to download the file.

Each year, the Flagstaff Community Foundation oversees the process for awarding grants from the P-12 Educational Resources fund, a field of interest fund established by Frances McAllister and funded both during her lifetime and with funds bequeathed after her death. The Distribution Committee for the P-12 Educational Resources fund is required to follow very specific guidelines that were recommended by Frances herself in collaboration with a steering committee.

While you complete your application and consider whether your organization should submit an application for evaluation, you should review all of the following documents related to the allocation of funding from the P-12 Educational Resources field of interest fund:


Collaborating for greater impact

The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff’s collaborative funding model invites local philanthropic entities to leverage their grantmaking capacity in partnership with ACF of Flagstaff. This unique approach to community philanthropy allows local funders to work together and streamlines the grant application for nonprofit organizations by allowing one application to qualify an organization for financial support from multiple funders.

Grants make a difference

Every year, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff awards grants to nonprofit organizations to support the work they do to make Flagstaff great. To read about what different organizations have accomplished with funding support, read these stories of impact. 

 Stories of Impact