Grants & Initiatives

The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley 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. Grants are awarded year-round either through donor advice or through a competitive process overseen by our local Board of Advisors. 

During the 12-month period ending March 31, 2019, the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley awarded over $313,000 in grants and scholarships through the competitive grants process and through the advice of donors who have established funds with ACF of the Gila Valley. Since inception, ACF of the Gila Valley has awarded more than $1 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and students in the Gila Valley region.

2020 Competitive Grants

The competitive grant cycle for the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley will provide funding for projects and programs serving Graham and Greenlee county residents. The grant cycle is now open, and organizations can apply here. The grant application is now closed. Grantees will be announced in the fall of 2020.


 2019 Competitive Grants

The 2019 competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley concluded with the awarding of $33,600 in grants to 10 nonprofit organizations. 

Grants were awarded to organizations to support projects in social services, animal welfare, arts and culture, environment, and more. See below for a full list of organizations that received support through the 2019 competitive grants process.

2019 Grantees

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley
  • Desert Cat Rescue & Sanctuary
  • Gila Valley Arts Council
  • Graham County Interfaith Alliance
  • Graham County Historical Society & Museum
  • Graham County Substance Abuse Coalition
  • Mt. Graham Safe House
  • City of Safford - Give From the Heart
  • Southeastern Arizona Clean & Beautiful
  • Tooth B.U.D.D.S., Inc.