Grants & Initiatives

The Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona 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 Sedona awarded over $443,000 in grants and scholarships through the competitive grants process and through the advice of donors who have established funds with ACF of Sedona. Since inception, ACF of Sedona has awarded over $7 million in total grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and students from Sedona and the Verde Valley.

2021 Competitive Grants

In preparation for the 2021 competitive grant cycle, ACF of Sedona in partnership with ACF of Yavapai County will host virtual grant application workshops. Topics will include an overview of the new ACF online grant portal, eligibility requirements, and elements of an effective application. 
Attendance is mandatory for organizations wishing to apply for funding in 2021. Organizations are encouraged to attend whichever session works best with their schedule; the same information will be provided at each.
     Workshop #1
     Friday, January 22
     9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Arizona time)
     Workshop #2
     Tuesday, January 26
     4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Arizona time)
     Workshop #3
     Thursday, January 28
     11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Arizona time)

2020 Competitive Grants

The 2020 competitive grant process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona concluded with the awarding of over $142,000 to 36 nonprofit organizations. Grants were awarded to organizations supporting projects in social services, healthcare, environment, animal welfare, and more. See below for the full list of organizations that received support through the 2020 competitive grant process, and consult our 2020 Worthy Projects List which outlines organizations still in need of funding.

  • ABIDE Maternity Home
  • Arizona Crisis Team
  • Arizona's Children Association
  • Benefactors of Red Rock State Park, Inc.
  • Camp Verde Adult Reading Program
  • Catholic Charities Community Services, Inc.
  • Conscious Education
  • Desert Star Community School
  • Emerson Theater Collaborative
  • Gardens for Humanity
  • Humane Society of Sedona
  • Leg Up Scholarship Fund
  • Low Income Student Aid, Inc. (LISA)
  • Madre Tierra Foundation
  • Manzanita Outreach
  • North Country HealthCare
  • Northern Arizona Restorative Justice
  • Old Town Mission
  • Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
  • Rainbow Acres
  • Red Rocks Music Festival
  • Rock of Ages Lutheran Church
  • Science Vortex of Verde Valley
  • Sedona Arts Center
  • Sedona Historical Society
  • Sedona Public Library, Inc.
  • Sedona Recycles, Inc.
  • Sedona Toys for Tots
  • Senior Citizens of Camp Verde
  • Sun Sounds Foundation, Inc.
  • The Giving Angels
  • Town of Camp Verde
  • Town of Clarkdale - Parks & Recreation
  • Verde Search and Rescue
  • Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition
  • Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition
  • Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Verde Valley Homeless Coalition
  • Verde Valley Imagination Library
  • Verde Valley Senior Citizens' Association., Inc.
  • Verde Valley Sinfonietta
  • Verde Valley Wheel Fun
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office