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, 2021, the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona awarded $960,000 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 $10.7 million in total grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and students from Sedona and the Verde Valley.

2022 Competitive Grants

In preparation for the 2022 grant application process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invites nonprofits, educational institutions, government agencies, and tribal entities serving Sedona and Verde Valley residents to one of our grant application workshops.

Attendance is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for a grant this year. The workshops will support local organizations applying for funding and will include an overview of the ACF online grants center, grant guidelines, and elements of an effective application.

Register today!

The grant application will open online on August 1 at 9:00 a.m. with final applications due no later than August 18 at 4:00 p.m. For more information on the grant cycle timelines, eligibility requirements, and more, view our 2022 Grant Guidelines.

2021 Competitive Grants

The 2021 competitive grant process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona concluded with the awarding of over $172,000 to 41 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 2021 competitive grant process, and consult our 2021 Worthy Projects List which outlines organizations still in need of funding.

  • Arizona Burn Foundation
  • Arizona Crisis Team
  • AZ Milkweeds for Monarchs
  • Bread of Life Missions, Inc.
  • Chamber Music Sedona
  • Civitan Foundation, Inc.
  • Friends of the Verde River
  • Griffith Blue Heart Nonprofit
  • Hope House of Sedona
  • Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc.
  • Law Enforcement Heroes
  • Manzanita Outreach
  • National Forest Foundation
  • Oak Creek Watershed Council
  • Old Town Mission
  • Rainbow Acres
  • Raising Special Kids
  • Red Rocks Music Festival
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona
  • Runnin W Wildlife Center Inc.
  • Sedona Arts Center
  • Sedona Community Food Bank
  • Sedona International Film Festival and Workshop
  • Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund
  • Senior Citizens of Camp Verde, Inc.
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul, St. John Vianney Conference, Sedona.
  • Special Olympics Arizona
  • Steps To Recovery Homes
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA
  • Verde Natural Resource Conservation District
  • Verde River Institute, Inc.
  • Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition
  • Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition
  • Verde Valley Fire District
  • Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Verde Valley Homeless Coalition
  • Verde Valley Imagination Library
  • Verde Valley Senior Center
  • Verde Valley Wheel Fun
  • Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office