Grants & Initiatives

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County 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, 2020, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County awarded $1.2 million in grants and scholarships through the competitive grants process and through the advice of donors who have established funds with ACF of Yavapai County. Since inception, ACF of Yavapai County has awarded over $19.8 million in grants and scholarships to Yavapai County nonprofit organizations and deserving students.

2021 Competitive Grants

In preparation for the 2021 competitive grant cycle, ACF of Yavapai County in partnership with ACF of Sedona 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. Download the 2021 Grant Guidelines for more information.
     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 grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County concluded with the awarding of over $525,000 to 71 nonprofit organizations. See below for the full list of organizations that received support through the competitive grants process and click to view the 2020 Worthy Projects list, a compiled list of organizations and projects that weren't funded through the grant cycle but are in need of funding. 

  • AARF Animal Rescue & Sanctuary 
  • Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering
  • Arizona Crisis Team
  • Armed to Know
  • Blue Moon Rescue & Sanctuary
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona
  • Camp Verde Marshal’s Office
  • Camp Verde Unified School District
  • Central Arizona Animal Search & Rescue
  • Chino Valley Police Department
  • Coalition for Compassion and Justice
  • Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
  • Cosanti Foundation 
  • Cottonwood Lions Club Foundation
  • Cottonwood Police Department
  • Dewey-Humboldt Firewise
  • Friends of the Prescott Public Library
  • George Phippen Memorial Foundation 
  • Girl Scout – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council 
  • Highlands Center for Natural History
  • Humane Society of Sedona
  • Humboldt Education Foundation 
  • La Tierra Community School
  • Large Animal Shelters & Emergency Readiness
  • Launch Pad Teen Center
  • Life Ministries dba Community Pregnancy Center
  • Manzanita Outreach
  • Miss Kitty’s Cat House
  • Northern Arizona Animal Welfare Coalition
  • Northern Arizona Restorative Justice 
  • Old Town Mission
  • Paulden Volunteer Fire
  • Peeples Valley Fire District
  • Petey’s Playground
  • Prescott Animal Park Association
  • Prescott Area Shelter Services
  • Prescott Chorale
  • Prescott Community Cupboard
  • Prescott Habitat for Humanity
  • Prescott Police Department
  • Prescott Valley Police Department
  • Prescott YMCA of Yavapai County
  • Prevent Child Abuse
  • PUSD Education Foundation
  • Rainbow Acres
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Senior Citizens of Camp Verde
  • St. Vincent de Paul: St. Catherine Laboure
  • Steps to Recovery Homes
  • Sun Sounds
  • Town of Prescott Valley Parks & Recreation
  • United Animal Friends
  • US Veteran’s Initiative 
  • Verde Natural Resource Conservation District Environmental Education Center
  • Verde Valley Archaeology Center
  • Verde Valley Fire District 
  • Verde Valley First Books
  • Verde Valley Homeless Coalition
  • Verde Valley Humane Society
  • Verde Valley Imagination Library
  • Verde Valley Wheel Fun
  • Yarnell Community Garden Project
  • Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation 
  • Yavapai County Community Health Services
  • Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
  • Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team
  • Yavapai Humane Society
  • Yavapai Regional Transit
  • Yavapai Trails Association