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, 2021, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County awarded $1.5 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 $24.7 million in grants and scholarships to Yavapai County nonprofit organizations and deserving students.


2022 Competitive Grants

The annual competitive grant cycle for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County opens on February 1, 2022. In preparation, ACF will host free virtual grant application workshops to equip local organizations with the knowledge and tools to apply.

Attendance at one of the workshops is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for funding this year.


Click here to access the 2022 Grant Guidelines. 

2021 Competitive Grants 

The 2021 competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County concluded with the awarding of over $502,000 to 70 nonprofit organizations. See below for the full list of organizations that received support through the competitive grants process and click to view the 2021 Worthy Projects list, a compiled list of organizations and projects that weren't funded through the grant cycle but are in need of funding, or who were awarded but are in need of more funding. 

  • AARF Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
  • Agape House
  • Another Journey
  • Arizona Cowboy Poet's Gathering
  • Arizona Crisis Team
  • Arizona Friends of Foster Children
  • Arizona SonShine
  • AZ Milkweeds for Monarchs
  • Beaver Creek Adult Center
  • Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society
  • Bread of Life Missions
  • Camp Verde Elementary School
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chino Valley Police Department
  • Coalition for Compassion and Justice
  • Community Pregnancy Center
  • Cottonwood Police Department
  • Friends of the Prescott Public Library
  • Friends of Yavapai County ARES RACES
  • GEM Environmental
  • Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
  • Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
  • Highlands Center for Natural History
  • Large Animal Shelters & Emergency Readiness (LASER)
  • Law Enforcement Heroes
  • Manzanita Outreach
  • Peeples Valley Fire District
  • Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Prescott Area Shelter Services
  • Prescott Chorale
  • Prescott Community Cupboard Foodbank
  • Prescott Police Department
  • Prescott Valley Police Department
  • Prescott YMCA
  • Prevent Child Abuse
  • Red Earth Theatre
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona
  • Runnin W Wildlife Center
  • Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund
  • Senior Citizens of Camp Verde
  • Slow Food Prescott
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Immaculate Conception
  • Southern Yavapai Fire
  • St. Vincent de Paul:St. Catherine Laboure
  • Stepping Stones
  • Sun Sounds
  • The Greater Prescott Outdoors Fund
  • The Launch Pad Teed Center
  • U.S. Vets
  • United Animals Friends
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA
  • Verde Valley Cyclist Coalition
  • Verde Valley Fire District
  • Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Verde Valley Homeless Coalition
  • Verde Valley Imagination Library
  • Verde Natural Resource Conservation Education District
  • Verde Valley Wheel Fun
  • Vision of Vets
  • West Yavapai Guidance Clinic dba Polara Health
  • Yarnell Fire District
  • Yarnell Regional Community Center
  • Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Dog Unit 
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
  • Yavapai Humane Society
  • Yavapai Trail Association