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Funds of the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma are created by local residents to serve the local community.

The assets of the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma are professionally managed, benefiting from the advantages and economies of scale associated with being part of the Arizona Community Foundation's larger investments pools.

Soldwedel Family ACF of Yuma Administrative Endowment

Sustainability is important for any organization. Generous donors Don and Luda Soldwedel, with an additional contribution by Donna and Kirby Kongable, believed in the importance of the work undertaken by the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma. Because of that belief, they established this important fund to keep our local operations going strong. Some donors have chosen to give a fixed dollar amount, or percentage of their estate, to support this fund. Additional contributions to the fund are gratefully received.

ACF of Yuma's Community Fund

This unrestricted community fund allows the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma to respond to changing community needs. Grantmaking decisions are reviewed by the local Board of Advisors with input from grants panelists.

Advised Funds

Learn more about advised funds.

  • Tim & Eileen Dunn Family Fund
  • Fund for Animal Welfare in Winterhaven/Bard California
  • The Russ & Janet Jones Family Fund for the Arts
  • Elizabeth B. Kenyon Fund
  • John Theodore & Pamela Sharpe Osterman Fund
  • Shadle Cancer Support Fund
  • Sweetland Library Fund
  • The Wood Family Fund
  • Yuma Library Foundation Fund
  • Yuma Youth Fund

Designated Funds

Learn more about designated funds.

  • Janice Fife Yuma Fund
  • Hegarty & Wright Memorial Fund
  • Ronald A. Martin Family Fund
  • Albert W. & Doris Merrifield Hospice of Yuma Fund
  • Gertrud J. Moody & Robert C. Moody Yuma Fund
  • Gertrud J. Moody & Robert C. Moody Yuma Library Fund
  • C.E. & Ruby Rice Crossroads Mission Fund
  • Cal Roberts Fund for the Yuma Visually Impaired
  • Rodriguez Scholarship Fund
  • Thomas Family Fund
  • Yuma Community Scholarship Fund/Enrichment Programs
  • Yuma Community Scholarship Fund/High Schools
  • Yuma Conservation Garden Endowment

Field of Interest Funds

Learn more about field of interest funds.

  • Fund for Animal Welfare in Yuma County
  • ANWEY2-Spay/Neuter Fund
  • Quartzsite Area Fund for Libraries
  • Strengthening Rural Arizona Western Region Fund
  • Sturges Charitable Trust Combined Fields of Interest Fund
  • Yuma Arts & Culture Field of Interest Fund
  • Yuma Border Fund
  • Yuma Community Health Care Fund
  • Yuma Veterans Fund

Collaborative Funds

Learn more about collaborative funds.

  • Somerton Youth Endowment Fund
  • Somerton Youth Fund

Project Funds

  • ACF Western Region Fund
  • YANPI Fund
  • YEP! Project Fund
  • Yuma Veterans Recoverable Loan Project

Nonprofit Funds

Learn more about nonprofit funds.

  • Children's Museum of Yuma County Endowment Fund
  • Hospice of Yuma Endowment Fund
  • Hospice of Yuma Fund
  • Nourish the Need Fund

Scholarship Funds

Learn more about scholarship funds.

  • Nikki Ferguson Healthcare/Business Scholarship
  • Marion F. Griffin Memorial U of A Agriculture Scholarship Fund
  • Kenneth N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship
  • Walter Keith Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • MCJROTC Scholarship Fund
  • Gertrud J. Moody Scholarship Fund
  • June Pallack Scholarship Fund
  • Riedel & Garcia Scholarship Fund
  • Vanita A. Schwenn Scholarship Fund
  • Barbara Shay Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Gene Shay Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Thomas Family Scholarship Fund
  • Yuma Unified Medical Associates Scholarship Fund

We wanted to honor the memory of a very special person in our lives and it seemed quite appropriate to establish a scholarship in his name.  In order to honor our mother/mother-in-law, we decided to establish an additional fund to support the education of new nurses in Yuma County.  We appreciate all the assistance that the Yuma Community Foundation has given us to help fulfill our charitable goals.

— Dan and Bobbi Shay
Founders, Kenneth N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship and
Barbara Shay Memorial Nursing Scholarship