The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff 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, 2017, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff awarded more than $2.1 million in grants and scholarships through the competitive grants process and through the advice of donors who have established funds with ACF of Flagstaff. Since inception, ACF of Flagstaff has awarded nearly $19.5 million in grants and scholarships to Flagstaff nonprofit organizations and students.
2018 Northern Arizona Grants Workshops
Through a competitive application process facilitated by the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, grant funding will be awarded for nonprofit organizations and programs serving Tuba City, Williams, Page and other communities in Northern Arizona. The online application is now open and you can access the online grants center to begin your application. Completed applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 26 to be considered. Consult the 2018 Grant Guidelines [PDF, 593 KB] for more information or contact Gwen Groth.
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2017 Grants Process at ACF of Flagstaff
The annual competitive grants process of the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff provides opportunities for funding to nonprofit organizations serving the area's residents. The online application is now closed and the projects that received funding were announced during the annual celebration in September. For more information contact Gwen Groth or view the 2017 Grant Cycle--Timeline and Interview Schedule.
2017 Northern Arizona Grants Process
Through a competitive application process facilitated by the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, grant funding will be awarded for nonprofit organizations and programs serving Tuba City, Williams, Page and other communities in Northern Arizona. The online application is now closed and the projects that receive funding will be announced in the fall. For more information contact Gwen Groth.
The competitive grants process for 2017 culminated in the awarding of more than $1.3 million to nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies and Tribal entities serving Flagstaff communities.
In addition to funds distributed through the competitive grants process, donors that have established funds with ACF of Flagstaff award their own grants and scholarships. Their contributions bring the total philanthropic impact to $3 million distributed to support area nonprofit organizations and provide scholarships for local students.
A total of 112 nonprofit organizations received grants this year. Collectively, they serve Flagstaff’s artistic, cultural and educational institutions, promote environmental stewardship, advance health care and support organizations providing valuable social services.
Collaborating for greater impact
The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff’s collaborative funding model invites local philanthropic entities to leverage their grantmaking capacity in partnership with ACF of Flagstaff. This unique approach to community philanthropy allows local funders to work together and streamlines the grant application for nonprofit organizations by allowing one application to qualify an organization for financial support from multiple funders.
Collaborating partners for the 2017 competitive grants process include Capstone Health Fund, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, Ernest & Evelyn Chilson Fund, Forest Highlands Foundation, Full Circle Charities, Geile Charitable Fund, GeoFund, Molly & Joseph Herman Foundation, McClanahan Family Unrestricted Fund, Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation, Stone Soup Fund, and W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Grants make a difference
Every year, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff awards grants to nonprofit organizations to support the work they do to make Flagstaff great. To read about what different organizations have accomplished with funding support, read these stories of impact.
Stories of Impact