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, 2016, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff awarded more than $1.7 million in grants and scholarships through the competitive grants process and through the advice of donors who have established funds with. Since inception, ACF of Flagstaff has awarded nearly $17.3 million in grants and scholarships to Flagstaff nonprofit organizations and students.
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 will open on Monday, March 6. Complete applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 27 to be considered. More information about how to apply can be found in the Tips &Tools Guide [PDF, 830KB] and the 2017 Northern Arizona Grant Guidelines [PDF, 550KB].
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 process will begin in the spring and the projects that receive funding will be announced during the annual celebration in September.
The competitive grants process for 2016 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 $3.1 million distributed to support area nonprofit organizations and provide scholarships for local students.
A total of 123 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 2016 competitive grants process include Capstone Health Fund, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, Ernest & Evelyn Chilson Fund, Forest Highlands Foundation, Full Circle Trade & Thrift, 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