Funds

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

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

ACF of Yavapai County Community Fund

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

Fund for the Common Good

  • Taney Tambini Foundation

Advised Funds

  • Julie Hall Allison Charitable Fund
  • Peter N. Allison Foundation
  • Camp Verde Education Foundation
  • Corban Fund
  • Cross Family Foundation
  • Kay and Dave Jenner Fund
  • Robert H. Kieckhefer Fund
  • Virginia O. Kieckhefer Memorial Fund
  • Audrey & Gus Pabst Fund
  • Painted Vision Foundation
  • The Phillips Family Foundation
  • Polk Family Fund
  • Prescott Charitable Fund
  • Spanier Family Foundation Fund
  • Valley Orthopedic Foundation
  • West Yavapai Physicians Foundation

Designated Funds

  • Camp Verde Library Designated Fund
  • William & Patricia Carpenter Fund
  • Douglas Hunter Clack & Linda Clack Hernandez Fund
  • Susan N. Coleman Kino Bay Scholarship Fund
  • Copper Basin Bible Camp
  • Green Family Open Space Endowment Fund
  • Highlands Center for Natural History Designated Fund
  • Lillian & Gordon Macgregor Scholarship Fund for Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation
  • Wanda Lee McCall Designated Fund
  • Paulden Ranch
  • Phippen Museum Designated Fund
  • Barbara Jean Polk Spirit of Volunteerism AWEE Endowment
  • Prescott Leadership Recognition Fund
  • Prescott YMCA Youth Endowment Fund
  • Norma Geri Smith Designated Fund
  • Stidworthy Charitable Fund
  • Yavapai Information Resource Development Fund

Field of Interest Funds

  • Law Enforcement Canine Fund
  • Richard & Jonne Markham Fund
  • Margaret T. Morris Children's Fund
  • Ophthalmic Science Foundation
  • Prescott Gateway Music & Art Fund
  • Strengthening Rural Arizona North Central Region Fund
  • Yavapai County Administrative Endowment
  • Yavapai County Community Foundation Children's Fund
  • Yavapai County Fund for the Environment
  • Yavapai County Healthcare Fund

Project Fund

  • ACF North Central Region Fund
  • Yarnell Hill Disaster Relief Fund

Collaborative Funds

  • Dewey-Humboldt Firewise Fund—This fund will assist the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Association in establishing a water source in the Blue Hills in Dewey-Humboldt. This area is in great danger of wildfires and is without water.
  • Education Foundation of Yavapai County—This fund is dedicated to encouraging educational excellence in Yavapai County. Through it, an annual awards banquet honors outstanding teachers in county schools and mini-grants are made available for special classroom projects. Many small contributions have been made to this fund, including one dollar gifts from Prescott-area schoolchildren.
  • Friends of the Prescott Airport—This fund is for the public/private partnership to raise money to build a new terminal at the Ernest A. Love Airport which is needed for the economic development of the region.
  • Greater Prescott Outdoors Fund—This collaborative fund is the culmination of Open Space Alliance of Central Yavapai County, Yavapai Trails Association, Prescott Alternative Transportation, Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance and the Over the Hill Gang. This fund would like to expand opportunities for active outdoors enthusiasts in support of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Greater Prescott Tax Credit Coalition—The purpose of this coalition is to increase donations through the Arizona Tax Credit opportunities for individual member organizations in the Prescott area. Organizational members are Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona, Boys to Men, People Who Care, Prescott Meals on Wheels. Prescott Area habitat for Humanity, Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, Prescott Noon Lions Foundation, United Veterans Initiative, Prescott Free Clinic, and Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation.
  • Greater Yavapai LGBTQ Community Coalition—The purpose of this coalition is to provide an umbrella of support to members and allies of the LGBTQ community referring to a range of inclusive services, support, activities, community connections and to build bridges with the larger community of Yavapai to create a better understanding of the issues that affect LGBTQ people.
  • Hungry Kids Project—The primary fundraiser for this fund is Dr. Ron Barnes. Barnes saw the need for nutritious food for children who received free or reduced lunches during the days they were not in school. The Hungry Kids project provides backpacks with two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners to these students on Friday afternoons.
  • Prescott Education Foundation—The original intent of this fund was to provide textbooks to students in need. In recent years this fund has expanded to grant money to teachers. Innovative Teaching Grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches to the accomplishment of program objectives.
  • Prescott Pickleball Fund—Through a partnership with the City of Prescott, the Prescott Pickleball Association is building eight public courts. These will be the first public courts in Prescott.
  • Prescott Valley Pickleball Fund—Through a partnership with the City of Prescott Valley, the Prescott Valley Pickleball Association is building the first public courts in Prescott Valley.
  • Verde Valley Tax Credit Coalition—The purpose of this coalition is to increase donations through the AZ tax credits opportunities for individual member organizations in the Verde Valley. Organizational members are Verde Valley Habitat for Humanity, Verde Valley Senior Center, Verde Valley Sanctuary, Inc., Old Town Mission, Cottonwood Lions Club Foundation, Verde Valley Caregivers Association, House of Ruth Pregnancy Care Center, and Angie’s House Inc.

Nonprofit Funds

  • Adult Day Care Charitable Fund of Northern Arizona—Adult Care Services’ mission is to provide “Quality Care, Quality Service and Quality of Life to those we serve."
  • Boys to Men Mentoring Network Reserve Fund—This fund supports the organization that guides boys aged 13 to 17 through their crucial teen years toward a healthy manhood. 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona Reserve Fund—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
  • Camp Verde Library Endowment Fund—The Camp Verde Library Endowment supports and promotes a permanent Endowment Fund to accept contributions and gifts for the long term benefit of the Camp Verde Community Library. The Endowment is dedicated to bringing people and resources together to support the Camp Verde Community Library.
  • Central Arizona Land Trust Endowment Fund—The mission of Central Arizona Land Trust is to preserve and protect open space, wild habitat, working agricultural lands and the scenic and cultural values of north-central Arizona for future generations.
  • CCJ Home Repair Endowment Fund—Home Repair improves the quality of life for low-income homeowners in the Greater Prescott Community by providing health and safety repairs.
  • Coalition for Compassion and Justice Endowment Fund—The mission of Coalition for Compassion and Justice is to provide vital services, education and advocacy for those living in poverty, leading to self-sufficiency and a fair and just community for all.
  • Disabled American Veterans – Chapter 16 Endowment Fund—This organization is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
  • ECOSA Institute Nonprofit Endowment Fund—The mission of Ecosa Institute is to restore health to the natural environment, and thus the human environment, through education in design. Our vision is of a world that blends the ethical values and ecological patterns, which are essential to the health of the world, with the vitality and dynamism of the design arts.
  • Fiona Reid Scholarship Fund—The interest from this fund will be used to support scholarships to Highlands Center’s very popular summer, fall and spring break camps for area youth. The money for the fund was donated by numerous volunteers, members, parents and youth campers involved with the Center to honor retiring Education Director Fiona Reid. Fiona served as Education Director for ten years, touching the lives of thousands of children with her passion and love of the outdoors. Fiona had a special gift to create fun, highly engaging camps that would inspire children to enjoy and learn about the Natural History of the Central Arizona Highlands. She also created special bonds of friendship between herself, and all the children she worked with. Fiona retired in January 2012.
  • Friends of JS Acker Memorial Park Fund—The purpose of this Fund is to financially partner with and provide the City of Prescott Recreation Services a source of revenue to ensure their ability to continue to offer a clean, safe, regularly maintained park with its well-designed trail system, restroom facilities, playground, amphitheater and other basic, low impact aesthetic amenities for the well-being and nature experiential quality that a visitor to J.S. Acker Memorial Park has come to expect. This includes an emphasis on passive, educational opportunities and enhancements with minimal disruption to the natural landscape. Matching or shared funding contributions by the city parks department, particularly on more costly projects, are highly encouraged.
  • Highlands Center for Natural History Endowment Fund—The Highlands Center helps children and adults discover the wonders of nature and become wise caretakers of the land. With the belief that everyone has a fundamental need to connect with the natural world The Center fosters this connection through outdoor-science education based on observation and discovery of the Central Arizona Highlands.
  • People Who Care Endowment Fund and Nonprofit Reserve Fund—People Who Care volunteers provide caring non-medical assistance to adults unable to drive due to physical limitations, in order to help them continue living independently in their own homes and communities.
  • Phippen Museum Endowment—The Phippen Museum's mission is to preserve and exhibit museum quality Western art, and educate the public about the unique heritage, history, legends, and influence of art of the American West. The Museum opened in 1984 and was named after Arizona resident and founding member of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen.
  • The Prescott College Fund—Prescott College educates students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment. The College regards learning as a continuing process and strives to provide an education that will enable students to live productive lives while achieving a balance between self-fulfillment and service to others.
  • Prescott Creeks Endowment Fund—The mission of Prescott Creeks is to achieve healthy watersheds and clean waters in central Arizona for the benefit of people and wildlife through protection, restoration, education and advocacy. 
  • The Prescott Meals on Wheels Endowment Fund—The Prescott Meals on Wheels program provides one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to our homebound clients.
  • Walzer Endowment for the Yavapai Humane Society—The funds from this endowment are to be used specifically for the purpose of improving or increasing the care facilities for animals and also subsidizing adoption fees, spaying fees and other expenses of pet care improvement.
  • West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation—To help residents throughout these communities obtain the mental health services they need, the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation raises funds for a number of programs the Clinic offers.
  • Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters Endowment—Provide Children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
  • Yavapai Humane Society Endowment Fund—The mission of the Yavapai Humane Society is to promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of pets.
  • Yavapai Symphony Association Reserve Fund—The mission of the Yavapai Symphony Association is to provide high-quality classical music performances for and to develop, promote, and enhance classical musical appreciation in Yavapai County.

Scholarship Funds

  • The Camp Verde Healing Arts Scholarship Fund
  • Francis Marion Wildman III Memorial Fund
  • Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund