Arizona Endowment Building Institute

Arizona Endowment Building Institute
The Arizona Endowment Building Institute was created in 2005 to give Arizona nonprofit organizations the tools and education they need to develop and implement endowment building programs.

With financial stability, organizations can be more effective

The Arizona Endowment Building Institute's structured curriculum provides each participating organization with a team of mentors to train Board members, assist with developing policies, and implement a specific plan of action. In addition, ACF offers ongoing support to AEBI alumni.

AEBI is ACF’s Advanced Track for nonprofits with serious interest, capacity and resources to build an organizational endowment. Beginner and intermediate tracks offer an introduction to endowment building and assist participating nonprofits in preparing for future application to AEBI.

AEBI is a program of the Arizona Community Foundation with support from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and the Stardust Foundation.

Stardust Foundation                           Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

Participating organizations

These nonprofit organizations have taken advantage of the learning offered through an AEBI class:

All Saints Episcopal Church & Day School
Area Agency on Aging-Region One
Arizona Animal Welfare League 
Ballet Arizona
Banner Health Foundation
Beatitudes Campus of Care
Catholic Charities Community Services
Crisis Nursery
Desert Botanical Garden
Florence Crittenton Services
Foundation for Blind Children
Gompers Habilitation Center

A New Leaf
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Rescue Mission
The Phoenix Symphony
Phoenix Zoo
Prescott College
Rainbow Acres
Society of St. Vincent de Paul 
Sojourner Center
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
UMOM New Day Centers
Valley Presbyterian Church Foundation 
Yavapai College Foundation

These months of learning, planning and effort have created a new emphasis on endowment development. Our leaders, staff and trustees are better prepared to promote and manage endowment.  We are privileged to have been selected and grateful to the staff and funders who had the vision to execute this program. The impact of this process will continue for years.

— Valley Presbyterian Church Foundation