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ACF Philanthropic Agenda

To achieve our mission, the Arizona Community Foundation catalyzes the generosity of our donors and partners around our state’s pressing needs and opportunities, which form the basis for our Philanthropic Agenda.

Impact throughout the state

The Arizona Community Foundation supports its Philanthropic Agenda through our discretionary grantmaking and by leveraging our investments to achieve more significant and strategic impact.

Facts & Figures

Our Philanthropic Agenda is a set of community investment priorities around which donor interest is strong, financial resources are available and community needs are significant. 

Most importantly, we work with our donors and partners to explore and develop innovative ideas and solutions. With this mindset and based on the giving priorities of our donors over the past 39 years, ACF's social investment strategy focuses on the following five areas:

Supporting all of these investment priorities are the following initiatives and innovations:

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Upcoming events and convenings across Arizona

Planned Giving 103


Debi Bisgrove Community Philanthropy Center, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 405B, Phoenix


Thursday, March 30, 2017


11:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Planned giving seminar


Presented by the Arizona Community Foundation Center for Planned Giving

This session, entitled Using Data and Research covers database analysis and how studies like Giving USA, the US Trust High Net Worth Study and Bequest Donor Insights from Russell James can help inform our work. Topics will include:

  • What your database can tell you about prospective endowment donors
  • How to use research studies to develop planned giving strategies

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