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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.

Public policy engagement

The Arizona Community Foundation has established public policy priorities to drive change within each key area, as well as the broader philanthropic landscape.

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 40 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: The Latest Research to Impact Planned Giving


Yuma County Library District 2951 S. 21st. Dr. Yuma, AZ 85364


Wednesday, May 01, 2019


12:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Seminar for nonprofits


The Arizona Community Foundation Center for Planned Giving invites you to join us for the third workshop in the Planned Giving 100 Series. Planned Giving 103: The Latest Research to Impact Planned Giving focuses on current studies and products you can use within your organization to help build your planned giving program.

Topics will include:
  • Results from the Association of Fundraising Professionals' 2019 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report
  • Charitable bequest demographic findings from researcher Dr. Russell James
  • Evolution of the fundraising pyramid
  • Trends in digital philanthropy

This is the only Planned Giving 103 session planned for 2019. The Planned Giving 100 Series emphasizes the basics of planned giving and endowment building for development staff at nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona. Workshops are led by ACF's Senior Director of Planned Giving Judi Smith, CFRE, who has 30 years of experience working with a broad range of nonprofits.

Register online


ACF of Yuma