Leading the Conversation

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:

Leading the conversation

Upcoming events and convenings across Arizona

Maximizing Your Client's Philanthropy Through the New Tax Act


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


Wednesday, September 18, 2019


3:45 PM - 6:00 PM


Continuing education seminar for advisors


The Arizona Community Foundation invites you to attend the next seminar in the 2019 Professional Education Series.

This session will explore opportunities to maximize the tax benefits of charitable giving in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Panelists will highlight several philanthropic strategies available, including bunching charitable gifts, non-grantor trusts, Qualified Charitable Distributions, and benefiting from the higher 60% charitable deduction limit for cash gifts.

Featured speakers include:

  • Robin L. Miskell, Counsel, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Kimberly C. Kur, JD, CAP®, Senior Vice President, Planned Giving & Advancement, Arizona Community Foundation
  • Spencer Wright, CPA, RSM US, LLP

Our thanks to Zia Trust, Inc. for generously underwriting this seminar.


Professional Advisors