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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:

Leading the conversation

Upcoming events and convenings across Arizona

Planned Giving 201: Talking to Your Donors About Tax Implications of Giving


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


Thursday, September 26, 2019


11:30 AM - 2:30 PM


Workshop for nonprofits


The Arizona Community Foundation Center for Planned Giving invites you to join us for the first workshop in the Planned Giving 200 Series. Your donors are smart and you need to be too. The more control a donor maintains, the less tax impact the gift will have. Learn when income tax, capital gains tax, and estate tax can make a big difference for your donors during Planned Giving 201: Talking to Your Donors About Tax Implications of Giving.

This is the only Planned Giving 201 session planned for 2019.

The Planned Giving 200 Series emphasizes the basics of planned giving and endowment building for development staff at nonprofit organizations throughout Arizona. The workshop will be led by ACF's Senior Director of Planned Giving Judi Smith, CFRE and Philanthropic Advisor Kristen Mihaljevic.

Register online


Nonprofit Organizations