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$29.1 million distributed in third quarter grants and scholarships

ACF and our donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the third quarter of its fiscal year. Between October 1 and December 31, 2022, a total of $29,108,978 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide regions in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County, and…
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Lisa Urias to lead AZ Office of Tourism

The Arizona Community Foundation announces the departure of Chief Program and Community Engagement Officer Lisa Urias who will leave the foundation on February 10 to take a cabinet position for Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs as the Director of the Office of Tourism. In her new role, Urias will report directly to the Governor and lead…
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Scholarship application now open

The Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal is now accepting applications. These scholarships are available to students attending postsecondary schools during the 2023-24 academic year. As Arizona’s largest independent provider of scholarship funding, ACF offers access to more than 150 scholarships through a single online application. Applicants complete one general application that instantly matches them…
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Sedona and the Verde Valley Worthy Projects List for 2022

Each year, ACF of Sedona receives many more grant applications than we have available funding for. As a service to the community and our donors, our grant panel composes a list of projects that were deemed worthy of additional funding. Below is the list of the 2022 Worthy Projects that need additional funding. For your…
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ACF welcomes Anna Maria Chávez as next President and CEO

Leader returns to Arizona with a background in nonprofit leadership, advocacy for youth and seniors, governmental relations, and education, to advance ACF’s mission to grow philanthropy. ACF’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Anna Maria Chávez as its next President and CEO. Chávez will join ACF in February 2023 following a…
ACF of Flagstaff Regional Director Pats Shriver

Pats Shriver to retire as Regional Director

After eleven years as Regional Director for the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, Pats Shriver has announced plans to retire on January 13, 2023. Shriver has helped ACF of Flagstaff grow its assets to more than $39 million by engaging with donors and the community. “Over the decade Pats has worked at ACF, she has…
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$22.7 million distributed in second quarter

The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the second quarter of its fiscal year. Between July 1 and September 30, 2022, a total of $22,677,850 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide regional offices: Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona,…
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Annual raffle supports Desert Mountain Foundation Scholarship Fund

It’s raffle time! The Foundation’s annual raffle is an event that the Desert Mountain community looks forward to each year. Last year, we sold 600 tickets in just five hours. Click here to claim your raffle tickets. Ticket sales will close for good on November 18 at 5:00 p.m. or until all tickets are sold;…
ACF staff member Sarah Liguori.

Two new hires join program & community engagement team

The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to announce Sarah Liguori and Nicolas de la Fuente joined its program and community engagement team. Liguori, who started October 11, is the Senior Director of Impact Investing, while de la Fuente joined ACF as a Community Program Officer, specializing in place-based initiatives, part-time, on September 26,. He will…
ACF Board member Steven Betts.

Steven A. Betts elected to ACF Board of Directors

The Arizona Community Foundation’s Board of Directors elected Steven A. Betts to the board. Betts was elected during the board’s September meeting and began his term immediately. ACF Board members serve three-year terms, renewable up to two times. Betts is Managing Director of Development for Holualoa Companies, which is a prominent portfolio of commercial properties…
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ACF of the Gila Valley celebrates local grantmaking

On September 27, 2022, ACF of the Gila Valley hosted the Graham Greenlee Grant Celebration. The event brought today community leaders, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, scholarship recipients, business representatives, city officials, and philanthropists across Graham and Greenlee counties. MiQuel McRae from Tooth B.U.D.D.S., Inc. and Paulette LeBlanc and Carolyn Skiba from the Kindergarten Summer Camp spoke…
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Year-end giving deadlines for 2022

The Arizona Community Foundation is poised to assist you with your year-end giving. So that we can provide the best possible service and ensure your charitable gifts qualify for a charitable income tax deduction in the 2022 tax year, please keep these important dates in mind: All documentation for gifts of complex assets should be…