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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…
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Announcing the Common Good Challenge

The Arizona Community Foundation, The Arizona Republic, and Morrison Institute for Public Policy are pleased to announce the official launch of the Common Good Challenge, the fifth philanthropic prize competition offered under the New Arizona Prize banner. With three awards of $100,000 to the top collaborative teams, the Common Good Challenge will offer an opportunity…
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Statement on Proposition 308

The Arizona Community Foundation supports Proposition 308, a bipartisan campaign led by education, business, faith, and civic leaders, which Arizona voters will consider in November. If passed, the measure will allow all Arizona high school graduates who have lived in Arizona for a minimum of two years and graduated from an Arizona high school the…
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Black Philanthropy Initiative grants to nine organizations in 2022

Through strategic grantmaking, the funds of ACF’s Black Philanthropy Initiative support nonprofit organizations that serve African Americans in such critical areas as health, education, economic development, and community building. 2021-2022 BPI grant recipients: ARG Cultivators Community Arizona Martin Luther King Living the Dream Celebration Black Family Genealogy and History Society Beyond the Hurt Chandler Unified…
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ACF donors distribute $32.3 million in first quarter grants and scholarships

PHOENIX-The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the first quarter of its fiscal year. Between April 1 and June 30, 2022, a total of $32,296,382 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide regional offices in: Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley,…
Photo from 2022 Flagstaff Grants Celebration.

ACF of Flagstaff celebrates local nonprofits at annual grant celebration

The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and funding collaborators awarded $1,343,144 in grants to Flagstaff-area nonprofit organizations at the annual Celebrating Flagstaff’s Nonprofit Organizations event on Wednesday, August 17. Funding supported nonprofits who work in education, healthcare, arts and culture, social services, animal welfare, and the environment. The contributions from ACF of Flagstaff bring the…
ACF staff member Angie Laskarides.

ACF announces key leadership promotions

ACF is pleased to announce the promotions of two current team members, along with additional organizational changes. Angie Laskarides, MA, CAP was named Senior Regional Director and continues to lead ACF of Cochise and ACF of the Gila Valley. In this role, she will continue to oversee the two distinct regions that span a third of…