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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;…
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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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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,…
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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…
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Kellenberger + Tollefson Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy awards $247,900

The Arizona Community Foundation’s Kellenberger + Tollefson Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy is excited to announce that it has awarded $247,900 in grant funding to 27 nonprofit organizations serving LGBTQ people across Arizona. This is the largest annual grant distribution in the 17-year history of the Kellenberger + Tollefson Center and ACF’s dedicated funds supporting the…
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Christy, Daryl Burton make historic gift

In the world of philanthropy, most gifts are given in the form of cash. Remarkably, 85% of total giving is processed through cash, while only 7% of wealth is held in cash. Non-cash assets, like real estate and business interests, represent enormous amounts of untapped giving potential. Long-time Arizona philanthropists Christy & Daryl Burton realized…