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Sedona Historical Society Nonprofit Site Visit

Recap of Sedona Nonprofit Site Visits

By: Sheri Denny, Regional Philanthropic Advisor Members of the community were invited to join ACF of Sedona and the Verde Valley staff, Board of Advisors, donors, and volunteers as we visited and learned about the important work of our local nonprofits. These were free philanthropic field trips, otherwise known as site visits. Most of the…
Street scene in downtown Phoenix.

Black Philanthropy Initiative grants to nine organizations in 2023

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. 2023-2024 BPI grant recipients: 100 Black Men of Phoenix  ACRES Ready, Set, Go Foundation Tucson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. STIRS, Inc. Mission…
Jumping cholla and mountains at sunset.

$27.4 million distributed between October 1 and December 31

The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors are pleased to announce grant and scholarship distributions for the second quarter of its fiscal year. Between October 1 and December 31, 2023, a total of $27,378,166 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide regional offices in: Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley,…
Two diverse students working on their college coursework.

Scholarship application now open

Important update: Due to delays in the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information release timeline, the majority of scholarships with March deadlines have been extended to April 1 for this year only. The Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal is now accepting applications. These scholarships are available to students attending postsecondary schools…
School children watching an assembly take place.

Athletes for Arizona: Empowering Communities Through Sports and Healthy Living

Through a groundbreaking partnership between three leading organizations, Athletes for Arizona is on a mission to make a profound impact on youth across the state. By delivering physical activity programming, promoting healthy living, and providing mental health education, Athletes for Arizona aims to increase sports participation for elementary and middle school students. Athletes for Arizona…
Textural image with snow and sandstone.

$26.2 million distributed between July 1 and September 30

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, 2023, a total of $26,186,667 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide regional offices in: Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley,…
Textural image of Ponderosa Pine trees.

$25.3 million distributed between April 1 and June 30

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, 2023, a total of $25,302,565 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide regional offices in: Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley,…
Three yellow flowers

Common Good Challenge winning teams named

ACF, The Arizona Republic, and ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy are pleased to announce the three winners in the Common Good Challenge, the fifth philanthropic prize competition offered under the New Arizona Prize banner. A total of 38 teams met the deadline to submit projects for consideration by the 32-member evaluation panel and six…
Photo of a group of young people working together on a project.

Common Good Challenge finalists announced

The Arizona Community Foundation, The Arizona Republic, and ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy are pleased to announce the six finalists in the Common Good Challenge, the fifth philanthropic prize competition offered under the New Arizona Prize banner. A total of 38 teams met the deadline to submit projects for consideration by the 32-member evaluation…
Aerial view of Phoenix and Camelback Mountain.

Funding now available to support affordable housing in Metro Phoenix

$2.9 million is available through the generous donations from JPMorgan Chase and APS The Arizona Community Foundation’s Metro Phoenix Affordable Housing Collaborative Fund is seeking proposals from nonprofit housing developers and plans to award approximately $2.9 million to advance affordable housing production and preservation in the Metro Phoenix Area. This Request For Proposals process is…
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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…
Young person doing science activities at the Verde Valley Science Vortex STEAM Center

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…