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ACF of Flagstaff grants over $1.3 million to local nonprofits

The Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and funding collaborators awarded $1,363,086 in grants to northern Arizona nonprofit organizations at the annual Celebrating Flagstaff’s Nonprofit Organizations event on Thursday, August 17. This grantmaking wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of these collaborative donors: Cambium Wealth & Legacy Strategies Capstone Health Fund Erin & Tad Moore Charitable…
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$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,…
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Benefits of Working with a Community Foundation

Written by: Jennifer Perry, CAP®, M.B.A., Interim Managing Director, Regional Team, ACF of Sedona A question I get asked frequently is: “Why would I work with a community foundation for my charitable giving versus giving directly to a charity?”  The answer can have many facets depending on each individual donor. But there are three main…
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Kellenberger + Tollefson Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy awards $432,750

The Arizona Community Foundation’s Kellenberger + Tollefson Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy is pleased to announce that it has granted $432,750 to 35 nonprofit organizations serving LGBTQ people across Arizona. “We are proud to have this opportunity to invest in organizations that are actively engaged in work that supports the Center’s mission to advance justice and…
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2023-2024 Desert Mountain Foundation Scholars

We are pleased to announce our 2023-24 scholarship recipients! In March, our Scholarship Committee reviewed and scored all submitted applications, and then interviewed each applicant. The Committee discussed the merit of each student and reviewed their recommendations with our Advisory Board for approval. These 17 students have been awarded $97,500, which was paid directly to…
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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…
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$115.8 million distributed to communities in fiscal ’23

The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors and partners are pleased to announce grant, scholarship, small business relief, and loan distributions for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2023. A total of $115,797,418 was awarded from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation and its six statewide regional offices in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona,…
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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…
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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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Leezie Kim elected Chair of the ACF Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Arizona Community Foundation has elected as chair Leezie Kim. Kim succeeds Robbin Coulon, Director of Legal Services for the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, who served as chair since 2021. A member of the Arizona Community Foundation Board of Directors since 2012, Kim served as vice chair, and…
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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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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…