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ACF receives major three-year grant in support of Philanthropy for All


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The Arizona Community Foundation’s Philanthropy for All network of giving circles and initiatives has received a major three-year grant from the Fidelity Charitable® Catalyst Fund to expand giving circle participation and funding for local nonprofits across the state. The funding will help cover the salary of a dedicated Development Advisor to support Philanthropy for All, technology needs, marketing and storytelling support, expansion opportunities, professional development, and an annual satisfaction survey to measure engagement among giving circle members.

“With the generous grant funding from the Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund, ACF’s Philanthropy for All program will continue to grow over the next three years,” said ACF President & CEO Anna María Chávez. “This will allow us to expand participation in our collective giving model and result in more grant dollars for nonprofits identified by members of the giving circles. It will also help to bring philanthropy within reach for individuals who might not otherwise see themselves as part of the solution.”

“As part of our efforts to inspire donors to give more to promising nonprofits, we look forward to seeing more people get involved with the Arizona Community Foundation’s Philanthropy for All network of giving circles,” said Tony Bowen, Executive Director of the Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund. “ACF has a terrific track record of creating inclusive spaces for donors to support local nonprofits across Arizona.”

The Philanthropy for All network includes nearly 200 donors who have contributed a total of $5.2 million since 2008 through the following giving circles and initiatives:

  • Arizona Indigenous Philanthropy
  • Asian American Women’s Giving Circle
  • Black Philanthropy Initiative
    • Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy (REAP)
    • African American Women’s Giving & Empowerment Circle
    • Students Engaged in Ethical Donations (SEED)
  • Chinese American Foundation of Arizona
  • Kellenberger + Tollefson Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy
  • Latinos Unidos Philanthropy Initiative
    • Latinas In Philanthropy & Service (LIPS)

Their collective efforts have resulted in more than $3.2 million in grants to over 200 nonprofit organizations across the state. It is estimated that 60% of the nonprofits funded through the Philanthropy for All program did not have a prior relationship with ACF.

The Fidelity Charitable® Catalyst Fund is a grantmaking program of Fidelity Charitable separate from its donor-advised fund program. Led by the Fidelity Charitable board of trustees, the Catalyst Fund envisions a world where promising nonprofits that strengthen our communities have access to the resources they need to flourish. For more information, visit:

To learn more about the Development Advisor, Philanthropy for All position made possible through this grant, please visit: