For Nonprofits

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Program staff at one.n.ten LGBTQ youth center in downtown Phoenix.

how we support nonprofits

The Arizona Community Foundation invests in the health of our nonprofit sector through competitive grant cycles, discretionary and advised grantmaking, professionally managed funds, and loans that support community projects.

How we can help

Through strategic investments and partnerships, we support and collaborate with the organizations on the front lines working to meet community needs and enhance our shared quality of life.

Through strategic investments and partnerships, we support and collaborate with the organizations on the front lines working to meet community needs and enhance our shared quality of life.

Apply For Grant Funding

ACF invests in our state's vital nonprofits through competitive grant cycles. Opportunities are updated monthly.

Nonprofit Spotlight

RISE Resource Center

Three kids pose in swimsuits at waterday

Founded in 2019

by Emily Holly.

$45,000+

received in grant funding from ACF's Harvey C. Dietrich Fund.

RISE Resource Center in Cottonwood strives to build an inclusive community for individuals with disabilities by providing support and education from preschool through adulthood. A $45,000 grant from the Harvey C. Dietrich Fund provided unrestricted support for the organization last year.

From the moment RISE founder Emily Holly decided to open the school, she knew that she would have to be transparent and compassionate with the families of her students. “When I watched my first child go through developmental stages and struggle with learning and growing, I could only imagine what my students were going through,” said Emily. “I decided I would help in any way that I could.”

Emily recognizes that she could not have built RISE alone. Grants from the Dietrich fund and ACF of Sedona have helped the school grow from just five students to over 50. RISE now employs more than 30 people, and donations help ensure that staff receive adequate pay and extensive training and resources. Two vehicles were purchased to transport students so they can engage in their community and access local resources, including day trips to the Verde River for summer camp participants.

Most importantly, Emily and her team can continue to expand and explore the curriculum and academic resources in order to truly provide an individual education plan for every student and family. “Our philosophy, our root, at RISE is presuming competence,” said Emily. “Each and every one of our students deserves a meaningful, intentional, and individualized education.”

Time and again I saw reluctant students come to life when engaged in hands-on STEAM activities. That experience inspired me to launch the Science Vortex with support from my family, friends, and community.

Emily Holly

Founder, RISE Resource Center

Nonprofit Funds

Establishing a nonprofit fund at ACF can help your organization save for a major project, plan for an emergency, and support your mission in perpetuity.

Publications

ACF produces an array of nonprofit resources available for download. Contact us at 602.381.1400 if you would like to receive a hard copy of one of the publications listed below.

Low-Cost Loans for Nonprofits

We offer loans to qualifying nonprofits, schools, and municipal organizations to assist in completing essential projects that benefit our communities.

Training Opportunities

ACF offers training opportunities across the state that focus on nonprofit professionals. Contact Kristen Mihaljevic to learn more.

ACF offers training opportunities across the state that focus on nonprofit professionals. Contact Kristen Mihaljevic to learn more.

Join us for an Upcoming Event

Check out upcoming events for nonprofit staff and board members.

Thursday, April 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Arizona Biltmore

Join us and support ACF’s network of donors, advisors, nonprofit leaders, and community influencers for a day of learning at our inaugural forum. This forum was designed based on feedback from our partners to build connections that strengthen Arizona communities.

ACF of the Gila Valley Grant Application Workshops

Tuesday, April 23 - 11:00 a.m. to noon

Live Streaming on Zoom

The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley invites organizations serving Graham and Greenlee counties to one of our grant application workshops. The same information will be provided at each workshop; attend the one that works best with your schedule. Topics to be discussed include an overview of the ACF online grants center, grant guidelines, and elements of an effective application.

ACF of Flagstaff Grant Application Workshops

Tuesday, April 23 - 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Live Streaming on Zoom

In preparation for the 2024 grant application process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff invites nonprofits, educational institutions, government agencies, and tribal entities to one of our grant application workshops.

Community Philanthropy Center

ACF's Debi Bisgrove Community Philanthropy Center in Phoenix is available for use by qualified nonprofit organizations.