The Arizona Community Foundation awards grants year-round to support nonprofits, educational institutions, tribal entities, government agencies, and most religious organizations.
Competitive grant applications are submitted online through the online grants portal during grant cycles. Unique competitive grant opportunities are available annually statewide and in each of our six regions:
Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz County, Flagstaff and northern Arizona, Graham and Greenlee counties, Sedona and the Verde Valley, Yavapai County, and Yuma and San Luis. Workshops are offered in each community to answer questions and assist applicants with their grant proposals.
Awarded throughout the year from our Field of Interest Funds and Funds for the Common Good, in alignment with our Philanthropic Agenda and community needs. Proposals are solicited and evaluated by ACF board members, regional boards of advisors, community leaders, staff, and subject-matter experts.
ACF reviews grants recommended by our donors from their charitable funds and then makes distributions to qualified organizations. These grants cannot be applied for and represent over half of ACF’s annual grant distributions.