Grant Opportunities

The Arizona Community Foundation awards grants year-round to support nonprofits, educational institutions, tribal entities, government agencies, and most religious organizations.

Open Grant Cycles

To be eligible to apply for the grants listed below, your organization must belong to one of the following categories: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, school, faith-based organization, tribal entity, or government agency.

Opens January 3, 2024 and closes December 1, 2024
BCBSAZ welcomes applications for event sponsorships. Through our corporate giving program, BCBSAZ funds a select number of event sponsorships each year to strengthen and support organizations whose programs benefit the community and help create a healthier Arizona. Event sponsorships should be submitted 60 days before the event date.
Opens May 1, 2024 and closes May 29, 2024
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement partners with organizations that are transforming health in Arizona. Only proposals that meet specific criteria will be considered for funding.
Opens May 1, 2024 and closes May 22, 2024
Funding is available each year for organizations serving Flagstaff through the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff's annual competitive grant cycle. Organizations are strongly encouraged to attend a grant application workshop to equip themselves with the knowledge and tools for submitting a successful application. Register at acf.cventevents.com/flagstaffgrants24.
Opens May 13, 2024 and closes June 3, 2024
Funding is available each year for organizations serving Cochise County through the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise's annual competitive grant cycle. Organizations are required to attend a grant application workshop to equip themselves with the knowledge and tools for submitting a successful application. Register at acf.cventevents.com/southeastazgrants23.
Opens May 1, 2024 and closes May 24, 2024
Funding is available for programs that support one or more of Cox Charities' three philanthropic cornerstones: Education (with a priority on K-12 and STEAM), Diversity (with a priority on programs serving 80% of more of a target population or serve an inclusion, diversity, and equity initiative), and Environment/Sustainability programs (with a priority on water conservation, waste or carbon reduction).

Types of Grants

The Arizona Community Foundation performs the due diligence to ensure grantees are qualified, viable organizations in good standing.

Competitive Grants

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.

Discretionary Grants

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.

 

Advised Grants

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.

Watch our virtual grant application workshop

Impact Areas

ACF’s grants support projects and programs in five key areas of impact.

Arts & Culture

We support a thriving arts scene and diverse cultural offerings in Arizona communities

Community Improvement & Development

We support affordable housing and other essential needs for Arizona’s underserved populations

Environment & Sustainability

We help protect, preserve, and responsibly manage Arizona’s natural resources

Health Innovations

We invest in community health, research, and human services to improve our shared quality of life

Quality Education

We support innovation and high-quality reforms for students from Pre-K through graduate school