ACF of Flagstaff

Since 1987, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff has supported local donors, community members, nonprofits, and students with the passion and expertise that drive effective, long-lasting impact.

Serving Northern Arizona

This regional office focuses on mobilizing enduring philanthropy for those in Flagstaff and northern Arizona. We are staffed with people who reside in and are passionate for these communities. With back-office support from our central office, ACF of Flagstaff can focus on community building and local donor development.

Give Now

Support Flagstaff and northern Arizona communities through a gift to one of our local funds.

Two girls wayfinding at The Arboretum of Flagstaff.
Establish a Fund

One of the best ways to invest locally is to start a charitable fund. You can get started in as little as one meeting with Regional Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Groth.

One of the best ways to invest locally is to start a charitable fund. You can get started in as little as one meeting with Regional Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Groth.

Donor Highlight

Frances McAllister Leaves a Lasting Legacy

Established in 2000,

the Flagstaff P-12 Educational Resources Fund is Frances McAllister's legacy to her community.

$2.6 million

granted since inception.

Frances McAllister’s legacy is nothing short of legendary. During her lifetime, the philanthropist supported countless Flagstaff nonprofits through generous gifts, board service, and a heartfelt belief in their importance to the community. Today, Frances’ passionate support of education lives on through her planned gift to ACF of Flagstaff. Since 2000, the Flagstaff P-12 Educational Resources Fund has granted $2.6 million to local organizations to help increase unique experiential learning opportunities for children in Flagstaff.

Organizations apply for funds through the annual ACF of Flagstaff competitive grant cycle. A panel of volunteers rates the proposals based on Frances’ wish to support experiential learning and the whole child with an emphasis on the outdoors, including the Arboretum at Flagstaff.

The Arboretum was founded by Frances in 1981 and remained close to her heart throughout her life. The Arboretum has received numerous grants in support of its array of educational programming, including the EcoExplorers Summer Camps for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. With the guidance of their counselors, campers get hands-on experience identifying native edible and medicinal plants, exploring the pond ecosystem, and navigating through the forest using a map and compass.

For Nonprofits

Grants are available year-round for nonprofits serving northern Arizona.

Local Leadership

ACF of Flagstaff is guided by local community members who enhance our work.

Community Funds


The Greater Williams Community Fund unites the gifts of residents to improve the quality of life in Williams and the surrounding areas.

Photo of Horseshoe Bend near Page and Lake Powell.

Page/Lake Powell

The Page/Lake Powell Community Fund provides funding for youth programs, leadership development, and entrepreneurialism throughout the Page/Lake Powell area.

Landscape near Tuba City.

Tuba City

Grants from the Tuba City Community Fund support youth, leadership, culture, and entrepreneurship in Tuba City and surrounding areas.

Navajo Youth Achievement Fund

Funding benefits Navajo youth attending a non-traditional personal development program, like leadership trainings, welding workshops, or hands-on weaving or silversmith classes.

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