ACF of Sedona

Since 1991, the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona has supported local donors, community members, nonprofits, and students with the passion and expertise that drive effective, long-lasting impact.

Sedona Red Rocks

Serving Sedona & the Verde Valley

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

Join us for an upcoming site visit

Members of the community are invited to join ACF staff and fundholders as we visit and learn about the important work of our local nonprofits. These are free informational field trips, known as site visits.

Science Vortex

 Friday, February 17 - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

301 N. Willard Street, Room 202, Cottonwood

We will attend their Little Learners STEAM Time. Science Vortex is an interactive center designed to get children excited about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

Northland Cares

Thursday, March 9 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

203 S. Candy Lane, Suite 3 A-B, Cottonwood

Join us for the ribbon cutting of Northland Cares, an organization that provides a full range of outpatient services for people living with HIV/AIDS and prevention services for those at risk for HIV in northern Arizona. 

Steps to Recovery Homes & Verde Valley Homeless Coalition

 Friday, April 7 - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

637 N. Main Street, Cottonwood

These two organizations are across the street from each other and both have new facilities. We will tour both and hear from their executive directors. Steps to Recovery Homes is the only nonprofit assisting area residents battling substance abuse. Verde Valley Homeless Coalition is the Verde Valley’s only overnight shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

Verde Search and Rescue Posse

 Friday, May 5 - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Yavapai College Sedona Campus, Room 39

Learn how the Verde Search and Rescue Posse volunteers provide skilled search and rescue support to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

Equine Emergency Evacuation

 Friday, June 2 - 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Sedona Public Library in the Village

Equine Emergency Evacuation is an all-volunteer organization assisting equine owners in the event of wildfire, flood, and other emergency situations. 

Give Now

Support communities throughout Sedona and the Verde Valley with a gift to one of our local funds.

ACF of Sedona Board of Advisors enjoy a kayak trip down the Verde River.
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 Director Jennifer W. Perry.

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 Director Jennifer W. Perry.

For Nonprofits

Grants are available year-round for nonprofits serving Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Local Leadership

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

Crisis Response

Addressing COVID-19 Impacts

Man preparing food for donation at Verde Valley nonprofit Manzanita Outreach.

Manzanita Outreach

is one of the fastest growing food assistance providers in the Verde Valley.


households served in May 2020, more than four times the number served pre-pandemic.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACF created local community response funds to provide immediate relief funding to area nonprofit organizations. Local philanthropists contributed to these funds and recommended additional grants from their ACF advised funds to ensure our communities were supported.

In Sedona and the Verde Valley, accessing healthy food is an ongoing challenge for many residents. Manzanita Outreach is one of the fastest growing food assistance providers in the area.

Prior to the pandemic, Manzanita Outreach was serving around 1,500 households per month. In May 2020, they served nearly 6,500 households. As a mobile outreach organization built on community relationships, Manzanita Outreach delivers food to remote communities via drive-thru food sharing events, senior and emergency food boxes, and home delivery and sustenance assistance programs. Partnerships with the Yavapai County Red Cross, Prescott Salvation Army, and Department of Emergency and Military Affairs enabled the organization to scale at the onset of COVID-19.

Funding from ACF of Sedona and ACF of Yavapai County helped Manzanita Outreach move to an exclusively contactless format, hire part-time staff to expand food-packing capacity, and implement the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. This program delivers free pre-packaged boxes with fresh produce and dairy to families in rural communities throughout northern Arizona.

Image by Larry Kane