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.

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 Interim Managing Director, Regional Team 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 Interim Managing Director, Regional Team Jennifer W. Perry.

Local Impact

RISE Resource Center Receives Multi-Year Grants from the Harvey C. Dietrich Fund

$20 million

in the estate entrusted to ACF

$900,000

awarded to organizations statewide in perpetuity

$450,000

granted to RISE in unrestricted support

The Harvey C. Dietrich Fund, a component fund of the Arizona Community Foundation, has awarded more than $1.8 million to nonprofit organizations across the state over the last two years.

RISE Resource Center in Cottonwood was one of the organizations that was selected in the first year of funding, receiving $45,000 in unrestricted support. RISE strives to build an inclusive community for individuals with disabilities by providing support and education from preschool through adulthood. The grant helped the organization purchase two vehicles to transport students so they can engage in their community and access local resources. Thanks to donations like this one, RISE has grown from just five students to over 50, and now employs 30 trained staff members.

Harvey Dietrich, known as Arizona’s last Jewish cowboy, made a name for himself in the cattle industry and upon his passing in 2020, revealed a profound act of generosity: $20 million his estate was entrusted to ACF. His legacy gift was invested and endowed to create the Harvey C. Dietrich Fund which generates around $900,000 in grantmaking every year, forever.

Harvey provided ACF with broad guidelines for deciding how grants from the fund created in his name should be distributed. In consultation with his widow Marnie Dietrich, ACF has honored Harvey’s philanthropic wishes by identifying organizations and community needs that aligned with his values of individualism, honesty, humility, and integrity.

ACF has been connecting donors like Harvey with organizations like RISE for more than 45 years. The organization provides charitable funds for donors to make lifetime or legacy gifts that benefit communities across the state today and into the future.

Our philosophy, our root, at RISE is presuming competence. Each and every one of our students deserves a meaningful, intentional, and individualized education. Thank you ACF for helping us with our mission.

Emily Holly

RISE Founder

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.

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