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 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.

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.

6,500

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

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.