ACF of the Gila Valley

Since 1997, the Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley has supported local donors, community members, nonprofits, and students with the passion and expertise that drive effective, long-lasting impact.

Serving Graham & Greenlee counties

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

Give Now

Support Graham and Greenlee counties through a gift to one of our local funds.

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 Colleen Iuliucci.

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 Colleen Iuliucci.

For Nonprofits

Grants are available year-round for nonprofits serving the Gila Valley.

Local Leadership

ACF of the Gila Valley is guided by local community members who enhance our work.

Local Impact

Gila Watershed Partnership receives unrestricted grant from the Harvey C. Dietrich Fund

Plant nursery of saguaro

In 2020,

a profound act of generosity blossomed

$20 Million

was entrusted to ACF

$45,000

in unrestricted support granted to The Gila Watershed Partnership in the first year of funding

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.

The Gila Watershed Partnership was one of the organizations selected in the first year of funding, receiving $45,000 in unrestricted support. The organization strives to protect and improve the overall health of the Upper Gila Watershed in Arizona. The grant supported general operations, providing flexibility for the organization to fulfill its mission based on where the funds are needed most.

Harvey Dietrich, known as Arizona’s last Jewish cowboy, made a name for himself in the cattle industry. 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 the Gila Watershed Partnership 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.

The unrestricted grant was a lifeline for us during a time when we were transitioning our greenhouse into the Gila Native Plants Nursery and seeking to revitalize our restoration work.

Sarah Sayles

Executive Director, Gila Watershed Partnership