Other Ways to Give

The Arizona Community Foundation houses many funds that provide donors an opportunity to contribute to the community including funds that were established to honor the memory of a loved one who passed away, scholarship funds that support postsecondary education opportunities, and place-based giving options that extend beyond our regional offices.

Memorial Funds

Some ACF donors choose to create a fund to memorialize a loved one, inviting friends and family to contribute to the fund in lieu of sympathy gifts. Explore some recently established memorial funds below.

Morrison Elliott Warren Memorial Fund

Donations to this memorial fund will help issue scholarships to deserving high school students from Arizona who attend Stanford University.

Brooklyn Mengarelli Memorial Fund

Donations in memory of Brooklyn Mengarelli will honor her legacy by giving back to the Prescott community.

Terry Pilon Girls Sports Memorial Fund

Coach Terry’s family established this memorial fund in his honor, to help continue his legacy and belief that all girls should have an equal opportunity to play sports and be coached with the same level of excellence, passion and rigor that boys are coached.

Scholarship Funds

Awarding scholarships to students is among the most rewarding kinds of philanthropy. You can create your own fund named after you or your family, or support an existing scholarship fund with your gift.

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Bishop Barnwell MLK Scholarship

The Bishop Henry L. Barnwell Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to realize the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the dream of the late Bishop Henry L. Barnwell, Founder/Chair of the Arizona MLK Celebration Scholarship Committee. That dream is equal access to higher education through scholarships. 

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Empowering Diversity Scholarship

To support educational attainment while fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, in partnership with Fiesta Bowl, launched the Empowering Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship supports two educational pathways: post-secondary attainment and general education development.

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Pathway to Careers Scholarship

The Pathway to Careers: Sedona Verde Valley Career and Technical Education Scholarship Fund supports any Sedona/Verde Valley high school graduate or a GED graduate currently residing in Sedona/Verde Valley who is already attending or plans to attend an accredited community college or technical/vocational school in pursuit of an associate's degree, license, or certificate. 

Place-Based Giving

In addition to our regional offices, ACF supports several place-based funds and affiliate partners.

Community Fund

Greater Williams

Guided by community members, the fund advances a culture of giving and provides long-term support for vital programs in Greater Williams.

Community Fund

Page/Lake Powell

Guided community members, the fund provides grants to organizations in Page and the area surrounding Lake Powell.

Community Fund

Tuba City

Guided by community members, the fund awards grants to organizations in the Tuba City area.

Community Fund

San Luis

Guided by community members, the fund provides grants to organizations in the San Luis area.

Community Fund

Northern Cochise

Grants made from the endowment support the geographic areas of Willcox, Bonita, Bowie, San Simon, Cochise, Dos Cabezas, Dragoon, and Pearce/Sunsites.

Community Fund

Patagonia Regional

Guided by community members, these funds unite the gifts of residents to improve the quality of life in eastern Santa Cruz County.

Community Fund


Grants made from the endowment support youth programs, leadership development, and entrepreneurialism in the Douglas area.

Affiliate Partner

Bisbee Foundation

The Bisbee Foundation seeks to enhance the historical, cultural and human qualities that make Bisbee unique.

Affiliate Partner

Hopi Foundation

Established by local Hopis, the Hopi Foundation promotes self sufficiency, proactive community participation, self reliance, and local self determination.

Affiliate Partner

Tempe Community Foundation

The Tempe Community Foundation was established with the support of local leaders to create a centralized place for giving back to the Tempe community.