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Current Funding Opportunities:

Arizona Community Foundation
Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust
Dorance Family Foundation
The Jewish Community Foundation
Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation

Government Offices:

Governor – (602) 542-4331 Phoenix, AZ

Senator Kyrsten Sinema – (202) 224-4521 Washington, DC

Senator Mark Kelly – (202) 224-2235 Washington, DC

Attorney General – (602) 542-5025 Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction – The agency offers Grant Applications and Grant Management Support to schools.

Arizona Commission on the Arts – Awarding grants to arts organizations and schools is at the center of the Commission’s service, providing funding opportunities that enable schools, organizations and community groups to carry out projects and to maintain ongoing, high-quality public arts programming.

Department of Economic Security (DES) – Serves more than 2 million Arizonans annually through more than 40 programs that address the social and economic needs of those requiring support. DES serves Arizonans from Phoenix to Tucson, Yuma to Flagstaff and from Douglas to Page.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – Arizona – Distributes scholarships and manages volunteer activities within the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs. Interested in hosting a few of their participants? Click on the link above and give them a call.

HandsOn Greater Phoenix – Provides recruitment and placement of volunteers from all backgrounds with Phoenix-area nonprofit organizations and schools.

Arizona Elected Officials

Other Resources:

Arizona Grantmakers Forum – empower members to transform Arizona through leadership and meaningful philanthropy.

Philanthropy Southwest – founded in 1949, Philanthropy Southwest is the most enduring association of grant makers in the United States. We are the premier philanthropy serving organization in the Southwestern United States, with hundreds of member organizations across the region.

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits – a trusted resource and advocate for Arizona’s nonprofit sector. Comprised of more than 1,000 members across the state, both nonprofits and those in the community who support them, the Alliance is dedicated to furthering the common interests of Arizona’s nonprofit community.

Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation – Need to train nonprofit staff members, administrators, and Board members? ASU offers workshops, University degree programs and certificate training programs for nonprofit Board members and professionals — or those hoping to become one. The Center also provides guidance on starting new nonprofit organizations.

Arizona University McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship and Eller Social Innovation – Confused by all the changes affecting nonprofit organizations these days? AU’s McGuire Center offers a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate providing participants with the business skills and innovative mindset necessary to lead their organizations through the challenges.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter (AFPGAC) – Designed to support experienced fundraisers, newcomers to the field and everyone in between, AFPGAC offers training workshops, mentoring, webinars, networking, and scholarships to its almost 300 members in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other Phoenix Metro areas.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern AZ Chapter (AFPNAZ) – Provides similar services as AFPGAC to its members in all of Northern Arizona, including Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Kingman, Prescott, Payson, the Hopi Reservation, the Navajo Reservation, Show Low, and the Verde Valley.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Arizona Chapter (AFPSOAZ) – Also affiliated with AFPGAC and AFPNAZ, the core activities of this Chapter are education and training, promoting credentialing, providing resources, networking, mentoring, advocacy, and recognition. Chapter members are from Tucson, Marana, Green Valley, and other Southern Arizona communities.

Fractured Atlas Arizona – Provides Fiscal Sponsorship support to individual artists and arts organizations in the areas of performance, visual arts, literature, design, media, and everything in between. Arizona members include ArtHub Residency Program in Kingman, Black Poet Ventures in Phoenix, Brelby Theatre Company in Glendale, ChamberLab in Tucson, and Summer Youth Musical Theatre Program in Globe.

United Ways:

Mesa United Way – Fights for the health, education, and financial stability for every person in the community. Its Community Allocation Panels (CAP) oversee the annual allocation of funding to eligible non-profit human service agencies in the area.

Navajo United Way – To empower and support Human Care organizations that deliver services to improve the lives of the Navajo Nation and neighboring communities, with a vision of “Giving, Caring and Sharing the Navajo Way.”

United Way of Northern Arizona –  Brings together the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address serious community problems as a team. Funding is provided toselect nonprofit organizations identified by donors and UWNA to support community efforts.

United Way of Pinal County – Is dedicated to changing the conditions that lead to hunger and violence before they occur. UWPC works together with businesses, government, schools, faith groups, the media, individual community members, and nonprofits, because it takes the whole community to get the kind of results they seek. They maintain a strategic focus on the building blocks of a good life – education, financial stability, health, and basic needs.

United Way River Cities – Works diligently to improve the health, education, and financial stability of every person in the Bullhead, Kingman, La Paz, Lake Havasu, Laughlin and Needles communities by mobilizing the best resources, and inspiring individuals to join the fight against each community’s most pressing issues.

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona – Provides funding and volunteer support to nonprofit organizations, schools and community projects working to building stronger neighborhoods. Specific areas of focus include education, financial stability and healthy communities, while addressing basic needs. In addition to Tucson, communities served include Catalina Foothills, Florence, Green Valley, Marana and Sierra Vista.

United Way Valley of the Sun –  Brings together donors, volunteers, and partners to help break the cycle of poverty in Maricopa County by fighting for children, families, and neighborhoods. Cities include Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Peoria, Scottsdale, Sun City, Wickenburg and several other towns and communities.

United Way of Yavapai County – UWYC identifies unmet needs and addresses them by funding programs and networking with our agencies to bring the most positive impact to the greatest number of people throughout its communities.

United Way Yuma County – In addition to its roots as a fundraising organization, UWYC has become a critical community convener that mobilizes local partners, businesses, key community leaders and Yuma County residents to expand opportunities for all people to live a good life. Its new goal is to help 10,000 families break the cycle of poverty by 2025.

Community Foundations:

The Arizona Community Foundation in Phoenix, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, and their seven affiliate foundations provide funding year-round:

CochiseFlagstaff; Gila ValleySedonaYavapai CountyYuma 

Top Foundations:

Arizona Community Foundation$50,707,627 
PetSmart Charities$46,697,950 
Helios Education Foundation$24,526,983 
The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust$20,899,938 
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation$15,158,623 
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation$15,158,623 
Dorrance Family Foundation$7,042,818 
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix$6,060,674 
The Flinn Foundation$6,024,797 
Emma Eccles Jones Foundation$5,713,241 
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona$5,574,691 
Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation$4,931,679 
Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement$4,751,287 
APS Foundation, Inc.$2,780,700 
Del E. Webb Foundation$2,563,147 
Cardinals Charities$1,912,566 
Globe Foundation$1,782,872 
Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation$1,687,300 
Marshall Foundation$1,284,789 
Phoenix Suns Charities, Inc.$1,149,679 
Sundt Foundation$741,438 
Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona$626,495 
Vitalyst Health Foundation$584,293 
Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation$527,068 
Alberta B. Farrington Foundation$436,440 
Arizona Coyotes Foundation$379,577 
The George Mason Green and Lois C. Green Foundation$371,822 
Harold and Jean Grossman Family Foundation$269,720 
The Whiteman Foundation$194,330 
The Bidstrup Foundation$145,000 
The Lodestar Foundation$75,000 
The Allyn Family Foundation$57,000 
PICOR Charitable Foundation$55,329 
Turf Paradise Foundation$20,424 
New Earth Foundation, Inc.$20,000 
Robert T. Wilson Foundation$7,827 
Every Voice in Action Foundation$5,000 
Phoenix Greyhound Racing Foundation$2,750 
Theresa’s Fund$1,275