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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) - Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County (ACFYC)

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Deadline Date:

02/23/22 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribal entities for projects and programs to benefit eligible communities. Applicants must attend one application workshop prior to submitting a grant application. Eligible organizations serve the residents of Yavapai County.

ACFYC will accept proposals that benefit and support:

  • Animal Welfare (Pat and Gerhard Kroenaur Animal Friends Fund) – The scope of this fund is to exclusively benefit organizations within Yavapai County whose purpose it is to provide services directly to animals. These services include, but are not limited to, rescue, spay/neuter, vaccination, medical treatment, shelter, rehabilitation, and appropriate release to good homes or into the wild.
  • Children (Margaret T. Morris Children’s Fund and Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County Children’s Fund) - The scope of the fund is to exclusively benefit children’s projects within Yavapai County.
  • Environment (Yavapai County Fund for the Environment) - The scope of this fund is to exclusively benefit projects to sustain the environment, as in protecting and preserving open spaces, vistas, wildlife habitat; and helping solve environmental problems such as air and water pollution through programs, projects, and education.
  • Eye Care for Children (Ophthalmic Science Foundation) - The scope of this fund is to exclusively support the needs of children in Yavapai County with visual impairments. Applicants must provide eye care for children with visual impairments, provide for educational needs of children with visual impairments or provide for care of children with visual impairments.
  • Healthcare (Yavapai County Healthcare Fund) - The scope of this fund is to exclusively support medical, dental, and mental healthcare to underinsured and uninsured persons.
  • Law Enforcement Canine Units (Janet Codding Law Enforcement Canine Fund) - The scope of this fund is to exclusively benefit law enforcement organizations in Yavapai County that utilize canines for law enforcement purposes, including but not limited to, patrol tracking, locating illegal drugs, search & rescue and locating cadavers.
  • Music and Art (Prescott Gateway Music & Art Fund) - The scope of this fund is to exclusively benefit projects whose purpose is to support music and art.
  • Social Services (Richard & Jonne Markham Fund) -Social Services (Richard & Jonne Markham Fund) - The scope of this fund is to exclusively benefit projects whose purpose is to provide social services.
  • Yavapai County Communities (Yavapai County Community Fund) - The scope of this fund is to exclusively benefit the residents located in the geographic area of Yavapai County

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151998

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals may be submitted for a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Any Arizona 501(c)(3) organization, government agency, school, and tribal entity that operates with fiscal accountability and responsibility. Religious organizations may apply for funding of non-sectarian programs.
- Organizations must serve the residents within the Yavapai County geographic boundaries. Sedona agencies must use funding to benefit residents of Yavapai County outside of Sedona (defined as outside the Sedona city limits).
- Organizations must be in good standing with the IRS at the time of application submission or submitted application(s) will be declined.
- Organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribal entities that wish to apply for a grant through ACF of Yavapai County must attend a grant application workshop. If not, that organization's application will not be accepted.
- Organizations must demonstrate a non-discrimination policy regarding staff, employment governing board, and service delivery based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or national origin, and provide evidence of the policy.
- Organizations without 501(c)(3) status must use a fiscal agent to apply on their behalf. Fiscal agents must have a visible profile on the ACF website, and also be a 501(c)(3) organization. The fiscal agent will be allowed to submit one application.

Please note that grant awards may not support "brick and mortar" capital expenditures or a capital campaign effort.

Applications that support event sponsorships or fundraising events cannot be considered.

Pre-proposal Conference:

ACF will host free virtual grant application workshops to equip local organizations with the knowledge and tools to apply.

Attendance at one of the workshops is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for funding this year.

The first workshop offered is a full-length session for organizations who have never applied for funding or whose application wasn't previously successful. Organizations that successfully applied last year may choose to attend one of our last two, shortened workshops highlighting updates.

Organizations that have never applied for funding through ACF or whose previous ACF application wasn't successful (i.e. application was not reviewed by an ACF grant panel):

January 10, 2022 | 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Organizations that have previously applied for funding and submitted a successful application (i.e. application was reviewed by an ACF grant panel):

January 18, 2022 | 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

January 21, 2022 | 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

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For further information, see:

Pre-Application Information:

Open Date: 9:00 a.m., February 1, 2022
Close Date: 4:00 p.m., February 23, 2022

- Grant Cycle opens Monday, February 1, 2022.
- Application are due Wednesday, February 23, 2022 by 4:00 pm; no exceptions.
- Grant Panels will review applications by Friday, April 29, 2022.
- ACFYC Board of Advisors will make final decisions by May 2022.
- The Joy of Giving Philanthropic Awards Luncheon to be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Prescott Resort.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Questions regarding your organization's eligibility:

Regional Philanthropic Advisor Sheri Denny (928) 583-7816 or

For assistance with technical questions regarding the online registration and application, please contact the ACF Grants Management Team at or 602.381.1400 or 800.222.8221.

Arizona Community Foundation
2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 405B
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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