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Yavapai Community Foundation Competitive Grant

Grants to Yavapai County, Arizona Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools for Programs that Benefit Local Residents

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

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02/28/19 4:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 to Yavapai County, Arizona nonprofit organizations, agencies, schools, and tribal entities for programs that benefit local residents. Applicants must attend at least one workshop offered by the Foundation before submitting an application.

ACFYC will accept proposals that benefit and support:
- Children
- Environment
- Eye Care for Children
- Healthcare
- Law Enforcement Canine Units
- Music and Art
- Social Services
- Yavapai County Communities

ACFYC encourages proposals that:
- Leverage matching funds
- Engage strategic, mission-driven collaborations/partnerships
- Build capacity of the organization
- Support direct service projects and programs
- Support capital expenditures.
- Support general operating budget
- Support direct and indirect administrative costs associated with carrying out the program, such as staff salary/wages, project management, marketing, consultants, supplies, postage, travel, training, equipment, newly acquired information technology, etc. Direct costs can also include directly attributable administrative support, legal or accounting functions, with distinct and measured effort on the project.

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GrantWatch ID#: 151998

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals may be submitted for a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $20,000. Total available funding will depend in part on funding amounts from the Foundation's Field of Interest funds.

Term of Contract:

ACFYC supports one-year and/or renewable funding proposals; however, there is no guarantee for second year funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements
- 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 nonsectarian 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 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.

- If your organization if a standalone organization, you may submit one application.
- If your organization is a chapter of a broader, national organization, you may submit one application per chapter.
- If your organization is a school district or a school within a district, you may submit one application per school.
- If your organization is a government, tribal entity, or a university, you may submit one application per department.
- If your organization is a fiscal sponsor for another organization, you may submit one application, whether that application is for your organization or as a fiscal sponsor for another organization.

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

Grant amounts awarded through this funding opportunity typically cannot support “brick and mortar” capital expenditures.

Pre-proposal Conference:

To prepare for their upcoming annual competitive grant cycles, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invite applicants to attend one of four free grant workshops in the Prescott and Sedona area.

To be eligible to apply for grants in 2019, each organization must attend one of the grant application workshops. Registration is required and seating is limited. Topics to be discussed include an overview of the ACF online grants center, grant guidelines, and elements of an effective application. Each workshop will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, with registration beginning at 12:30 PM.

Grant Application Workshop - Prescott
Tuesday, January 22
Yavapai College – Prescott Campus, Building 3, Room 119
1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott

To RSVP for Prescott Workshop:

Grant Application Workshop - Camp Verde
Wednesday, January 23
Camp Verde Library, Terracotta Room
130 Black Bridge Rd., Camp Verde

To RSVP for Camp Verde Workshop:

Grant Application Workshop - Prescott Valley
Wednesday, January 30
Prescott Valley Library, Crystal Room
7401 E. Civic Circle, Prescott

To RSVP for Prescott Valley Workshop:

Grant Application Workshop - Clarkdale
Thursday, January 31
Yavapai College – Verde Valley Campus, Community Room
601 W. Black Hills Dr., Clarkdale

To RSVP for Clarkdale Workshop:

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be submitted online by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 28, 2019.

Grant panels will review applications by Friday, April 12, 2019. ACFYC Board of Advisors will make final recommendations on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

The Joy of Giving Philanthropic Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Prescott Resort.

Organizations are required to have a completed and visible profile on ACF’s website:

The application for this grant cycle is online. If applicants do not have internet access, they are advised to contact local public libraries, which offer free public internet access.

Organizations will be limited to the number of times they can apply for a grant. If an organization has submitted a grant application three years in a row and has not received funding in any of those three years, that organization will not be allowed to apply during the fourth year. This time frame began as of 2017.

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

Application portal:

Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to Or call 602-381-1400.

Regional Philanthropic Advisor Lisa Sahady

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Yavapai County