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Arizona Public Service (APS) Grant

Grant to an Arizona Nonprofit, Agency, Tribe, or Faith-Based Organization
for a Project or Program that Benefits Residents in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arizona Community Foundation and APS (Arizona Public Service)

Deadline Date:

04/30/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grant of up to $10,000 to an Arizona nonprofit organization, government agency, tribal entity, or faith-based organization for a project or program that improves the quality of life for residents in eligible regions. Focus areas include education, arts and culture, environment, human services, and community development. Eligible programs are those that serve residents in the west valley region (specified below).

In addition, the APS Fund encourages and supports projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Serve a variety of ethnic, economic or cultural backgrounds
  • Include new or creative solutions to problems or issues
  • Involve volunteers and in-kind gifts that demonstrate community involvement
  • Foster cooperative efforts between organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153612

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals may be submitted for a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Any Arizona 501(c)(3) organization that has been in operation for a minimum of 3 years, government agency, or tribal entity that operates with fiscal accountability and responsibility. Religious organizations may apply for funding of non-sectarian programs.
- 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.
- Organizations must be in good standing with the IRS at the time of review or the submitted application(s) will be immediately declined.

Immediate Geographic Area - Organizations must serve the residents within the following geographic boundaries:
- North to Bell Road (extend boundary line west when Bell Road ends);
- West to 459th Avenue;
- South to Estrella/Gillepsie Dam; and
- East to 19th Avenue.

As a general rule, the Fund does NOT support projects that:
- Relate to religious or political activities,
- Cover costs or expenses related to fundraisers,
- Sponsor events,
- Finance capital improvements.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Grant cycle opens April 1, 2021
- Applications are due April 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM, no exceptions
- Review committee will make final recommendations by October 16, 2021
- Grant awards and decline letters out by November 6, 2021
- If funded, 2020 Final Report Due by October 2022

Tutorial Video: https://vimeo.com/user38479606/review/218825690/21ea160857
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Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=azfoundation

Direct questions to grants@azfoundation.org or call 602-381-1400.

Arizona Community Foundation
2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 405B
Phoenix, AZ 85016
info@azfoundation.org
602.381.1400

Grant Coverage Areas:

Eligible agencies must serve residents in the following geographical area:
- North to Bell Road (extend boundary line west when Bell Road ends);
- West to 459th Avenue;
- South to Estrella/Gillespie Dam; and
- East to 19th Avenue.

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