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Grant to an Arizona Nonprofit, Agency, Tribe, or School
for Programs that Benefits Residents in Eligible Locations

APS Grant

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Funding Source:

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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) and APS (Arizona Public Service)

Deadline Date:

05/20/22 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grant of up to $10,000 to an Arizona nonprofit organization, government agency, school, tribal entity, or faith-based organization for projects and programs that improve the quality of life for residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for activities within the focus areas of education, arts and culture, environment, human services, and community development. Eligible programs serve residents in the west valley region.

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:

Eligibility Requirements:
- 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.

Agencies eligible for funding must have at least 3 years of continuous operation serving residents in the geographical area listed below.
- 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-proposal Conference:

If your organization is interested in applying for grants through the Arizona Community Foundation and would like to learn more about the process, watch the virtual grant application workshop. This workshop covers an overview of the new Arizona Community Foundation online grants portal, grant guidelines, and application process.

Whether your organization is new to ACF grant opportunities or you have previously applied for funding, you are encouraged to watch.

Workshop link: https://vimeo.com/541828360

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline for 2022 Grant Making
- Grant cycle opens April 22, 2022
- Applications must be submitted online May 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM, no exceptions
- Review committee will make final recommendations in June, 2022
- Grant awards and decline letters out in July, 2022
- If funded, 2022 Final Report Due by July 14, 2023

Preview the application: https://www.grantinterface.com/Form/Preview?form=637783&urlkey=azfoundation

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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