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Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and Schools
to Enhance the Local Quality of Life in Eligible Regions

2022 Competitive Grant

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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) - Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona (ACF of Sedona)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

08/18/22 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal entities, and public schools to enhance the quality of life for residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support a wide range of community benefit activities that serve residents in Sedona and/or the Verde Valley.

ACF of Sedona encourages and supports grant requests that:

  • Have significant community impact
  • Use funds efficiently
  • Serve people from a variety of ethnic, economic and 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
  • Support underserved and unrepresented populations

Grants will be made from the following funds. Proposed projects should directly align with one of the field of interests listed below.

Animal Welfare (Sedona Animal Welfare Fund): Supports the physical, emotional and social care of animals, as well as animal rights, public policy, public education and research on animal welfare-related issues. This includes rescue/adoption of unwanted pets and wildlife rehabilitation.

Arts (Sedona Arts Fund): Supports efforts to enrich the cultural life of our community through art, performance, and arts education. Proposals may include, but are not limited to, the performing and fine arts as embodied by sculpture, painting, drawing, music, theatre, dance, film, poetry, and architecture.

Diversity Education (Tolerance Learning Center Fund): Supports cultural diversity education and training, including programs designed to combat hate, prejudice, discrimination, stereotypes and violence, and to foster understanding, tolerance, inclusion, and mutual acceptance of religious, racial, ethnic and other differences.

Social Welfare & Justice (Martinez Family Fund and the Glenys and Gerry Wilson Family Fund): Supports programs that assist the marginalized and the underserved populations of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Programs may address access to housing, emergency shelter, healthcare, education, employment, food, human services and other resources. Issues such as domestic violence, immigration, civil rights, and worker concerns are also supported.

Environment (Greater Sedona Fund for the Environment): Supports organizations whose purpose is to sustain the local environment, as in preserving open spaces, protecting wildlife habitat, and helping solve environmental problems such as air, light, noise, and water pollution. This fund supports environmental services, research, education, and legislative efforts.

Health Care (Sedona Health Care Fund): Supports programs that provide quality healthcare services to residents of Sedona and/or the Verde Valley.

General Community Benefit (Sedona Community Fund): Supports a wide range of projects that benefit the residents of Sedona and the Verde Valley. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155550

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

• Applicants must be nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or be a public school, tribal entity, municipality or government agency. If an organization does not have 501(c)(3) status, it must use a fiscal agent to apply on its behalf. Fiscal agents must be a 501(c)(3) organization. A copy of the agreement between the fiscal sponsor and the sponsored organization is required.
• 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.
• Religious organizations may submit proposals for non-sectarian services.

Pre-proposal Conference:

In preparation for the 2022 grant application process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona invites nonprofits, educational institutions, government agencies, and tribal entities serving Sedona and Verde Valley residents to one of the grant application workshops.

Attendance is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for a grant this year. The workshops will support local organizations applying for funding and will include an overview of the ACF online grants center, grant guidelines, and elements of an effective application.

Grant Application Workshop #1
Thursday, June 9
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom

Grant Application Workshop #2
Wednesday, June 15
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Mary Fisher Theater
2030 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

Grant Application Workshop #3
Wednesday, June 29
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Camp Verde Library, Terracotta Room
130 Black Bridge Loop Rd.
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

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Pre-Application Information:

The grant application will open online on August 1 at 9:00 a.m. with final applications due no later than August 18 at 4:00 p.m.

Timeline for 2022 Grant Making
• Grant cycle opens August 1, 2022 at 9:00am.
• DEADLINE: Applications are due August 18, 2022 at 4:00pm; no exceptions.
• Grant award and decline notifications sent out no later than December 1st.
• If funded, final report due one year from funding notice date.

Organizations are required to have a completed and visible profile on ACF’s grant portal.

Contact Information:

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

Grant Portal:

Applications must be submitted online. If applicants do not have internet access, they are advised to contact local public libraries, which offer free public internet access, or call the ACF local office for assistance at (928)282-2042.

Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to

Jennifer Perry
Regional Director

Brenda Moons
Philanthropic Coordinator Grants Management Team

Grants Management Team

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