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2020 Competitive Grant

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools in
Eligible Regions to Address the Needs of Local Residents

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

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Deadline Date:

03/26/20 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribal entities in eligible regions for programs that address the needs of local residents. Applicants must attend a workshop offered by the Foundation prior to submitting an application. Applicants must serve Sedona and the Verde Valley.

ACF of Sedona will accept proposals that benefit and support:

  • Animal Welfare (Sedona Animal Welfare Fund)
  • Arts (Sedona Arts Fund)
  • Diversity Education (Tolerance Learning Center (TLC) Fund)
  • Social Justice (Martinez Family Fund)
  • Environment (Greater Sedona Fund for the Environment)
  • Health Care (Sedona Health Care Fund)
  • Unrestricted (Sedona Community Fund)

For more details on the focus areas, see page 1 of the Grant Guidelines in Supporting Documents below.

ACF of Sedona 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155550

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

ACF of Sedona encourages proposals that support 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 geographic boundaries of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
- 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.

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribal entities that wish to apply for a grant through ACF of Sedona must attend a grant application workshop. If not, that organization’s application will not be accepted.

- Grant Application Workshop on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in Sedona Public Library
- Grant Application Workshop on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in Prescott, Yavapai College
- Grant Application Workshop on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in Camp Verde, Public Library
- Grant Application Workshop on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in Prescott Valley, Public Library
- Grant Application Workshop on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in Clarkdale, Yavapai College.

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Pre-Application Information:

Timeline for 2020 Grant Cycle:
- Grant Cycle opens Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM.
- Applications are due Thursday, March 26, 2020 by 4:00 PM; no exceptions.
- Grant Panels will review applications by Thursday, May 14, 2020.
- ACF of Sedona Board of Advisors will make final recommendations on Friday, June 12, 2020.
- The Spirit of Sedona Philanthropic Awards Luncheon to be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

ACF of Sedona will accept only one proposal from a qualified organization.

- The application for this grant cycle is online.
- Organizations are required to have a completed and visible profile on ACF’s website.
- Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to the Foundation.

Organizations are encouraged to contact staff well in advance of the deadline with any questions. During the last week of any grant cycle’s duration, applicants will have limited access to ACF technical support. Applicants are requested to allow 24 hours for a response from staff.

Contact Information:

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

Create a profile and apply online:

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

Please contact Regional Director Jennifer Perry at 928.399.7218 or to discuss any part of the grant application process.

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

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USA: Arizona: Sedona and the Verde Valley

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