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2019 Competitive Grant

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools in Sedona
and the Verde Valley to Address the Needs of Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

03/29/19 4:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribal entities in Sedona and the Verde Valley for programs that address the needs of local residents. Applicants must attend a workshop offered by the Foundation prior to submitting an application.

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.
- Applications from fiscal sponsors will no longer be accepted.
- Grant amounts awarded through this funding opportunity typically cannot support “brick and mortar” capital expenditures.

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 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Prescott, Yavapai College.
- Grant Application Workshop on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Camp Verde, Public Library.
- Grant Application Workshop on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Prescott Valley, Public Library.
- Grant Application Workshop on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Clarkdale, Yavapai College.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline for 2019 Grant Cycle:
- Grant Cycle opens Thursday, March 4, 2019.
- Applications are due Friday, March 29, 2019 by 4:00 pm; no exceptions.
- Grant Panels will review applications by Friday, May 24, 2019.
- ACF of Sedona Board of Advisors will make final recommendations on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
- The Spirit of Sedona Philanthropic Awards Luncheon to be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Enchantment Resort.

ACFS 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.

Note: Eligible organizations serve 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).

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 ACF Grants Management Team at or 602.381.1400 or 800.222.8221.

Contact Affiliate/ACF staff to discuss any part of the grant application process:
Regional Philanthropic Advisor Lisa Sahady 928.583.7815 or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Sedona and the Verde Valley