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

Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona (ACF of Sedona) Grant


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Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona (ACF of Sedona)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Arizona: Sedona and the Verde Valley

Important Dates
Conference Date: 08/16/23
Deadline: 09/08/23 4:00 PM Save

Grant Description
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.

The Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona will accept applications that benefit and support the following Field of Interest funds and their purposes.

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 the 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, John Boone Kincaid III Fund, Dixie A. Carlson Fund, and the Nolan Family Fund): Supports a wide range of projects that benefit the residents of Sedona and the Verde Valley. 

Funds can be used to:

  • Build the capacity of the organization
  • Support direct service projects and programs
  • Support capital expenditures. 
  • Provide general operating support and indirect/direct administrative costs
  • Support one-year and/or renewable funding proposals (there is no guarantee of second year funding) 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
You will be required to disclose if your organization meets the criteria listed below before you get access to the application:
- The applicant organization is fully authorized by its board and other applicable partners/collaborators to submit this application.
- Organizational profile is up to date.
- Organization (or fiscal sponsor) is a 501(c)(3) organization, school, municipality, or tribal entity that operates with fiscal accountability and responsibility. Religious organizations may apply for funding of non-sectarian programs.
- ACF requires all applicants for grants to comply with its non-discrimination policy. Please confirm that the organization applying for this grant does not unlawfully discriminate against employees, volunteers, board members, or the members, clients, or students it serves on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Organization has current tax-exempt status. Applications from organizations with a non-exempt status at the time of submission will be declined unless the organization is applying with a fiscal sponsor.
- Project or program will serve residents of Sedona and/or the Verde Valley. This is based on donor intent when funds were established.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Optional Grant Application Workshops: Attendance at a workshop is NOT mandatory to be eligible to apply to ACF of Sedona for funding. *ACF conducts over 40 grant cycles per year, so this applies to the ACF of Sedona cycle only. Find the workshop information and register by contacting the contact, below.

Grant Application Workshop #1
Tuesday, August 1
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Grant Application Workshop #2
Tuesday, August 8
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Drive, Room 34, Sedona, AZ 86336

Grant Application Workshop #3
Wednesday, August 16
10:00 to 11:30 am
Camp Verde Library, Terracotta Room, 130 Black Bridge Loop Rd, Camp Verde, AZ

Pre-Application Information
- Grant cycle opens: Monday, August 21, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.
- Deadline: Applications are due on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 4:00 p.m., no exceptions
- Grant awards and decline letters sent by December 1, 2023.
- Grant award checks presented in person at the Grant Awards Celebration on Thursday, December 7th at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.
- If funded, 2023 Final Report Due one year from funding notice date.

Each organization can submit one standalone application. The grants portal tracks this by EIN number, hence each EIN number can only appear once in the grant cycle. For exceptions, see:

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

Due to the high volume of calls and inquiries as the deadline nears, 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, you may have limited access to ACF technical support. Please allow 24 hours for a response from staff.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant proposals may range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Contact Information
Apply online (from August 21):

Please contact Brenda Moons, Regional Philanthropic Coordinator, for questions regarding eligibility and workshops at or 928-282-2042 prior to the application open date.

For assistance with the website, including the organizational profile and the online application, please contact the ACF Grants Management Team at 602-381-1400 or

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