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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Yuma Grant

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribal Entities, and Religious
Organizations in Eligible Areas to Address Community Needs

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

Deadline Date:

08/21/20 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations, agencies, tribal entities, and religious organizations in eligible areas to address community needs. Funding is intended for programs and projects in the focus areas of youth, health care, and arts and culture, and for unrestricted programming. Organizations must serve the residents within the Yuma County geographic boundaries.

The ACF of Yuma will be accepting proposals that benefit and support:

  • Youth -The scope of this fund is to benefit youth projects/programs
  • Healthcare -The scope of this fund is to support healthcare projects/programs
  • Arts and Culture -The scope of this fund is to benefit projects/programs whose purpose is to support arts and culture
  • Unrestricted funding is available for areas that do not fit into the categories listed above.

Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma encourages proposals that:

  • Leverage matching funds
  • Engage strategic, mission-driven collaborations/partnerships
  • Build the capacity of the organization
  • Support direct services projects
  • Support capital or program projects
  • Support one-year funding proposals
  • Support direct costs associated with carrying out the program, such as staff salary/wages, project management, marketing, consultants, supplies, postage, travel, training or equipment, newly acquired information technology, etc. will be allowed. Direct costs can also include directly attributable administrative support, legal or accounting functions, with distinct and measured effort on the project.
  • Applications that support event sponsorship or conferences will not be considered

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160255

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant proposal accepted for a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:
- Any Arizona 501(c)(3) organization, government agency, and tribal entity that operates with fiscal accountability and responsibility. Religious organizations may apply for funding of nonsectarian 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 are required to have a complete, updated, and visible profile on ACF's website.
- 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 else the submitted application(s) will be immediately declined.

Pre-Application Information:

- Grant cycle opens July 15, 2020 9:00am.
- Applications are due Friday, August 21, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. No Exceptions.
- Yuma Advisory Board will make final grant recommendations in September 2020.
- Awarded organizations announced at the Heart of Yuma virtual event on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Checks mailed following the Heart of Yuma.
- If funded, Grantee mid-term site visit April-May 2021, dates TBA.
- If funded, Final Report Due by November 1, 2021.

All applicants must complete or update their organizational profile before they submit their application.

Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma will typically accept no more than one proposal from a qualified organization.

Due to the high volume of calls and inquires 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 will have limited access to ACF technical support.

More information:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

If you have questions related to the application components
Veronica Shorr, Regional Director

For technical assistance with the web site, including organizational profile and the online application:
ACF Competitive Grants Management Team

Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma
350 W. 16th Street, Suite 304
Yuma, AZ 85364

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Yuma County

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