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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Yuma Grant


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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Yuma
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Geographic Focus
USA: Arizona: Yuma County

Important Dates
Conference Date: 07/13/22
Deadline: 08/12/22 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations, government or tribal entities, and universities 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 Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma encourages and supports efforts that:

  • Have significant community impact which provide benefits for the largest number of people possible, with a modest investment of funds
  • Serve a variety of ethnic, economic or 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.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Requirements
- Organization without 501(c)(3) status must use a fiscal agent to apply on their 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. Applications that are missing the required documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be forwarded for review by the grant committee.
- 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 completed and visible profile on ACF’s grant portal: Incomplete organizational profiles will result in immediate declination of the submitted application.
- Organizations must be in good standing with the IRS at the time of review or else the submitted application(s) will be immediately declined.
- School district or a school within a school district
- Government or tribal entity, or a university
- Proposed projects must serve the residents in Yuma County.

Pre-Proposal Conference
In preparation for the 2022 grant application process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma and San Luis Community Fund invite potential applicants to one of the grant application workshops. Attendance is strongly encouraged 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.

Both workshops will be held at the Main Library - Yuma County Library District: 2951 S 21st Dr, Yuma, AZ 85364. The same content will be provided at each workshop; attend whichever one works best with your schedule.

Grant Application Workshop #1
Tuesday, July 12
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Grant Application Workshop #2
Wednesday, July 13
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Register online:

Pre-Application Information
Timeline for 2022 Grant Making:
- Request for Applications announced to the community in June 2022.
- Grant cycle opens July 11, 2022 at 9:00am.
- Deadline: Applications are due August 12, 2022 at 5:00pm; no exceptions.
- Advisory Board will make final recommendations by October 2022.
- Grant awards and decline notifications out by November 1, 2022.
- If funded, Final Report Due by November 1, 2023.

All users will be required to update and complete their organizational profile before being able to submit any grant application.

The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma will accept only one proposal from a qualified organization.

Do not wait until the deadline date to apply. Due to high volume of calls and inquiries as the deadline nears, organizations are encouraged to contact staff well in advance of the deadline with 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
Proposals may be submitted for a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Please contact Veronica Shorr to discuss any part of the grant application process at or at 928-539-5343.

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

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

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

RFP & Supporting Documents
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