Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Yuma Grant and San Luis Community Fund
Grants to Yuma County, Arizona Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies for Arts and Culture, Health, and Youth
and Agencies for Arts and Culture, Health, and Youth
Foundation / Corporation
Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) - Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Yuma
08/25/17 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Yuma County, Arizona nonprofits, public schools, agencies, tribal entities and religious organizations for programs in the areas of youth development, health care, arts and culture, and animal welfare (spay and neutering services only). Funding is also available for unrestricted programming.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma will be accepting proposals that benefit and support:
- Youth for proposals no more than $10,000
- Healthcare for proposals no more than $10,000
- Arts and Culture for proposals no more than $10,000
- Animal Welfare for Spay and Neuter services only. Proposal amount to be determined.
- Unrestricted funding is available for areas that do not fit into the categories of Youth, Healthcare, Arts and Culture, and Animal Welfare for proposals no more than $10,000
San Luis, Arizona-based nonprofits can apply to the San Luis Community Fund to support programs that benefit and support youth, health or human services, arts and culture, and unrestricted categories. The San Luis Community Fund will accept only one proposal from a qualified organization. Proposals may be submitted for no more than $1,000. The amount available will depend, in part, on funding available from the Community Fund’s total endowment. Not all proposals will be funded, and some may be partially funded.
Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma and San Luis Community Fund encourage proposals that:
1. Leverage matching funds
2. Engage strategic, mission-driven collaborations/partnerships
3. Build the capacity of the organization
4. Support direct services projects
5. Support capital or program projects
6. Support one-year funding proposals
7. 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.
8. Applications that support event sponsorship or conferences cannot be considered
Proposals may be submitted to The San Luis Community Fund for no more than $1,000.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma accepts proposals in amounts up to $10,000.
- 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 completed and visible profile on ACF’s website: http://www.azfoundation.org
- 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.
Specific Eligibility for Applicants to the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma:
Organizations must serve the residents within the Yuma County, AZ geographic boundaries. Because of the challenges faced by local nonprofits due to the economy, grant-making preference will be given to those organizations that have a home office, or an affiliate office/field office in the Yuma, AZ community.
Specific Eligibility for Applicants to the San Luis Community Fund:
Organizations must serve the residents within the San Luis, AZ geographic boundaries. Because of the challenges faced by local nonprofits due to the economy, grant-making preference will be given to those organizations that have a home office, or an affiliate office/field office in the San Luis, AZ community.
To learn more about the application process and elements of an effective application, representatives of nonprofit organizations, public schools, government agencies, and Tribal entities are invited to attend one of two upcoming grant application workshops.
Topics to be discussed during the workshops include application instructions, eligibility requirements, guidelines, and an overview of the Arizona Community Foundation online grants center and application process.
Yuma Grant Application Workshops
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
ACF Yuma office, 350 W. 16th St. Ste. #304, Yuma, AZ 85364
Registration is required and space is limited. The workshops are free and open to all nonprofit representatives.
Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma will typically accept no more than one proposal from a qualified organization.
Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to the ACF Competitive Grants Management Team.
Certain circumstances will allow for more than one submission.
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.
- Grant cycle opens July 24, 2017.
- Applications are due Friday, August 25, 2017 by 5:00 PM.
- Yuma Advisory Board will make final grant recommendations Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
- Grant awards presented at the 2017 Heart of Yuma event Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
- Grantee Mid- Term site visit May 2018, dates TBA.
- If funded, Final Report Due by November 1, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To register for the July 11 workshop: https://yumagrants0711.eventbrite.com/
To register for the July 13 workshop: https://yumagrants0713.eventbrite.com/
Apply online: https://www.gdg.do/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=4303310&p=7919503&g=7919523&_ga=2.128587785.463541906.1499710972-18091234.1499710972
Miguel Salcedo, Regional Philanthropic Coordinator
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
P.O. Box 6835
Yuma, Arizona 85366
USA: Arizona: Yuma County
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