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Grants and In-Kind Support to Arizona Nonprofits for
Programs that Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arizona Public Service (APS)

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 - Applications should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event


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Grants and in-kind support to Arizona nonprofit organizations to benefit communities where the funding source has a business presence. Funding is intended to support projects and events in the focus areas of the environment, human services, civic and economic development, arts and culture, and education. Additional consideration is given to programs that serve under-resourced populations.

Organizations may request funding for multiple events or projects by submitting an all-inclusive application, which may include requests for in-kind support such as printing and trash boxes. 

Core program areas:

  • Education: Support for assistance or training for residents to obtain gainful employment, as well as for prevention and education programs that provide a solid foundation for children and youth.
  • Civic Development: Support for Chambers of Commerce and economic development entities that foster business recruitment and retention, and sponsor events in cities and towns throughout our service territory. Programs that promote civil discourse, public safety, and energy education are welcome.
  • Human Services: Grants help residents obtain safe housing and ensure food stability, as well as providing opportunities for Arizona seniors to remain healthy and active.
  • Arts & Culture: Support for organizations with a broad reach and that serve residents who might otherwise have limited access to participate, including performing arts, cultural festivals, and youth outreach/education.
  • Environment Sustainability: Grants assist environmental sustainability programs that promote stewardship and offer conservation education throughout the state. These programs seek unique solutions to preserve Arizona's rich environmental legacy and prepare for tomorrow.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173574

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The company invests in 501(c)3 nonprofits executing strong community programs where APS has a presence.

APS corporate giving does not fund:
- Start-up organizations defined as nonprofits whose ruling year has been granted by the IRS for less than three years
- Individuals or individual scholarships
- Religious organizations, churches, and programs that are purely denominational in purpose
- Legislative or lobbying efforts or organizations
- Animal shelters or agencies
- Organizations not located, or providing services, within the APS service territory
- Foundations or organizations which are grant making entities that distribute funds to other nonprofit organization (pass through)
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by law
- Sports teams or sporting programs
- Scouting troops
- Organizations whose primary mission is funding medical or scientific research
- Endowment, debt reduction, capital or building campaigns not part of established relationships
- Competitions, beauty pageants or talent contests

Pre-Application Information:

Grant requests may be submitted any time throughout the year, but must be received by October 15 to be considered for funding during the current calendar year.

Applicants are asked that requests seeking event sponsorship be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event date. All grant requests will be reviewed within 60 days of submission.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

MS 3200
PO Box 53933
Phoenix, AZ 85072-3933

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: APS Service Territories.

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