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Thunderbirds Charities Grant

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits for Programs that Enhance
the Quality of Life for Residents in Eligible Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Thunderbirds Charities

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 5:00 PM MST


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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations for programs that enhance the quality of life for residents in eligible counties. Focus areas include community outreach and quality of life, improving the lives of the physically and mentally challenged, supporting at-risk youth and families, education, and working to eliminate domestic violence, homelessness, and poverty. Thunderbird Charities will consider requests for capital support and programming. Eligible programs are those that benefit residents of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area (Maricopa and Pinal Counties).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175534

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grants will not be funded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, a charity must hold a 501 (c)(3) non-profit status and be based in Arizona.

Thunderbirds Charities accepts requests from organizations serving the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area, unless the project/program primarily benefits Greater Phoenix Metropolitan residents. Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area is defined as Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

Thunderbirds Charities does not currently provide funding to the following:
• Nonprofit organizations whose 501 (c)(3) status has been in effect for less than three years.
• Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, marital status, age, disability or veteran status.
• Individuals.
• Political, labor or fraternal organizations.
• Advocacy or lobbying activities for issue related topics.
• Medical or scientific research.
• Religious organizations, churches or programs that are purely denominational in purpose.
• Foundations or organizations which are themselves, grant-making entities.
• Endowments, Fellowships or Scholarships (for college purposes).
• Individual schools: public, charter, private, colleges, universities or their support organizations (to include but not limited to; Booster Clubs, PTA/PTO’s, athletic teams, bands, performing arts groups, alumni associations or school foundations).
• Debt reduction campaigns.
• Ongoing support or multi-year support.
• Projects or programs outside of Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area, unless the project/program primarily serves Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area residents.

Pre-Application Information:

- Application process opens: February 1, 2021
- Application submission deadline: March 1, 2021
- Thunderbirds Charities notifies applicant regarding funding decisions: Late May 2021

All materials must be received via the Thunderbirds Charities online portal no later than 5:00 p.m. MST on the day of the deadline.

Please note, Thunderbirds Charities fiscal year is June 1 thru May 31 and a charity may apply once within the fiscal year.


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, please contact Cheryl Ruggiero at 602-216-7325 or

Thunderbirds Charities
7226 N. 16th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Phone: 602-870-0163
Fax: 602-870-4162

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area (Maricopa and Pinal Counties)

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