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Grants to Arizona Nonprofits, Schools, FBOs, and
Agencies to Benefit Individuals with Hearing Disabilities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF)

Deadline Date:

01/08/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations, Tribal and government agencies, schools, and faith-based organizations for projects to benefit individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Funding is intended for scientific research, capacity building, project support, and feasibility planning for capital projects.

The Foundation will consider proposals in all four categories that address one or more of the following:

  • Critical Issues
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Sign Language 
  • Quality of Life

For more information on the above categories, see pp. 1-2 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents below.

Proposals should be based on the following grant categories:

  • Project Support: The Foundation will consider proposals for specific projects that address one or more of the areas listed above.
  • Capacity Building: Capacity Building Grants are intended to strengthen the management and/or operational capacity of outstanding Arizona non-profit organizations whose primary mission is to serve the Deaf and hard of hearing community. 
  • Scientific Research in the areas of Deafness and Hearing Loss: Proposals addressing eligible research areas will be accepted.
  • Feasibility Planning for Capital Projects: Funding will be provided to determine the feasibility of a project or capital fundraising campaign that serves the Deaf and hard of hearing community and will be located in Arizona.

For more information on grant categories, see pp. 2-3 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182761

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 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:

Timeline for 2020-2021 Grant Making:
• Grant cycle opens December 14, 2020.
• Applications are due on January 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., no exceptions.
• Grant review committee will make final recommendations in March, 2021.
• Grant awards and decline letters out by March 30, 2021.
• If funded, 2019 Final Report Due in March 2022.

Please contact ACF staff to discuss any part of the grant application process. 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.

Contact Information:

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

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For questions or assistance contact:
Competitive Grants Management Team

2201 East Camelback Road, Suite 405B
Phoenix, 85016

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