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Community Development Fund

Grants to Phoenix, Arizona Nonprofits for
Health, Education, and Community Development

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Foundation / Corporation

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Phoenix Industrial Development Authority (Phoenix IDA) and Arizona Community Foundation (ACF)

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Grants starting at $25,000 to Phoenix, Arizona nonprofit organizations to benefit local communities in the areas of health innovation, education, and economic and community development. LOIs are due January 19. Funding may be used for programs, projects, equipment, and materials.


This fund will make investments to support high quality initiatives and the most innovative collaborations in Phoenix area schools or school districts that focus on one or more of the following areas:

-Access to high quality STEAM initiatives
-Early literacy
-Teacher quality, recruitment, and retention
-Parent engagement

Preference will be given to initiatives that evidence sustainability beyond the grant cycle and establish or strengthen district or system wide collaborations.

Health Innovation:

This fund will make investments in overall community health, emerging programs that facilitate jobs in health care. In addition, special consideration will be given to providing funding for programs that increase access to healthcare and primary prevention programs for low to moderate income populations.

Economic/Community Development:

This fund will consider Investments in programs that revitalize the Phoenix community in the areas of economic development, supportive and affordable housing, economic success initiatives for the working-poor, and workforce development projects supporting self-sufficiency including but not limited to work readiness, job placement assistance and/or occupational skills training.

Available Grants for Funding:

Programs/projects that improve service delivery and are collaborative will be considered for funding. It is preferred that operating expenses (e.g. salaries, professional development, etc.) be in the form of a “challenge grant” in which the Phoenix IDA can leverage existing or additional community dollars to assist with the program or project.

Items needed in the classroom, healthcare facility, or for a small business (books, computers, printers, etc.) to expand or enhance teaching or service delivery will be considered. These items must be included in the proposed budget.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182762

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum request for this grant is $25,000 – to a maximum of $100,000.

Term of Contract:

The Phoenix IDA prefers to avoid relationships which can make an applicant dependent upon the Phoenix IDA’s funds for the administration of a project or program over a period of years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:
-The Phoenix IDA will only consider a grant request from a recognized, tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations which have been established for a minimum of three years.
-Individual schools may not apply; however, school districts and school foundations WILL be eligible to apply.
-Organizations must be in good standing with the IRS at the time of review.
-Funding is available for program-based projects. This fund does not support sponsorships, conferences, or capital projects (construction, equipment, “bricks and mortar”, etc.).
-It is the Foundation’s goal to distribute these funds broadly to assist many nonprofits in their community programing and services. If you have been awarded a grant from the Phoenix IDA in the last two years, please do not apply this time.
-Organizations must demonstrate and provide a non-discrimination policy regarding staff, employment, governing board, volunteers, or the members, clients, or students it serves on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law and provide evidence of the policy.

The following grants will not be eligible for funding through the Phoenix IDA:
-Academic, scientific, or medical research projects
-Advocacy or lobbying activities
-Capital campaigns
-Debt reduction
-Individuals (includes items such as stipends, scholarships, seminar and/or workshop fees)
-National organizations (programs/projects outside of Phoenix or Arizona)
-On-going or multi-year support
-Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
-Political, labor, or fraternal organizations

Pre-Application Information:

Where appropriate, other funding sources may be encouraged to leverage the grant and maximize impact of the Phoenix IDA funds.

The Phoenix IDA will run two grant cycles in 2018. An LOI must be submitted within one of the cycle’s timeframes.

The LOI review process is scheduled to be completed more than two weeks from the deadline date, however, exceptions may arise which may cause this to be delayed. Applicants will be notified as necessary.

Not all LOI requests will result in an invitation to complete a full proposal. Organizations will be notified via email of the decision of the submitted LOI. If an organization is invited to complete a full application, the notification will include submittal instructions.

Grants recommended for funding are sent to the ACF PS Committee Chair/ Phoenix IDA Grants Committee Chair for final approval.

Cycle 1:
-Letter of Interest Opens: December 18, 2017
-Letter of Interest Deadline: January 19, 2018
-Full Proposal Deadline: March 16, 2018

Cycle 1:
-Letter of Interest Opens: August 13, 2018
-Letter of Interest Deadline: September 7, 2018
-Full Proposal Deadline: October 26, 2018

Contact Information:

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

Apply through the Online Grants Center:

Competitive Grants Management Team:

Ashley Anderson, Lead Philanthropic Advisor, Competitive Grants

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Phoenix