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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Flagstaff Community Funds Grant

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Regions
for Programs that Benefit Residents of Local Communities

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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Flagstaff

Conf. Date:

02/26/20

Deadline Date:

03/30/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal entities in eligible regions for programs that benefit local residents. Funding is intended for a variety of projects and activities within the focus areas of youth, education, social services, healthcare, senior services, and the arts. Eligible organizations will serve Page/Lake Powell, Tuba City, and Williams residents.

The Foundation encourages proposals that demonstrate the following:

  • Leverage matching funds
  • Engage strategic, mission-driven collaborations/partnerships
  • Build the capacity of the organization

Funding will be provided to:

  • Support direct service projects and programs.
  • Support capital expenditures. Grant amounts awarded through this funding opportunity typically cannot support “bricks and mortar” capital expenditures. Please review the funding range stated below.
  • Support general operating support.
  • Support for direct and indirect administrative 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.

For information about review criteria, see: http://www.azfoundation.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Give-Where-You-Live/Flagstaff/2020NARG%20grant%20Guidelines.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179969

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals may be submitted for any amount, as there is no specified funding request range. Total awards will depend on total funds available for the grant cycle. Grants have typically been awarded from $500 to $4,000. Not all grant applications may be funded, partially funded, or fully funded.

Term of Contract:

Funding will be provided to support one-year and/or renewable funding proposals; however, there is no guarantee for second year funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- 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 non-sectarian programs.
- Organizations must serve the residents within the Greater Williams, Page/Lake Powell, or Tuba City areas
- 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. Submission of an incomplete profile will result in a declined application.
- 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 the submitted application(s) will be immediately declined.

Applications that support event sponsorships or fundraising events cannot be considered.

Immediate Geographic Area
- Greater Williams Community Fund: Organizations must serve the residents within the Greater Williams geographical boundaries, and areas serviced by the Williams Unified School District.
- Page/Lake Powell Community Fund: Is proximate to Page/Lake Powell and refers to programs that specifically benefit residents of the area.
- Tuba City Community Fund: Organizations must serve the residents within the Tuba City boundaries and proximate area and that the programs benefit Tuba City residents.

Pre-Application Information:

The grant cycle will open Monday, March 9 at 9:00 a.m. with final applications due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30.

The Steering Committee will make final recommendations by May 22, 2020. Grant awards and decline letters will be sent via email by June 1, 2020.

Grant award checks will be presented locally or mailed by the end of June 2020.

Do not wait until the deadline date to apply. Due to the high volume of calls and inquiries 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 may have limited access to ACF technical support. Please allow 24 hours for a response from staff.

Additional information: https://www.azfoundation.org/GrantsLoans/InvestinginourCommunities.aspx

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online (from March 9): https://www.jlweb.co/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=4303310&p=7919503&g=7919523&_ga=2.253583241.1890519157.1526919565-472562938.1512771227

For assistance with technical questions regarding the online registration and application, please contact the Competitive Grants Management Team at grants@azfoundation.org or 602-381-1400.

Gwen Groth, Regional Philanthropic Coordinator
GGroth@azfoundation.org
928.526.1956

Pats Shriver, Northern Regional Director
pshriver@azfoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Greater Williams, Page/Lake Powell, or Tuba City areas

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