Grants for New Nonprofits in Arizona
Grants for New Nonprofits in Arizona
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The Albertsons Companies Foundation
Albertsons Companies Foundation funds organizations that strengthen the neighborhoods we serve. We support nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with our priority areas:
- Health and Human Services
- Youth and Education
- Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities
Outside of a specific RFP, a first-time funded organization will typically receive a grant of $1,000 to $5,000. Once we have some history with an organization, we will entertain a request at a higher value.
American Express Foundation
It is our mission to support our customers, colleagues and communities by helping them achieve their aspirations and helping their communities thrive. This shapes our work as a responsible corporate citizen. We deliver high-impact funding and initiatives that support people, businesses and non-profit partners so that together, we can make a meaningful difference in the world.
Our goal with financial contributions from BOK Financial and the BOKF Foundation is to enhance the quality of life and economic wellbeing in the communities where BOK Financial operates and where our employees work and live including Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Our charitable contributions are focused on four pillars of giving: United Way, economic development, education and basic needs
Our long-term strategic plan guides all contributions to assure maximum impact in the community and to develop mutually beneficial relationships with our nonprofit partner agencies. BOK financial contributions are budgeted on an annual calendar basis. We accept online charitable contribution/grant applications throughout the year.
Pillars of giving
We provide volunteer and financial support to organizations serving the most vulnerable members of our community. Our efforts largely focus on organizations providing direct services addressing such issues as poverty, hunger, healthcare, housing and safety.
An equitable, robust educational system drives long-term community growth. We support local nonprofits whose primary mission is promoting basic education, including public school foundations, early childhood education, financial literacy, and institutions of higher education.
Actions that raise the standard of living and economic health of our communities make them better places to live and work. We provide support to local chambers of commerce; nonprofits focused on workforce development, job training, etc.; and public/private partnerships investing in our communities.
Us Bank Foundation
Making community possible
At U.S. Bank, we are dedicated to supporting our communities through responsive and humbled actions focused on addressing racial and economic inequities and creating lasting change in our communities. Through our Community Possible Grant Program, we are partnering with organizations that focus on economic and workforce advancement, safe and affordable housing and communities connected through arts and culture.
The U.S. Bank Foundation is committed to making Community Possible through Work, Home and Play. We advance this work through collaborative grant making to bring equitable and lasting change through our focus on sustainable, high-impact funding with 501c3 nonprofit partners.
Children and families are better positioned to thrive and succeed in a home that is safe and permanent. Access to sustainable low-income housing is increasingly challenging for low- to moderate-income families. In response, our giving supports efforts that connect individuals and families with sustainable housing opportunities.
Access to safe, affordable energy-efficient housing
We provide financial support to assist people in developing stability in their lives through access to safe, sustainable and accessible homes. Examples of grant support include:
- Organizations that preserve, rehabilitate, renovate or construct affordable housing developments for low- and moderate-income families, individuals, seniors, veterans, and special-needs populations
- Organizations that provide transitional housing as a direct stepping stone to permanent housing
- Organizations that focus on veterans housing and homeownership
- Construction of green homes for low- and moderate-income communities
- Clean energy retrofit programs for low- and moderate-income housing developments
- Organizations that provide access to renewable energy
- Improving waste management systems to include recycling and composting programs
Owning and maintaining a home requires significant financial knowledge, tools and resources. We support programs that assist low- and moderate-income homebuyers and existing homeowners. Examples of grant support include:
- Homebuyer education
- Pre- and post-purchase counseling and coaching
- Homeownership-retention programs designed to provide foreclosure counseling
We know that a strong small business environment and an educated workforce ensure the prosperity of our communities and reduce the expanding wealth gap for communities of color. We provide grant support to programs and organizations that help small businesses thrive, allow people to succeed in the workforce, provide pathways to higher education and gain greater financial literacy.
Investing in the workforce
We fund organizations that provide training for small business development, as well as programs that support individuals across all skill and experience levels, to ensure they have the capability to gain employment that supports individuals and their families. Examples of grant support include:
- Small business technical assistance programs
- Job skills, career readiness training programs with comprehensive placement services for low- and moderate-income individuals entering or reentering the labor force
Providing pathways for educational success
- To address the growing requirements for post-secondary education in securing competitive jobs in the workplace, we support:
- Organizations and programs that help low- and moderate-income and at-risk middle and high school students prepare for post-secondary education at a community college, university, trade or technical school and career readiness
- Programs and initiatives at post-secondary institutions that support access to career and educational opportunities for low- and moderate-income and diverse students
Teaching financial well-being for work and life
Financial well-being is not only critical for financial stability, it’s crucial in helping individuals be successful in the workplace. Examples of grant support include programs that positively impact:
- K-12 and college student financial literacy
- Adult and workforce financial literacy
- Senior financial fraud prevention
- Military service member and veteran financial literacy
Supporting the green economy through workforce development
The green economy is fast becoming an area of opportunity for workforce development programs. Funding support includes:
- Reskilling or retraining for jobs in renewable or clean energy
- Building and maintaining infrastructure to support renewable energy, including EV charging stations and bike/transportation programs
Play brings joy, and it’s just as necessary for adults as it is for kids. But in low-income areas there are often limited spaces for play and fewer people attending arts and cultural events. That’s why we invest in community programming that supports ways for children and adults to play and create.
Access to artistic and cultural programming and arts education
Our investments ensure economic vitality and accessibility to the arts in local communities, as well as support for arts education. Examples of grant support include:
- Programs that provide access to cultural activities, visual and performing arts, zoos and aquariums and botanic gardens for individuals and families living in underserved communities
- Funding for local arts organizations that enhance the economic vitality of the community
- Programs that provide funding for arts-focused nonprofit organizations that bring visual and performing arts programming to low- and moderate-income K-12 schools and youth centers
Supporting learning through play
Many young people across the country do not have the resources or access to enjoy the benefits of active play. Supporting active play-based programs and projects for K-12 students located in or serving low- and moderate-income communities fosters innovation, creativity, and collaboration and impacts the overall vitality of the communities we serve. Funding support includes:
- Support for organizations that build or expand access to active play spaces and places that help K-12 students learn through play and improves the health, safety and unification of neighborhoods in low- and moderate-income communities
- Programs that focus on using active play to help young people develop cognitive, social and emotional learning skills to become vibrant and productive citizens in low- and moderate-income communities
Outdoor places to play
Environmental stewardship enhances and improves the livability of our communities. Supporting efforts to preserve, protect and enhance outdoor spaces is now part of our Play pillar of giving. Funding support includes:
- Cleanup efforts in community spaces, including (but not limited to) beaches, rivers, and streams
- Protecting green spaces within the community, including planting trees, mangroves and seagrass
- Programs that support community, native and/or pollinator gardens, including community composting
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
NOTE: The Foundation is focusing it's remaining grantmaking for 2021 on covid-19 funding.
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona. The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust makes grants that continue Virginia Piper’s commitment to improving the quality of life in Maricopa County through programs that support healthcare and medical research, children, older adults, arts & culture, education and religious organizations.
Piper Trust works side-by-side with nonprofit organizations as a partner, helping them to identify problems, build expertise, find solutions, and become continually stronger and more effective. The Trust strives to be a vital part of Maricopa County—not only as a source of leadership and financial support, but as a neighbor sharing a lasting stake in the county’s future.
The Piper Trust’s grantmaking focuses on Virginia Galvin Piper’s commitment to improving the quality of life for residents of Maricopa County. Reflecting Mrs. Piper’s own grantmaking, the Trust awards grants in six core program areas.
Arts & Culture
Piper Trust’s Commitment
Arts and cultural experiences create a vibrant Maricopa County
- Literature, performance, visual arts, and other cultural experiences enrich our quality of life.
- A lively arts and culture scene can provide Maricopa County with much-needed economic stimulus.
- Children’s participation in arts and culture facilitates communication ability, critical reasoning, and social aptitude.
Our Approach and What We Fund
- Improved Business and Financial Operations:
- Organizational planning in business, marketing, and fundraising strengthens arts and culture organizations and improves sustainability.
- Computers, specialized software, and upgraded technology, such as installations of the comprehensive Tessitura software, are assets to help arts and culture nonprofits manage their operations, build audiences, and communicate with donors.
- Collaborations for Greater Effectiveness and Efficiencies
- Collaborative projects to build a distinctive arts and culture community in Maricopa County — emphasizing arts and culture as an engine of economic development and community asset.
- An example of a collaborative project is the Cultural Data Project (developed by The Pew Charitable Trusts).
- Revenue Generation, Cost Reduction and Mergers
- Redesigning business models and alternative structures may be opportunities to increase revenues and reduce costs.
Piper Trust’s Commitment
All children in Maricopa County deserve a happy, healthy, and safe childhood
- Nurturing families produce children who arrive at adulthood prepared to contribute to society.
- Coaching families and giving them help to nurture their children in the earliest years produces greater success than remedial aid to children and families later.
- Adolescents with family and community encouragement fare better than their peers in avoiding risky behaviors.
Our Approach and What We Fund
- Improved Parent and Caregiver Child-Rearing Know-How
- Teaching proper parenting, such as parent hotlines, classes for teen mothers and programs and assistance for dealing with difficult social and emotional stages in a child’s growth, pays off in greater numbers of thriving children.
- Family programs in the home and convenient places like libraries help children prepare for school and achieve academic success.
- For example, the Raising A Reader program successfully takes early-literacy training directly to families and children in apartment buildings.
- Special Trust Investment: The Arizona Parent Kit, given to new parents at birthing hospitals, is now administered by First Things First statewide.
- Assistance for Children without Resources or with Special Needs
- Children and families in crisis find help from food banks, crisis nurseries, domestic violence shelters, behavioral health programs, and transitional housing for families and youth.
- Vulnerable children get necessary aid addressing child abuse, living in poverty, and living with addicted parents.
- Children with disabilities and their families gain assistance from programs that remove social, emotional, and physical barriers to their growth and learning.
- Special Trust Investments: Vulnerable children benefit from the Adopt-A-Pool Fence project, the Back-to-School clothing program and the Child Abuse Prevention License Plate program.
- Enhanced Child Care Practices and Afterschool Care
- Early childhood educators and youth mentors find helpful instruction in learning care practices, safety training, and manuals.
- Afterschool facilities and activities at teen centers, as well as homeless youth hubs and mentoring programs, support youth and keep them engaged in productive activities.
- Integrated Early Childhood Policies and Practices
- Special Trust Investment: Planning for the BUILD Initiative, a project of the Early Childhood Funders’ Collaborative, will guide state efforts to prepare children for success.
Piper Trust’s Commitment
Learning results in opportunities and a higher quality of life
- Formal and informal education helps us to understand ourselves, our world, and human potential.
- Learning begins at birth and the first three years of life are critical for a healthy, well-developed brain.
- Education and learning create economic opportunities, promote national competitiveness, and encourage active citizenship.
Our Approach and What We Fund
- Improved Early Learning Environments
- Advancing early learning practices, training and curricula, including standardized orientation for new teachers and accreditation for community-based preschools, enhances preschool education throughout Maricopa County.
- Teach for America Phoenix introduced the corps members in Maricopa County preschool classrooms.
- Special Trust Investment: Model programs for better early learning environments such as the Quality Preschool Curricula Project present attractive solutions to preschool education challenges.
- Academic Enhancements for Youth
- Tutoring and academic enrichment help school-age children overcome educational challenges and advance in school.
- Examples: Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods gives children afterschool tutoring opportunities. Junior Achievement Arizona broadens perspectives. And The College Depot helps remove barriers for young people to transition to college.
- Remedial programs can help vulnerable students stay and succeed in school or work toward GEDs, advancing opportunities.
- Assistive learning aids can make learning easier for children with disabilities.
- Special Trust Investments: Collaborative projects such as Expect More Arizona and Science Foundation Arizona are broad community-based projects.
- Engagement of Older Adults in Learning
- Programs for older adults and people with disabilities can promote employment and second careers.
- The Gateway Community College Career Transition Center builds marketable skills. Lifelong learning opportunities offer active minds and engagement in the community.
- Programs for older adults to tutor and mentor school children offer academic benefits to the children and meaningful volunteer opportunities for themselves.
- Experience Corps and Your Experience Counts successfully bring older adult tutors into classrooms.
Healthcare & Medical Research
Piper Trust’s Commitment
Quality, accessible healthcare and disease prevention are essential for all residents
- Quality, accessible care is acutely important for Maricopa County residents at three critical stages–early childhood, adolescence, and later life.
- Limited access to preventive healthcare signals long-term problems with chronic diseases.
Personalized medicine, biosignatures and the promise of cost-effective healthcare
- Arizona has become a center for biomedical research and biomedical enterprises and attracts world-renowned clinical and research experts in biomedicine.
- The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University are at the center of international research focused on personalized medicine.
Our Approach and What We Fund
- Improve Facilities for Children, Adolescents and Older Adults
- Capital investments such as expanded children’s emergency rooms and neonatal intensive care units bring improved healthcare.
- Enhancing geriatric facilities directly advances the quality of healthcare for older adults.
- Better Trained Healthcare Workforce
- Integrating child development principles and practices into pediatric medicine magnifies the effectiveness of children’s healthcare.
- The model Healthy Steps program successfully teaches pediatric residents about childhood development requirements not taught in the typical medical curriculum.
- Training in geriatrics and end-of-life care expands perspectives beyond traditional medical models.
- Hospice of the Valley creates palliative medicine curricula for medical students, residents and the hospital care team.
- The Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovations trains a new generation of nurses to serve older adults.
- Increased Access to Basic Healthcare
- Uninsured and underinsured people and families require preventive and acute health services easily accessible to their neighborhoods and communities.
- Mobile medical vans and free-standing community health clinics serve this need.
- Mobile units like Mission of Mercy medical vans circulate in Maricopa County, and the Virginia G. Piper Medical and Dental Clinics at St. Vincent de Paul offer free medical services in areas of most need.
- Centers for Advancement in Personalized Medicine
- Special Trust Initiated Investments: Piper Trust has invested in building regional distinction in biosciences, particularly personalized medicine. The initiative includes support for the Center for Sustainable Health and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personal Diagnostics (both within the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University). The Centers work to improve health outcomes at lower costs by sustaining health through the prevention and early detection of disease.
Piper Trust’s Commitment - Older adults in Maricopa County must have the chance to remain healthy, independent, and productive
- The continuum of older adults stretches from the Baby Boom Generation just entering traditional retirement age to frail older adults–all needing to stay vital and engaged as long as possible.
- Frail older adults and the many Boomers who face eventual frailty will benefit from improved disease prevention and the greater independence these improvements bring.
- The pioneering work we do now to help Boomers sort out new ways to live a productive later life will define aging for the generations that follow.
Our Approach and What We Fund
- Disease and Disability Prevention
- Prevention programs that focus on proper nutrition, exercise, early screening for diseases, and appropriate medications promise to advance quality of life.
- Implementation of programs such as the statewide Falls Prevention Advisory Coalition and the Stanford Chronic Disease Self Management Program enhance health, safety and independence.
- Assistance for Older Adults to Remain Independent
- Adoption of such national health models as BenefitsCheckUp, Matter of Balance, and intergenerational day care for children and older adults at Benevilla can establish the pattern by which older adults remain healthy and independent.
- Volunteer aid can help older adults remain at home and give respite to caregivers.
- Volunteerism, “Recareering” and Community Engagement
- Spaces and programs that promote civic engagement and nontraditional work benefit both older adults and their communities.
- Mesa United Way uses over-55 Vista and AmeriCorps workers and executive volunteers to fill important positions at nonprofit organizations in the East Valley.
Piper Trust’s Commitment - Our investment in faith-based programs for children, adolescents, and older adults reflects our founder’s own beliefs
- Piper Trust invites and supports projects from all faiths provided they focus on children, adolescents, and older adults.
- Grantmaking for religious organizations reflects Piper’s objectives and strategies in the Children, Older Adults, Education, and Healthcare program areas.
Our Approach and What We Fund
- Assessments of learning environments in faith-based preschools and quality improvement projects such as the Quality Preschool Curricula Project offer enhanced learning for young children.
- Housing alternatives for older adults such as the Beatitudes Campus Foundation for Senior Living and Jewish Family Children’s Services offer private care management for older adults.
Piper Trust conducts rigorous competitive grantmaking. Program, evaluation, communication and finance staff work closely with potential grantees to ensure that projects are focused, meet the Trust’s funding guidelines and address longer term needs.
Del E Webb Foundation
The Del E. Webb Foundation invests in productivity that results in long-term benefits.
We believe that investing in results-based programs will impact the future of our society by allowing it to reach its maximum potential.
Our ValuesFollowing Del E. Webb's legacy, our giving is defined by new ideas and innovative adaptations. We invest in results by committing to programs operating within Arizona, California or Nevada that create or enhance opportunities for permanent improvements. We focus primarily on child and health initiatives.FundingThe range of grants is $5,000 to $3,000,000. Round the amount to the nearest $1,000.
NOTE: All applicants must be invited to apply for a grant from Bayer Fund. Invitation codes can be requested from the Bayer site in your community or through the Contact Us page.
We support high-quality educational programming by schools and nonprofit organizations that enable access to knowledge and information and empower students and teachers in communities around the nation, with a focus on furthering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education. Priority is given to programs that take place during the school day, but also includes after school and summer programs, technical training programs, and academic programs that enrich or supplement school programs.
The in-school educational programs we support target grades K-12 and under-served students (50%+ students qualify for free/reduced lunch) and take place during the school day. The after school and summer programs we support include those offered by youth development organizations that take place outside of the regular school day and provide students in grades K-12 with opportunities to enhance their skills and interests through exposure to STEM fields.
All funding requests and budgets must be for program activities and expenses that start after funding decisions are made. All programs must be completed within one year of the start date, except in limited situations where longer term programs have been agreed upon. Grant award amounts vary, depending on the size of the community, the type of programming, and the reach/impact of the organization.
Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program
Building a More Just and Sustainable Outdoor and Environmental Movement Together
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-led organizations are on the frontlines of the grassroots work being done to build a better planet but our work is chronically overlooked and underfunded. We know that when our voices are left out, our communities suffer, and our planet does too. With the Liberated Paths Program, we envision a way to bridge that gap.
Through this program, we are working to create a more just and sustainable outdoor and environmental movement by shifting resources to and building power with Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color. The Liberated Paths Program supports outdoor initiatives and organizations that cultivate and celebrate the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color and affirm the many experiences and identities our communities hold, through grantmaking, capacity building, and network building.
Through our Liberated Paths regional grants, we support organizations and initiatives of all sizes located in California, the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington), the Southwest (Arizona and New Mexico), and the Delaware River Watershed that work at the intersection of racial justice, outdoor experiences, and the environment. In 2023, we will also launch grantmaking in North and South Carolina. Our Liberated Paths: Youth Access to Nature Fund supports efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area that increase safe and equitable access to the outdoors for Young People of Color.
We work with leaders and organizations who are rooted within their communities with the lived experiences to understand how to best advance justice and center the needs of the community. We support Leaders of Color to design and lead the types of joyful outdoor experiences and environmental efforts that are most meaningful to them and their communities.
Liberated Paths support looks like:
- Relationship-driven and trust-based support
- Multi-year grants of $1,000 to $20,000 per year when possible
- Long-term, deep engagement in financial, operational, and fundraising capacity building
- Network building with a cohort of grantees to facilitate shared learning and systems-level changes
- Eligibility that is not hinged on organization size, ability to do impact reporting, or 501(c)(3) status
- Support for organizations and initiatives of all sizes and in all stages of their development
- Prioritized funding for organizations and initiatives led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
- Capacity building trainings and workshops for grantee partners
Our model offers financial grants, as well as consistent coaching and mentorship. We want to connect our grantee partners with the tools and resources they need to sustain their vital work. To that end, in addition to trainings and workshops for all grantee partners, we work with each partner to identify areas where they want to grow and tailor our support to their needs. These areas could include: board recruitment, financial sustainability, staffing and hiring considerations, executive leadership coaching, budget planning, program design, insurance and liability considerations, safety, guidance on applications for additional grants, and more.
Through Liberated Paths, we seek to bring together organizations and leaders working at the intersection of environment and racial justice. We do this through virtual get-togethers and information sessions. We facilitate network building within each cohort of grantees to facilitate shared learning and systems-level changes.
We also bring together funders and partners through a webinar series to connect, share information about the Liberated Paths Grantmaking Program and to also hold critical conversations regarding topics such as the explicit role of race in Liberated Paths, the racial funding gap, and racial bias and its impact in philanthropy.
In-N-Out Burgers Foundation
NOTE: To apply for a 2023 capital grant, you will need to set up an appointment to discuss the project with our Foundation team before you are given access to the application. After that conversation, the project will be reviewed by the team and you will be notified of the decision that has been made as to whether or not your organization will be able to apply for capital funding in 2023. Once invited, you will receive further information on how to proceed. Please carefully review the Capital Grant Guidelines above to ensure that your organization meets the requirements to apply. To set up an appointment with our staff or if you have further questions, please contact us at (949) 509-2555 or [email protected].
About the Foundation
The In-N-Out Burger Foundation’s purpose is to assist children and youth who have been victims of child abuse and neglect and to prevent others from suffering a similar fate. Our grant award range is from $5,000 - $25,000 for agencies within the areas where In-N-Out Burger does business that most closely aligns with our mission. Please know that the minimum grant that an organization can receive is $5,000, the only exception being new organizations. A limited number of organizations that have the strongest fit with our mission and have received long-term support will have the opportunity to receive funding beyond the $20,000 level this year.
The In-N-Out Burger Foundation is happy to consider the following types of grants:
- Program: Designed to support the development, expansion, or enhancement of programs within an existing organization.
- General Operating Support: Unrestricted funding is available to support an organization’s core programming. Applicants must present a strong, realistic case on the priority importance of funding general operating costs and how the funds will help sustain the organization’s mission and provide benefit to the children in their care.
- Please note that all programs within your organization must align with our mission to be considered for this type of support.
- Capital Purchase: Equipment, furnishing, and other major material purchases.
- Capital Campaign: Construction of new facilities, renovations, upgrades to existing buildings, and other special projects. Capital grants range from $5,000-$50,000 and are awarded on a very limited basis each year to organizations that meet all other funding criteria, whose mission aligns closely with the Foundation, and with which there has been a long-term funding relationship (minimum of 2 years). We encourage organizations to continue to submit a separate proposal for programmatic or general operating support funding as they normally would. For further details, please download the Capital Grant Guidelines.
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