Grants for Women in Arizona
Grants for Women in Arizona
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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.
The David and Lura Lovell Foundation
NOTE: Letters of Interest may be submitted at any time, and we try to get back to you within 30 days. However, November-January and April-June are our busiest times of year, so it could take longer to hear back from us during those periods. Recognize that if you are asked to submit a full application, as much as six months may pass between the time you submit your LOI and a final determination is made on your proposal. Successful awardees typically receive the funds within 45 days of Board approval.
The Lovell Foundation
The Lovell Foundation grew from the passions and life experiences of founders David and Lura Lovell. Together they dealt with monumental challenges and opportunities – by connecting with others, crusading for change, creating success and experiencing peace and joy. Established in 1994, this family foundation continues to embrace causes close to their hearts. In its first 20 years, the foundation invested $11 million in 60 nonprofit organizations for local and national projects supporting people and programs that empower lives, provide opportunities, improve conditions and advance community. Today the foundation is propelled by the passions of the second and third generations of the Lovell family.
The Lovell Foundation envisions communities where mental health care is both barrier- and stigma-free as part of a broader approach to Integrative Health and Wellness. We prioritize programs and initiatives that aim to reduce the stigma of living with and seeking services for a mental health issue.
- We do not fund drug and alcohol treatment.
Integrative Health and Wellness
We envision communities where all people have access to integrative (also known as alternative or complementary) approaches to health care and wellness throughout the spectrum of life. We prioritize programs and initiatives that aim to broaden the awareness and use of best practice approaches in integrative health and wellness, especially those that reach underserved populations.
Youth Access to the Arts
We believe that experiencing the arts through education or participation contributes to the development of well-rounded individuals. We continue to support community-level programs, but prioritize programs and initiatives with the capacity to systematically improve youth access to arts.
We partner with organizations working to advance gender parity at a regional or national level only. We give priority to organizations that address gender barriers and aim to have an impact on gender parity in significant and measurable ways. While the majority of gender-based efforts are focused on inequities among girls and women, we will also consider initiatives for men and boys that promote overall gender parity.
- We do not fund community level projects that provide direct services to gender-specific groups.
Types of Grants
We define Initiatives as efforts that attempt to:
- address the root causes of an issue in one or more of our four Focus Areas, either through elimination of a problem or creation of a solution;
- alter a structure or a system so that it can better address the root causes of an issue; or
- transform an organization or group of organizations so they are better equipped to alter the structure of a system and/or address the root cause of a social issue,
- or some combination of the above.
Social Impact Media Grants
Social Impact Media (SIM) Grants are for creating and disseminating different forms of media: documentary film features, documentary film shorts, episodic documentary series, web series, multi-media projects for web, and trans media projects (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, or other) designed specifically to make a social impact. They must either qualify as Initiative Grants themselves, for example, using a documentary film feature aligned with one of our four Focus Areas to make a sustainable impact on a particular social issue, change a system, or transform an organization; or they must be created in collaboration with and in support of an ongoing or proposed Initiative Grant, for example, broadly disseminating a multi-media project in support of education and outreach in a multi-partner initiative effort. These grants are extremely competitive and there are limited funds available annually.
SIM proposals are eligible for the following purposes and amounts:
- Development: A range of $10,000 to $30,000, with the possibility of an additional match of up to $20,000
- Production and Post-Production: A range of $25,000 to $100,000 (generally no match is recommended for this stage, although there will be exceptions)
- Distribution/Outreach: A range of $25,000 to $100,000, with the possibility of an additional match of up to $50,000
Maricopa Community Foundation
The Maricopa Community Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the City of Maricopa and surrounding area in Pinal County.
We manage a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in our community.
We are a public charity that allows individuals, businesses, and other non-profit organizations to establish permanent endowments and temporary funds within the confines of one large foundation.
Foundation funds are used to provide grants to non-profit organizations and scholarships to area students.
The Maricopa Community Foundations serves the City of Maricopa and surrounding area in Pinal County in the State of Arizona.
Maricopa CF Community Grant Program
The Community Foundation Grant Program consists of separate funds created by individual donors who establish specific criteria for the administration of their grants and is consistent with overall Community Foundation policy.
Grants are made year-round. They include Donor Advised Funds, whose advisor recommend grants based on their interests as well as several competitive funding opportunities offered by the Foundation.
We can provide a wide range of support options and services to help your organization with everything from grantmaking opportunities and community impact initiatives. We have connected with many of our community partners and our focus is working with donors to promote effective philanthropy that focuses on local giving.
The philosophy of the Community Foundation Community Grant Program is to help as many individual organizations as possible; therefore, only one application is received by any one organization in any given year although they may be eligible for several different grants offered.
Bob And Renee Parsons Foundation
Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation Grant
We deal in hope by partnering with community organizations striving to make a difference.
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation was formed to reach low-income and underserved populations, marginalized communities and causes often overlooked or underfunded by mainstream philanthropy. Dealing in the areas of homelessness, medical care, at-risk youth, education and the needs of wounded veterans, The Foundation provides transformational gifts to nonprofit organizations that are successfully addressing these issues and can demonstrate and measure the impact of their work.
Our areas of interest include:
Youth & Education
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is a passionate supporter of organizations and activities that benefit the youth and education of our community. “Bob and I believe that all young people deserve an opportunity to reach their greatest potential. We want to provide opportunities that break the cycles of poverty and discrimination to allow children to create a better life for themselves and their families.” – Renee Parsons
Health & Home
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is dedicated to increasing access to medical care and housing for those who are in need. By funding supportive services & housing intervention strategies for the homeless, dental & medical clinics for the uninsured & undocumented, and wellness centers focused on underserved populations, we hope to improve the quality of life for thousands of deserving people who are often overlooked.
Military & First Responders
“The men and women who serve our country are very special people and they deserve our support … Their unwavering commitment has made our nation safer and a far better place for all.” – Bob Parsons
We believe that every dream begins with hope — that single minded, relentless refusal to give up even in the darkest moments. That hope compels us to partner with organizations that break down barriers to opportunities in which people change their lives forever. And dreams become real.
Youthbridge Community Foundation
NOTE: While The William S. Anheuser Charitable Fund accepts grant applications by invitation only, we welcome inquiries.
William S. Anheuser Charitable Fund
The William S. Anheuser Charitable Fund, a Donor-Advised Fund of YouthBridge Community Foundation, follows the guiding principle to Enrich, Enlighten, Encourage and Educate a few to Enable them to Pay It Forward.
Upon recommendation of the Fund Advisors, YouthBridge provides grants in the following areas:
Children, Youth and Their Families; Women
In the United States we focus on organizations, projects, or programs that:
- Empower the working poor and single working mothers
- Ensure basic needs for the poor
- Support Native Americans
- Provide education or job training
Outside of the United States we focus on organizations, projects, or programs that:
- Empower the disadvantaged economically
- Ensure basic needs for those living in extreme poverty
- Fight human rights abuses
- We fund organizations, projects, or programs supporting animals that provide comfort to people.
The Fund grants primarily to organizations based in Missouri or Arizona. To continue Mr. Anheuser’s tradition of mostly giving to smaller, nimble organizations, the Fund prefers to support small and mid-size organizations.
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
NOTE: The first step in our process is a conversation and, if invited, the submittal of an online Letter of Intent. Once you have been approved to submit an application, follow the instructions to submit information to the Trust.
On an invitation-only basis, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust funds primarily nonprofit organizations in Arizona and Indiana that align closely with our giving areas: Helping People in Need, Protecting Animals and Nature, and Enriching Community Life.
NOTE: This grant page is specifically for "Helping People in Need", non-environmental requests within "Protecting Animals and Nature", and "Enriching Community Life". For Environmental Requests within the "Protecting Animals and Nature" grant program area, see the grant page here.
Helping People in Need
Mrs. Pulliam valued giving people experiencing difficulty a hand-up and firmly believed that education was essential to reaching one’s full potential.
The Trust supports:
- Programs that provide adult education or training with accompanying social supports for individuals to obtain and maintain gainful employment.
- Programs that focus on economic self-reliance through micro-lending, small business development and entrepreneurial efforts for low-income individuals.
- Programs that assist the elderly in maintaining their independence and remaining in their homes.
- Programs that assist vulnerable families, women and children to help move them from crisis or instability to greater functioning.
- Programs that provide basic needs, such as food, clothing, emergency shelter or transitional housing.
- Programs that increase the number of licensed foster families and kinship providers.
- Multigenerational programs that help prevent children from entering the system.
- Programs that support young adults ages, 18-25 who are aging out of the system, with post-secondary educational attainment, job training and financial self-sufficiency.
Education and Literacy
- Programs that provide mentoring and tutoring to disadvantaged youth.
- Out-of-school time programs and projects for underserved children.
- Programs that improve literacy skills of adults.
- Programs that help high school students gain access to careers or post-secondary education.
- Programs that work with children (0 – 5) and their families to improve literacy, reading and language acquisition.
Protecting Animals and Nature
Mrs. Pulliam loved animals – domesticated and wild – and the natural environment. She sought ways to encourage human bonds with both.
The Trust supports organizations and programs that:
- Programs that provide humane and wellness services for domestic animals, including shelter, rescue, spay/neuter and adoption.
- Programs that promote conservation of natural habitats and ecosystems that advance preservation, protection and restoration of land, water, wildlife and plants.
- Programs that promote environmental awareness to connect people to the natural world, promote personal stewardship, or offer knowledge and tools for addressing current and future problems.
Enriching Community Life
Mrs. Pulliam appreciated the importance of having vibrant communities that benefit all residents, while ensuring that nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions at a level of excellence.
The Trust supports:
- Programs that add to the overall civic vibrancy and cultural vitality of the community.
- Programs that create innovative solutions to enhance the quality of life in Indianapolis or Phoenix.
Arizona Cardinals - Cardinals Charities
Founded in 1990, Cardinals Charities supports programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona.
Cardinals Charities' grants are awarded on an annual basis in response to applications from various qualified non-profit organizations whose goals and programs align with the mission statement.
Since its inception, Cardinals Charities has distributed more than 9.1 million dollars to hundreds of worthy charitable organizations on behalf of the Arizona Cardinals and the National Football League.
The Arizona Cardinals Charities Fund supports programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona.
Grants are awarded on an annual basis in response to applications from non-profit 501(c)(3) qualified organizations whose goals and programs meet our mission statement. We make every effort to direct our contributions where they can have the greatest impact while addressing the most critical needs. Funding is limited to the success of Cardinals Charities' own fund-raising efforts during the year.
Arizona Community Foundation
Arizona Foundation for Women believes that if women are afforded ample and equal resources, the entire state benefits. The foundation invests in innovative and change-making programs that address the unmet needs of Arizona’s women and children.
By providing financial resources to statewide nonprofits whose mission and goals focus on the safety, health and economic empowerment of women, we accomplish incredible, powerful outcomes together. Through rigorous granting and evaluation process, we have awarded millions of dollars to the Arizona community since our inception in 1995.
Each year grants are awarded based on the data published in the foundation’s most recent Status of Women Report in Arizona or based on current critical concerns affecting Arizona women.
At Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW), our mission is to advance the status of Arizona’s women through research, advocacy and philanthropy to ensure their safety, health and economic independence.
AFW encourages proposals/programs that:
- Achieve meaningful impact within a year
- Leverage matching funds and utilize resources in innovative ways
- Engage strategic, mission-driven collaborations/partnerships
- Build the capacity of the organization
Harry C. & Deborah L. Elliott Family Foundation
- The Elliott Family Foundation has no formal application deadline, but has adopted a yearly funding cycle that occurs in late Fall.
- All applicants are encouraged to submit proposals well in advance of, but no later than, mid-September for consideration within that calendar year
Established in 2003, the Harry C. & Deborah L. Elliott Family Foundation is the philanthropic arm of builder and developer Elliott Homes. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of human life in the communities it serves. To that end, we help patients gain access to life-saving emergency care at hospitals, women and children rebuild their lives with safe shelter, and college students reach their goals through multi-year scholarships, among other projects. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors that meets on a monthly basis.
Funding has traditionally gone to community health care projects, scholarships for higher education, housing the homeless, environmental preservation and conservation, and services for disadvantaged seniors. Areas in which the Board members have special knowledge or interest are also considered.
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