News and Updates

Satterberg Foundation awards Community Partnership Grant to Arizona Grantmakers Forum

December 4, 2018

Arizona Grantmakers Forum announced last month that itis the recipient of a three-year, $1 million Community Partnership Grant from AGF member the Satterberg Foundation. This is the largest grant AGF has ever received, and it will invest the funds in alignment with the foundation’s mission to promote a just society and sustainable environment. The community partnership also  Read More »

Remembering Marissa Theisen, Founding President and CEO of Arizona Grantmakers Forum

September 24, 2018

Former and founding Arizona Grantmakers Forum President and CEO Marissa Theisen passed away on Saturday after battling pancreatic cancer. The AGF team and board join Marissa’s family and friends in mourning her loss and celebrating her life. She led AGF from its inception in 1986 until she retired in 2015 to return to her management  Read More »

Arizona Grantmakers Forum and the Regional Partnering Center Announce Strategic Partnership

September 5, 2018

Arizona Grantmakers Forum, the statewide network for philanthropy, and the Regional Partnering Center, a nonprofit partnering organization in Pima County, today announced a strategic partnership designed to strengthen the philanthropic sector’s ability to address community needs in southern Arizona. This alliance will serve the Southern Arizona Network, AGF’s newly created regional affinity group. Through RPC’s  Read More »

Arizona Grantmakers Forum Remembers Sen. John McCain

August 27, 2018

With the McCain family, his staff and all of Arizona, we at Arizona Grantmakers Forum are mourning the loss of U.S. Sen. John McCain. A champion for immigration reform and supporter of human rights, veterans services and health care, he leaves a legacy of remarkable leadership and commitment to public service. As a two-time presidential  Read More »

U.S. Treasury Department/IRS Propose Regulations on State and Local Government Tax Credits

August 24, 2018

Arizona Grantmakers Forum’s partners at the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits just released an alert to its members about draft regulations that could affect Arizona nonprofits. The proposed rule—scheduled to take effect Monday, Aug. 27—states that donations to nonprofits that currently generate Arizona tax credits would no longer be fully deductible. Please stay tuned for updates and  Read More »