News and Updates

Ways to Support the Black Community and Combat Racism

June 3, 2020

The recent incidents of racism, murder and police brutality, including the murder of George Floyd, have once again reminded us of the systemic racism that continues to plague America and Arizona. In response to the community’s requests for recommendations, Kim Covington of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum member Arizona Community Foundation has compiled the following list  Read More »

How Arizona Foundations Can Ensure an Accurate Census Count

May 15, 2020

Learn how three nonprofits are supporting on-the-ground efforts for the 2020 census — and why it matters for the state’s philanthropic community. The Arizona philanthropic community is stepping up to support census efforts in hard-to-reach communities. After all, the 2020 census count determines state funding for the next decade—and those dollars directly impact the public  Read More »

Arizona Grantmakers Have Made More Than $33 Million Available to Nonprofits During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 24, 2020

In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, grantmaking organizations across Arizona have begun distributing grants from special funding sources totaling more than $33 million for nonprofit agencies to address financial challenges resulting from cancellations and postponements of fundraising events, programs and cultural offerings. An Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits survey of 501(c)(3) agencies throughout the state projected  Read More »

Arizonans Open Their Hearts on Arizona Gives Day to Raise $6.1 Million for 913 Nonprofits Across the State

April 17, 2020

In an incredible show of generosity and selflessness at a time of unthinkable challenges, nearly 39,000 Arizonans donated a record-shattering $6,095,007 to 913 nonprofit organizations participating in the seventh annual Arizona Gives Day 2020 on April 7. The final numbers for this year’s event, organized by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum  Read More »

Grantmaking Organizations Considered ‘Essential Businesses,’ Ducey’s Chief of Staff Says

April 1, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed an executive order instituting a stay-at-home policy to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona. The order took effect Tuesday at 5 p.m. The order requires Arizonans to stay in their homes except when engaging in essential activities including shopping for groceries and supplies and to work in  Read More »