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ACF introduces The New Arizona Prize

August 15, 2014

The Arizona Community Foundation, in partnership with Republic Media and Morrison Institute for Public Policy, is pleased to announce The New Arizona Prize—a philanthropic prize competition aimed at creating the Arizona of tomorrow: a state where innovation thrives, where ingenuity is supported and where the best thinking is harnessed to create long-term, positive solutions to  Read More »

Gifts to Yarnell Hill Fire Funds Total $1.2 Million

July 1, 2014

More than $1.2 million has been contributed to the Arizona Community Foundation’s Yarnell Disaster Relief Fund and Yarnell Memorial Scholarship Endowment by individuals, donor funds of ACF and its affiliated Yavapai County Community Foundation, private foundations, and businesses. To date, gifts to the Yarnell Disaster Relief Fund total about $750,000. Major contributors include the Nina  Read More »

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Arizona Grantmakers Forum 2013 Annual Report

June 17, 2014

View our Annual Report – outlining 2013 program highlights, partnerships, financials and our Board of Directors. Visit the Organization Info/Annual Reports page to view the report.

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Giving USA 2014 Report Highlights


Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. For 59 years, fundraisers, nonprofit leaders, donors and volunteers, scholars, and other individuals who work in or with the charitable sector have counted on Giving USA to provide the most comprehensive  Read More »

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Have Foundations Recovered From the Great Recession?

June 10, 2014

The answer seems straightforward. According to a preview of the forthcoming edition of Key Facts on U.S. Foundations, estimated foundation giving reached nearly $55 billion last year, a record. That was close to $8 billion more than in 2008 — the peak year for foundation giving before the economic downturn. Even after adjusting for inflation,  Read More »