News and Updates

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 »

Ways to Support Separated Families at the Border

June 21, 2018

Along the southern border, thousands of children are being separated from their parents and held in detention facilities after crossing the border illegally. While President Trump has signed an executive order to end this practice, the harm to these families has already been done. Those who are interested in learning ways to support families being separated at the  Read More »