Statement on HB 2598

Arizona Grantmakers Forum is the statewide network that connects, educates and advocates for Arizona philanthropy. With more than 80 grantmaking organizations in our membership, Arizona Grantmakers envisions a vibrant Arizona where all people thrive.

In pursuit of that vision, Arizona Grantmakers opposes HB2598, divisive legislation that will harm the economic vitality of communities across our state. Just as we are beginning to heal from the impact of SB1070, Arizona’s racial profiling law, this bill would turn back the clock to a time when communities were deeply suffering.

At its core, philanthropy serves to promote and strengthen the well-being of all people, not divide and intimidate them. Arizona Grantmakers stands in solidarity with its members and fellow community leaders who oppose this measure and encourage legislation that respects the dignity of all people.