Arizona Grantmakers Forum is a network of grantmakers and does not issue grants, provide technical assistance to nonprofits, or match funders and grantseekers.

Local Resources

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
This action-oriented group of partners across Arizona – both nonprofits and those in the community who support them – is dedicated to furthering the common interests of the state’s nonprofits.

ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
Their mission is to build the capacity of the social sector by enhancing the effectiveness of those who lead, manage, and support nonprofit organizations. Their Scope of the Arizona Nonprofit Sector report categorizes grantmakers by the main source of their income, whether it is coming from corporations, private sources such as a family or an individual, or from public contributions.

Community Information and Referral
This hub serves as Arizona’s key source of integrated information that brings people and health and human services together.

Arizona Common Grant Application
This form was developed by a committee of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum to facilitate the application process within Arizona. It effectively streamlines the grantseeking process by allowing nonprofits to create one application that can be submitted to multiple funders. A number of Arizona foundations accept the CGA and it is advisable to call for clarification prior to submittal.
Project Budget (Excel)
Organization Budget (Excel)

Starting a Nonprofit in Arizona
Written by Ellis M. Carter, Carter Law Group, P.C.

National Resources

The Next Generation of American Giving – YouTube video

All generations are not created equal. Are you optimizing your outreach and fundraising to connect with each group? Visit to download the full report.

Council on Foundations
A national network that supports grantmakers in various aspects of foundation management.

The National Council of Nonprofits
The nation’s largest network of nonprofits and serves as a resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits.

This website provides resources, discussions, and discounted software and hardware for nonprofits.

NTEN – Nonprofit Technology Network
Nonprofit Technology Network is a membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use.

Inside Philanthropy – the premier source of day-to-day philanthropic coverage, reporting on how foundations and individual donors give away their money.

Tipping Point exists to change the way our community fights poverty. We make sure the most effective nonprofits—those that create real opportunities for Bay Area individuals and families in need—get the support they deserve.