Leadership, Service & Collaboration

For 39 years, the Arizona Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in Arizona by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. Our success is directly related to our generous donors who invest through the Arizona Community Foundation in our state's most effective nonprofit organizations.

Leadership

 

As a statewide philanthropic leader, the Community Foundation develops solutions and promotes innovation across a broad array of issue areas including education, health, community development, the environment, arts and culture, and more. We also work to expand philanthropy, harnessing the collective generosity of Arizonans to advance public will and create a better quality of life for all.

Service

With more than 1,600 separate charitable funds established either for the common good or for special purposes, the Community Foundation works closely with donors to achieve their philanthropic goals. We support and assist donors in making meaningful investments in our community according to their unique vision.

Collaboration & Impact

The Community Foundation typically awards upwards of $35 million each year to some 2,500 community organizations in Arizona and throughout the United States. Since inception, the Community Foundation has invested $597 million in our communities to achieve meaningful, measurable results and attract co-investment by other foundations, donors and government.

Assets

Our $747 million in trust and endowment assets is professionally managed to safeguard principal and yield a competitive rate of return. Oversight is provided by a volunteer Investment Committee comprised of nationally recognized financial experts. Learn more

Local Knowledge

With a long history and statewide presence, the Arizona Community Foundation has a keen understanding of the diverse people, needs and assets of our state. Our local knowledge and connections, combined with our professional expertise in charitable giving, provide donors with information and personal guidance that is unmatched.

Reach

Our statewide network of Regional Affiliates brings together the best thinking of local leadership to address regional needs with the cost-effectiveness of professional, centralized services. In addition to ACF's central office in Phoenix, the six Regional Affiliates are served by staff in five regional offices. Boards of Advisors comprised of local leaders oversee the business of each Affiliate, including local grantmaking. An Affiliate Council with designated representatives from each Affiliate helps guide the statewide network.

Integrity

The Arizona Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, voluntarily adopting policies and procedures to guarantee that we conduct business not only legally, but ethically.

Governance & Staff

The Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors whose members represent diverse backgrounds, interests and professional expertise. Foundation staff work closely with donors, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, government and businesses to ensure the Foundation effectively addresses community needs. Our staff includes professionals skilled in fund development, planned giving, estate planning, grantmaking, philanthropic services, nonprofit management, communications, marketing, education, finance, accounting, information technology and administration.

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