AZ Community Foundation Distributes $31.8M

COVID-19 relief creates increase of !20 percent over last year’s first-quarter grants

The Arizona Community Foundation and its donors awarded a total of $31,836,224 in first quarter grants and scholarships. The grants came from funds of the Arizona Community Foundation, including COVID-19 Community Response Funds, and its six statewide affiliates in Cochise, Flagstaff, the Gila Valley, Sedona, Yavapai County and Yuma.

The $31.8 million in both discretionary and advised grants and scholarships was awarded in five strategic priority areas: Health Innovations, Community Improvement and Development, Environment and Sustainability, Arts and Culture, and Quality Education.

College scholarships accounted for $1.5 million of the quarter’s total and were awarded for the benefit of 536 students pursuing higher education. College scholarships are awarded to Arizona students to attend a wide range of colleges, universities and technical schools in Arizona and across the United States.

In addition to these grants, 368 nonprofit organizations with agency endowments managed by the Arizona Community Foundation received their annual distributions during the first quarter of ACF’s fiscal year, accounting for the remaining $2.6 million distributed during the quarter.

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