ACF of the Gila Valley to host grant application workshops for local nonprofits

SAFFORD—The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley invites representatives of local nonprofits, public schools, government agencies, and tribal entities to attend one of seven grant application workshops. The grant workshops will equip organizations with helpful knowledge in preparing for the annual competitive grant cycle.

Attendance is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for a grant in 2020. Register for a workshop by visiting

The same information will be presented at each grant workshop, so organizations are encouraged to attend the one that works best with their schedule. Topics to be discussed include an overview of the ACF online grants center, grant guidelines, and elements of an effective application.

The grant cycle for ACF of the Gila Valley will open on Monday, April 6 with final applications due no later than Monday, May 4. For more information on the workshops or grant cycle, contact Regional Philanthropic Coordinator Colin Shannon at 520.505.3678 or

The Arizona Community Foundation of the Gila Valley is a growing and permanent collection of funds created by local residents for the benefit of communities in Graham and Greenlee counties. This family of charitable funds is guided by a local Board of Advisors and benefits from cost-efficient, centralized professional services provided by ACF.

Established in 1978, the Arizona Community Foundation is a statewide family of charitable funds supported by thousands of Arizonans. With five regional offices serving communities across Arizona, ACF is among the top 25 community foundations in the nation with more than $960 million in trust and endowment assets, and is certified under the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Since inception, ACF and its affiliates have awarded more than $783 million in grants, scholarships, and loans to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies. More information is available at