Over the past 27 years, the Arizona Coyotes Foundation has proudly raised millions of dollars in support of non-profit organizations serving the state of Arizona.

Mission Statement

The Arizona Coyotes Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona by supporting organizations and programs that promote access to education, health and wellness and economic advancement for underserved and diverse communities.

TIMELINE

  • Grant cycle opens Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 9am
  • Applications due Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 5pm (applications received after this date/time will not be considered)
  • Grant Panels will review applications in August-September 2023
  • Grant awards and declines announced in October 2023
  • Grant period begins January 1, 2024
  • Grant period ends & reports due January 31, 2025

FUNDING AND PRIORITIES

Available Funds 

Funding for grants is made possible by generous contributions made by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation donors and fundraising events held during the 2023-2024 Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club season.

Funding Range 

  • The minimum grant award from the Arizona Coyotes Foundation is $10,000. 
  • The maximum grant amount from the Arizona Coyotes Foundation is $30,000.  

Key Funding Priorities 

Our key funding priorities are focused on three (3) areas. Grantees will be selected based on one or more of the following priorities - the number of funding priorities met does not influence selected organizations.

  • Education: According to the Arizona Board of Regents, educational attainment is one of Arizona's greatest social and economic challenges. Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation are committed to helping Arizona close the education gap for underserved communities by supporting nonprofit organizations and programs that prioritize educational attainment for students of color, veterans and non-traditional students and other underrepresented groups.
  • Health and Wellness: Guided by the notion that healthy people = healthy communities, Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation are committed to supporting organizations and programs that promote access to resources that improve health outcomes for underserved and underinsured populations
  • Economic Advancement: Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation believe that personal economic security carries important benefits for the health and well-being of individuals and entire communities. We are committed to supporting organizations and programs that promote access to financial resources and facilitate economic participation for people of color, underrepresented and underemployed groups to be valuable contributors to a vibrant Arizona economy.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be classified as a public charity and exempt from federal taxes under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Grant request must directly address one or more Key Funding Priorities.
  • Organizations may submit only one grant application per grant cycle.
  • Organizations may request support for previously funded projects, however, projects that received funding for two years (consecutive or otherwise) will be given lower priority.
  • Applicants must be prepared to organize an on-site visit at the location(s) where grant-supported services will be provided, if requested by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation.
  • Grant recipients must agree to announce funding by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation on their social media channels.
  • Grant recipients must agree to assist the Arizona Coyotes Foundation in its efforts to thank Arizona Coyotes Foundation donors by fulfilling special requests deemed reasonable by the grant recipient.
  • Grant recipients must submit a year-end report using a reporting template provided by the Arizona Community Foundation (located on AZFoundation.org).
    • Progress updates and data may be requested by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation prior to the year-end report.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed and visible profile on ACF's website: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=azfoundation.

  • Organizational profiles should be up to date on the ACF grants portal, https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=azfoundation. If updates are needed, please contact [email protected].

  • Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an email to [email protected].

Disqualifiers

  • Grants will not be awarded to applications seeking funds that advance a political or religious position, or directly support individual sports teams or leagues, schools, or their associated organizations (i.e. PTA's, Booster Clubs, etc.)
  • Grants will not be awarded to applications serving individuals outside of the state of Arizona.
  • Grants will not be awarded to pass-through organizations/programs or those that provide direct financial assistance (i.e.: rent assistance, business loans, medical bills, legal bills, adoption fees, etc.).

Pre-Qualifying Questions

  • The applicant has a completed and visible profile on ACF's website: www.azfoundation.org

  • The applicant has downloaded and read the 2023-2024 Arizona Coyotes Foundation Grant Guidelines.

  • The applying organization has been an established 501(c)(3) for at least three years.

  • The application and organization's mission focuses on closing the education gap, improving health outcomes, and/or promoting access to financial resources and facilitating economic advancement for underserved and diverse communities.
  • The applicant understands that the Arizona Coyotes Foundation will accept only one application from the organization for the 2023-2024 grant cycle.
  • The applicant understands that the Arizona Coyotes Foundation will not fund the advancement of political, social, or religious position, or directly support individual sports teams or leagues, schools, or their associated organizations (i.e. PTA's, Booster Clubs, etc.)
  • The applicant agrees to submit to a year-end report and additional progress updates throughout the year as requested by the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, if selected to receive a grant.

HOW TO APPLY

If your organization already has an Arizona Community Foundation profile:
Go to the Arizona Community Foundation's grants page at www.azfoundation.org/grants. Click grantee login at the top right corner of the main page to sign in and begin an application. If you need to reset your password, please use the "forgot password" link.

If your organization does not have a registered Arizona Community Foundation profile:
If your organization needs to be registered, please go to www.azfoundation.org/grants. Click grantee login at the top right corner of the main page. Please click on "Create New Account" to complete the registration process and create your logon credentials.

How to Get Help Please contact Arizona Community Foundation staff to discuss any part of the grant application process. For technical assistance with the website, including the organizational profile and the online application, please email [email protected] or call (602) 381-1400.

TIPS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

All users will be required to update and complete their organizational profile before being able to submit a grant application.

  • During the last week of an open cycle, due to the volume of inquiries, you will likely have limited access to Arizona Community Foundation technical support so working in advance is strongly advised. 
  • It is recommended that the application be prepared offline in a text editor program such as Microsoft Word to ensure a duplicate exists. 
  • Narrative responses are limited to the maximum character count. Only provide information that is pertinent. 
  • Be sure to review applications for spelling and grammar errors. 
  • Be sure to check for an email notification indicating that your application has been submitted.