The Arizona Community Foundation and Valley of the Sun United Way partner to deliver COVID-19 grants to Arizona nonprofits

Posted By on April 1, 2020

The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) and Valley of the Sun United Way have collectively distributed over $2,068,987 in grants to nonprofits over the last three weeks. These funds ensure nonprofits throughout Arizona receive the necessary support to assist those enduring the greatest economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The most recent round of ACF grantmaking totaled $1,423,987 and was distributed to 104 nonprofit organizations providing immediate relief across the state. These community organizations are addressing a wide range of needs during the COVID-19 crisis, including food security, healthcare, health wellbeing, mental health, eldercare, childcare, education support, and human services. For a complete list of organizations receiving grants, visit

For a majority of these nonprofits, the grants will help address the dramatic increases in demand for their services. Many are tackling much-needed emergency food and household essential deliveries, particularly for seniors, individuals who face health risks, and low-income families. Some are focused on providing health professionals, first responders, and essential workers with safe and accessible childcare options during extended school closures.

Other nonprofits are finding ways to step up and serve the unanticipated needs that have resulted from COVID-19’s impact on the healthcare system. Shelters and outpatient centers are quickly transitioning to telehealth options to continue providing critical counseling services, while some nonprofits are mobilizing to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals facing shortages.

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