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When we think of Arizona’s social sector, we must recognize our nonprofits’ economic strength, their leadership, and the tremendous value they bring to our community. Nonprofits are problem solvers, innovators, job creators, trusted advisors, major employers, and revenue generators. More than that, they are the connectors, links, and leaders that make our towns and cities true communities.
Before the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits was formed in 2004, there was no unifying voice for the sector. Since then, we’ve been holding true to our mission to unite, strengthen and advance the nonprofit sector in Arizona.
As the state’s association for nonprofits, we also provide our 1,000+ members with access to important resources like training, education, information, business services and discounts, grant/fundraising opportunities, capacity building and more.
Membership in the Alliance is an investment in the Arizona nonprofit community and provides organizations and individuals with exclusive benefits and resources.
The Alliance Nonprofit Scholarship Fund Program
Three-quarters of American nonprofits have annual budgets under $1 million, and most are even smaller. Many of Arizona’s small nonprofits face a host of challenges to do more with less. What these organizations lack in size, however, they make up for in impact. They respond to localized needs, are absolutely critical to community building, and are staffed by people with deep knowledge and caring for the communities where they live and work.
In an effort to help these nonprofits be more equipped to address the challenges they face, the Alliance created a nonprofit scholarship program to provide nonprofits access to capacity building resources and tools.
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Nonprofit Scholarship Fund - Program Criteria
Arizona nonprofit organizations who have obtained nonprofit status by filing with the IRS are eligible for the nonprofit scholarship program if they meet the following requirements:
- Nonprofit has a 501(c)(3) status
- Nonprofit has an operating annual budget under $100,000
- Nonprofit cannot have been an Alliance member before applying
*Applications for this free Nonprofit Scholarship Fund program opens January 2019 and will remain open through March 31 or until funds are depleted. Scholarships will be awarded to nonprofits on a first come, first served basis.
“I founded our organization in August 2014 and have relied on the Alliance as a source of information, resource and validation. I am so grateful for their dedication to the AZ nonprofit community, their constant support and their friendship! It always feels like the staff there are not only giving you the skills and resources to propel your mission forward, but that each and every one of them is rooting for your success.”
Sophie Etchart – Founder & CEO, Read Better Be Better
Members of the Alliance since they were founded in 2014
Scholarship Application Form
If you are interested in applying for the Nonprofit Scholarship, please complete and submit the form below. The scholarships will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis until the fund has been depleted, and organizations must meet the criteria above to qualify. If you have questions about this form, please contact Jacki Presnal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-279-2966 x10.