Arizona Foundation for Women believes that if women are afforded ample and equal resources, the entire state benefits. The foundation invests in innovative and change-making programs that address the unmet needs of Arizona’s women and children.”

By providing financial resources to statewide nonprofits whose mission and goals focus on the safety, health and economic empowerment of women, we accomplish incredible, powerful outcomes together. Through rigorous granting and evaluation process, we have awarded millions of dollars to the Arizona community since our inception in 1995.

Each year grants are awarded based on the data published in the foundation’s most recent Status of Women Report in Arizona or based on current critical concerns affecting Arizona women.

When you give to Arizona Foundation for Women, you are investing in long-term solutions that focus on Safety, Health and Economic Empowerment. We believe SHE Counts!®





Arizona Foundation for Women uses ACF Online Grants Center. Please click on this link to find full grant details and criteria.


501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and tribal entities. Grants are made statewide.


The 2018 grant cycle has ended. Please check back throughout the year for updates on the announcement of the next grant cycle.


The annual competitive grants process for Arizona Foundation for Women (AFW) will provide financial support for projects and programs serving women and children in Arizona.  The online application for funding requests is now open.  

AFW will accept proposals that benefit and support:

* The safety of women and girls

* The health of women and girls

* The economic empowerment of women and girls

Nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for up to $10,000 in grant funding.  Consult the Arizona Foundation for Women grant guidelines for more information.

Access the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) online grants center to begin your application.  If you have questions about the competitive grants process, contact Ellen Lord, Donor Relations and Program Director at 602-875-5813 or elord@azfw.org.

For assistance with technical questions regarding the online registration and application, please contact ACF’s Competitive Grants Management Team at grants@azfoundation.org  or 602-381-1400.

Supported Organizations

2018 grant awardees


2015 - 2017 Grant Awardees