The Florence Copper Community Foundation has awarded $43,000 in grants to the local community since 2014. Grant applications for community-based programs and events that address the priority needs and interests of local residents are accepted year-round.
The Florence Copper Community Foundation was created to provide resources to initiatives that will effectively address community needs, particularly those with long-term sustainability.
Funding from the Florence Copper Community Foundation is awarded yearly to a range of nonprofit community and civic organizations, educational institutions, and faith-based organizations through a grant process.
Proposals are evaluated and grants are awarded by the Florence Copper Community Foundation Board. The Board is comprised of community representatives and Florence Copper employees. All grants are paid by the Foundation.
You can request support from the Florence Copper Community Foundation by completing the grant application. To be eligible for grant funding, applicants must complete the following:
- A grant application form
- Form 990
- IRS letter of determination
Grant funding will be announced at least one time per calendar year. Grant applications are accepted year-round.
Florence Copper Community Foundation grants are available to eligible nonprofit organizations that serve Florence or Pinal County.
Eligible organizations are those IRS determined tax-exempt entities such as nonprofits with a 501(c)3 designation, schools, and government institutions.
Grants will be awarded in support of initiatives focused on the community of Florence, and on initiatives benefiting greater Pinal County.
While the Florence Copper Community Foundation seeks to support community-based programs and events that address the priority needs and interests of local residents, the foundation’s key criteria for contributions include initiatives that support:
- Community and Economic Development
- Health & Wellness
- Cultural Heritage & the Arts
Eligible projects should:
- Focus on initiatives that will be sustainable beyond the life of the Florence Copper Community Foundation grant funding
- Benefit the community as a whole, and not a single organization or individual
- Have a clear purpose and operate transparently based on demonstrated need for a proposed project
- Avoid duplication of existing services
- Demonstrate measurable outcomes
- Arizona Community Theatre received $1,000 to continue their work in Arts & Culture for Pinal County.
- Florence High School received $500 for assistance with their annual senior “Lock In” event.
- Awarded $500 to Pan de Vida, a San Tan Valley/Queen Creek based nonprofit that benefits the working poor.
- CAC’s Promise for the Future Was Awarded a $1,000 Grant from the Florence Copper Community Foundation.
- Paladin Sports Outreach, Honoring/Hiring/Helping Our Heroes of Pinal County, and the Florence Food Bank – all nonprofits that directly benefit the communities of Florence and greater Pinal County were awarded a total of $15,000