Community Support and Grants

Grant Considerations

The Desert Foundation Auxiliary considers grant requests from 501(c)(3) organizations in the greater Scottsdale community. Requests for funding are limited to one request per organization each calendar year. If an organization has received a previous grant from DFA, they may be considered in future grant cycles.

Grant Submission

Submit your request to receive a grant by filling out the grant request form. After submissions are reviewed, selected organizations will be asked to submit an application. Submitted applications will be reviewed and an invitation to interview will be extended to selected applicants. Grants are awarded in February of the following year at our Annual Meeting.

Submission Timeline

        • October 15 – Completed applications due.
        • November – Invitation to interview will be extended to selected applicants.
        • January – Notification of decision mailed to applicants.
        • February of the Following Year¬†– Checks presented to selected charities at DFA annual meeting.

Past Grant Recipients

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Arizona Boys Community, Inc.
Arizona Foundation Mental Health Center
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
Arizona Helping Hands
Arizona Kidney Foundation Scholarship
Boys Club of Scottsdale
Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship for the Handicapped
Center Against Sexual Abuse
Child Improvement Through Therapy
Chrysalis Shelter
Circle the City
City of Scottsdale Parks
Comfy Cozy’s for Chemo
Courtney’s Foundation
Crime Victim Foundation
Crisis Nursery for Prevention of Child Abuse
Desert Botanical Garden
Devereaux Day School
Dope Stop
Downtown Urban Community Kids
Education Center of the Scottsdale Public Schools
Elder TLC
Family Promise
Feeding Matters
For the Love of Travis
Foundation for Blind Children in Scottsdale
Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library, Inc.
Gabriel’s Angels
Gigi University
Gigi’s Playhouse Phoenix
Girls Ranch, Inc. of Arizona
Greasepaint Scottsdale Youtheatre
Happily Ever After League
Harp Foundation
Helping Hands
Homebase Youth Services
Homeward Bound
Hope & A Future
Horses Help
Hospice of the Valley
Kids in Focus
Kitchen on the Street
LISA-League Interested in Senior Adults
Maddie’s Daddy Foundation, Inc.
Maggie’s Place
Maricopy Medical Center In Patient Unit
Medi-Loan Program of Scottsdale Health Council
Mother’s Grace
New Horizons Center for Adults
New Song Center for Bereaved Children
New Way School
Paiute Center
Paradise Valley YMCA
Phoenix Day
Phoenix Dream Center
Phoenix Symphony Guild
Project Mobility
Project Time Out
Recording for the Blind
Respiratory Care Department
Rosie’s House
Ryan’s House
Scottsdale  Cultural and Civic Center
Scottsdale Center for the Arts Association
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale Community Partners
Scottsdale District Cluster Counsel
Scottsdale Education Foundation
Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped
Scottsdale Memorial Hospital
Scottsdale Prevention Institute
Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra
Senior Adult Writing Project
SHADE Foundation
South Scottsdale YMCA
Southwest Autism Research Center
Super Saturday School
Sydney Hudson Foundation
Teach for America
Teen Lifeline
The Arizona Unit
The New Song Center for Grieving Children
The Welcome to America Project
The Wellness Community
Theatre Artists Studio
Treasure House
Valley Shakespeare Theatre, Inc.
Vista del Camino
Waste Not
Wendy House
Wendy Paine O’Brien Treatment Center
Wesley Community Center
Women’s Athletic Scholarship
Writer’s Voice of Scottsdale