About Us

Our Mission

A private foundation honoring the philanthropic legacy of Virginia Galvin Piper, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust works to strengthen the health and quality of life of people residing in Maricopa County, Arizona, a region that includes Phoenix and that nearly 4 million people call home. The Trust pursues this goal by investing in six areas:

Arts and Culture



Healthcare and Medical Research

Older Adults

Religious Organizations

The Trust works openly and collaboratively with nonprofit partners, taking a hands-on approach that focuses on solutions. The Trust employs several strategies to secure its purpose. These include the following activities:

  • Investing in nonprofit organizations whose work improves the lives of Maricopa County residents;
  • Endowing nonprofits with the expertise necessary to achieve new levels of effectiveness and stability;
  • Weaving the Trust into the fabric of Maricopa County by grantmaking, providing civic leadership, and fostering constructive change.

Strategic Philanthropy outlines the Trust’s approach to grantmaking and core funding areas.

2013  Annual Report  – Grantmaking and Beyond: A Foundation at Work