Nonprofit Support

Piper Trust strongly encourages nonprofits to seek counsel with program staff prior to submitting a grant proposal. Program staff may also enlist assistance from Trust colleagues in the areas of communications, evaluation, grants management, and finance in an effort to help strengthen a grant proposal. Grantees may receive further consultation from communications and evaluation staff following a grant award.

Piper Fellows Program
The Piper Fellows program acknowledges the never-ceasing demands of nonprofit leadership and offers opportunities for Maricopa County leaders to retool, refresh, and renew their skills. A Piper Fellowship offers the potential for a $90,000 Piper Trust commitment to a Fellow’s organization. Piper Fellows are also supported through a variety of ongoing learning opportunities. Learn more at

Piper Academy
Through special convenings, Piper Trust brings renowned experts in fundraising, board development, and other topics of interest to grantees. Piper Academies offer professional development opportunities for executive directors, board members, and select staff of Piper Trust’s grantee organizations. Piper Academies feature experts from across the country and provide a forum to share insights with professionals doing similar work. Occasionally Piper Academies include follow-on training or funding opportunities. Learn more about Piper Academies at

Good Governance Fund
Piper Trust’s Good Governance Fund supports efforts of nonprofits in building and engaging strong and engaged boards. Via a competitive process, current and former grantee organizations can apply to the Good Governance Fund for grants up to $15,000 that support efforts to strengthen nonprofit board governance practices and leadership. Learn more about the Good Governance Fund and how to apply at

Evaluation Consultation
Piper Trust Research and Evaluation staff is available as a resource for current grantees to consult in the design, implementation, and analysis of evaluation tools, methods, and data. Learn more at