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Grant Eligibility

Piper Trust awards grants that continue Virginia Piper’s commitment to arts and culture, children, education, healthcare and medical research, older adults, and religious organizations.

Funding Eligibility

Funding eligibility is determined by following criteria:

  1. The effort must primarily serve Maricopa County.
  2. The applicant must have a current 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service or be a governmental entity. In addition, special rules apply to private foundations and 509(a)(3)(Type III) organizations.
  3. The applicant must be in operation for at least three years from the effective date of their 501(c)(3) tax status.
  4. It is recommended the applicant organization adopt all recommended Best Practices.

Program Guidelines

Each core area has a stated objective and specific strategies to meet that goal. Grant proposals must align closely with these guidelines. Find more information on Piper Trust’s program areas and funding guidelines.

Types of Grants Piper Trust Considers for Funding

Programmatic Grants — Efforts to improve service delivery, expand programs and services, or pilot new approaches. The Trust is committed to supporting the full cost to execute high-impact efforts and will fund indirect expenses included in a program budget.

Capital Campaign — Typically multi-million, multi-year fundraising efforts to support land acquisition, construction, etc.

Capital Project — Typically a discreet short-term, small scale construction effort such as a building expansion; renovation of an existing facility, or capital purchases to support programs and services.

Types of Grants Piper Trust Does Not Fund By Application

• efforts that expand beyond an organization’s stated mission
• efforts that were previously supported solely with public funds
• event or program sponsorships
• scholarships
• programs that occur within the classroom as part of the regular school day