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Our Grants

Application-Based Grantmaking

Piper Trust’s grantmaking focuses on Virginia Galvin Piper’s commitment to improving the quality of life for residents of Maricopa County. Reflecting Mrs. Piper’s own philanthropic legacy, the Trust awards program and capital grants in six core areas:

Arts & Culture



Healthcare & Medical Research

Older Adults

Religious Organizations

Trust-Initiated Investments

In addition to application-based grantmaking, Piper Trust supports myriad initiatives, programs, and projects that address unique community needs, support the nonprofit sector, and expand efforts beyond the confines of our guidelines to provide statewide impact. These investments are typically identified by the Trust or by philanthropic partners. Examples include:

Read On Arizona
Eyes On Learning
Knowledge Exchange for Resilience
Together for Impact
Listen for Good