Tempe Community Foundation


Tempe: Today, Tomorrow, Forever

A Caring Investment for a Strong Tempe

The Tempe Community Foundation (TCF) was founded in 1992 with the support of local leaders who wished to continue the tradition of Tempe philanthropy, and establish a centralized place for giving back to the community.

Gifts to TCF are held and managed as part of a permanent endowment. Endowed funds maximize donor gifts, improving the welfare of the community today while leaving a legacy for future generations.

Apply for Annual TCF Grant Funding

Grant applications for 2024 will be open late spring.  

Past Grant Recpients

In 2021-2023 the following agencies were awarded grant funding from Tempe Community Foundation:

  • FSL – Foundation for Senior Living
  • Tempe Community Action Agency  
  • Tempe Salvation Army
  • Community Legal Services  

Special COVID Grants Distributed

In the early months of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, Tempe Community Foundation was able to utilize collaborative endowment funds to give special COVID-related grants to various nonprofit agencies providing essential services to Tempe residents.  Those organizations receiving these special funds include:  

  • Tempe Community Action Agency – $25,000
  • Tempe Family YMCA – $9,000
  • Tempe Salvation Army – $7,000
  •  City of Tempe Homeless Outreach Program Efforts (HOPE) – $5,000
  • Mountain Park Health Center – $4,000


Establishing a permanent legacy of caring for our community

Please consider including Tempe in your long-term giving and estate planning.

Contact us here or call 480.858.2300 for further information and assistance. In affiliation with the Arizona Community Foundation

Funds contributed to the Tempe Community Council/Tempe Community Foundation may be used and/or distributed when and as Tempe Community Council deems appropriate, in its sole discretion, in furtherance of growing human service funds for Tempe.