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 2023 are now open through March 15, 2023!   Go here for more details and to start the online application.

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

Other Grant Distributions

In 2021 & 2022 the following agencies were awarded grant funding from Tempe Community Foundation:

  • Tempe Community Action Agency  
  • Tempe Salvation Army
  • Community Legal Services  


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.