Tempe Community Foundation Grant Application

FY 2020-21

Funding Available for 2020-21 TCF Grant Process

Up to $50,000 is available for distribution annually for a one-year period.  A  total of $50,000 will be available for grants this year. Agencies may not apply for more than $25,000 per year.

Scope of Grant

Implementation of a new innovative program/service that focuses on providing innovative services/solutions in response to COVID-19 to fulfill human services needs for one or more of the following target populations: people experiencing homelessness, individuals with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence/sexual abuse, youth, seniors and low-income individuals (working poor) and immigrants/refugees.

Proposed programs must be innovative and collaborative. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate. 

Who Can Apply

To be eligible, a grant applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a not-for profit entity that provides human services programs or other types of services in Tempe to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Tempe.
  • Funding request is directed at only serving residents of Tempe (i.e., Valley-wide proposals will not be considered).
  • Demonstrates how they will ensure program sustainability in the period beyond the grant funding period.

Any program that has received past TCF funding is ineligible to apply for a grant for the same program for three years.

Application Requirements

Agency Summary
Responses to Narrative Items
Budget (download, complete and upload to application as directed by the application site)
Up to 3 Letters of Recommendation (upload to application as directed by the application site)

TCF Grant Application (click to access)

TCF Grant Application Program Budget (click to access)

NOTE:  The application is best viewed and completed using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers.

Grant Application Deadline

The deadline to submit a grant application is November 30, 2020 by 6pm, Arizona time. Agencies may not apply for more than $50,000 per year. 


Award notifications will be made within 1-3 months after the November 30, 2020 submission deadline.

Questions?  Contact octavia_harris@tempe.gov or 480.858.2300.