Community Impact Grants

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Encompassing all of our core program areas, Community Impact Grants respond to the diverse needs in each of the communities we serve across Arizona. Additional consideration is given to programs that serve under-resourced populations.

Core Program Areas





We offer assistance or training for residents to obtain gainful employment, as well as for prevention and education programs that provide a solid foundation for children and youth.


Civic Development


A strong economy encourages more opportunities for Arizonans. We support Chambers of Commerce and economic development entities that foster business recruitment and retention, and sponsor events in cities and towns throughout our service territory. Programs that promote civil discourse, public safety and energy education are also welcome. 


Human Services


Our grants help residents obtain safe housing and ensure food stability, as well as providing opportunities for Arizona seniors to remain healthy and active. 


Arts & Culture


We support organizations with a broad reach and that serve residents who might otherwise have limited access to participate, including performing arts, cultural festivals and youth outreach/education.


Environment Sustainability

Our grants assist environmental sustainability programs that promote stewardship and offer conservation education throughout the state. These programs seek unique solutions to preserve Arizona’s rich environmental legacy and prepare for tomorrow.
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How We Evaluate Applications

Nonprofits within our service territories may apply once annually through an online application process. Organizations may request funding for multiple events or projects by submitting an all-inclusive application, which may include requests for in-kind support such as printing and trash boxes. For more information, e-mail CorporateGiving@aps.com.
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When to Submit a Request?

Grant requests are open from February 1st until October 15th annually. All applications must be submitted during this time to be considered for funding. All applications are required to be a onetime all-inclusive annual request for an organization and we respectfully ask that requests seeking event sponsorship be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event date. We are committed to reviewing all grant requests within 60 days of submission. Please note all notifications about your grant will come from mail@grantapplication.com. Please add this email address to your safe sender list to receive communications.


• Start-up organizations defined as nonprofits whose ruling year has been granted by the IRS for less than three years
• Individuals or individual scholarships
• Religious organizations, churches and programs that are purely denominational in purpose
• Legislative or lobbying efforts or organizations
• Animal shelters or agencies
• Organizations not located or providing services within the APS service territory
• Foundations or organizations which are grant-making entities that distribute funds to other nonprofit organization (pass through)
• Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law
• Sports teams or sporting programs
• Scouting troops
• Organizations whose primary mission is funding medical or scientific research
• Endowment, debt reduction, capital or building campaigns not part of established relationships
• Competitions, beauty pageants or talent contests

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