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Cardinals Charities

Founded in 1990, Cardinals Charities supports programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona.

Cardinals Charities' grants are awarded on an annual basis in response to applications from various qualified non-profit organizations whose goals and programs meet the mission statement.

Since its inception, Cardinals Charities has distributed more than 6.9 million dollars to hundreds of worthy charitable organizations on behalf of the Arizona Cardinals and the National Football League.

Mission Statement
The Arizona Cardinals Charities Fund supports programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona.

General Guidelines for Beneficiaries

  • Organizations must be exempt under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service code
  • At least 75 percent of funding must be spent in Arizona
  • Grant application will be limited to once each year; however, organizations may reapply each year

Application Process


The Cardinals Charities grant cycle will open on March, 23rd, 2015.   All applications must be received by June 15th , 2015 to be considered.


Against Abuse, Inc.
Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids
Alice's Place, Inc.
Alliance for Companion Animals
American Red Cross Arizona Region
Anthony Bates Foundation
Arizona Academic Decathlon
Arizona Animal Welfare League
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence
Arizona Community Foundation: Teacher Retention Project
Arizona Dental Foundation
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
Arizona Helping Hands, Inc.
Arizona Lions Vision Center, Inc.
Arizona Literacy & Learning Center
Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped
Arizona Science Center
Arizona Zoological Society DBA Phoenix Zoo
Arizonans for Children, Inc.
Assistance League® of East Valley
Assistance League® of Tucson, Inc.
ASU Preparatory Academy
Back To School Clothing Drive
Benson Area Food Bank
Best Buddies Arizona
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
Camp Soaring Eagle Foundation
Cancer Support Community Arizona
Catholic Community Services of So AZ dba Valley Center of the Deaf
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. (CASS)
Child Crisis Center
Civitan Foundation, Inc.
Community Food Bank, Inc.
Crisis Nursery, Inc.
Desert Mission Inc
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
Diocesan Council for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Diocese of Phoenix
Down Syndrome Network (DSNetwork_
Dress for Success Phoenix
Duet: Partners in Health & Aging, Inc.
Educare Arizona
Elevate Phoenix
EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center (EMPACT-SPC)
Flagstaff Family YMCA/ Valley of the Sun YMCA
Flagstaff Medical Center
Foundation for Blind Children
Fresh Start Women's Foundation
Future for KIDS
Gabriel's Angels
Genesis Program, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
Glendale/Peoria YMCA
Heard Museum
Helen's Hope Chest, a service of Mesa United Way
Homeless Youth Connection, Inc.
Homeward Bound
Hope & A Future
ICM Food & Clothing Bank
Imago Dei Middle School
Individual Achievements Association dba GaitWay
Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library, Inc.
Jewish Family & Children's Service
Kingman Aid to Abused People
Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA
Literacy Connects
Maggie's Place, Inc.
Make Way for Books
Maryvale Family YMCA
Mission of Mercy, Inc.
Mogollon Health Alliance, Inc.
Musical Instrument Museum
Native American Advancement Foundation
Neighborhood Ministries Inc.
New Life Center
New Way Academy
One Small Step, Inc.
Payson High School Baseball
Paz de Cristo Community Center
Peppedup, Inc
Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Boys Choir
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation
Phoenix Day
Phoenix Parks and Conservation Foundation
Phoenix Symphony Association/The Phoenix Symphony
Prescott Area Shelter Services
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, Inc.
Ryan House
SaddleBrooke Community Outreach, Inc.
Santa Cruz Cardinals Youth Football and Cheer
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona
Scottsdale Training & Rehabilitation Services
SEEDs For Autism
Singleton Moms
Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI)
Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Southwest Human Development
Special Olympics Arizona, Inc.
St Andrew's Children's Clinic
St. Joseph the Worker
St. Luke's in the Desert, Inc.
Sun Life Family Health Center
Teach For America
Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services
The Breast Cancer Society, Inc.
The Melonhead Foundation
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, AZ  Affiliate dba DrugFreeAz.org
Time Out, Inc.
Translational Genomics Research Institute Foundation
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development
Turn Your Life Around, Inc.
UMOM New Day Centers, Inc.
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona
United Food Bank
United Service Organizations
United Way of Northern Arizona
Valle del Sol, Inc.
Valley of the Sun YMCA - Yuma
Valley of the Sun YMCA-Chandler/Gilbert Branch
Verde Valley Medical Center
Verde Valley Sanctuary
Waste Not
Wesley Community Center/ Golden Gate Community
West Valley Child Crisis Center
White Mountain Association for Victims of Domestic Violence aka White Mountain SafeHouse
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
Young Arts Arizona Ltd.
Youth On Their Own
Assistance League of Phoenix
Colorado River Regional Crisis Shelter
Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley
Boys Hope/Girls Hope
Foundation for Senior Living