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 align with the mission statement.

Since its inception, Cardinals Charities has distributed more than 9.1 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 Monday, April 3, 2017. All applications must be received by Friday, July 14, 2017 to be considered.


  New Way Academy
  First Place AZ
  A New Leaf, Inc.
  About Care
  Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA
  Aid To Adoption of Special Kids (AASK)
  American Indian College
  American Red Cross of Arizona
  Anthony Bates Foundation
  Arizona Brainfood
  Arizona Center for African American Resources (AzCAAR)
  Arizona Center for Nature Conservation / Phoenix Zoo
  Arizona Diabetes Foundation
  Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
  Arizona Humane Society
  Arizona Literacy & Learning Center
  Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation
  Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund
  Arizona Science Center
  Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
  Assistance League of Arizona
  Assistance League of Phoenix
  Back To School Clothing Drive
  Ballet Arizona
  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 Club of Kingman
  Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista
  Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona
  Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
  Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix
  Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley
  Boys to Men Mentoring Network North Central Arizona
  Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ)
  Casa Center for Positive Change
  Catholic Charities Community Services
  CCS of So AZ Inc dba Valley Center of the Deaf
  Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)
  Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
  Child Crisis Arizona
  Childhelp, Inc.
  Children's Museum of Phoenix
  Chrysalis Shelter for Domestic Violence
  Circle the City
  Civitan Foundation, Inc.
  Colorado River Regional Crisis Services
  Combs Traditional Academy
  Community Food Bank, Inc.
  Community Home Repair Project of Arizona
  Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc.
  Desert Mission
  Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona
  Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
  Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley
  Duet: Partners in Health & Aging, Inc.
  East Valley Adult Resources
  Educare Arizona
  Elevate Phoenix
  Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
  Expect More Arizona
  Family Promise-Greater Phoenix
  Flagstaff Family YMCA, a branch of the Valley of the Sun YMCA
  Flagstaff Medical Center
  Flagstaff Shelter Services
  Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona
  Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona
  Fresh Start Women's Foundation
  Friendly House, Inc.
  Gabriel's Angels
  Gail Good Hat and Company
  GAP Ministries
  Gilbert Youth Football - Gilbert Dawgs
  Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
  Great Hearts Academies
  Habitat for Humanity Tucson
  HandsOn Greater Phoenix
  Heart for the City
  Helping Hands for Single Moms
  Home Fur Good Animal Rescue and Placement
  Homeless Youth Connection
  Homeward Bound
  Hope & A Future
  House of Refuge, Inc.
  ICM Food & Clothing Bank
  Impact One Breast Cancer Foundation
  Individual Achievements Association dba GaitWay
  Intermountain Centers for Human Development
  Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc.
  Kids Need to Read
  La Paloma Family Services
  Literacy Connects
  Live and Learn Program
  Maggie's Place, Inc.
  Make Way for Books
  Mariposa Community Health Center
  Maryvale Preparatory Academy
  Matthew's Crossing Food Bank
  MentorKids USA
  Miles ELC PTA
  Mission of Mercy
  Mother's Heart
  Musical Instrument Museum
  Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF)
  Neighborhood Ministries
  New Life Center
  New Pathways for Youth
  NorthBridge College Success Program
  notMYkid, Inc.
  Paws Patrol
  Paz de Cristo Community Center
  Phoenix Boys Choir
  Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation
  Phoenix Day
  Pima Prevention Partnership
  Prescott Area Shelter Services
  Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
  Read Better Be Better
  Rim Country Literacy Program
  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix
  Ryan House
  Sahuarita Food Bank
  Sandra Day O'Connor Institute
  Santa Cruz Cardinals Youth Football and Cheer
  Save the Family Foundation
  Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona
  Shoebox Ministry, Inc.
  Singleton Moms
  Sojourner Center
  Soul Sanctuary in the Desert
  Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI)
  Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
  Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
  Southwest Human Development
  St. Andrew's Children's Clinic
  St. Elizabeth's Health Center
  St. Joseph the Worker
  St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
  St. Vincent de Paul - St.Catherine Laboure, Chino Valley, Az.
  STEP: Student Expedition Program
  Sun Life Family Health Center
  Sunset Vista Elementary School
  Team Hoyt Arizona
  Teleos Preparatory Academy
  The Apollo Foundation Inc., dba Care Fund
  The Humane Society of the White Mountains
  The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  The Phoenix Symphony
  Thunderbird Jr. Golf Foundation DBA The First Tee of Phoenix
  TMM Family Services Inc.
  Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
  Treasures 4 Teachers
  Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development
  Turn Your Life Around
  UMOM New Day Centers, Inc.
  United Cerebral Palsy Association of Central Arizona, Inc.
  United Food Bank
  University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics
  UPWARD for children and families
  Valle del Sol, Inc.
  Valley of the Sun YMCA -- Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Community Initiatives ("branch without walls")
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Copper Basin Family YMCA
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Desert Foothills Family YMCA
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Legacy Foundation Chris-Town Family YMCA
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Lincoln Downtown YMCA
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Maryvale Family YMCA
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Ross Farnsworth East Valley YMCA
  Valley of the Sun YMCA--Tempe Family YMCA
  Verde Valley Medical Center
  VisionQuest 20/20
  Waste Not
  Williams Field Football Boosters
  Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
  YMCA Camping Services (Valley of the Sun YMCA)
  Youth On Their Own (YOTO)
  Yuma Family YMCA