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 2, 2018. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm Arizona time on Wednesday, July 27, 2018 to be considered.


  A New Leaf, Inc.
  About Care, Inc.
  Addiction Haven
  Aid to Adoption of Special kids
  Anthony Bates Foundation
  Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
  Arizona Assistance in Health Care
  Arizona Brainfood
  Arizona Burn Foundation
  Arizona Charter Academy
  Arizona Council on Economic Education
  Arizona Diabetes Foundation
  Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
  Arizona Kids THINK Too
  Arizona Museum of Natural History
  Arizona Pop Warner
  Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped
  Arizona Science Center
  Arizona State University for A New American University / Game Changer Legacy
  Arizona Technology Council Foundation
  Arizonans for Children, Inc.
  Arizona's Children Association
  Assistance League of Phoenix
  Assistance League of the East Valley
  Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.
  Back To School Clothing Drive
  Be A Leader Foundation
  Best Buddies Arizona
  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff
  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson, Inc.
  Borderlands Food Bank
  Boys & Girls Club of Kingman
  Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista
  Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona
  Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
  Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley
  Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona
  Boys to Men Mentoring Network
  Cancer Support Community Arizona
  Care Fund
  Casa de los Niños
  Catalina High School
  Catholic Charities Community Services Inc.
  Chandler Education Foundation dBa Chandler CARE Center
  Chandler-Gilbert ARC
  Chandler-Gilbert Family YMCA
  Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
  Child and Family Resources Inc
  Child Crisis Arizona
  Children's Museum of Phoenix
  Christian Family Care
  Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence
  Circle the City
  Civitan Foundation, Inc
  Colorado River Regional Crisis Services (CRRCS)
  Community Alliance Against Family Abuse
  Community Initiatives YMCA
  Copper Basin Family YMCA
  Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc.
  Desert Foothills Family YMCA
  Desert Mission
  Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona
  Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley
  DIRECT Center for Independence
  Down Syndrome Network Arizona
  Dress for Success Phoenix
  Duet: Partners in Health & Aging
  East Valley Adult Resources, Inc.
  Educare Arizona
  Educational Enrichment Foundation (EEF)
  Elevate Phoenix
  Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
  Expect More Arizona
  Experience Matters
  Family Promise - Greater Phoenix
  FANS Across America Charitable Foundation
  Feeding Matters
  Flagstaff Family YMCA
  Flagstaff Medical Center (Taylor House)
  Flagstaff Shelter Services
  Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona
  Franciscan Renewal Center
  Fresh Start Women's Foundation
  Friendship Foundation, Inc.
  Furnishing Dignity
  Gabriel's Angels
  Gene Lewis Youth Center
  Gilbert Pop Warner Football and Cheer
  Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
  Girl Scouts--Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
  Glendale-Peoria Family YMCA
  GPVCAT, Inc. dba Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank
  Habitat for Humanity Tucson
  HandsOn Greater Phoenix
  Happily Ever After League
  Heart for the City
  Helping Hands for Single Moms
  Higley Traditional Academy PTO
  Homeless Youth Connection
  Homeward Bound
  Hope & A Future
  Hospice of the Valley
  House of Refuge Sunnyslope Inc.
  House of Refuge, Inc.
  ICM Food and Clothing Bank
  Imago Dei Middle School
  Impact One Breast Cancer Foundation
  Intermountain Centers
  Jewish Family & Children's Service
  Junior Achievement of Arizona
  Kids Need to Read
  La Paloma Family Services
  Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA
  Lincoln Downtown Family YMCA
  Literacy Connects
  Lost Our Home Pet Rescue
  Maggie's Place, Inc.
  Make Way for Books
  Mariposa Community Health Center
  Maryvale Preparatory Academy
  Matthew's Crossing Food Bank
  MentorKids USA
  Mesa Family YMCA
  MIKID - Mentally Ill Kids In Distress
  Military Assistance Mission INC
  Mission or Mercy
  Mt. Graham Safe House
  Muscular Dystrophy Association
  New Life Center
  New Pathways for Youth
  Nick Lowery Youth Foundation
  NorthBridge College Success Program
  Northland Family Help Center
  Northwest Valley Family YMCA
  Open Hearts
  Our Family Services, Inc.
  Parenting Arizona Flagstaff (Chicanos Por La Causa)
  Paz de Cristo Community Center
  Phoenix Allies for Community Health
  Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation
  Phoenix Day
  Phoenix Public Library Foundation
  Phoenix Rescue Mission
  Playworks Arizona
  Positive Coaching Alliance
  Prescott Area Shelter Services
  Read Better Be Better
  Respite Shelter for Homeless Men
  Rim Country Literacy Program
  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, Inc.
  Ross Farnsworth-East Valley YMCA
  Ryan House
  Sandra Day O'Connor Institute
  Saving One Life Animal Rescue
  Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services
  Scottsdale-Paradise Valley Family YMCA
  Shoebox Ministry, Inc.
  Shoes That Fit-FATE Group chapter of AZ
  Sojourner Center
  Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI)
  Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
  Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
  Southwest Human Development
  Special Olympics Arizona, Inc
  St. Andrew's Children's Clinic
  St. Dominic Savio Academy
  St. Joseph the Worker
  St. Joseph's Foundation
  St. Luke's Home
  Step Up Schools Mesa
  STEP: Student Expedition Program
  TCH - The Centers for Habilitation
  Team Hoyt Arizona
  Teleos Preparatory Academy
  Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA)
  Tempe Family YMCA
  The Be Kind People Project
  The Casa Center for Positive Social Change
  The Phoenix Symphony
  The Salvation Army
  Thunderbird Jr. Golf Foundation - DBA The First Tee of Phoenix
  Treasures 4 Teachers
  Turn Your Life Around
  UA Foundation for the benefit of Adaptive Athletics
  UMOM New Day Centers, Inc.
  United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona
  United Food Bank
  University of Arizona Foundation for the benefit of the American Indian Youth Wellness Camp
  UPWARD for children and families
  Valley of the Sun United Way (United Way)
  Verde Valley Medical Center (EntireCare)
  Verde Valley Sanctuary
  Vineyard Community Charities
  VMLC Charities
  Waste Not
  West Valley Child Crisis Center
  Yavapai Food Council
  Youth On Their Own (YOTO)
  Yuma Family YMCA
  YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
  YWCA Southern Arizona
  Damion Gosa Memorial Foundation