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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 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 March 14, 2016.   All applications must be received by June 13, 2016 to be considered.


Abia Judd Elementary, Prescott Unified School District
Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids - AASK
American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter
Anthony Bates Foundation
Arizona Burn Foundation, Inc.
Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (formerly Arizona Zoological Society) DBA Phoenix Zoo
Arizona Council on Economic Education
Arizona Dental Foundation
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
Arizona Kids Think Too
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped
Arizona Children's Association
Assistance League of Phoenix
Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.
Assistance League of East Valley
Ballet Arizona
Ben's Bells Project
Best Buddies Arizona
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Kingman
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona (BGCCAZ)
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
Boys & Girls Club of Bisbee Arizona
Bridging AZ Furniture Bank
Camp Soaring Eagle Foundation
Cancer Support Community Arizona
Celebrate Autism Inc.
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. (CASS)
Challenger Learning Center of Arizona
Chandler Education Foundation dba Chandler CARE Center
Chandler-Gilbert Family YMCA
Children's Action Alliance
Children's Museum of Phoenix
Chysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.
Circle Cross Ranch K-8 School
Circle the City
Citizens Against Substance Abuse
Civitan Foundation, Inc.
Colorado River Regional Crisis Shelter
Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA)
Community Food Bank, Inc.
Community Initiatives Branch of the Valley of the Sun YMCA
Concordia Charter School - Mesa
Crisis Nursery Inc.
Crisis Nursery/Child Crisis Center
Crosier Fathers and Brothers
Desert Mission
Devereux Arizona
Diginity Health Foundation - East Valley
Down Syndrome Network Arizona
Duet: Partners in Health & Aging, Inc.
Eagle College Prep School
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
Educare Arizona
Educational Enrichment Foundation
Elevate Phoenix
Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
Expect More Arizona
Family Promise-Greater Phoenix
Fans Across America Charitable Foundation
Flagstaff Medical Center
Florence Cittenton Services of Arizona
Foundation for Blind Children
Friendly House
Future for KIDS
Gabriel's Angels
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Heart for the City
Homeless Youth Connection
Homeward Bound
Hope & A Future
Horses Help
Individual Achievements Association dba GaitWay
Intermountain Centers for Human Development
Jewish Familes and Children's Service
Junior Achievement of Arizona
Kids Need to Read
Kingman Area Food Bank
Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA
Literacy Connects
Maggie's Place, Inc.
Make Way For Books
Maricopa County Community College District Foundation
Maryvale Preparatory Academy
MentorKids USA
Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled
Mesa Family YMCA
Musical Instrument Museum
Neighborhood Ministries
New Way Academy
NorthBridge College Success Program
notMYkid, Inc.
Parenting Arizona Flagstaff (Chicanos Pro La Causa)
Paws Patrol, Inc.
Paz de Cristo Community Center
PeppedUp, Inc.
Phoenix Rescue Mission
Phoenix Theatre, Inc.
Pima Prevention Partnership
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
Primavera Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix
Ryan House
Sahuarita Food Bank
Sahuarita/Green Valley 49ers
San Miguel High School
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona
Scottsdale Training & Rehabilitation Services (STARS)
Scottsdale-PV Family YMCA
Seton Roman Catholic High School Chandler
Singleton Moms
Sky View Elementary School Library
Sojourner Center
Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impared (SAAVI)
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS
Southwest Family YMCA
Southwest Humas Development
St. Andrew's Children's Clinic
St. Joseph the Worker
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
STEP - Student Expedition Program
Teach for America - Phoenix
Teen Lifeline
Tempe Family YMCA: A branch of the Valley of the Sun YMCA
Tempe Police Foundation
The Haven
The Melonhead Foundation
The Phoenix Symphony
Time Out Inc.
Translational Genomics Research Insititute Foundation
Treasures 4 Teachers
Tumbleweed Center For Youth Development
Turn Your Life Around, Inc.
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona
United Food Bank
Valle del Sol
Valley of the Sun YMCA - Maryvale Family YMCA
Verde Valley Medical Center
Verde Valley Sanctuary
Waste Not
WB Collins Early Learning Project DBA Second Street School
Williams Field High School Football Boosters
Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
Young Arts Arizona Ltd.
Youth On Their Own
Yuma Family YMCA
YWCA of Southern Arizona
Our Family Services, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation
Foundation for Senior Living
Boys Hope Girls Hope