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, June 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 Club of Central Arizona

Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix

Boys & Girls Club 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.

Damion Gosa Memorial Foundation

Desert Foothills Family YMCA

Desert Mission

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona

Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley

DIRECT Center for Independence

Disbursing Real Educational Academic Minority Scholarships (D.R.E.A.M.S.)

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