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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.


The online application for the 2022 grant cycle will open on March 15, 2022. Deadline for submission will be 5:00 pm AZ time on June 7, 2022.

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

2021 Grant Recipients

Lowell Observatory

Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona

Arizona's Children Association

American Red Cross in Arizona

Heard Museum

Valley of the Sun United Way

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA

Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA

Desert Foothills Family YMCA

Legacy Foundation Chris-Town Family YMCA

Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA

Northwest Valley Family YMCA

Ross Farnsworth East Valley Family YMCA

Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA

Southwest Valley Family YMCA

Tempe Family YMCA

Valley of the Sun YMCA - Metro Branch

Watts Family Maryvale YMCA

YMCA Community Initiatives

Yuma Family YMCA

Humane Society of Southern Arizona

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (BGCAZ)

Catholic Charities Community Services

Wesley Community and Health Centers


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

Junior Achievement of Arizona

University of Arizona Foundation for the benefit of the American Indian Youth Wellness Initiative

Assistance League of Phoenix Arizona

Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation / Phoenix Zoo


The Opportunity Tree

Back To School Clothing Drive

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI)

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona

St. Mary's Food Bank

United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA)

Civitan Foundation, Inc.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC)

Parenting Arizona Flagstaff (a program of Chicanos Por La Causa) collaborating with the Integrated Family Court

UPWARD for children and families

Friendship Retirement Corporation dba Glencroft Center for Modern Aging

A New Leaf

Arizona Opera

Bookmarks - Friends of the Cottonwood Public Library

Casa de los Niños

Ballet Arizona

Black Theatre Troupe

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse

Child Crisis Arizona

Hospice of the Valley

Aviva Children's Services

Aster Aging, Inc.

Our Family Services

Raising Special Kids (RSK)


Make-A-Wish Arizona

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

Southwest Human Development

Arizona Science Center

Neighborhood Ministries

Arizona Educational Foundation

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc.

Primavera Foundation, Inc.

United Food Bank

Mesa Arts Center Foundation

Interfaith Community Services

Northland Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.

Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley

GPV-CAT Inc dba PV Community Food Bank

Southwest Kids Cancer Foundation

Arizona Dental Foundation

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids

Hope Community Services Inc

St. Joseph the Worker

Best Buddies

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona

New Pathways for Youth, Inc.

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona

Jobs for Arizona's Graduates

Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona

Waste Not

Future for KIDS

Genesis City

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

OCJ Kids

1N10 Inc. dba one-n-ten

Mission of Mercy

Valleywise Health Foundation

Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista

House of Refuge, Inc

Colorado River Regional Crisis Services

Arizona Council on Economic Education

Arizona Helping Hands

Arizona Museum of Natural History Foundation

Cancer Support Community Arizona

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse

Make Way for Books

Positive Coaching Alliance Arizona

The First Tee of Phoenix

Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation

Young Arts Arizona Ltd.

Family Promise - Greater Phoenix

Maggie's Place Inc.

UMOM New Day Centers

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona

Anthony Bates Foundation

Down Syndrome Network, Inc.

Helping Hands for Single Moms

One Step Beyond, Inc

Arizona Association for Foster & Adoptive Parents

Midwest Food Bank, NFP

Arizona Technology Council Foundation DBA SciTech Institute

Ryan House

Musical Instrument Museum

Arizona Autism United

Flagstaff Shelter Services

Justa Center

Kitchen on the Street

Paws Patrol, Inc

Arizona Diabetes Foundation

Educare Arizona

Hunkapi Programs, Inc.

Dress for Success Phoenix

Helping Hands for Freedom

Kids Need to Read

Elevate Phoenix

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

Prescott Area Shelter Services

Saving One Life

Care Fund

Diana Gregory Outreach Services

Homeless Youth Connection

Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council of Mohave County, Inc (JAVC)

Will to Walk Foundation

Arouet Foundation

Check for a Lump

Literacy Connects

Military Assistance Mission

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels (AHRA)

Angel Heart Pajama Project

Creighton Community Foundation

Agape Acres

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children

Helen's Hope Chest

More Than a Bed

Santa Cruz Cardinals Youth Football and Youth

Smart Schools, Inc.

Ayuda Smiles, Inc.

Impact One Breast Cancer Foundation

Reigning Grace Ranch

Stealing Hearts Rescue

Brighter Way Institute

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

Million Dollar Teacher Project

Neurodiversity Education Research Center (NERC)

Arizona Crisis Team

Arizona Sustainability Alliance

Chandler CARE Center Children's Medical and Dental Clinic


Sahuarita Food Bank

Chinle Planting Hope

Control Alt Delete LLC

Treasure House