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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.

2020 Applications

The Cardinals Charities grant cycle for 2020 is now closed.

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

2019 Grant Recipients

Arizona Humane Society

Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.

Boys to Men Mentoring Network

Children's Clinics for Rehabilitative Services

Interfaith Community Services

MentorKids USA

Mesa Arts Center Foundation

Military Assistance Mission

Mission of Mercy

Mitchell Swaback Charities Inc

Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona

More Than a Bed

One Small Step, Inc.

Sandra Day O'Connor Institute

1N10 Inc. dba one-n-ten

A New Leaf, Inc.

A Stepping Stone Foundation

Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center


Advocacy 31nine

Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank

Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels

American Cancer Society, Inc.

American Red Cross of Greater Phoenix

Angel Heart Pajama Project

Anthony Bates Foundation

Apollo Foundation Inc., dba Care Fund


Arizona Advocates for Ex-Offenders

Arizona Autism United

Arizona Burn Foundation

Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Arizona Dental Foundation

Arizona Diabetes Foundation

Arizona Disabled Sports

Arizona Educational Foundation

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

Arizona Hands & Voices

Arizona Helping Hands

Arizona Kids Think Too

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Arizona Opera

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Technology Council Foundation DBA SciTech Institute

Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Arizonans for Children, Inc.

Arizona's Children Association

Assistance League of East Valley

Assistance League of Phoenix

Aviva Children's Services

AZAFAP - Recycle Your Bicycle for a Kid in Foster Care

Back To School Clothing Drive Association

Ballet Arizona

Barrow Neurological Foundation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona Inc.

Black Theatre Troupe

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP)

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona

Brighter Way Institute

Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ)

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona

Casa Center for Positive Social Change

Casa de los Niños

Catholic Charities Community Services

Central Arizona Shelter Services

Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Child Crisis Arizona

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.

Circle the City

Civitan Foundation, Inc.

Clinica Amistad

Colorado River Regional Crisis Services (CRRCS)

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA)

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona

Community Initiatives YMCA

Copper Basin Family YMCA

Cottonwood Lions Club Foundation

Courtney's Courage

Cross Benefit, Inc.

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

Desert Foothills Family YMCA

Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley

Down Syndrome Network

Dress for Success Phoenix

Duet Partners in Health & Aging

East Valley Adult Resources, Inc.

Educare Arizona

Elevate Phoenix

Esperanca Inc.

Eve's Place

Expect More Arizona

Family Promise - Greater Phoenix

Flagstaff Family YMCA

Flagstaff Medical Center/Taylor House

Flagstaff Shelter Services

Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Friendship Retirement Corporation dba Center for Modern Aging

Future for KIDS

Gabriel's Angels

Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Glendale-Peoria Family YMCA

Golden Rule Charities - The Pantry


Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona

GPV-CAT, Inc. dba Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank

Habitat for Humanity Tucson Inc

HandsOn Greater Phoenix

Heard Museum

Heart for the City

Helen's Hope Chest

Helping Hands For Freedom

Homeless Youth Connection

Homeward Bound

Hope Community Services, formerly West Valley Child Crisis Center

Hope for Addiction, Inc.

Hospice of the Valley

House of Refuge Sunnyslope

House of Refuge, Inc.

Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona

Human Services Campus, Inc.

ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth

ICM Food and Clothing Bank

Impact One Breast Cancer Foundation

Intermountain Centers for Human Development

Junior Achievement of Arizona

Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA

Liberty Wildlife, Inc.

Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA

Literacy Connects

Maggie's Place, Inc.

Make Way for Books

Make-A-Wish Arizona

Matthew's Crossing Food Bank

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

Men All Need to be Caring, Actively-Engaged, Vested and Encourage ( M.A.N. C.A.V.E.)

Muscular Dystrophy Association-Arizona Chapter

National Kidney Foundation of Arizona

Neighborhood Ministries

New Pathways for Youth

Nick Lowery Youth Foundation

Northwest Valley Family YMCA


OCJ Kids

Old Pueblo Community Services

Open Hearts Family Wellness

Our Family Services

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

Pendergast Elementary Community Foundation

Petey's Playground

Phoenix Allies for Community Health (PACH)

Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Boys Choir

Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation

Phoenix Conservatory of Music

Phoenix Public Library Foundation

Phoenix Symphony Association

Prescott Area Shelter Services

Project Insight

Providence High School

Raising Special Kids

Rim Country Literacy Program

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona, Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

Ross Farnsworth East Valley Family YMCA

Ryan House

Sahuarita Food Bank

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona

Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA

Seniors Personal Assistance Corporation

Smiles and Beyond

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI)

Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF)

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

Southwest Human Development

Southwest Kids Cancer Foundation Inc

Southwest Valley Family YMCA

St. Dominic Savio Academy, Inc.

St. Joseph the Worker

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

St.Vincent de Paul of St. Catherine Laboure, Chino Valley, Az.

STARS (Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services)

Stealing Hearts Rescue

Street Dogs Mobile Ministry for Pet Health


Sun Life Family Health Center

Support Education and Employment for Vets

Teach For America

Tempe Community Action Agency

Tempe Community Council

Tempe Family YMCA

The Be Kind People Project

The Centers for Habilitation/TCH

The First Tee of Phoenix

The Opportunity Tree (previously Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped)

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Phoenix South Mountain

The Singletons

Theater Works

Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids (TRAK)

TMM Family Services Inc.

Treasure House

UMOM New Day Centers, Inc.

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona, Inc.

United Food Bank

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

UPWARD for children and families

USO Arizona part of USO Inc.

Valley of the Sun United Way

Valley Women's Firefighter Society


Verde Valley Medical Center/EntireCare Rehab and Sports Medicine

Waste Not

Watts Family Maryvale YMCA

Wigged Out, Inc

Will2Walk Foundation

YMCA Camping Services-Camp Sky-Y

Youth On Their Own (YOTO)

Yuma Family YMCA

YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix