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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.


The online application for the 2021 grant cycle will open on March 30, 2021. Deadline for submission will be 5:00 pm AZ time on June 15, 2021.

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

2020 Grant Recipients

St. Mary's Food Bank


ICM Food & Clothing Bank

Society of St Vincent de Paul

Community Initiatives YMCA

Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA

1N10 Inc. dba one-n-ten

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels (AHRA)

Arizona Educational Foundation

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

Arizona Opera

Arizona Science Center

Cancer Support Community Arizona

Genesis City

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council

Helping Hands for Freedom

Helping Hands For Single Moms

Junior League of Phoenix

Mission of Mercy

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona

The Devereux Foundation dba Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona

The Phoenix Symphony

Arizona Technology Council Foundation DBA SciTech Institute

Experience Matters Consortium, Inc

Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

Arizona Burn Foundation

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

Justa Center

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/ Phoenix Zoo

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley (BGCAZ)

Educare Arizona

Southwest Human Development

The Opportunity Tree

The Salvation Army, A California Corp

UMOM New Day Centers, Inc.

Brighter Way Institute

Arizona's Children Association

Teach For America Phoenix

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona

Barrow Neurological Foundation

Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona

Ryan House

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ)

Gabriel's Angels

Hospice of the Valley

Jewish Family & Children's Service (JFCS)

Read Better Be Better

Esperanca, Inc.

Homeward Bound

Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA

The Bridge to Hope

American Red Cross in Arizona

Arizona Advocates for Ex-Offenders

Arizona Heart Foundation

Arizona Kids Think Too

Diana Gregory Outreach Services (DGOS)

Kids in Focus

Maggie's Place, Inc.

Million Dollar Teacher Project

Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation

STEP: Student Expedition Program


Phoenix Allies for Community Health (PACH)

Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired (SAAVI)

Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW)

Creighton Community Foundation

Elevate Phoenix

Assistance League of Phoenix

Feeding Matters

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc.

MIKID - Mentally Ill Kids In Distress


Christian Life Outreach operating Moms Pantry

OCJ Kids

GPVCAT,Inc dba Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank

Arizona Diabetes Foundation

Arizona Helping Hands

Civitan Foundation, Inc.

Mitchell Swaback Charities, Inc./Harvest Compassion Center

Shoebox Ministry

Watts Family Maryvale YMCA

Arizona Autism United

Ballet Arizona

Black Theatre Troupe

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Dress for Success Phoenix

New Pathways for Youth (NPFY)

Raising Special Kids

United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO Arizona)

Sojourner Center

Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA

Kitchen on the Street

Musical Instrument Museum


Duet: Partners in Health & Aging

A Stepping Stone Foundation

Sandra Day O'Connor Institute

Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA)

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley

Copper Basin Family YMCA

Arizona Museum of Natural History Foundation

Aster Aging, Inc. (FKA East Valley Adult Resources, Inc.)

Child Crisis Arizona

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona

Kids Need to Read

College Bound AZ

Ross Farnsworth East Valley Family YMCA

United Food Bank

HandsOn Greater Phoenix


Mesa Arts Center Foundation

House of Refuge, Inc

Assistance League of East Valley

Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA

Dignity Health Foundation - East Valley

East Valley Jewish Community Center

Si Se Puede Foundation

Matthew's Crossing Food Bank

St. Dominic Savio Academy, Inc.

FANS Across America Charitable Foundation

Will2Walk Foundation

Advocacy 31nine

Hoofbeats with Heart

Family Promise - Greater Phoenix

Support Education & Employment for Vets

Art Odyssey Arizona

notMYkid Inc.

Positive Coaching Alliance Arizona

Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA

Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (VOSJCC)

Waste Not

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

HonorHealth Foundation

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Nick Lowery Youth Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Miracle League of Arizona

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children

MentorKids USA

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy

Desert Foothills Family YMCA

Arizona State University Foundation for a New American University

+Swappow Plus Foundation

EMPACT- Suicide Prevention Center (SPC)

Future for KIDS

Junior Achievement of Arizona

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine

Treasures 4 Teachers

The Centers for Habilitation/TCH

Tempe Family YMCA

Arizona Sustainability Alliance

Down Syndrome Network

Impact One Breast Cancer Foundation

Hope for Addiction

A New Leaf

Friendship Retirement Corporation, Inc. dba Glencroft Center for Modern Aging

Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA

Treasure House

Stealing Hearts Rescue

Heart for the City

Homeless Youth Connection

Northwest Valley Family YMCA

New Life Center

Phoenix Conservatory of Music

Colorado River Regional Crisis Services (CRRCS)

One Step Beyond, Inc

Yarnell Regional Community Center

Yuma Family YMCA

Hope Community Services, Inc.


Sounds of Autism

Southwest Valley Family YMCA

Special Olympics Arizona, Inc.

Rim Country Literacy Program

Echoing Hope Ranch

Paws Patrol, Inc

Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona, Inc.

Amphitheater Public Schools Foundation, Inc. (Amphi Foundation)

Casa de los Niños

Literacy Connects

Make Way for Books

Educational Enrichment Foundation

Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona

Old Pueblo Community Services

SARSEF: S. Arizona Research, Science & Engineering Foundation

Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.

Our Family Services

Youth On Their Own (YOTO)

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Primavera Foundation

Gospel Rescue Mission

Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse

Reid Park Zoological Society

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids

Aviva Children's Services

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

4Freedom (DBA: Power Over Predators)

Interfaith Community Services

Angel Heart Pajama Project

Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation, Inc.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff

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

Flagstaff Family YMCA

Lowell Observatory

Sage Home

Flagstaff Arts Council

Flagstaff Family Food Center

Flagstaff Shelter Services, Inc.

Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona

Northland Family Help Center

United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA)

Heroes & Horses, Inc.

People Who Care

Prescott YMCA of Yavapai County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona

Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, Inc.

Prescott Valley Charter School

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

West Yavapai Guidance Clinic

Horses with H.E.A.R.T., Inc.

St. Vincent de Paul - St. Catherine Laboure; Chino Valley, Az

Prescott Area Shelter Services

Peeples Valley Fire Department

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Colorado River