Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Forum

Comprised of 1,000+ nonprofits and community members who support them across the state, the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is dedicated to furthering the common interests of Arizona’s nonprofit community. Arizona Grantmakers Forum members are part of a network of more than 400 philanthropy professionals from 80+ member organizations across the state.

Merged in August 2022, the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Forum will enable more impactful collaborations among philanthropic and nonprofit leaders. 

The merged organization positions the nonprofit sector as a key partner with the government and business community to drive economic growth and build an equitable Arizona where all people thrive.  

What is your 2023 focus?

The Alliance + Arizona Grantmakers Forum merger in 2022 leverages the combined strengths of two statewide associations representing nonprofits and philanthropy to maximize value for members, advance the sector and benefit Arizona.

Our reimagined organization preserves the members’ learning and networking spaces, while unlocking the potential to solve complex community problems through collective impact. Together, we will advance diversity, equity and inclusion in Arizona; foster authentic communication among funders and nonprofits to transform relationships; and make grantmaking processes more efficient. We’ll speak with a clear, unified voice on public policy issues that affect our sector and the communities we serve.

What are the top benefits of membership and/or participation?

Members have access to an extensive list of member benefits, resources and services. All members gain access to engage with the social sector and be a part of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Forum network and offerings, including but not limited to:

Advocacy & Public Policy – Policy Council, advocacy training/programs, advocacy newsletter/alerts  

Cost Savings – Discounted event fees, insurance savings, healthcare pool

Fundraising – grant trainings, Arizona Gives Day, Arizona Guide to Grants

Online Community – customizable online profile, Career Center, sponsorship opportunities
Professional Networking – events, membership directory, volunteer opportunities 

Training & Information – online webinars, in-person workshops, IDEA content, email newsletters

Local Leader: Kristen Merrifield

Title: CEO

How Long with Organization? 7.5 years

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Forum mission is to merge our collective resources for greater capacity, impact and advocacy.

Organization Name: Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits +
Arizona Grantmakers Forum

Main Local Office: 333 E. Osborn Rd., Suite 245,
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: (602) 279-2966


No. of Members: 1,100

Types of Membership: Nonprofit, Grantmakers, Government/Tribal Entities, Individual Supporter, Business

No. of Events per year: 100

Biggest Annual Event:
Unite Nonprofit Conference
August 24, 2023

What should a prospective member know about your organization?: Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits + Arizona Grantmakers Forum is a membership organization serving nonprofit and philanthropic community. 

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