Arizona is home to approximately 1,231 active grantmakers, organizations that make grants to other organizations (or individuals) as a key aspect of their charitable mission.
The term grantmaker spans across categories, as several different kinds of nonprofit organizations make grants. The best way to categorize grantmakers is by the main source of their income, whether it is coming from corporations, private sources such as a family or an individual or from public contributions.
Corporate giving data are the most difficult to collect. Some corporations opt to create a nonprofit organization, classified as a corporate foundation, to direct their charitable contributions to other nonprofits. However some corporations may choose to give through a corporate giving program or through federated giving programs such as United Way. This report focuses only on grants provided through corporate foundations, therefore the corporate giving numbers are under-reported.