• Mission

    The mission of the Tempe Diablos Charities is to enhance the community of Tempe, Arizona. This is accomplished by providing leadership and resources that create worthwhile opportunities, especially for our youth. The charitable funding commitment of the Diablos is to focus their efforts toward projects that make a significant contribution to the community.

    Grant Rules and General Information

    Each year, the Tempe Diablos Charities solicits grant proposals that support; at-risk youth and families, community outreach/quality of life programs, programs which improve the lives of the physically and mentally challenged and programs with an emphasis on education and early childhood development and programs which develop life-skills.

  • To be eligible, an organization must have a place of business or be located in Tempe, or a project/program which serves primarily Tempe organizations/residents. Tempe Diablos Charities reserves the right to accept or reject any application and to approve or disapprove any proposal for funding. Tempe Diablo Charities also reserves the right to change the application criteria at any time. Other guidelines/considerations may apply and will be evaluated on an individual basis. Tempe Diablo Charities provides grants ranging in size from $250 to $100,000, depending on Tempe Diablos funding.

    Tempe Diablos Charities does not intend to provide funding to/for:

    • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability or United States military veteran status.
    • Individuals.
    • Political, labor or fraternal organizations.
    • Funding medical or scientific research.
    • Funding advocacy or lobbying activities or issue related topics.
    • Religious organizations, churches, or programs that are purely denominational in purpose.
    • Funding debt reduction campaigns.
    • Funding for general operating needs or ongoing support including but not limited to salaries or transportation (with the exception of some educational needs).
    • Funding for projects/programs outside Tempe unless the project/program serves primarily Tempe or Tempe residents.


  • Funding Deadlines:

    Tempe Diablos Charities has one funding cycle per fiscal year with specific deadlines. In order for a proposal to be considered, the complete proposal along with required attachments must be submitted to the on-line application site by December 15th.

    • Applicants will be contacted to schedule to schedule an interview the discretion of the Diablos.
    • Acceptance/Rejection notifications will be mailed by July 31st.

    The fiscal year for the Tempe Diablos Charities runs from June 1 through May 31. Organizations may apply only once per fiscal year.


    The Tempe Diablos will attempt to conduct interviews for all applicants in February at a location in Tempe. Please note that the interview process is intended to be informal and allow for the exchange of additional information regarding the funding request and the intended use of funds.  Each applicant will be assigned and contacted with an exact time and date for the interview.

    Questions can be directed to grants@tempediablos.org (Note, it is our intent to respond expeditiously within 24 hours)



    Tempe Diablos Charities Grant Application Instructions:

    • Please answer all questions and confine your type written information to the word/page count listed.
    • Complete each section according to the instructions for the information being requested.
    • To complete your application, click HERE.
  • For 2019, application must be submitted online only.

    Required Materials:

    • Completed application. Failure to conform to word/page count limitation could cause an application to be rejected.
    • A complete list of corporations and foundations that have given to the organization in the most immediate previous year and how much each has given ($5,000.00 and above).
    • Annual operating budget.
    • A list of Board of Directors of the organization, including primary business or professional affiliation of each.

    If you have questions please contact:

    Email Grants@tempediablos.org