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.
Each year, the Tempe Diablos Charities solicits grant proposals that support; at-risk youth and families, community outreach/quality of life, improving the lives of physically and mentally challenged and education with an emphasis on early childhood development and life-skills.
To be eligible, an organization must have a place of business or be located in Tempe, unless a project/program 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 revenues.
Tempe Diablos Charities does not intend to provide funding to/for:
Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, marital status, age, disability or veteran status.
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 project/program serves primarily Tempe or Tempe residents.
Tempe Diablos Charities has two funding cycles per fiscal year with specific deadlines targeted to each. For both cycles, in order for the proposal to be considered, the complete proposal along with required attachments must be received by the Diablos office by the deadline dates stated below.
Spring grant cycle submission deadline – February 1st at 5:00 pm.
Spring grant cycle formal interviews will take place in late February at the Tempe Public Library.
Applicants will be contacted to schedule as necessary. Acceptance/Rejection mailed by June 30th.
Fall grant cycle submission deadline – October 1.
Acceptance/Rejection mailed by November 30th.
The fiscal year for the Tempe Diablos Charities runs from June 1 through May 31. Organizations may apply only once per fiscal year. Please note that the Winter grant cycle is the Tempe Diablos primary funding cycle and the Fall grant cycle is limited in scope and available funds.
The Tempe Diablos will attempt to conduct interviews for all applicants in late February from 9am to 4pm at the Tempe Public Library. 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 an exact time and date for the interview.
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.
Please submit the completed application along with required supporting documentation via one of the addresses below. Please be sure to keep a copy for yourself.
Please send completed package to:
Tempe Diablos Charities
attn: Grant Application Committee
P.O Box 13246
Tempe, Arizona 85284-0055
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.