Name of Foundation: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Location: 1202 E Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85014
Contact info: www.pipertrust.org
Phone: (480) 948-5853, 1-855-948-5853
Coverage Area: Maricopa County, Arizona
Subject Area: Arts and Culture, Children, Education, Healthcare and Medical Research, Older Adults, Religious Organizations
Assets: $479 million (2012)
Last Year Total Giving: $22 million (2012)
In a nutshell: The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust was founded by Virginia Galvin Piper, who was the wife of Motorola founder Paul V. Galvin. Upon settlement of Mrs. Piper’s estate in 2000 the trust received around $600 million. Since then the foundation disperses roughly $25 million a year to non-profit organizations in Maricopa County. The foundation also attempts to help non-profits by providing them with education and expertise on how to function effectively. Its broad mission is to improve and strengthen the quality of life for residents of Maricopa County.
Generally, they disperse programmatic grants, cash operating grants, and capital grants. Typically they do not fund Expenses that would expand the organization’s mission funds to replace public funds, endowments, sponsorships, scholarships and In-school programs.
How to Apply:
The Piper Trust recommends that you contact the organization prior to submitting a letter of inquiry so that their program directors can lead you to a program area that best suits your project. After contact, you are expected to submit a formal letter of inquiry and an online grant summary form. If the grant request fits with a program applicants will be asked to submit a full proposal. For more information, click here.
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