Active Grants

Below is a list of the “active” grants of the Flinn Foundation—those grants that have been awarded and (a) have yet to receive final payment; and/or (b) for which grant-related activities have not concluded. Many Flinn Foundation grants are multiple-year awards that receive payments throughout the duration of the grant.

This list is not comprehensive, as it excludes grants for membership dues to philanthropic organizations and other miscellaneous awards, but represents the Foundation’s project-specific grant-making activity to achieve its strategic programmatic goals. A complete list of all grants is included in the latest annual report of the Foundation, available for viewing and download in Publications and Multimedia.

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (Phoenix Zoo)

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Further development of the South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC), the focus of the Center’s Deeper Planning and Implementation grants. This Next Steps Grant is awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

City: Phoenix

Amount: $60,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for the AZ Creative Communities Follow-On Program, through which the Commission provides grants to collaborative teams or individual arts-and-culture organizations within small and rural communities.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

City: Phoenix

Amount: $18,750

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 36 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for the Commission’s SMU DataArts liaison position, which provides localized technical support to Arizona organization users of the DataArts system, continuing a collaboration among the Commission, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, and the Flinn Foundation to work with DataArts on behalf of Arizona’s arts-and-culture sector.

Arizona Opera

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for the Opera’s learning around its new “Arizona Red” series product line, which will see the Opera produce two small-production operas at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix and the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, productions that will provide patrons a more intimate, innovative, and theatrical experience. This Next Steps Grant is awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Arizona Republic

City: Phoenix

Amount: $300,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Expenditure-responsibility grant to support a multimedia journalism initiative to deepen public understanding of bioscience research, industry development, and clinical advances in Arizona. This grant supports two new positions at the Republic: a multimedia reporter and a digital developer; while the reporter publishes articles, video reports, and other content for the Republic’s audiences, the developer will incorporate the content in cutting-edge formats, including virtual and augmented reality. Although these new-media projects will be available globally on multiple platforms, the developer will particularly concentrate on preparing them to be showcased at in-person events connecting the public to the biosciences.