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 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.

Arizona Science Center

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2017

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Implementation of the organization’s Teen Engagement Initiative, teen-audience engagement programming designed to support the organization’s strategic vision and goals for long-term attendance and earned-revenue growth. This Implementation Grant is awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Arizona State University

City: Tempe

Amount: $300,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Block funding to Arizona State University to help high-caliber researchers, selected by the institution, increase their competitiveness for large multi-year National Institute of Health (NIH) awards that are a critical source of funding for their long-term success and that of their institutions. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Bridge-Funding Initiative to increase Arizona’s share of NIH funding.

Arizona State University

City: Tempe

Amount: $594,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 48 months

Program Area: Flinn Scholars

Scholarship awards for the Flinn Scholars Class of 2019.

Arizona State University

City: Tempe

Amount: $150,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Flinn Scholars

Design and management of a summer 2019 study-abroad group seminar in China for the Flinn Scholars Class of 2018. The seminar will be designed and led under the auspices of ASU’s Study Abroad Office, which will collaborate with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) to manage the three-week program.