Active Grants

Below is a list of the “active” grants of the Flinn Foundation—those grants that have been awarded and have yet to receive final payment; and/or 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. In some cases, grants are extended (without additional funding provided) beyond their scheduled date of conclusion.

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 goals.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

City: Phoenix

Amount: $125,000

Award Date: 2021

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for COVID-19 recovery, awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Childsplay

City: Tempe

Amount: $125,000

Award Date: 2021

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for COVID-19 recovery, awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Childsplay

City: Tempe

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Implementation of five projects to build loyalty and strengthen relationships with schools, families, donors and the Childsplay Ensemble, and to invest in evaluation through surveys to understand what inspires loyalty across the organization’s programs and set the stage for its future capital campaign, This Strengthening Capitalization grant is awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Critical Path Institute

City: Tucson

Amount: $255,000

Award Date: 2019

Duration: 36 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Provision of a renewable discretionary fund of up to $75,000 per year for up to three years to support the transition of a key leadership role from President and CEO Martha Brumfield, Ph.D., to her recently identified successor, Joseph Scheeren, PharmD. The fund will allow Dr. Scheeren to address his most pressing priorities upon joining the organization and facilitate his successful integration both within C-Path and in the broader Arizona community. This grant constitutes the first award under the Robert S. Flinn Biomedical Innovators Program.

Desert Botanical Garden

City: Phoenix

Amount: $60,000

Award Date: 2021

Duration: 12 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for COVID-19 recovery, awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.