Flinn Foundation

Improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

Arts and Culture

Improving the financial and creative health of Arizona’s arts-and-culture organizations.

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A Flinn program helping large arts organizations increase capitalization and strengthen creative programs.
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View snapshots of the nearly 20 participants taking part in the Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.
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A Flinn partner and resource for grantees that collects and shares data to strengthen decision-making.
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A state agency and Flinn partner helping Arizonans participate in and experience the arts.
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Arts and Culture

Flinn Arts & Culture

The Flinn Foundation supports arts and culture in Arizona principally through the Initiative for Financial and Creative Health, which helps Arizona’s largest arts-and-culture organizations identify and design strategies to impact priority capitalization needs.

The Foundation also supports SMU DataArts, which gives Arizona’s arts-and-culture sector access to standardized data to strengthen organizational effectiveness, and the Creative Communities program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.


Arts and Culture

Flinn awards nearly $900K to assist arts groups in COVID-19 recovery

Eleven Arizona arts-and-culture organizations have been awarded a combined $870,000 from the Flinn Foundation to assist in their continuing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants approved by the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors range between $60,000 and $125,000.

The organizations include the Arizona Opera, Arizona Science Center, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Ballet Arizona, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Childsplay, Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Museum, Museum of Northern Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum, and Phoenix Zoo. [Read more]


Arts and Culture

Phoenix artist Ann Morton creates a ‘Violet Protest’ with latest collaborative project

Ann Morton is a fabric artist by trade, weaving and sewing textiles to translate her vision through her work. With her latest project, “The Violet Protest,” now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum, she has woven a new thread into her repertoire: a community of thousands interested in changing the tone of political values. Morton reports that to date, nearly 3,000 makers have pledged more than 17,000 squares to the project which references the colors traditionally attributed to the country’s two largest political parties.

Once the exhibition ends in September, the squares will be sent in packages of 25 to 50 to every member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. [Read more]


Arts and Culture

Flinn Foundation gives $40,000 for small Arizona arts groups

Ten Arizona arts-and-culture organizations will receive a combined $40,000 under a Flinn Foundation initiative that will support rural and diverse art galleries, festivals, dance classes, museums, workshops, and education.

“Our hope is that each of these grants will make a difference to the community, enabling festivals to flourish, galleries to spotlight local talent, creators to engage the next generation, and so much more,” said Tammy McLeod, Flinn Foundation president and CEO. “We are proud to be supporting the arts in these Arizona towns that add so much to our state’s vibrancy.” [Read more]


Arts and Culture

Flinn-Brown Fellow Sarah Douthit strives to improve criminal-justice system as county chief probation officer

Sarah Douthit, a Flinn-Brown Fellow and chief probation officer for the Coconino County Adult Probation Department in Flagstaff, was awarded funding from the Creative Communities program for an arts project that resulted in client-created murals that allowed her office to focus on the creative strengths of her clients to make a positive impact on the community.

Douthit, who also answers questions about her profession, public policy, and the Flinn-Brown Network, is dedicated to servant leadership in Arizona to promote successful outcomes and healthy communities. [Read more]


News and Updates

Arts and Culture

Flinn awards nearly $900K to assist arts groups in COVID-19 recovery

Eleven Arizona arts-and-culture organizations have been awarded a combined $870,000 from the Flinn Foundation to assist in their continuing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants approved by the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors range between $60,000 and $125,000. The organizations encompass the state of Arizona from Flagstaff to the Phoenix area and south to […]

Arts and Culture

Phoenix artist Ann Morton creates a ‘Violet Protest’ with latest collaborative project

By Julie AndersonFlinn Foundation Ann Morton is a fabric artist by trade, weaving and sewing textiles to translate her vision through her work. With her latest project, “The Violet Protest,” she has woven a new thread into her repertoire: a community of thousands interested in changing the tone of political values. With the project name […]

Arts and Culture

Flinn Foundation gives $40,000 for small Arizona arts groups

Ten Arizona arts-and-culture organizations will receive a combined $40,000 under a Flinn Foundation initiative that will support rural and diverse art galleries, festivals, dance classes, museums, workshops, and education. The grants, distributed in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, provide funding to arts and culture organizations within smaller and rural communities. Each of […]

Arts and Culture

Flinn-Brown Fellow Sarah Douthit strives to improve criminal-justice system as county chief probation officer

Flinn-Brown Fellow Sarah Douthit (2013) is the chief probation officer for the Coconino County Adult Probation Department in Flagstaff. She has held a variety of positions in the criminal justice system in Arizona, including with Adult Parole, Adult Probations, and the Arizona Supreme Court. She is also an active member of the American Probation and […]