Gilbert Annual Non-Profit Support

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Gilbert Annual Non-Profit Support

Non-profit Funding Process

The Town of Gilbert offers non-profit 501c3 agencies an opportunity to apply for funding in support of services provided to Gilbert residents.  The funding applications for FY 2019-2020 is CLOSED.

The next funding cycle will open January 2020.  If you wish to be on the notification list, please email Melanie Dykstra at  

An electronic application process will be used for the 2020-2021 program year and all information will be available at .  When cycle is opened, to apply, you will need to

  1. Register on the site
  2. Agree to the terms and conditions page
  3. Fill out the profile page
  4. Start filling out the application
  5. Make sure to press Submit when completed

If you need any assistance, make sure to first check the Tech Tips button and don’t forget to save your work along the way! 


  1. Organization is incorporated as an Arizona non-profit organization or school with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

  2. An unincorporated Arizona organization may apply through a fiscal sponsor, provided that the fiscal sponsor is an Arizona 501(c)(3) organization or school with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  3. As long as the organization has the capacity to complete the project, the size of an organization is not a criterion in determining funding.

  4. Organization must comply with all appropriate federal and Arizona State Constitutional requirements on the use of public funds, particularly prohibiting funds being used for personal benefit or lending of funds to a private entity.


Application Process/Timeline

 Applications available 8:00 am

January 6, 2020

 Applications due by 6:00 pm

Thursday, February 6, 2020

 Committee reviews and scores applications

Feb/March 2020 

 Funding recommendations presented to Town Council

April/May 2020

 Applicants are notified of awarded funds, complete necessary documents (contracts, insurance, etc.)

June 2020

 Funding and contracts begin

July 1, 2020

 For questions regarding the 2020-2021Non-profit funding process or application questions, please contact

TDD: 480-503-6080

The Town of Gilbert does not discriminate against any individual or program applicant on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, handicap, familial status or national origin. 

Program Funding

Each year, the Town Council allocates all of Gilbert's Neighbor 2 Neighbor funds, and a portion of  Gilbert’s general funds to non-profit agencies that provide services to Gilbert residents. These agencies are selected through a competitive process as noted above.  If interested in how you can assist in supporting these non-profit agencies, click on the Neighbor 2 Neighbor link above.  

These agencies provide a wide range of services for Gilbert residents who have limited incomes or are in need of non-profit services.  Funding priorities are based on the results of the 2014 Human Service Needs Assessment and include nine (9) priority populations as listed in order below:

  • Priority 1: Families/Individuals in Crisis 
  • Priority 2: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services    
  • Priority 3: Low/Moderate Income Individuals and Families
  • Priority 4: Elderly/Seniors
  • Priority 5: Homeless Individuals and Families  
  • Priority 6: Special Needs Individuals 
  • Priority 7: Youth 
  • Priority 8: Immigrants  
  • Priority 9: Culturally Diverse Individuals and Families

Listed below are past funded agencies and an Executive Summary of the impacts, highlights, and services non-profit organizations provided to Gilbert residents in the past fiscal year. 

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Executive Summary Report

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Funded Agencies