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.  A new electronic application process will be implemented for the FY2019-2020 year and it is anticipated that they cycle will open in February 2019.  If you wish to be included in the notification of when the cycle opens, please email to be put on the list. 

You may review past application materials, instructions, and the evaluation tool in preparation for the next cycle.  These documents will be updated prior to the next cycle release date, but information requested will be similar. 

  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


 Applications due by 6:00 pm


 Committee reviews and scores applications

March 2019  

 Funding recommendations presented to Town Council

Spring 2019

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

June 2019

 Funding and contracts begin

July 1, 2019

 For questions regarding the 2019-2020 Non-profit funding process or application questions, please contact

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 2016-2017 Executive Summary Non-Profit Agency Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Funded Agencies