About the Flinn Foundation
Given its highly targeted focus, the Foundation rarely funds unsolicited grant requests, preferring to invite requests for proposals that contribute to the Foundation’s strategic goals and show evidence of promoting institutional collaborations and funding partnerships.
In the biosciences, the Foundation is committed to building organizational capacities, consistent with the objectives described in Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap. The Foundation typically makes fewer than a dozen new bioscience grant commitments per year. Those grants are intended to build the core organizational capacity of Arizona’s universities, research institutes, and related organizations to collaborate in efforts to strengthen the state’s biomedical research infrastructure.
In arts and culture, the Foundation's grant funding at present is limited to Arizona arts and culture organizations with annual operating budgets of $2.5 million or more.
Grants to support the Flinn Scholars Program are awarded to the state's public universities, not to individual students. The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership does not involve Flinn Foundation grants.