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

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Providing no-cost meeting space to Arizona nonprofits.

The Flinn Foundation Educational Conference Center features two meeting rooms available to nonprofit member organizations closely aligned with the Foundation’s specific areas of interest in the biosciences, health care, education, civic leadership, and the arts. More about the Conference Center



Flinn Foundation-sponsored study identifies three bioscience growth areas to advance innovation and economic growth in greater Phoenix

Precision oncology/medicine, digital health, translational neurosciences to advance Phoenix Bioscience Core, new hubs A new study of the Phoenix area’s bioscience ecosystem has identified three areas poised for rapid growth and global impact at the Phoenix Bioscience Core and in surrounding regional hubs of research and innovation. The report, “Leveraging the Phoenix Region’s Bioscience Assets […]


Flinn Foundation names new leaders as longtime executive retires

Brad Halvorsen joined the Flinn Foundation in 1989 as its first communications employee. After 35 years of service to the foundation and Arizona, including nearly a decade as executive vice president, Halvorsen retires June 14. Halvorsen’s departure prompts two other executive leadership changes. Vice President, Communications Matt Ellsworth has been promoted to chief administrative officer, […]

Arts and Culture

Flinn partners with SAACA to exhibit art highlighting early disease diagnosis

The Flinn Foundation’s longtime support of Arizona artists and the biosciences is currently represented with an art installation on display in its Phoenix building’s lobby and conference center.  The exhibition, Uncommon Knowledge, is a partnership between the Tucson-based Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and Roche Tissue Diagnostics that highlights the value of regular disease […]

Civic Leadership

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership announces its 2024 Flinn-Brown Fellows

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation’s leadership program—dedicated to state-level policy and politics and forging professional connections—has selected 28 Arizonans as 2024 Flinn-Brown Fellows. The 16th cohort of the nonpartisan Flinn-Brown Fellowship includes leaders from the private and public sector, elected officials, founders of nonprofit organizations and companies, physicians, lawyers, educators […]