Active Grants

Below is a list of the “active” grants of the Flinn Foundation—those grants that have been awarded and (a) have yet to receive final payment; and/or (b) for which grant-related activities have not concluded. Many Flinn Foundation grants are multiple-year awards that receive payments throughout the duration of the grant.

This list is not comprehensive, as it excludes grants for membership dues to philanthropic organizations and other miscellaneous awards, but represents the Foundation’s project-specific grant-making activity to achieve its strategic programmatic goals. A complete list of all grants is included in the latest annual report of the Foundation, available for viewing and download in Publications and Multimedia.

Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (Phoenix Zoo)

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Further development of the South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC), the focus of the Center’s Deeper Planning and Implementation grants. This Next Steps Grant is awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

City: Phoenix

Amount: $18,750

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 36 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for the Commission’s SMU DataArts liaison position, which provides localized technical support to Arizona organization users of the DataArts system, continuing a collaboration among the Commission, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, and the Flinn Foundation to work with DataArts on behalf of Arizona’s arts-and-culture sector.

Arizona Opera

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Support for the Opera’s learning around its new “Arizona Red” series product line, which will see the Opera produce two small-production operas at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix and the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, productions that will provide patrons a more intimate, innovative, and theatrical experience. This Next Steps Grant is awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Arizona Science Center

City: Phoenix

Amount: $100,000

Award Date: 2017

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Arts and Culture

Implementation of the organization’s Teen Engagement Initiative, teen-audience engagement programming designed to support the organization’s strategic vision and goals for long-term attendance and earned-revenue growth. This Implementation Grant is awarded under the Foundation’s arts-and-culture Initiative for Financial and Creative Health.

Arizona State University

City: Tempe

Amount: $200,000

Award Date: 2018

Duration: 24 months

Program Area: Bioscience

Partnership with Mayo Clinic Arizona to establish an Arizona-based infrastructure to collect biobank samples from patients to support research that can improve clinical practice, with initial samples collected to be used in a pilot study performed to understand the role of the microbiome—i.e., all bacteria and viruses in a human body—in the development of pouchitis in inflammatory bowel disease. This grant is awarded under the Flinn Foundation Translational Research in Precision Medicine Seed Grant Initiative to support research collaborations between basic scientists and clinical researchers.