News and Updates

Flinn Foundation extends grantmaking response to COVID-19 in Arizona

May 19, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening and profoundly changing Arizonans’ lives, the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation has made a series of emergency grants to protect frontline health-care workers, accelerate development of therapeutics, support outbreak modeling and tracking, and help sustain vulnerable nonprofit…

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Flinn Foundation issues grant to support COVID-19 testing, cancels events

March 16, 2020

Conference center closes, staff to work from home  Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation has issued an emergency $100,000 grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to support population-based testing of the novel coronavirus in Arizona and to help TGen immediately and dramatically ramp up its capacity to…

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FLINNtalks: Matt Rolland

November 05, 2019

Matt Rolland | Class of 2005 On the road—from stockbroker, to touring musician, to arts leader Class of 2005 Flinn Scholar Matt Rolland has had a fiddle in his hand since the age of four. Best known as the bandleader…

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Arizona Opera opens enterprising RED Series with Frank Lloyd Wright production

September 26, 2019

By Julie AndersonFlinn Foundation Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home until his death in 1959, was one of eight of the iconic architect’s buildings named UNESCO World Heritage sites in July. And now, two months later, Arizona…

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Flinn Foundation incorporates sustainability into its philanthropic work to benefit Arizona

September 17, 2019

By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation For more than 50 years, the Flinn Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life in Arizona for the benefit of future generations. The Phoenix-based philanthropic grantmaking organization has done so through its support…

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Musician and entrepreneur Gerd Wuestemann enters second year leading Scottsdale Arts

May 03, 2019

For Gerd Wuestemann, having grown up in a small town in Germany, Arizona might not have seemed like the obvious choice to find his home and inspiration. But with a last name that translates into “desert man,” it looks like…

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Flinn Foundation awards $60,000 to rural arts groups

December 19, 2018

Six Arizona arts-and-culture groups, from Globe to the international border, have received a combined $60,000 in grants as part of a Flinn Foundation-supported program designed to spur engagement between the small-town organizations and their communities. The Creative Communities Program provides…

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