The Flinn Foundation has released “Action and Impact,” a report that presents the organization’s current grantmaking priorities and activities across its four program areas.
Through words, photos and graphics, the Flinn Scholars segment tells the story of the 28-year-old merit-based scholarship for Arizona’s highest-achieving students. The section describes the change in summer seminar location from Eastern Europe to China, the maturing alumni network that is providing greater dividends, the long-term impact on the honors programs and colleges at Arizona’s three public universities, and the connections the Scholars are building with the Flinn Foundation and its programs.
The report highlights the results of a lengthy, comprehensive review of the Phoenix-based philanthropy’s strategies to ensure grants and programs were meeting contemporary opportunities and needs. These actions and commitments are now making an impact throughout Arizona in the biosciences, civic leadership, arts and culture, as well as the Flinn Scholars program:
The report describes new grants and initiatives to complement continuing priorities to advance Arizona’s fast-growing bioscience sector. Included are plans for an April launch of an updated Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, the long-term strategic plan commissioned by the Foundation to guide the development of Arizona biosciences.
The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, launched in 2010 to strengthen civic leadership throughout Arizona, has created three inter-related initiatives including the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy that continues to grow its statewide reach.
Arts and Culture
A new grants program to benefit the state’s largest arts and culture organizations is underway, encouraging creative programming that supports long-term sustainability.
“The Flinn Foundation’s actions—strategic grants, development of talent, and other offerings—are truly having an impact throughout Arizona,” said Jack Jewett, President & CEO of the Flinn Foundation. “Our four program areas may be diverse, though they target a single goal—our mission to improve the quality of life for Arizonans today and in the future.”
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