The Arizona teams are supported and funded by the Arizona Community Foundation: www.azfoundation.org
The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) and its 13 affiliates are a statewide philanthropy and partnership of donors, volunteers, staff, nonprofit organizations and the community working together to address community needs through charitable giving.
A combination of emerging trends and institutional developments encouraged the Arizona Community Foundation to help pioneer the initiative, including the following:
Arizona Community Foundation and local sites worked with The Intergenerational Center at Temple University to launch the Communities for All Ages framework and model in 2003. ACF is now drawing on the lessons learned from their first exploratory experience and working with a second set of four sites that will take them through 2013. The sites from the first cycle, the “leadership sites”, have been providing mentorship and feedback to the new sites, as well as valuable insight as to how this model can be adapted and sustained in communities over time.