Phil and Carol Lyons Family Fund

The Phil and Carol Lyons Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, will open its 2019-2020 grant round for nonprofit organizations in Tucson and Flagstaff on Monday, July 1, 2019. Proposals must fall within established guidelines; only one application will be accepted per organization and are limited to a maximum of $5,000. 

The grant period is for one year: October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020.

The Lyons’ are inviting nonprofit organizations in Tucson and Flagstaff to submit an application for programs/projects that align with one of the following focus areas:

  1. Programs/projects that help people acquire the life skills needed to assist them in improving their employment opportunities.
  2. Programs/projects that help students (especially from minority backgrounds and/or those who are the first in their families to pursue higher education) develop career advancement skills in order to become self-sufficient and succeed in life.
  3. Programs/projects that help veterans and their families access services they need to thrive.
  4. Programs that help refugees access the services they need to settle and build their families and careers.

Applications are currently closed. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest updates on grants applications. 

How to Apply
All applications must be submitted through an online process with Common Grant Application. We strongly encourage you to review the tutorial video which contains important information on how to register/login and submit an application.  To view the video: click here.

First-time users of Common Grant Application: click here. If you have already applied for a grant using Common Grant Application you should have an account.  Returning users click here.

Contact Kelly Huber, Director, Community Investments, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona at or by phone (520) 770-0800 ext. 7302