The Phil and Carol Lyons Family Fund, a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 grant round for nonprofit organizations in Tucson and Flagstaff.

Only one application will be accepted per organization and applications are limited to a maximum of $5,000.  Proposals must fall within established guidelines.

The grant period is for one year: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021.

Applications open on Monday, June 15, 2020.  Deadline to submit grant applications is Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5 pm.

The Lyons’ family invites 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 students and adults (especially from minority backgrounds, first-generation, traditionally underrepresented populations, economically disadvantaged, and single mothers) develop career advancement skills and employment opportunities in order to become self-sufficient, create economic opportunity, and succeed in life.
  2. Programs/projects that help veterans and their families access services they need in order to thrive.

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 Jeaiza Quiñones Ivory, Director of Community Investments, at, or Enedina Miller, Program Manager, at or by phone (520) 770-0800.