This month ushered in a year of exciting opportunities for your Community Foundation -- and we're excited to get the ball rolling! In this issue:

  • Our new grant application process and why it changed
  • Where you can find Flutter24 tickets and information
  • How miniature ponies and donkeys help kids read

Look for FHCF grant applications later this summer

2023 Grant Recipients

ADOG $1250

Bob's Free Bikes $3,000

Boys & Girls Club $2,700

Encore for More $1,300

Falcon Fiesta Graduation Celebration $2,700

Foster Your Future $950

Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association $625

Fountain Hills Elks Club #1 $1,125

Fountain Hills Elks Club #2 $1,250

Fountain Hills Friends of the Library $3,000

Fountain Hills Leadership Academy $250

Fountain Hills Lions Club $225

Fountain Hills Little League $5,000

Fountain Hills Munch and Music $1,550

Fountain Hills Noon Kiwanis Club $2,500

Fountain Hills PTO $5,000

Fountain Hills Toymakers $700

Fountain Hills Women's Club $1,000

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition $2,700

Fountain Hills Youth Theater $2,700

Golden Eagle Education Foundation $1,000

Junior Achievement of Arizona $1,250

River of Time Museum $2,650

Sky Sanctuary $1,250

Tender Little Hearts Mini Equine Therapy $2,200

We know you are accustomed to hearing us ask our nonprofit organizations to submit their grant applications during the month of January. We're doing things a bit differently this year.

Foundation board members made the decision to move the dates for Flutter at the Fountain from November to April to give the planning committee time to expand the event to three days. And since Flutter is the FHCF's main fundraiser, that meant we needed to change the application dates, too.


Your guide to all things Flutter '24

Get ready for the annual kaleidoscope of artistic butterflies coming to Fountain Park! 

Flutter at the Fountain started in 2020 as a celebration of beautiful butterfly sculptures by local artists to raise money for area nonprofit groups. Yet, Flutter ’24 is unlike any event before it. Now a three-day festival, there are activities for every age as we also celebrate the local heroes who help make our nonprofit organizations successful.  


Tender Little Hearts Mini Tales

Certified horse-powered reading program makes reading fun

Arizona ranks 41 in the nation when it comes to literacy, but if the miniature horses and donkeys from Tender Little Hearts Mini Tales have their way, literacy scores in Fountain Hills will soon be on the rise.

The minis are a popular site at the Fountain Hills Library where, according to founder Terry Holmes-Stecyk, their sole job is to make reading fun. And thanks to grants from organizations like the Fountain Hills Community Foundation, they can offer their services free of charge.


Join Us!

Please join us!

We'd love to have you join our family of donors as a member, where your membership helps provide critical support for our nonprofit organizations. There's a membership category for every level of interest, including sustaining memberships. Can we count on you in 2024?

Contact Us

Fountain Hills Community Foundation
P.O. Box 20104, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
(480) 744-9055
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