The Peoria Diamond Club Grants Program provides awards, contributions and grants in various amounts to assist youth in developing educational and/or athletic skills and goals through sponsored or directed activities or defined projects that are within the PDC’s mission and stated areas of interest. Please note, only local organizations seeking assistance for a youth based program will be considered for grant funding.
The Peoria Diamond Club Grants Program provides awards, contributions and grants in various amounts to assist local youth through sponsored or directed activities.
Individual Projects: To support the training, development and/or attendance of a youth for the purpose of educational, cultural, or athletic event participation.
Organizations, Teams, and Group Projects: Grants may be awarded for the development/expansion of new or existing activities. Groups that are non-profit or charitable organizations, schools working to improved education, development and quality of life, or organized athletic teams participating in sanctioned athletic events are all examples of potential grant winners.
Use of Grants:
The Diamond Club’s Grants are to be applied toward the direct cost of the specific project, program, event, activity,etc. being proposed, as identified in line‐item budget submitted with the request. Generally, grants may be used to support the following items:
Grant funds may NOT be used for the following purposes:
Grants will be made to local organizations with appropriate 501(c) (3) or 509(a) tax status as specified under a letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Grants to individuals or teams will be made on a need basis. While not excluded from applying for a grant, organizations with large annual operating budgets will be expected to make a stronger case for such contribution. Also, the use of an unrelated private‐sector organization with appropriate tax status as a fiscal agent for a program developed by and for a not‐qualifying organization is unacceptable. The same applies to grants for individuals.
Multiple grant requests from the same organization in the same review cycle are discouraged. An organization whose grant request was not funded cannot resubmit the same request for at least twelve (12) months.
Selection of beneficiaries will be based on a number of factors, including but not limited to:
Please note, only local organizations will be considered for grant funding.
All grant requests (not submitted online) should include the following:
Helpful information to include:
Applications and inquires about the Grants Program should be submitted to:
Peoria Diamond Club
16101 N 83rd Avenue Suite 2
Peoria, AZ 85382
No telephone requests will be honored. Program coordination is the responsibility of the Peoria Diamond Club Grants Committee. Grants are approved by the Board of Directors following a recommendation by the Grants Committee. ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND NOT SUBJECT TO APPEAL.
Special review information:
Once a request has been received, the Grants Committee may request additional information prior to a final decision. The Grants Committee may hold review hearings of applicants to gain further knowledge of the proposed project. Also, the Grants Committee reserves the right to contact the organization’s staff, officers and board members as part of the review process.
Arizona Burn Foundation
Backpacks 4 Kids
Peoria HS JAG
Sunrise Mountain HS JAG
West Valley Trail Alliance
Arizona Helping Hands
Be A Leader
Peoria Sunset Lions Club
Phoenix Bobcats Track & Field
Save the Family Foundation of AZ
Special Olympics AZ
The Salvation Army
Vistancia Elementary Steel Drums
ABT Performing Arts Association Inc.
Homeless Youth Connection
Young Athletes Relief Fund
PUSD Emerging Leaders Scholarships
Big Brothers Big Sisters - West Valley
Friends of Peoria Library
Peoria Education Foundation
Vineyard Community Charities
Transplant Team Arizona
Ironwood High School Baseball Program
Ironwood High School Band
Kickstart Mentorship Academy
AZ Burn Foundation
Ira Murphy Elementary Booster Club
Special Olympics Arizona
Peoria High School Sluggers
If you would like to apply for a grant, please select the 'apply now' button above or click here to download and print our application.