Tribal Gaming

​​​ATTENTION NONPROFIT AGENCIES: If you want the City of Phoenix to sponsor your application, DO NOT submit an application directly to the respective Tribe without obtaining confirmation/approval from the Office of Government Relations first. 
Ak-Chin Indian Community
  • The Ak-Chin Indian Community makes grants to local government and non-profit agencies.
  • A non-profit or other organizations, including Special Taxing Districts/Fire Districts can be eligilble to apply if the non-profit can provide proof of tax exempt status and proof that an Arizona city, town, or county is willing to act as fiscal agent for the application.
  • Deadlines: For the 2022 funding cycle, please submit the completed application and cover sheet to grants@phoenix.gov by date TBD.
  • Goverment Relations will seek approval from City Council at the late summer Formal Meeting for all applications; city departments and nonprofits.  Once it is approved, a resolution will be emailed to each applicant, to be included as part of the overall application to Ak-Chin Indian Community. 
  • Each nonprofit is responsible for submitting the completed application directly to Ak-Chin Indian Community by their set 2022 deadline.  
  • Contact: Kathya Hidalgo, Citywide Grants Coordinator, Office of Government Relations, 602-262-1833, kathya.hidalgo@phoenix.gov
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
  • The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation makes grants to non-profit agencies through cities, towns and county sponsorship. The tribe requires the identification of a local government contact with the application.
  • Non-profits interested in City of Phoenix sponsorship for tribal gaming grants should be in touch with Government Relations staff no later than Friday, February 18, 2022 to receive more information (cover sheet for signature) if they wish to apply.
  • Deadline: Government Relations will be accepting completed applications for sponsorship until Monday, April 11, 2022.  Please email completed applications to grants@phoenix.gov
  • For further information about Fort McDowell's application process, please visit their website at www.fmyn.org 
  • Contact: Kathya Hidalgo, Citywide Grants Coordinator, Office of Government Relations, 602-262-1833, kathya.hidalgo@phoenix.gov​​​​​
Gila River Indian Community 
  • The Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) makes grants to non-profit agencies through cities, towns and county sponsorship. GRIC requires the signature of the sponsoring city on the application. Non-profits wishing to be considered for city sponsorship should contact Government Relations immediately. 
  • For the 2022 calendar year, Government Relations will be accepting completed applications until 5 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2022.
  • Please submit the completed application via email to grants@phoenix.gov, in the subject line include your agency's name and "2022 GRIC Application."
  • Each nonprofit/city department is responsible for submitting the signed, completed application to GRIC by their requested deadline of Friday, April 1, 2022. 
  • Government Relations will seek council approval for a city ordinance sponsoring all the applications. Please do not solicit letters of support from City of Phoenix elected officials for your application.
  • The City of Phoenix is not responsible for late submittals to GRIC. 
  • Gila River Indian Community website (http://www.gilariver.org/)
  • Contact: Kathya Hidalgo, Citywide Grants Coordinator, Office of Government Relations, 602-262-1833, kathya.hidalgo@phoenix.gov
Tohono O'odham Nation
  • The Tohono O'odham Nation makes grants to local governments and non-profit agencies.
  • Typically, the Tohono O'odham Nation grant cycle will begin on/around April/May with a due date around June, but it may change.
  • Deadline: Completed applications are due to Government Relations by Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Should your non-profit or city department decide to pursue this funding, submit the completed application to grants@phoenix.gov include your organization name along with 'Tohono O'odham 2022 grant application' in the subject line.
  • Please note that Government Relations will seek City Council approval for all city departments and non-profits at the ​August 31, 2022 Formal meeting. Once approved, the ordinance will be sent to the tribe before they begin to make award decisions. 
  • For the 2022 funding cycle, completed applications must be emailed to the Tribe at 12grants@tonation-nsn.gov and must include the organization's name in the subject line with 'proposal'. For example City of Phoenix Proposal.  
  • Contact: Kathya Hidalgo, Citywide Grants Coordinator, Office of Government Relations, 602-262-1833, kathya.hidalgo@phoenix.gov
Other Information 
  • Agencies applying for tribal gaming grants must have their 501(c)3 status in place at the time of City submittal. 
  • Non-profit projects/programs must either benefit Phoenix residents or in the City of Phoenix boundaries for sponsorship consideration​.