Tribal Gaming

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 2021 funding cycle, please submit the completed application and cover sheet to kathya.hidalgo@phoenix.gov by Monday, May 24, 2021.
  • Goverment Relations will seek approval from City Council at the June 16 Formal Meeting for all applications; city departments and nonprofits.  Once it is approved, a resolution will be emailed to each application so it can 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 July 9th, 2021 deadline.  
  • 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.
  • Deadline: Completed applications are due to Government Relations by Monday, June 7, 2021. Should your non-profit or city department decide to pursue this funding, submit the completed application to grants@phoenix.gov 
  • Typically, the Tohono O'odham Nation grant cycle will begin on/around April/May with a due date around June, but it may change.
  • Please note that Government Relations will seek City Council approval for all city departments and non-profits at the July 1, 2021 Formal meeting. Once approved, the ordinance will be sent to the tribe befor they begin to make award decisions. 
  • New for the 2021 funding cycle, completed applications can be emailed to the Tribe at 12grants@tonation-nsn.gov​
  • 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.
  • Deadline: Non-profits interested in City of Phoenix sponsorship for tribal gaming grants should be in touch with Government Relations staff no later than Friday, April 9, 2021 to receive more information (cover sheet for signature) if they wish to apply.
  • Deadline: Government Relations will be accepting completed applications for sponsorship until 5 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021. 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. The tribe requires the signature of the sponsoring city on the application. The City of Phoenix will submit select proposals on behalf of non-profit agencies, in addition to city proposals, on an annual basis. Government Relations will seek council approval for a city ordinance sponsoring all the applications. Non-profits wishing to be considered for city sponsorship should contact Govement Relations immediately. Please do not solicit letters from City of Phoenix elected officials.
  • For the 2021 calendar year, Government Relations will be accepting completed applications by 5 pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Each nonprofit/city department is responsible for submitting the signed completed application to GRIC by their requested deadline of Friday, April 2, 2021.  
  • 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
Other Information 
  • Agencies applying for tribal gaming grants must have their 501(c) status in place at the time of City submittal.