Financial Information

Total Assets: $614,218,132

Total Giving: $24,324,834

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available




The following grants were reported in 2008:
$8,000,000 to Diocese of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. For elementary school building improvements to address important health and safety issues, payable over 1 year.
$5,000,000 to Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ. To create Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics in partnership with Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, payable over 1 year.
$4,000,000 to Diocese of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. For health and safety capital improvements for Catholic elementary schools in Maricopa County, payable over 1 year.
$1,500,000 to Banner Health Foundation of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ. For capital campaign to expand Childrens Hospital at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ, payable over 1 year.
$1,300,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. For capital campaign to build three new clubs to serve at-risk youth in Valley, payable over 1 year.
$1,000,000 to Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ. For capital and endowment program, The Future of Education is Science, payable over 1 year.
$500,000 to Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, Phoenix, AZ. For capital campaign to construct a fully accessible sports and fitness center to improve and maintain health and fitness for youth and older adults with disabilities, payable over 1 year.
$25,000 to Arizona Kidney Foundation, Phoenix, AZ. For Twenty-Eighth Annual Authors Luncheon, a fundraising event, payable over 1 year.
$15,000 to Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ. For The Church of Our Lady of Angels, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Saint Josephs Foundation, Phoenix, AZ. For collaborative efforts between St. Josephs Hospital and Creighton University for medical education in Maricopa County, payable over 1 year.


Giving primarily in Maricopa County, AZ.
No support for private foundations, or for start-ups.
No grants to individuals.


The trust seeks to enhance and strengthen the quality of life for the people in Maricopa County through support of healthcare and medical research, children, older adults, arts and culture, education and religious organizations.


Type of Grantmaker: Independent foundation
Established in 1995.

Quick Facts Sheet

Located in:



United States

Contact Information / Process

Phone: (480) 948-5853

Email: [email protected]

1202 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85014-2921

The letter of inquiry and Grant Summary Form can be submitted online from the foundation’s Web site. Applications should be directed to the Grants Manager. An organization must serve residents of Maricopa County, have operated as a Section 501(c)(3) organization or governmental entity for at least three years, and not be a private foundation or ineligible Type III supporting organization. An additional requirement is the adoption of eight best practices listed on the website. Online application form required. Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:
1. Results expected from proposed grant
2. Statement of problem project will address
3. Brief history of organization and description of its mission
4. Descriptive literature about organization
5. Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
6. Copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
7. Listing of additional sources and amount of support
Initial approach: Letter of inquiry (2 pages) and Grant Summary Form (from foundation Web site)
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): 12 times per year
Deadline(s): None
Final notification: 3 to 6 months
Additional information: After review of initial inquiry, additional information, including a site visit, may be requested.

Donors & Leadership

Virginia G. Piper

Officers and Trustees:
Judy Jolley Mohraz, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and President
Mary Jane Rynd, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Lynn R. Hoffman, Controller
James D. Bruner
Jose A. Cardenas
Paul N. Critchfield
Arthur W. DeCabooter
Laura R. Grafman
Sharon C. Harper
Steven J. Zabilski