What is the mission and purpose of the StartupAZ Foundation?
StartupAZ Foundation is component fund of the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), a public charity, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation exists to empower a stronger statewide ecosystem for high-growth companies to scale; catalyzing Arizona's new economy rooted in technology and innovation.
What is Pledge 1% initiative?
At its core, StartupAZ is about inspiring connectivity and generosity among Arizona’s most innovative companies; helping them grow and give back. As a proud affiliate of the global Pledge 1% initiative, we aim to inspire early-stage philanthropy and community engagement while maintaining the long-term sustainability of the Foundation. For more information, visit pledge1percent.org.
How do I pledge?
You can start the process by completing this pledge form. The next steps include making your allocations and certifying your pledge with a commitment form (revenue or personal equity) or a warrant (company equity). You may elect to allocate your pledge to other causes or nonprofits, in addition to the StartupAZ Foundation. We can help you with those elections.
Do you accept donations, and how are they different than pledges?
Yes, the Foundation accepts both one-time and recurring donations. You may donate online by going here.
Your equity pledge, however, is a long-term commitment that will recuperate once you or your company has a liquidity event. Revenue pledges are reported and paid quarterly or annually, at your preference.
Please use the form below to make a one time gift to StartupAZ Foundation.