General Funds and Endowment

COVID-19 impacts to programs and services

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General Fund

The City of Scottsdale funds non-profit agencies to conduct human services programs in Scottsdale.  The city budgets annually for these services in the General Fund and awards funding on an annual basis during the funding process. Eligible services include:

  • Brokerage Services – services provided by non-profit agencies within City of Scottsdale Human Service facilities
  • Domestic Violence Shelter Services – shelter services for domestic violence victims.  Shelters may be situated in Scottsdale or may assist Scottsdale residents at alternate sites. 
  • Legal Services – access to legal counsel as well as evaluation and enforcement of rights.
  • Regional Shelter Services – temporary housing for homeless persons within Maricopa County.  Scottsdale does not have an emergency homeless shelter; therefore, the city contributes a proportional share towards the continuum of care for homelessness on a countywide basis.
  • Senior Services – public services for Scottsdale residents 60 years of age or older.  Some programs designated for the “elderly” or for “seniors” are available to participants who are younger than 60 years.

Current year Scottsdale City Council approved projects:

Endowment Program

The City of Scottsdale Endowment Program was created for residents to contribute to their community with financial gifts. The City established the Endowment Program in November 1991. The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) manages the funds for the City.

The Human Services Endowment Program includes two funds:

  • The Scottsdale Community Endowment Fund is used to carry out the purposes of community projects and programs for the public good within the City. Qualifying organizations shall either be City of Scottsdale programs or organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • The Herbert R. Drinkwater Youth Fund is used to support City of Scottsdale youth programs. Qualifying organizations shall either be City of Scottsdale programs or organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Human Services Commission reviews applications, hears presentations, and recommends grant awards annually to the City Council for both funds.

Current year Scottsdale City Council approved projects:


Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - CDBG & HOME Programs
6535 E Osborn Rd. Building 8
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P: 480-312-7156
F: 480-312-7761

Jack Miller
Grants Accountant
P: 480-312-7744

Mary Witkofski
Community Development Supervisor
P: 480-312-2479

Genevieve Cruz
Administrative Secretary
P: 480-312-7156