Whether you are considering a visit, have been here before, or are one of the lucky ones who lives in Sedona, one thing is for sure. The Red Rocks always leave an indelible impression on everyone that has seen them.
The experience in Sedona is cumulative. Not only do we have one of the most spectacular natural settings of any city in the world, we also have a dynamic and diverse population. Sedona has become the home of many world-class musicians, artists, spiritual leaders and educators as well as many retired executives and leaders of various types of industry.
Our economy is based primarily on tourism. Our City is surrounded and protected by the natural beauty of the Coconino National Forest, which provides outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fishing, camping and four wheel drive activities. All of this is set in the majestic backdrop of the Red Rocks. Sedona also offers a wide variety of lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment. Our art galleries offer world-class paintings, sculpture, photographs and other fine art.
One of 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies, the Arizona Commission on the Arts supports a statewide arts network. The agency is governed by a 15-member Governor-appointed Commission and a professional staff grounded in the arts. Our staff includes practicing artists, skilled administrators and education specialists who serve in local and national arts leadership roles.
We receive and administer funds from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts and direct this funding to programs that contribute to the growth and stabilization of the arts, impact student learning, nurture and develop artists’ craft and skills, preserve the rich traditions of Arizona communities, and encourage participation by citizens of all ages and abilities.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
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Verde Valley Medical Center and Northern Arizona Health Care are an important part of our community's well being. Since the inception of The Met: Live in HD in 2011 they have supported this important cultural program for all to enjoy. Please learn more about health, wellness, and how music and medicine complement one another.
Founded in 1995 as the Greater Sedona Community Foundation, today, the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona secures, manages and allocates donor gifts for charitable purposes in Sedona and the Verde Valley, working to improve the quality of life for all residents.
Gifts to ACF of Sedona are held and managed as part of a permanent endowment. Endowed funds maximize donor gifts, improving the welfare of the community today while leaving a legacy for future generations.
Individuals, families and businesses make tax-deductible charitable gifts in the form of cash, real estate, marketable securities or other assets. Memorial gifts in the name of loved ones, planned gifts and legacies established in end-of-life documents are common ways people can give to the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona.
Sedona Monthly is the go-to authority on Arizona's scenic Red Rock Country. For both residents and visitors alike, it is the indispensable guide to the area's arts, restaurants, hiking and cultural events.
We take great pride in delivering safe, reliable energy that meets the needs of our customers and the communities we serve. But our responsibilities go beyond that. We strive to do what's right for the people and prosperity of Arizona – today, tomorrow and for generations to come. In 2013, APS donated $9.6 million to charitable programs in Arizona. As always, our giving dollars are funded entirely by our shareholders and have no impact on APS customers' utility rates.
Through philanthropic programs, we impact the communities where our families, neighbors and customers live and work. The company invests in 501(c)3 nonprofits executing strong community programs because it is committed to creating a sustainable future for Arizona.
Each year, grants are made to organizations that provide services for children, education, environment, community development, health and human services, music and art, animal welfare, public safety and other compelling programs.
Individuals, families and businesses make tax-deductible charitable gifts in the form of cash, real estate, marketable securities or other assets. Memorial gifts in the name of loved ones, planned gifts and legacies established in end-of-life documents are common ways people can give to the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County.
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