VSAEYC Mini-Grant Application

Welcome to the Valley of the Sun AEYC Mini-Grant Initiative for the 2017-2018 school year.  We are pleased to offer this mini-grant to help foster good work in Maricopa county, as related to VSAEYC’s mission.  We are offering grants from $200 to $5000.  Application deadline for this cycle is August 13, 2017.


Please carefully read qualifications required.

Follow this link to begin your online application.


We welcome your questions.  Please email questions to: you.matter@vsaeyc.org.  Please address your inquiry to  “Grants Committee” and use the subject line “Mini-Grant Application”.

To qualify for a Mini-Grant Consideration:

  • Only organizations incorporated as an Arizona 501(c)(3) non-profit serving children and families in Maricopa County, Arizona will be considered.  Please be prepared to provide your organization’s IRS Tax Identification Number.
  • In this application you will be asked to briefly describe how your organization would use the VSAEYC Mini-Grant.  How does it relate to VSAEYC’s mission, as listed below?  What outcomes are you hoping to achieve and how will your organization measure performance to outcomes? 
  • In this application you will be asked to provide a proposed budget.
  • Organizations affiliated or accredited by NAEYC will receive grant preference.

Valley of the Sun AEYC Mission Statement:

We are a dedicated group of professionals that work to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children here in Maricopa County, Arizona.