Grant Application

Phoenix Suns Charities’ grant application process affords local nonprofit organizations the opportunity to tell their story with a dynamic video submission to demonstrate the scope and impact of their organization's work.

Local nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for funding by submitting an engaging 90-second video to demonstrate how they are improving the lives of Arizonans. The grant application process allows Phoenix Suns Charities to offer access to programs throughout the state by offering unrestricted funding, as philanthropic organizations can apply for grants that support their mission and programs to make a positive impact throughout Arizona.

Phoenix Suns Charities will accept only ONE proposal per 501c3 organization for the focus areas of: Healthcare, Education & Career Development, and Basketball & Recreation. Not one proposal per focus area. Grants are unrestricted and will range from $10,000 to $25,000. Phoenix Suns Charities’ general grants will prioritize basketball inspired initiatives from the above focus areas that benefit and support Arizona’s children and families in need.

Since its inception in 1988, Phoenix Suns Charities has been focused on making our community a better place through its mission of supporting children and family services throughout Arizona and has distributed more than $35M to local non-profits and organizations in need. The entire Suns organization has embedded itself locally by supporting community efforts through hundreds of player appearances and thousands of volunteer hours by Suns players and staff.

Video Examples


Phoenix Suns Charities General Grant Guidelines 2022

Applications and video submissions are due by 5:00 pm on deadline date.
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How will the video be assessed?

The committee will score videos based on reach & access(how many kids are you reaching and have access to your programs), need (what is the community need your organization is fulfilling), demographics (are you reaching underserved diverse communities) and if your request is basketball inspired.
No more than 90 seconds. If video goes over 90 seconds, it will result in an automatic denial. No exceptions.
Not necessarily. The committee also loves programs that enhance the needs of kids’ lives through basketball. For example, teaching math and science skills through basketball analytics, teaching entrepreneurship through media/technology/journalism/etc. through basketball games, or keeping kids healthy through the sport of basketball!
Our hope is organizations will not spend any funds on this video. Past videos were shot on an iPhone and edited in iMovie. The cost was $0. Reach out to your networks for assistance. Interns are great resources!
No. The committee prefers to view authentic videos that focus on content, rather than production value.
Yes. We encourage organizations to apply for both grants. Keep in mind that you must have received a Phoenix Suns Charities general grant in the past to qualify for a Devin Booker Starting Five grant.
Yes. PSC is choosing to invest in your mission rather than a specific project. Funds are unrestricted.
Some examples are: Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Magisto, Lightworks, VSDC Free Video Editor, DaVinci Ressolve, Filmora, Freemake, iMovie, Clipchamp, HitFilm Express, Blender, Media 100, Hippo Video, Media Compressor, Camtasia, WeVideo, Final Cut Pro X, PowerDirector, and Machete.
Video Submission:
1. Be sure to complete all of the form fields and start to produce your video in a timely manner.
2. Name your video and video title field the exact same. (this is very important)
3. At the video section of the form you will have the option to either submit your URL link or use a Box file request
4. URL Link: Provide a video link to your hosted video
5. BOX: Upload your video to our file request software