How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Central Arizona Project (CAP)! We take pride in investing in projects that further the awareness and education of water-related issues.

To apply for a sponsorship or funding from Central Arizona Project, please complete this Sponsorship Request form. Requests may take up to six weeks to process. CAP reserves the right to evaluate or audit the activities of organizations receiving support. Requests for sponsorship should be submitted online only. Organizations should submit stories and pictures of the event and/or project upon completion to


As an active participant in many Arizona communities, CAP believes in the possibilities of our water future through continuous learning and education. Central Arizona Project offers sponsorships up to $5,000 to organizations in the United States that use the power of education and service to improve the understanding of CAP and Arizona’s critical water supply in CAP service counties (Pima, Pinal and Maricopa). The number of sponsorships granted to an agency may be capped per year in order to allow for many different requests from our entire service area.

CAP focuses on specific projects or programs that promote and add value to the scope of services offered by our organization in the following areas:

  • Water and other natural resource education
  • Water and other natural resource conservation
  • Civic and community involvement services related to water and other natural resources

As funds are limited in relation to the number of worthwhile proposals we receive, we typically direct our limited sponsorship funds toward activities that are consistent with our mission, are likely to have a broad impact and promote awareness of CAP.

Central Arizona Project DOES NOT sponsor the following:

  • Nonprofit organizations that have been in existence for less than one year
  • Scholarships or other direct support to individuals or families
  • Fraternal, political, labor, athletic or social organizations, civic clubs, political action committees, candidates, lobbying or projects
  • Capital campaigns, endowments or endowed chairs
  • Salaries and salary-related expenses such as benefits, tuition, individual travel, individual continuing education, etc.
  • For-profit entities
  • Labor, religious, fraternal, military, and professional association activities
  • Sports and athletic groups and activities or teams
  • Programs, activities or events involving alcohol or tobacco
  • Any other support that does not meet the IRS’s definition of a charitable purpose.