• Our Mission

    Arizonans want a strong economy, a good education system, and high-quality, high-paying jobs. SFAz was formed to help with exactly that.

  • Join the Arizona STEM Network

    The AZ STEM Network offers Educators unparalleled access to STEM resources and connections from across state and nation.

About SFAz

Founded in 2006, Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) is a 501(c)(3), public/private non-profit organization created from the collaboration of three Arizona CEO business organizations – Greater Phoenix Leadership, Southern Arizona Leadership, and the Flagstaff 40.  These CEO groups made a five-year commitment to fund SFAz’s core operating costs. Those funds are now raised through corporate and individual philanthropic donations.

SFAz’s purpose is to diversify and strengthen Arizona’s economy by:

  • Investing in scientific and engineering areas of greatest economic importance to Arizona
  • Facilitating strategic collaborations between Arizona research institutions and industry
  • Supporting effective education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • Attracting and retaining world-class jobs and talent


We support science, technology, engineering and math education as well as assist in helping schools meet new STEM standards.

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We make connections between Arizona researchers, businesses and educators. Our grants help ensure Arizona’s competitive future by funding research in areas of strategic importance to the state.

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Arizona STEM Network

A first-of-its-kind strategic effort to help improve Arizona’s educational system for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Private donations fund our operating budget, education and research efforts.

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