• National STEM Conference

    Join us for a unique, fully immersed National STEM Conference that hosts sessions from teachers in STEM with a true focus on integration and innovation!

    January 22-23, 2016

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
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SFAz continues to play a pivotal role in delivering and managing an investment strategy in purpose-driven innovation, research and education to spur greater businesses opportunities, further investments and new technology sector growth.

Investing in Arizona


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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Community College STEM Pathways

STEM Career Pathways offer students additional opportunities to explore and prepare for successful careers in new and emerging STEM fields.

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

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