As a member of the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff (“ACF of Flag”), W. L. Gore & Associates proudly participates in the power of collaboration to help more people than we could accomplish alone. The ACF of Flag is a family of charitable funds which manages an annual competitive grants process that provides funding for non-profit organizations serving the Flagstaff area.

Through Gore’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educational grants, we invest in Flagstaff K-12, hands-on educational experiences that further Arizona students’ awareness and interest in STEM.

Through the 2017 annual giving cycle, $1.3 million was awarded by 14 community funding collaborators and foundations. Gore provided grant funding in varying amounts to the following programs:

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Arboretum at Flagstaff: For its K-12 Experiential Education Program, a place-based STEM learning program that includes on-site and in classroom science education programs and fund scholarships for summer camps

Friends of Camp Colton: For the creation of an experiential outdoor program with STEM integration for lower elementary students

Grand Canyon Youth: For youth participation in outdoor experiences

International Raptor & Falconry Center: For the acquisition of additional educational birds to enhance the Raptors Rock! in-classroom science education programs

Killip Elementary School: For the Killip STEM Academy and its work to help students attain and apply STEM skills to solve real-world problems within their school and community

Lowell Observatory: For scholarships for children from low-income families in the Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids programs

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Learn about our vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices, surgical meshes, and other therapeutic solutions to complex medical problems.

Lura Kinsey Elementary School: For the Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School (K.I.D.S.), a Flagstaff Unified Magnet School

NAU Centennial Forest Environmental Education Programs: For scholarships to Flagstaff area low-income families for summer residential camp

Pine Forest Education Association: For further development of Pine Forest School gardens to establish its educational programs in biology, ecology, geometry, health, math, and engineering

Summit High School: For the facilitation of labs within the science classroom, allowing students to better investigate scientific phenomena through practical, hands-on experience

Willow Bend Environmental Education Center: For the development and delivery of in-class STEM-based programing, outdoor and service learning experiences, and establishing an outdoor classroom

For information on the next ACF of Flag grant cycle, please contact the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff.


Gore Medical Products Division engineers devices that treat a range of cardiovascular and other health conditions. With more than 40 million medical devices implanted over the course of more than 40 years, Gore builds on its legacy of improving patient outcomes through research, education and quality initiatives. Product performance, ease of use, and quality of service provide sustainable cost savings for physicians, hospitals and insurers. Gore is joined in service with clinicians, and through this collaboration we are improving lives.


W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 9,500 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion.