We focus on charitable giving

The Armanino Foundation is primarily a grant-making organization.

The Grants Committee evaluates all nominations based on the following criteria: The charitable organization must be a 501(c)(3) in good standing with the IRS and related governing authorities, as well as provide services or programming in one of our five areas of interest. Some of these charitable organizations are clients of the firm.

Grant applications are also evaluated based on the nominee’s involvement with the charitable organization, the nominee’s support of the Armanino Foundation and awarded to organizations near where our team lives and works. We do not award grants to international organizations. Grants are awarded in amounts ranging from $500-$3,000.

Education and Arts
Education & The Arts
Animal Welfare
Animal Welfare
Grantmaking Sustainability
Health & Social Services
Health & Social Services
Racial Justice
Racial Justice

Where the money goes

The Armanino Foundation empowers our team members to influence our impact based on their passions through community service, donations and leadership of charitable organizations. All Armanino partners and staff are encouraged to nominate their favorite nonprofit for an Armanino Foundation grant.

Armanino Staff: Complete the Armanino Foundation Grants Nomination form to submit your selected charitable organization.

Armanino Partners

Event sponsorships

As a private foundation, the Armanino Foundation does not contribute to events that provide perks such as golf tournaments, gala dinners and other events. Our firm, Armanino LLP, supports a select number of such events each year and our partners must make the request for sponsorship.

Armanino Partners: Complete the Partner Sponsorship Form to recommend a charitable organization sponsorship.

Grants Giveaway

More than 1,100 votes for 100 different charities

Lone Star Wind Orchestra

“It says so much about your firm and your employees that you chose to celebrate your 50th anniversary by giving back to the community. This is so exciting – to make a difference in a child’s life with music by providing scholarships to young musicians!”
-Dr. Barry Knezek, Lone Star Wind Orchestra

13th Street Cat Rescue

“We’ll use these funds for food, litter and medical expenses. We don’t turn away any animalsfor health issues – we’re in it for life.”
-Janice Frazier, 13 Street Cat Rescue


“The timing for this $10,000 grant couldn’t be more perfect! We just launched a new campaign to build seven teaching labs for STEM and the Armanino Foundation is our first donor.”
-Brie Griset Smith, Discovery Cube Orange County


Nominated By: Jonathan March
Grant Total: $10,000


Nominated By: Mike Plisek
Grant Total: $10,000


Nominated By: The Irvine Office
Grant Total: $10,000