About the Foundation

As the philanthropic arm of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, the Arizona Hotel Foundation (AHF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that exists to enhance the hospitality industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities. The AHF works to attract, develop, and retain a career-oriented professional workforce for the hospitality industry.

Foundation Provides

Support for educational programs via grants and school-to-career programs

Development of Arizona’s hospitality workforce through career exploration and scholarships

Professional industry certifications and supervisory development workshops

The Arizona Foundation has:

  • Awarded over $250,000 in scholarships since 1994
  • Continually hosted annual career fairs for high school students
  • Remained active in schools throughout Arizona, with over 300 students participating in hospitality-related classes.

Get Involved

To sustain the heart of the Arizona Hotel Foundation’s mission, we need you. With so many ways to give back through the AHF, it’s easy to find something that works for your budget and passion.

Donate Now

Your donation allows the Arizona Hotel Foundation to enhance hospitality education, student access, and scholarships. Consider investing in Arizona’s youth and the future success of the industry!

The tax-deductible contributions by individuals and companies to the Arizona Hotel Foundation can change the lives of Arizona youth inspired by the hospitality industry. Your financial gift will directly impact students pursuing careers within the hospitality and tourism fields.


For additional questions e-mail Karin Jimenez at