Contact Information:
Alan Carbine abcarbine@gmail.com
phone: 602 522 9333



Deborah Carstens

"Our focus is youth. We want the next generation of citizens to be healthy, safe, educated"
--Deb Carstens


Cheryl Carstens

Bill's daughter,
Cheryl Carstens-Miller



CARSTENS FAMILY FUNDS was created by that wonderful & generous man, Bill Carstens. As a young man living in suburban Los Angeles, Bill was the recipient of a "campership", a small scholarship enabling him to attend a YMCA camp. There he was exposed to character-building & leadership training in a rustic and 'fun' setting. Bill often stated that this single experience had a broad and lasting impact. Bill never learned the identity of that generous donor but vowed that once he had financial success, he would follow that person's example of providing new and stimulating opportunities for children.




CARSTENS FAMILY FUNDS provides grants to high-performing organizations that promote academic achievement and encourage pathways to college and graduation. Additionally, we fund programs that promote the arts, character-building and development of leadership skills.

  • AFS: American Field Service

  • Angels on Patrol

  • Arizona Foundation for Women

  • Arizona State University: Barrett Summer Scholars, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Veterans Education Fund, Women and Philanthropy

  • Be A Leader Foundation

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

  • Children's Museum of Phoenix

  • College Success Arizona

  • Girl Scouts, Arizona Cactus-Pine chapter

  • Grand Canyon University: Students Inspiring Students learning lounge

  • Maricopa Community Colleges: SPOT 127, Helping Hands for Single Moms

  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: college scholarships for children of Marines

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts

  • Phoenix Library

  • Phoenix Symphony: classroom concert series, tickets for veterans

  • Social Venture Partners

  • STEP Student Expedition Program

  • Teach for America

  • Telluride Academy

  • Tumbleweed Center for Youth

  • Valley Leadership

  • Washington DC Police Foundation:  Junior Cadet program

  • YMCA of San Diego: Oncology camp for youth

  • YWCA Fiscal Literacy Initiative


2016 Carstens Family Funds

Carstens Family Funds

10645 N Tatum Blvd,, Suite 200, Box 502

Phoenix , AZ , 85028

602 522 9333