Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA)
Grants of up to $30,000 to eligible Arizona nonprofit organizations for organizational support. Funding is intended to support basic operational expenses, salaries, program expenses, and administrative costs in order to assist grantees in serving their communities most effectively. Eligible organizations may apply from Yuma, Santa Cruz, Pinal, Pima, Greenlee, Graham, and Cochise Counties.
CFSA developed CORE Grants in 2016 to achieve greater impact through their grantmaking. Providing general operating support can quicken the arc of change, creating better results in less time. Through CORE Grants, CFSA provides nonprofits with the flexible working capital necessary to maximize their impact and improve the quality of life in southern Arizona.
Characteristics of the high-impact nonprofit organizations that will receive funding are ones that meet CORE values of:
Community: Are continually evolving and growing, meeting the needs of the clients they serve. They are well networked and utilize the strengths of relationships and collaboration.
Organizational Sustainability: Have business models that provide on-going financial sustainability for their organization as well as the ability to leverage different forms of capital. A robust and balanced fundraising plan is in place and volunteers and staff are balanced in their roles. They have boards and staff that are skilled, diverse, and knowledgeable and have shown longevity and a desire to move the organization forward to achieve the best results.
Results: Demonstrate results and outcomes which help them improve over time as well as develop appropriate services to their clients. High-impact nonprofits should be able to demonstrate methods for collecting and evaluating effectiveness.
Effective Programs: Clearly articulate why their programs and mission are important; high impact nonprofits strategically align their programmatic work with the larger good of the clients that they serve.
Partnering with Donors: Donors who have an interest in CORE grant support can participate with CFSA to select grantees according to their charitable budget and personal choice.
General operating and CORE funding can be used interchangeably to describe support that is not awarded for specific projects or programs. As the name suggests, CORE grants can support fundamental needs, including administrative costs, program expenses or salaries.
GrantWatch ID#: 185072
Grant requests from $10,000 to $30,000 will be accepted from qualified nonprofit organizations.
The grant period is for one year in duration.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
First-time users of Common Grant Application:https://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=37689&refProgId=668&refProgType=all
For questions contact Kelly Huber, Director, Strategic Grants and Initiatives, Community Investments, at email@example.com or by phone (520) 209-2858
Enedina Miller, Program Manager, Awards
520-770-0800 ext 7111
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
5049 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 201
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 770-0800
Fax: (520) 770-1500
USA: Arizona: Southern Arizona including Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties