Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Awards $500,000 in CORE Grants

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) is pleased to announce our 2019 CORE Grant recipients!  On Friday, June 21, 2019, CFSA awarded $500,000 in CORE Grants to twenty-three high-impact nonprofits in southern Arizona.

As the name suggests, CFSA’s CORE Grants support fundamental needs, including administrative costs, program expenses, or staff salaries. CFSA believes that nonprofits need flexible working capital to maximize their impact and leverage other available resources. Thanks to support from our generous donors, there was a 67% increase in granted funds compared to last year and we more than doubled the number of nonprofits receiving grants – from ten to twenty-three!

“We are thrilled to support our southern Arizona nonprofit community with a second year of CORE grants.  This year’s grant recipients represent an expanded geographic range including Pima, Santa Cruz, Yuma, and Cochise counties.  CFSA is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations with general operating support and we hope to expand our CORE Grants even more next year,” said Kelly Huber, Director, Community Investments at CFSA.

2019 CORE Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

“The unrestricted CORE funding so generously provided by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona allows us to meet the ever-changing needs of the low-income children we serve – and the needs of their families – seamlessly and with maximum impact.  We could not be more grateful for our partnership with CFSA and with the remarkable donors whose vision for a better, more equitable Tucson inspires us every day,” said Cameron F. Taylor, Head of School, Imago Dei Middle School.

All CORE Grant applications were rigorously evaluated by committees comprised of both staff and community representatives who made sure each organization upheld the CORE values of community, organizational sustainability, results, and effective programs.  For more information regarding CORE grants, please click here.