Celebrating 35 Years of Impact

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona was founded in 1980 by a group of community leaders including Edward Moore, George “Buddy” Amos Jr., James J. Burns and Jim Click Jr. who sought to match local resources with local needs.

35th ATheir vision was simple – pool the charitable resources of Southern Arizona’s philanthropists, living and dead, into a single, powerful, and perpetual endowment for the betterment of the region. Community leaders would then forever distribute the interest that the foundation’s resources would accumulate to fund the causes they care about, spanning animal welfare, the arts, education, health and human services, economic development, the environment and more.

This year, the Community Foundation is celebrating 35 Years of Impact thanks to people like you. With more than $115 million in assets, we also facilitate the distribution of over $5 million annually to the area nonprofits and educational institutions you care about most through our grantmaking and scholarship programs.

To honor your generous community investments, we are requesting your assistance in chronicling our shared history. To share photographs, newspaper articles and experiences that will help us document the legacies of our region, please contact philanthropy@cfsaz.org.