CORE Grants 2020


CORE Grants 2020 Timeline

Since 2017, CFSA has granted $800,000 to nonprofits in southern Arizona through CORE Grants.  These general operating grants provide nonprofits with the flexible working capital necessary to maximize their impact and improve the quality of life in southern Arizona.

Click here to view our 2020 CORE Grants Brochure to learn more about eligibility and the application process.

Start a CORE Grants 2020 Application:
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CORE Grant Applications are now CLOSED. 

Questions? Contact Kelly Huber, Director of Community Investments, at or by phone (520) 209-2858


Nonprofit organizations that will receive funding are ones that meet our 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  As part of CFSA’s strategic approach to grantmaking, CORE grants will also be presented to donors who may have an interest in supporting general operating support grants.