New Grant Opportunities for Southern Arizona Nonprofits


For the past three years, CFSA has been researching strategies to facilitate capacity building for southern Arizona nonprofits; our goal is to improve skills, increase knowledge, and provide tools and resources to organizations to increase impact and strengthen our community.

After careful research and consulting other foundations with similar goals, CFSA is proud to announce its partnership with Catchafire. As a for-purpose social enterprise, Public-Benefit Corporation, and certified B-Corp, Catchafire is committed to helping organizations complete important work, thereby strengthening organizational capacity and helping changemakers achieve their goals. This partnership will allow CFSA to expand our ability to serve organizations beyond traditional grantmaking.

Catchafire is an online, volunteer-matching platform that matches nonprofit organizations with virtual, professional volunteers to help complete the projects most critical for your organization’s success. They offer over 120 types of capacity-building projects, ranging from short-term graphic design projects like creating a new brochure to long-term initiatives such as leadership coaching and strategic planning.

Applications for a fully-funded, one-year membership are now being accepted and are due on July 22nd, 2019. For more information, click here.

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Phil and Carol Lyons Family Fund

Phil and Carol Lyons share a lifetime of commitment to supporting the communities in which they work and live. After moving to Arizona in 1999 from Chicago, IL, Phil and Carol quickly became involved in supporting high-impact organizations within their diverse interests; they have a history of supporting education and career advancement, arts and cultural programs, veterans and their families, and more.

We are excited to announce the opening of the 2019-2020 Phil and Carol Lyons Family Fund grant round. Applications will be accepted between July 1, 2019, and August 2, 2019.

Nonprofit organizations in Tucson and Flagstaff are invited to submit an application for programs/projects that align with one of the following focus areas:

  1. Programs/projects that help people acquire the life skills needed to assist them in improving their employment opportunities.
  2. Programs/projects that help students (especially from minority backgrounds and/or those who are the first in their families to pursue higher education) develop career advancement skills in order to become self-sufficient and succeed in life.
  3. Programs/projects that help veterans and their families access services they need to thrive.
  4. Programs that help refugees access the services they need to settle and build their families and careers.

For more information on how to apply, please click here