Catchafire Grantee Meeting 2019

CFSA Grants Catchafire Memberships to 100 Southern Arizona Nonprofits

To provide local nonprofits with additional resources, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has established a new partnership with Catchafire, a certified B-Corp that connects professionally-skilled volunteers nationwide with nonprofits to improve their infrastructure and increase their organizational capacity.

This fall, 100 southern Arizona nonprofits received year-long Catchafire membership grants from CFSA.

Catchafire volunteers offer assistance with over 120 types of capacity-building projects, ranging from quick graphic design projects to long-term initiatives such as leadership coaching and strategic planning.

“CFSA is committed to increasing the availability of general operating support and other organizational development resources for our nonprofit community. The goal of our partnership with Catchafire is to increase access to services that are important for nonprofit growth and sustainability but are frequently underfunded,” shared Kelly Huber, Director of Community Investments at CFSA.

In October 2019, the grantee organizations received in-person training and webinar support, and they have ongoing access to technical support to maximize their membership.

Homicide Survivors, Inc. is nonprofit victim assistance organization and one of the 100 nonprofits that received a Catchafire grant from CFSA.  Following the launch event at the Community Foundation Campus on October 2nd, 2019, Homicide Survivors Volunteer Coordinator Dennisse Ley shared, “We are so excited to start using this new platform to connect with volunteers all over the country to better serve our survivors!”

Dennisse Ley, Homicide Survivors, and Kelly Huber, CFSA, at the October 2019 launch event. (Photo courtesy of Homicide Survivors, Inc.)

In less than two months, more than 200 nonprofit professionals have participated in training opportunities and 84 projects are already underway with Catchafire volunteers.

This year’s grantees include:

Act One
Adult Literacy Plus of Southwest Arizona
Amerind Foundation
Amphitheater Public Schools Foundation, Inc. (Amphi Foundation)
Angel Charity for Children, Inc.
Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society
Arizona Center for Autism
Arizona’s Children Association
Assistance League of Tucson, Inc.
Autism Society of Southern Arizona
Bag It (Cancer Support)
Beacon Group, Inc.
Ben’s Bells
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southern AZ
Books for Classrooms
Border Arts Corridor
Border Community Alliance
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
Boys to Men Tucson
Campesinos Sin Fronteras
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona
Casa de la Luz Foundation
Christian House Fellowship
Cody’s Friends
Community Gardens of Tucson
CommunityShare (fiscally sponsored initiative of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning)
Compass Affordable Housing, Inc.
Constructing Circles of Peace
Coyote TaskForce
Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA)
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona
Echoing Hope Ranch
Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center
Friends of the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library
Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace
Green Valley Assistance Services Inc., dba Valley Assistance Services
Green Valley/Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse
Haven Totes, Inc.
Homicide Survivors Inc.
Imago Dei Middle School
Integrative Touch for Kids
Interfaith Community Services
JCWALK Ministries
JobPath, Inc.
Junior Achievement of Arizona
LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund
Literacy Connects
Live Theatre Workshop
Living Streets Alliance
Local First Arizona Foundation
MHC Healthcare
Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Arizona (NAMI SA)
Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF)
Our Family Services
Owl & Panther
Parent Aid Child Abuse Prevention Center
Parkinson’s Support Group of Green Valley
Patronato San Xavier
Pinal County Historical Society
Pio Decimo Center, an agency of Catholic Community Services
PMD Alliance
Reid Park Zoo
SARSEF: S. AZ Research, Science & Engineering Foundation
Sister Jose Women’s Center
Sonoran Glass School
Sonoran Institute
Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA)
Southern Arizona Performing Arts Company
Southern Arizona Senior Pride
Southside Worker Center
St. Luke’s Home
Steady Strides Riding Center
Step Up to Justice
Sunnyside Foundation (SUSD Foundation)
SVP Tucson
TEEM – Tucson Educational Empowerment for Minorities
The Drawing Studio
The Dunbar Coalition, Inc.
The Rogue Theatre
The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre
Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids (TRAK)
Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, Inc.
Tucson 2030 District
Tucson Children’s Museum DBA Children’s Museum Tucson | Oro Valley
Tucson Girls Chorus
Tucson Interfaith HIV AIDS Network Inc aka TIHAN
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
Winding Road Theatre Ensemble
Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona
YMCA of Southern Arizona
Youth On Their Own (YOTO)
YWCA Southern Arizona