On March 31, 2020, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) distributed a survey to local nonprofits to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on Southern Arizona’s nonprofit community and learn what resources would be most valuable to those organizations.
The survey received responses from 69 nonprofit organizations located in 33 zip codes and serving 16 counties in Arizona. The majority of responses came from health and human services organizations (44%), educational organizations (23%), and arts and culture organizations (16%). Please see Appendix A for details.
- Nonprofit organizations that responded to the survey identified access to food, basic supplies, healthcare, and financial assistance as the most critical needs of the communities and individuals they serve.
- When asked what resources their organizations needed most, the most common responses were financial support, training, and technical assistance accessing additional resources (stimulus funds, etc.).