Community Foundation for Southern Arizona offers comprehensive services to invest and focus donors’ charitable dollars into causes with special meaning for them, now and forever.

Donors are able to benefit from the expertise of the CFSA’s grant-making staff and the scope of our grant-making to help them achieve their charitable goals.  We offer donors several ways to give, including setting up their own funds or contributing to existing funds.

Personalized Service + Expertise

Whether you have a clear vision for your philanthropic goals or you are just beginning to explore ideas, we are here to partner with you and/or your professional advisor to create a plan that turns your inspiration into a legacy.  Our knowledgeable team makes strategic decisions to preserve your philanthropic assets, allowing them to grow and support the needs of Southern Arizona.

Trusted Giving

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s Finance Department, Investment Committee, and Advisors perform due diligence on all contributions and grants to ensure that your giving is as effective as possible.  Our experienced staff has extensive knowledge of planned giving, community needs, and high impact nonprofits that are meeting those needs.

Community Leadership

CFSA has more than 40 years of expertise leading initiatives and collaborations that respond to the needs of the community.  From literacy to foster care to animal welfare, our ability to convene multiple sectors of the community helps you achieve maximum impact supporting the causes closest to your heart.

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CEP Donor Perception Survey

For almost 40 years, CFSA has been honored to be a trusted philanthropic partner helping hundreds of individuals, families and businesses reach their charitable giving goals. As a donor, you are in a unique position to provide valuable feedback and help us turn your inspiration into real impact.

In Fall 2017, we partnered once again with the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) to design and implement a survey to assess our donor’s perception of our work.  The results indicate we have made significant strides since the 2013 survey, especially in how YOU, our donors, perceive our impact and leadership in the community.  In addition, we learned about ways we can improve, especially by increasing our visibility and improving our work with you to create impact. If you completed the survey, thank you! If you were unable to participate, please know that we are always open to your feedback and ideas.

You can find the key findings from the survey here.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Mark Montoya at or call 520-770-0800.

Thank you for the confidence and trust you place in CFSA.