CFSA has established the COVID-19 Community Support Fund and the COVID-19 Event Relief Fund to provide general operating support to Pima County and Santa Cruz County nonprofits serving Arizona’s most vulnerable residents with a focus on providing basic human needs and access to healthcare. Grant applications are now open.
Please support these critical efforts today.
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has established the COVID-19 Community Support Fund to provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in southern Arizona that are serving individuals and families impacted by this outbreak. The COVID-19 crisis will be felt throughout our community for months to come and this fund offers long-term assistance to vulnerable populations disproportionately stressed by the outbreak
Arizona nonprofits working to provide basic human needs have reported an average of 20% in increased expenses due to COVID-19. The total increase of reported expenses thus far is more than $6 million.
Funds will be distributed to nonprofit organizations serving Arizona’s most vulnerable with a focus on providing basic human needs and access to healthcare to affected populations, including low-income individuals, residents without access to healthcare, older adults, health care workers, first responders, LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled residents, and communities of color.
The COVID-19 virus has caused many nonprofit organizations in southern Arizona to cancel their annual fundraising events this spring. These events provide essential financial support for nonprofits to deliver their mission throughout the year.
According to the Alliance for Arizona Nonprofits, nonprofits are reporting an average revenue loss of 31% for the year due to COVID-19. The total loss of reported revenue thus far by Arizona nonprofits is over $40 million.
In response, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has established the COVID-19 Nonprofit Event Relief Fund. The Fund provides a one-time grant award to organizations that, due to COVID-19, have had to cancel critical fundraising events and programming, resulting in a significant hardship on the organization. This general operating support grant can replace lost revenue and non-recoverable expenses.
COVID-19 Community Resource Guide was created to serve as a one-stop resource for nonprofits, businesses, and individuals in the community who have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. This page will be updated daily as we receive new information. If you know about a resource or initiative in the community that isn’t listed below, please email email@example.com or call us at 520-209-2874.
Many thanks to the generous CFSA donors, fund holders, local foundations and corporations, and community partners who have contributed to these funds!