In November 2023, a group of civic leaders joined with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona to launch the Local News Initiative. Working together, their mission is to address concerns about the steady decline in local news coverage and local journalists reporting on Tucson, Pima County, and parts of Southern Arizona.

Thanks to their hard work and continued support, CFSA is proud to announce that the first grant round for the Local News Initiative will launch this January 2024.

Applications will open on Monday, January 8, 2024, and will close on Friday, February 2, 2024.

Join us online for an Information Session via Zoom on January 11, 2024, at 5:30 PM to learn more about grant guidelines and criteria. To RSVP, click the “Register for Information Session” button above.

For more information about important dates, how to apply, eligibility, and preferences, visit Local News Initiative 2024 Grants.

Questions? Contact our Community Impact Team at or by phone at 520-770-0800.