What is Catchafire?

Catchafire is an online, volunteer-matching platform that matches your organization with professional, virtual volunteers to help complete the projects most critical for your organization’s success. Their community of vetted volunteers offer assistance with over 120 types of capacity-building projects, ranging from short-term graphic design projects like creating a new brochure to long-term initiatives such as leadership coaching and strategic planning.

As a for-purpose social enterprise, public-benefit corporation, and certified B-Corp, Catchafire is committed to helping organizations complete important work, thereby strengthening organizational capacity and helping changemakers achieve their goals.

If you are selected for a membership, you will also receive in-person training, webinar support, and tech support throughout the process to maximize your membership.  Each one-year membership is paid for in full by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and our regional funding partners. If an organization were to purchase an annual membership directly from Catchafire, the cost would be $2,000 a year.

Watch the video below to learn how other nonprofits have utilized the Catchafire platform to increase their impact.

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed for the 2021-2022 Grant Round.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • One application will be accepted per organization.
  • The applicant must be a 501(c)3 in good standing conducting charitable work in Southern Arizona.
  • Grants are not made to individuals, for-profit organizations, government entities, capital fund drives, construction, or renovation (minor capital improvements required to implement programs are allowable), agency endowments, debt reduction, individual schools, religious organizations for sectarian purposes, or pure sports teams.
  • One of our guiding principles is to honor the rich diversity of our community and to promote equal opportunities for all people. Awards made by the Foundation’s various grant panels support organizations that do not discriminate in their employment practices, volunteer opportunities or delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, marital status, familial status, gender identity, economic circumstances and/or veteran status.

Questions? Please contact Natalia Gabrielsen, Program Manager, at ngabrielsen@cfsaz.org or call 520-289-8003.

Resources For Catchafire Grantees

Webinar: Catchafire Membership & The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Capacity-Building Tutorial 

Webinar:  Arizona Trends & Best Practices for Working with Skills-Based Volunteers