We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund

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The We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund was established to provide immediate and long-term support to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund allows donors to support nonprofit and for-profit organizations impacted by the crisis.

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What will the Fund support?

We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund will support workers, families and children, nonprofits organizations, and small businesses in Tucson, Arizona.  The fund will work with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) and its nonprofit partners to distribute grants and loans to entities that serve both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

What are the Fund’s focus areas?

The following are the Fund’s current areas of focus.  Focus areas are subject to change based on the evolving needs of the community.

Workers and Families

Grants will be made to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that support workers and families who have become unemployed or who have experienced a reduction of wages/salary, are dislocated, and/or are experiencing gaps in Federal and State funding as a result of COVID-19.

Examples include:

      • In home/domestic workers
      • Temporary, contingent, or day laborers
      • Hourly wage workers
      • Tipped workers
      • Gig and independent contractors

Nonprofits Organizations

The Fund will partner with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s COVID-19 Community Response Funds to provide grants to nonprofits addressing the needs of vulnerable populations disproportionately stressed by the outbreak.

Small Businesses

We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund offers support to small businesses. Please visit the City of Tucson’s website for more information on support for small businesses.

How do I make a donation?

Checks should be made to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and mailed to 5049 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 201, Tucson, AZ 85711.  Please include We Are One Fund in the memo line of the check.

Please use the form below to make a donation with a credit card.  To learn about additional ways to give (electronic transfer, appreciated securities, etc.) please contact CFSA’s Finance Team at finance@cfsaz.org.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes.  All donations to the We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Can I restrict what my gift supports?

The COVID-19 pandemic requires us to move quickly to focus on emergent and long-term needs and therefore the funds must remain unrestricted for us to deploy to the area of greatest need.

How do I know what the fund is supporting?

The Mayor’s Office and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona will list the grantees of the fund on a weekly basis.

How do I apply for a grant?

Information on how to apply for a grant will be made available on the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s website and through social media when the applications open.  Please sign-up to receive our e-newsletters and and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

What size will the grants be?

Grant amounts will be determined by the scope and needs presented as well as funds available.

Are there any limitations on who receives grants?

Yes.  Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Grants to support for-profit businesses will be made through a nonprofit partner.  We are not able to directly fund individuals.

What is the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona?

For more than 40 years, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) has been a trusted philanthropic partner helping individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations work together to create a stronger community.  These funding partnerships allow CFSA to improve the quality of life throughout Southern Arizona by stewarding donor and community resources to measurably affect change.  Since 1980, CFSA has awarded over $200 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofits and educational institutions.