The Mayor of Tucson has created the We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

The 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.

The 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.

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

The Fund will offer support to small businesses through a variety of mechanisms.

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.

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.

What are the two COVID-19 Response Funds established by CFSA?

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) has established two COVID-19 Response Funds to provide grants to nonprofits in Pima and Santa Cruz Counties affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Nonprofit Event Relief Fund

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.

The Event Relief 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 Support Fund

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

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.