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Leading by Example

Posted March 10, 2023 /

The merger of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum is a story of how a partnership can grow into a single, stronger organization to increase value to its members and the community. It’s also a story of leading by example for the nonprofit sector—how two organizations were willing to think about whether… Read more »

IDEA Grants: Creating More Equitable Workplaces and Accessible Services throughout Southern Arizona

Posted December 15, 2022 /

The Drawing Studio’s (TDS) mission is “to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace art practice as a pathway to personal growth and healthy community.” The realization of this mission is being advanced through the R.E.A.D.I. initiative which was launched in 2019. R.E.A.D.I. stands for Race, Equity, Access, Diversity, and Inclusion. Executive Director… Read more »

Relationships, Resources, Resilience: SVP Tucson Bridges Philanthropists and Nonprofits

Posted November 3, 2022 /

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Tucson bridges the gap between philanthropists and nonprofits – driving relationships and resources between them and building resilience in nonprofits and the Tucson community. In addition to creating nonprofit partnerships and collaborations that build successful community-driven solutions, SVP has a track record of stabilizing, strengthening and scaling nonprofits. Fast Pitch, introduced… Read more »

Making Loans to Improve the Lives and Economic Well-Being of Arizonans

Posted August 30, 2022 /

Growth Partners Arizona (GPAz) is a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Its mission is to provide accessible, fair and responsible loans and support to Arizona nonprofits as well as to small businesses. Since 2014, GPAz has loaned more than $5 million to economically under-served areas throughout Arizona, with no loan losses to date.… Read more »