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CORE Grants

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits in Eligible
Counties for Organizational Support

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA)

Deadline Date:

01/15/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for organizational support. Funding is intended to support basic operational expenses, salaries, program expenses, and administrative costs in order to assist grantees in serving their communities most effectively. Eligible applicants are located in Yuma, Santa Cruz, Pinal, Pima, Greenlee, Graham, and Cochise Counties.

CORE grants provide flexibility for organizations to use dollars as they see fit to address emerging issues, boost salaries and benefits, invest in technology and infrastructure, build communication and fundraising strategies, all leading to a healthier, innovative, and robust organization. Lastly and most importantly CORE grants are rooted in mutual trust with the philosophy that organizations understand their unique needs and can demonstrate and achieve impact.

Characteristics of the high-impact nonprofit organizations that will receive funding are ones that meet the CORE values of:

  • Community: Are continually evolving and growing, meeting the needs of the communities they serve.
  • Organizational Sustainability: Have a business model that provides on-going financial support for their organization. They have boards and staff that are skilled, diverse, and knowledgeable and have shown longevity and a desire to move the organization forward to achieve the best results.
  • Results: Demonstrate results and outcomes which help them improve over time as well as develop appropriate services to the community.
  • Effective Programs: Clearly articulate why their programs and mission are important; high impact nonprofits strategically align their programmatic work with the larger good of the communities that they serve.

CORE's goals:

  • Increase capacity for nonprofits
  • Build community
  • Evaluate effectively
  • Connecting and convening

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185072

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests from $10,000 to $30,000 will be accepted.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is for 1 year in duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- Applicant must be a 501(c)3 in good standing and have been in operation for at least 3 years
- Organization must have a total gross income between $100k and $2M
- Organizations must have strong financial oversight and governance
- Schools with 501c3 status and individual colleges within universities using their foundation as the agent may apply.
- Applicant’s CEO, ED, or equivalent must have been with the organization at least 1 year as of the application deadline and management must work in the communities they serve
- Applicant organization must have local leadership in the form of a board of directors or advisory committee, local financial support, and local program management and accountability
- Applicants are welcome from Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma Counties
- Applicant organization must be conducting charitable work in Southern Arizona directly benefiting people and communities located south of the Gila River

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 organization for sectarian purposes, or sports teams.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- December 7, 2020: Application Open
- January 15, 2021: Application Due
- January-March 2021: Application Reviewed
- April 16, 2021: Award Notifications
- May 7, 2021: Award Celebration

Organizations may receive up to 3 consecutive CORE grants. Any organization that receives 3 consecutive grants must wait for at least 1 year before reapplying and must meet all other eligibility requirements

Common Grant Application Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeUAINrX9k8

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online (First-time users of Common Grant Application): https://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=37689&refProgId=626&refProgType=all

Apply Online (Returning users): https://www.commongrantapplication.com/login.php?refOrgId=37689&refProgId=626&refProgType=all

For more information:

Kelly Huber, Senior Director, Community Investments
khuber@cfsaz.org or 520-209-2858

Jeaiza Quiñones, Program Manager, Scholarships
jquinones@cfsaz.org or 520-447-8927

Laci Lester, Program Manager, Initiatives
llester@cfsaz.org or 520-382-9203

Enedina Miller, Program Manager Awards
emiller@cfsaz.org or 520-209-1525

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
5049 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 201
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: (520) 770-0800
Fax: (520) 770-1500

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Southern Arizona including Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties

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