BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest Awards $40k to Arizona Nonprofits

Subgrants encourage business development during challenging times

BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) recently concluded their inaugural Empower By GoDaddy business incubator program. Twenty-eight entrepreneurs graduated from the program, and an additional eleven Arizona nonprofits were awarded subgrants to further their business development in the community.

Awardees were chosen as leaders in the business community and were funded to further their mission. Each nonprofit organization aligns with BBB’s mission for trust and integrity in the community. Several of the awarded nonprofits serve minority populations and BBB is pleased the funds will help amplify the work they are already doing.

“Nonprofit organizations that serve underrepresented entrepreneurs and vulnerable communities are in critical need of funding now more than ever and BBB is proud to provide subgrants to help,” said Kimberly Roland, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneur Programs at BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest.

To fulfill the subgrant criteria, each nonprofit awardee will execute an initiative that supports their cause by the end of the year. A detailed report will be submitted to BBB describing the impact, key performance indicators, metrics, and lessons learned from the project.

“We are so excited to receive a subgrant! The money allows us to offer five vulnerable youth internships to further their career and entrepreneur exploration by partnering with other businesses to provide training,” says Bethany Priebe, Cultivate Coffee/Crowd to Community cofounder.

2020 BBB Empower Arizona Subgrantees

For more information on BBB Entrepreneur and Business Innovation programs, contact innovation@bbbcommunity.org.

For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 358 million times by checking more than 232 million Business Profiles views – all available to the public for free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest covers Greater Arizona and Southern California with key campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Newport Beach, Prescott, Yuma, and Lake Havasu City. BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest is supported by over 19,000 BBB Accredited Businesses, making it one of the largest BBBs nationwide. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices in the marketplace. BBB provides objective expertise and educational programs on topics affecting marketplace trust.

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