Supporting Our Business Community

by Steve Seleznow

We are living in uncertain times. The future is hard to predict. All businesses are suffering — national, local, nonprofit and for-profit. The Arizona Community Foundation, along with all our donors and partners, has been busier than at any time in our history since we opened our doors 41 years ago. We responded to COVID-19 with the speed you would expect from us. We distributed more than 800 immediate relief grants to nonprofits across the state in just over 10 weeks. Together with our donors, we distributed more than $12.6 million to nonprofits. Nonprofits that worked tirelessly to support the needs of the community by providing food, personal protective equipment, daycare services, eldercare support and many other necessary services during this time of need. 

Now, ACF is pivoting to support the local business community in a new way. By working with cities and municipalities, we are distributing financial support through small-business relief grant programs. The City of Phoenix, the Phoenix IDA, Maricopa County, the City of Yuma and others are all working expeditiously to provide support to hundreds of small businesses as they experience loss of revenue following months of closure and other unforeseen factors. These programs are essential to provide short-term financial support during this uncertain recovery. 

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Now, more than ever, we all need to support local businesses. Their success relies upon our active help during these unprecedented times. We can help keep people employed, help rebuild our economy, help provide the services our community needs, and help each other as we weather this storm together. We are stronger because of our collaboration. 

To all of the businesses struggling right now, we honor your commitment and we are devoted to supporting your comeback. 

With that in mind, we are pleased to sponsor this “Get Back In Business” guide to the many organizations dedicated to furthering the success of businesses throughout our community.

Steve Seleznow
President and CEO
Arizona Community Foundation

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