Phoenix-Based Bank Donates $150,000 to AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Western Alliance Bank has donated $150,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, supporting Arizona’s medical professionals and families in need. The fund has received more than $8.2 million in donations, which will be used to help mitigate the medical and economic impact of COVID-19 in Arizona. “Arizona’s business community continues to step up to provide aid where it’s … [More]

Phoenix Grants $14M for Small and Micro Businesses and Restaurants

City of Phoenix

The city of Phoenix is helping its small businesses, microbusinesses and restaurants to the tune of $14 million. With a new round of grants, the mayor and council are directing a portion of the city’s federal CARES Act funding into the hands of struggling Phoenix businesses through the Phoenix Small Business Resiliency Grants Program. The Resiliency grants include a second … [More]

$500,000 to Further Expand Child Care through Arizona Relief Fund

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

$500,000 from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to organizations that provide out-of-school child care in the state. The funding will support extended hours and enrichment programs to meet the increased demand of child care for families while students distance learn and parents or guardians work. The organizations will continue to support students in their … [More]

Valley Health Insurance Co. Commits $5M to Nonprofit to Assist Small Businesses

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committing $5 million to Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) to provide loans through their lending division Prestamos CDFI (Prestamos) to assist Arizona small business owners whose businesses have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaboration will help CPLC distribute loans to small business owners through the … [More]

SRP Donates $100,000 to Support Arizonans in Need, Frontline Medical Professionals

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Salt River Project (SRP) has donated $100,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, supporting frontline workers and efforts to mitigate the medical and economic impact of COVID-19 in Arizona. To date, the fund has received more than $8.2 million in donations. “Arizonans continue to step up and support each other during COVID-19,” said Governor Ducey. “Medical professionals, … [More]

$300,000 to Support Seniors, Individuals with Medical Needs

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

$300,000 in funding from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to organizations across the state that support senior citizens, the homebound and those who are medically fragile. The funding will support organizations that have provided much needed aid to vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19, by assisting with grocery shopping, meal deliveries, transportation … [More]

Arizona Enrichment Centers to Offer Child Care to Grocery Store, Food Bank Employees

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Arizona Enrichment Centers Program will expand to offer prioritized child care for the children of grocery store employees and food bank workers. Enrichment Centers have already been providing child care for first responders, critical health care workers and essential public sector workers serving others as Arizona works to slow the spread of COVID-19. The program will also … [More]

Local First Arizona Raises Over $1 Million in Grants for Arizona’s Smallest Businesses

Local First Arizona

In just one month, Local First Arizona was able to raise over one million dollars through the Small Business Relief Fund, providing immediate aid to 400 microenterprises thanks to the outpouring support from Arizona’s largest businesses and community nonprofits. LFA predicted federal help would be slow to trickle in and “unbankable” businesses would be left in the dust in the … [More]

$500,000 for Arizona Food Banks to Fight Hunger

Rick McCartney

With Arizona food banks experiencing a spike in demand, Governor Doug Ducey announced a $500,000 grant from the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund for Arizona food banks to help fight hunger. Member organizations that are part of the Association of Arizona Food Banks/Arizona Food Bank, which is receiving the grant, supply a network of nearly 1,000 food pantries and organizations in all … [More]

Business Philanthropy Group Offers $50,000 Grant through Innovation Pitch Competition

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Nonprofits and early-stage businesses in Greater Phoenix that have pivoted to address COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at the Arizona Community Foundation. A selection committee will determine the final four companies. These businesses will then be invited to participate in a digital pitch competition on … [More]