Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (Tucson, AZ)


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Local News Initiative of Southern Arizona

Description:

The Local News initiative for Southern Arizona was inspired by a group of local civic and community leaders concerned about the decline in local journalism and information for and about our community. Newspapers have long provided the bulk of original reporting to inform communities about issues of local concern and to help hold local government and institutions accountable. But the local news media landscape across the country has dramatically changed in the last two decades, with the proliferation of digital content and collapse of the traditional advertising business model. These changes have led to the local news crisis across the country that has prompted local civic leaders, place-based funders, and national philanthropy to address this important concern.

About Local News Initiative Grants

Local News Initiative grants are designed to help strengthen our community by supporting robust local journalism and news and information providers in Southern Arizona. With more journalists producing original reporting and community news and information, the people in Tucson, Pima County, and across Southern Arizona can become better informed and rely on local journalism to hold the government and other institutions to account.

The Local News Initiative’s goals are to:
• Promote informed and engaged communities in Southern Arizona
• Address critical gaps in local public-affairs reporting and community news and civic information in Southern Arizona
• Ensure that historically marginalized and underrepresented communities are served with robust reporting and inclusive, community news and information. Increase the number and/or coverage provided by local journalists and local news providers delivering independent, nonpartisan reporting on issues of local concern.

Important Dates
January 8, 2024 | 12:00 AM MST: Application Opens
January 11, 2024 | 5:00 PM MST : Information Session
February 2, 2024 | 5:00 PM MST: Application Due
February – March 2024: Application Review
March 2024 | Award Notifications

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts unsolicited applications.

Program Type:

Grant

Grant Cycle Dates:

Cycle
name
Applications
opened
Applications
closed
Year January 8 February 6

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South32 Hermosa Community Fund

Description:

The South32 Hermosa Community Fund supports nonprofit organizations based in Santa Cruz County. Supported areas include education and leadership, economic participation, good health and social well-being, and natural resource resilience. The South32 Hermosa Fund is held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and its geographic affiliate, the Santa Cruz Community Foundation.

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. The South32 Hermosa project is located in the northern section of the Patagonia Mountains in Santa Cruz County. The project is approximately six miles south of the town of Patagonia, 50 miles southeast of Tucson, and 15 miles northeast of Nogales, Arizona. The company's purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources and improving people's lives now and for generations to come.

Up to $80,000 will be available each cycle; requests up to $10,000 will be considered. Only one application will be accepted per organization per year (unless approved by S32 Fund).

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts unsolicited applications.

Program Type:

Grant

Grant Cycle Dates:

Cycle
name
Applications
opened
Applications
closed
January January 8 February 9
June June 3 June 28

Documents:

Name Notes
South32 June FY24-25 Program Budget.xlsx  

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Scholarship Programs

CFSA Corporate Scholarships

Description:

The CFSA Corporate Scholarship Application provides a single application for students applying for corporate scholarship programs through their employers (or employers of parents/relatives) who have established scholarship funds at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. This application may be used ONLY by those eligible to receive one of the following scholarships:

• Skyline Country Club Scholarship
• Pizza Hut of Arizona Scholarship
• Betty Smedley Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility criteria for each scholarship are included in the application. Please read the criteria to determine your eligibility. Only eligible applicants will be considered for each scholarship.

Important Dates:
Application deadline: March 15, 2024, 5:00 PM MST

Questions?
Contact Natalia Gabrielsen, Program Manager, at 520-289-8003 or scholarships@cfsaz.org

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts unsolicited applications.

Program Type:

Scholarship

Scholarship Cycle Dates:

Cycle
name
Applications
opened
Applications
closed
Recommenders
closed
Year January 7 April 10 February 24

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Splendido Scholarship "A"

Description:

The Splendido Scholarship "A" application is reserved for students applying for the Splendido Residents Association Scholarship who will be attending two-year and four-year college, university, vocational or business schools. If you are applying for a scholarship to attend a GED program or ESL courses, please complete the "Splendido Scholarship B" application.

This application may be used ONLY by those eligible to receive a Splendido Residents Association Scholarship through their employer.

Important Dates:
Applications open: January 8, 2024
Application deadline: February 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM Arizona Time

Questions?
Contact Natalia Gabrielsen at 520-289-8003 or scholarships@cfsaz.org

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts unsolicited applications.

Program Type:

Scholarship

Scholarship Cycle Dates:

Cycle
name
Applications
opened
Applications
closed
Recommenders
closed
Year January 7 March 8 April 30

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