Collaboration is the heart of the matter.
Our name says it all: Working together, we can have a greater impact with our programs, resources and time.
The Arizona Together for Impact Fund is a statewide pilot initiative of Arizona Grantmakers Forum to improve the capacity, effectiveness and financial health of nonprofits.
With a grants program launching in November 2019, the Fund has committed approximately $1.5 million over three years to support permanent collaborations between nonprofit organizations.
Questions? Email Nora Hannah, Director, Arizona Together for Impact Fund.
Why We Exist
As the State of the Nonprofit Sector Report from the Nonprofit Finance Fund highlights, the social impact sector is contending with tremendous challenges as nonprofits fulfill their missions and deliver their programs. In addition, looming cutbacks in public funding for programs of all kinds threaten to wreak even more damage on these organizations—and the individuals, families and communities whom they serve around the state.
For years, the idea of nonprofit mergers and strategic partnerships have been routinely discussed as a way to protect critical services to vulnerable communities. Nonprofits that strategically partner with other complementary organizations could align their services, strengthen their infrastructure, and scale their missions, even in the face of reduced funding and increased demand. Other strategic alternatives, including transfers of programs and initiatives from struggling organizations to stronger organizations may allow vital services to continue and to grow, perhaps even more effectively than in the past.
Now more than ever, Arizona needs strong advocates and leaders to convene appropriate stakeholders, educate the sector about challenges and opportunities, facilitate conversation among key players, and assist more nonprofits to see mergers, partnerships, and other strategic alternatives as possible options for fulfilling and enhancing their missions.
Who We Are
Collaboration Starts at the Top. We want to create systemic change in the way organizations think about collaborations, partnerships and mergers. To do that, we realized we needed to walk the talk. As funders, we have pooled our resources and our technical support to ensure we are truly working Together for Impact. Confidentiality and trust are key to our collective success and we commit to those values as we support the Fund’s grantees.
Arizona Community Foundation
Burton Family Foundation
Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
Hickey Family Foundation
Legacy Foundation of Southern Arizona
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Vitalyst Health Foundation
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