Updated Wednesday, July 1, 2020

To share or update your responses with Arizona Grantmakers, please contact Kim Garbacz.

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice

  • Contributed $10,000 to UArizona engineering and health sciences researches to design, 3D-print and test protective masks for frontline health-care workers
  • Suspended Spring 2020 call for proposals for all categories and the in-progress Challenge Grant Selection
  • Contacted current grantees to assist in reassessment of funded projects

Arizona Community Foundation

  • Established the Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support Arizona nonprofit organizations as they respond to the spread of COVID-19
  • Reassessing existing and projected grants to derestrict them as much as possible to focus on basic needs or general-operating support
  • Administering the Small Business Relief Grant program on behalf of the Phoenix IDA and the City of Phoenix
  • Provided initial funding to support the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ Emergency Relief Fund
  • The Arizona Undocumented Workers Relief Fund was established by more than 20 leaders and community organizations to support undocumented working families who support the state’s economy, industries and communities every day, but who are not eligible to receive unemployment benefits or most of the federal disaster relief funds. The stewards of this fund are uniquely qualified because of their first-hand and everyday experience of working with individuals and families of mixed status and undocumented status.
  • Partnered with Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council to award $59,000 in grants to ease COVID-19 isolation in Arizona

Arizona Complete Health

  • Offering $250,000 in unrestricted funding through its COVID-19 Support Grant
  • Distributed 25,000 masks to rural areas

Arizona Coyotes Foundation

  • Contributed to the Arizona Together Coronavirus Relief Fund

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

  • Offering to grantees project extensions, adjustments and technical assistance
  • Released a COVID-19 Small Grants Opportunity to support organizations to address members with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are socially isolated
  • Partnered with Arizona Community Foundation to award $59,000 in grants to ease COVID-19 isolation in Arizona

Arizona Foundation for Women

  • Offering guidance and resources to nonprofit partners

Arizona Public Service

  • Committed $1.25 million to COVID-19 relief funds through Arizona Community Foundation, United Way and Arizona Together, to small-business efforts such as grants and education on loan programs, and to the Navajo Nation
  • Offering an employee match program for Arizona Food Bank Networks

The Arizona Republic

  • Removed the paywall for COVID-19 coverage
  • Created helplines in English and Spanish to answer readers’ questions

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

Bank of America

  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund plus provided additional grants to address critical needs
  • Contributed to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s COVID-19 response funds
  • Checking in with all nonprofit partners about existing grants
  • Awarding $400,000 in grants in Tucson in addition to regular grant funding

BHHS Legacy Foundation

  • Revising previously funded projects to meet current needs

The Bidstrup Foundation

  • Providing unrestricted grants to direct-service organizations

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

  • Extending grant reporting to allow our partners to focus on the current situation

Boeing

Casa de la Luz Foundation

  • Offering resources on virtual alternatives to end-of-life planning and care including funerals, grief support groups and more

College Success Arizona

Community Foundation for Southern Arizona

CopperPoint Insurance Companies

  • Company, employees and board donated more than $443,000 to 62 nonprofits serving children, families, older adults and front-line workers

Cox Communications

  • Contributed $5 million nationally for test kits
  • Invested $1.4 million in Arizona
  • Donated 10,000 protective sheet covers to hospitals statewide
  • Offering internet service to low-income families with students through its Connect2Compete program
  • Offering free cable advertising to local businesses

The David and Lura Lovell Foundation

  • Contributed $100,000 to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s COVID-19 response funds
  • Contributed $100,000 to the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona to support nonprofits serving women, girls and the LGBTQ+ community
  • Contributed $50,000 to NAMI National to support the immediate technology needs to increase the national hotline capacity and continue providing “Ask an Expert” webinar series on best practices and mental health-care information during the time of COVID-19
  • Contributed $25,000 to the Pima Council on Aging/CareGiver Training Institute to support online training for home health workers and certified nursing assistants who are caring for older adults and the seriously ill

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation

Dougherty Foundation

  • Extended its renewal application dates for its continuing scholarship students
  • Included the opportunity for renewal students to request up to $500 each for emergency relief funds to support any hardship experienced due to COVID-19

Flinn Foundation

  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Collaborated with Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and the NARBHA Institute to provide an emergency grant to TGEN to rapidly ramp up their population-testing abilities
  • Strategizing ways to support arts-and-culture organizations stressed by the loss of audience and restrictions on public gatherings
  • Coordinating with Flinn Scholars and alumni to support those abroad who are working to get home

Garcia Family Foundation

  • Contributed $75,000 to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Contributed to TGEN for COVID-19 testing
  • Checking in with nonprofit partners to assess current needs
  • Offering to derestrict existing grants and extend funding for an additional year
  • Coordinating with community organizations to fast-track development of an automated rental assistance technology

Guerrant Foundation

  • Hosting GivingTuesday fundraiser to support the international nonprofit BRAC USA impacted by COVID-19

Helios Education Foundation

  • Launched the Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund to provide some stability to students affected by COVID-19 in partnership with College Success Arizona
  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Contributed to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s COVID-19 response funds
  • Sharing resources for college access organizations and students during COVID-19

Hickey Family Foundation

  • Allowing grantees to redirect funds for general-operating expenses
  • Making investments to international nonprofits

The Hopi Foundation

Intel Corporation

  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Assigned a task force to work with the Intel Foundation to understand needs and explore ways to help

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix

Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

  • Established the Jewish Community Pandemic Relief Fund which has awarded a $2,075 grant to Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network to enable more than 50 households with pre-existing medical conditions at high-risk of COVID-19 to engage in life-saving medicine
  • Offering a matching campaign
  • Offering a community resource guide and volunteer opportunities on its response page

JPMorgan Chase

  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona

LISC Phoenix

  • Assessing the business needs and the impacts being faced by micro-businesses
  • Using its Kiva loan product which will provide $15,000 loan for 0% interest available in Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe and working with local partners to assess business need and deploy Kiva loans; Kiva has relaxed their underwriting criteria and repayment criteria during this period

The Lodestar Foundation

  • Funded research for Arizona Grantmakers Forum to produce the report, “Arizona Responds to COVID-19: Preliminary Analysis of Government Funding and How Arizona Philanthropy Can Maximize Impact”

The NARBHA Institute

  • Partnered with the Flinn Foundation and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to provide an emergency grant to TGEN to rapidly ramp up their population testing abilities
  • Granted more than $300,000 distributed through providers
  • Stopped traditional grantmaking to focus resources specifically on COVID-19 response

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Assessing emergency grants for key partners and redirecting program grants to general operating

Northern Trust

  • Provided $3 million in philanthropic support to nonprofit organizations around the world, including those that provide healthcare, food and other humanitarian relief
  • Provided $100 million in low-cost funding to assist Community Development Financial Institutions as they provide loans to small businesses and non-profit organizations under the federal Paycheck Protection Program

Phoenix IDA

  • Launched the Small Business Relief Grant program in partnership with Arizona Community Foundation and the City of Phoenix
  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Salt River Project

  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Thomas R. Brown Foundations

  • Contributed to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s COVID-19 response funds

Thunderbirds Charities

  • Contributed $1 million in emergency funding to assist Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley, St. Mary’s Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul
  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Issued $600,000 in new grants
  • Allowed spring grant applicants to revise their submitted applications to reflect their current need
  • Allowing grantees to revise the use of funds to go toward current needs

Trico Electric Charitable Trust

  • Adopted a COVID-19 Assistance Program
  • Granted $10,000 each to United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Southern Arizona’s COVID-19 Fund, Interfaith Community Services, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and Marana Health Care
  • Pledged $200,000 to Wildfire
  • Continuing service and waiving late fees to customers in need

Tucson Electric Power & UniSource Energy Companies

  • Permitting select employees to assist with food delivery for seniors
  • Working directly with our non-profit partners for direct funding as well as collaborating and funding CFSA’s funds and AZ Gives Day
  • Committed $50,000 to the Navajo Nation
  • Working with YMCA to provide child care for essential workers
  • Continuing service and waiving late fees to customers in need

Tucson Foundations

  • Converting loans to grants for three organizations
  • Put endowment funding on hold
  • Issuing new grants for health and basic-needs organizations

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

  • Launched the United for Southern Arizona COVID-19 Fund to help those who need it most to survive during the crisis
  • Sharing resources on how to access funds specified in the CARES Act
  • Surveying partners regarding their specific needs and connecting them to resources

Valley of the Sun United Way

  • Sharing resources on how to access funds specified in the CARES Act
  • Collaborating with Arizona Community Foundation on fundraising and grantmaking
  • Built an employee giving “E-Pledge” portal for employers to give employees the opportunity to contribute to Arizona Community Foundation for statewide support or to the United for the Valley Fund for Maricopa County support
  • Held virtual sessions with partner nonprofits and community leaders to understand their real-time challenges and needs

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

  • Contributed $2,510,000 in emergency grants to help six hospitals and hospital systems in Maricopa County respond to the COVID-19 health crisis
  • Contributed $350,000 to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Provided funding for testing and tracking of the virus
  • Releasing restrictions and accelerating scheduled payments for active grants
  • Approved emergency-relief grants
  • Awarding additional relief funds and supporting grantees with technical assistance

Vitalyst Health Foundation

  • Contributed $150,000 to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Contributed $50,000 to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s COVID-19 response funds
  • Allocated $75,000 as part of a private-funder partnership to support restoration of Arizona 211 and $100,000 to support increase health insurance enrollment outreach to help those who have suddenly lost coverage
  • Working directly with the Arizona Department of Health Services to rapidly expand telemedicine services statewide, coordinating closely with its first responders network, and communicating with Maricopa County Department of Public Health on distribution of Personal Protective Equipment for care providers
  • Providing capacity-building and technical assistance to nonprofits
  • Offering grant/contract extensions, conducting annual reports by phone to accelerate grant payments
  • Exploring use of endowment funds to offer zero-interest loans

Wells Fargo

  • Committed $1 million split among relief funds and partners
  • Contributed to Arizona Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund
  • Contributed to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona’s COVID-19 response funds
  • Focusing immediate funding on direct-service nonprofits and small businesses with 50 or less employees
  • Encouraging employees to donate directly to select nonprofits
  • Converting grants to general-operating support
  • Using WE Care Fund to help its employees access assistance when necessary

Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

Zovio

  • Intends to hire 200 enrollment advisors over the next four months as unemployment soars in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Extended its 2020 employee-giving campaign so employees can donate to the COVID-19 efforts of local United Way chapters
  • Matching employee contributions; employees donated more than $30,000
  • Contributed to the Chandler Chamber of Commerce’s #BusinessStrong COVID-19 program
  • Donated laptops to the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation’s Community Laptop Drive for Education to support students who do not have devices at home and empower students to participate in virtual learning
  • Providing valuable resources for online learners including best practices, tips and tools free of charge
  • Donating $25,000 to The AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund established by Governor Doug Ducey as part of the Arizona Together initiative