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Grant and Loan Opportunities

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We offer grant and loan opportunities from $100 to $250,000, some in conjunction with other community organizations. Look below to see ways that we can work together to expand opportunities in southern Arizona.

Past Recipients

For Individual and Small Businesses

Building our local food economy means supporting grassroots entrepreneurs who by the nature of their work improve food access, food justice, and food security. Through our partnership with Tucson-based nonprofit, Community Investment Corporation, we are happy to provide low-cost, short-term microloans to local entrepreneurs whose business goals complement the broader mission of the Community Food Bank.

Funding amount: Up to $5,000

Applications accepted any time

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For Nonprofit Organizations

The Agency Capacity-Building Loan provides funding to nonprofit agencies seeking to provide sustainable hunger relief, increase community food security, and improve diet-related community health and wellness. This program operates in partnership with Community Investment Corporation, a local Tucson nonprofit agency. Funding will be restricted to 501(c)(3) organizations located in Arizona, with preference granted to those operating in rural southern Arizona.

For information on this program, contact Brian Quijada, Director of Rural Economic Development for Community Investment Corporation, at (520) 529-1766 x204 or at brian@cictucson.com.

Funding amount: Up to $250,000

Applications accepted any time. For requests larger than $250,000, additional funding may be considered in coordination with other funding organizations.

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For Nonprofit Organizations

The purpose of the Community Food Security Grant offers funding for nonprofit organizations seeking to develop long-term solutions to hunger by building a strong and sustainable regional food system. Funding will be restricted to 501(c)(3) organizations located in Arizona, with preference given to those in southern Arizona.

Funding amount: Up to $5,000 individual or $15,000 collaborative

2019 Punch Woods Endowment Application

For questions or more information, please contact our Grant Administrator.

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For Nonprofit, Faith, School, and Tribal Organizations

Partner Capacity-Building Grants provide funding opportunities to partners of the Community Food Bank within three categories: 1) Infrastructure, equipment, maintenence, and technology; 2) Training and development; and 3) Client and community health.

Funding amount: Up to $10,000 individual or $30,000 collaborative