Partner Agency Capacity Grants and Loans

Grant and Loan Programs

We offer many grant and loan programs, 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

Supporting Food-Centered Nonprofits

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The Agency Capacity Building Loan Fund offers low-cost loans 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

Supporting Small Food Businesses

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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 food entrepreneurs whose business goals complement the broader mission of the Community Food Bank. 

The purpose of the Punch Woods Endowment Grant is to improve community food security defined as, "The condition in which all community residents obtain a safe, culturally-acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance, social justice and democratic-decision-making” (Ham & Bellows 2003: 37). Funding will be restricted to 501(c)(3) organizations located in Arizona, with preference given to those in southern Arizona.

2019 Punch Woods Endowment Application

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

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