The Jewish History Museum will receive a CORE grant of $15,000 from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, which has granted over $2.1 million to nonprofit organizations providing immediate relief during the coronavirus crisis. The most recent round of grants includes $120,000 from CFSA’s COVID-19 Response Funds, $720,000 in general operating grants through its 2020 CORE Grants, $5,500 to support members of the LGBTQ+ community, $25,000 to provide grocery gift cards for employees of local restaurants and bars, and $18,000 to support arts organizations in rural Arizona communities. Among dozens of awardees, other grant recipients include Primavera Foundation and Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation (Covid-19 Response Funds), and Integrative Touch for Kids, Sister Jose Women’s Center, and True Concord Voices and Orchestra (Core Funds). For more information visit www.cfsaz.org.
A grassroots, local movement, Tucson Helping Tucson (www.tucsonhelpingtucson.com), is teaming up with local nonprofit lender Community Investment Corporation (www.cictucson.org) to raise emergency loan and grant funds to support Tucson’s small business and creative communities during the coronavirus pandemic. THT created a weekly variety show fundraiser, THT TV, that streams live on Facebook every Saturday night from 7-8:30 p.m. It features local musicians, artists, and other creatives, as well as local business owners. The partnership has helped six small businesses to date. THT partners include Brink Media, Local First Arizona, Tucson Metro Chamber, Hotel Congress, Roux Events, Keri Silvyn, and the Comic Bookmobile, among others.