In 1980, the Greater Tucson Area Foundation was established by community leaders. Their goal was clear: create a place to serve people interested in committing long term resources to address local needs, now and in the future.
Over the decades, and a name change later, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has connected donors who want to make a difference to the causes they care about. Hundreds of individuals, families and businesses have established funds at the Community Foundation, creating a group of funds that have granted more than $134 million since 1980.
Today, we continue to improve the quality of life in the region and are recognized as among the nation’s largest community foundations. With the support of community-minded people like you, we address a broad spectrum of issues and apply our collective funds to initiate life-changing philanthropic efforts.