COVID19 Community Impact Fund
With the guiding assistance from the ‘ Better Together Southern Arizona Coalition , the Community Foundation has established the COVID19 Community Impact Fund , with an initial $10K that will be used to support community needs in response to COVID-19. Donations to this fund will be used to provide direct support for local organizations that work with people and communities who may be most affected by COVID-19. This will likely include support for individuals and families who need access to food and/or healthcare, supplementing lost wages and/or housing costs or support for agencies who work with vulnerable populations such as seniors. 100% of donations received for this fund will be allocated to nonprofits.

Although the impact of the Covid-19 crisis is just now being felt, its affects are already evident within the community. These include lost wages from company layoffs and furloughs, parents forced to stay home for childcare, loss of medical insurance, lack of income to pay rent or mortgages, expanded demand for supplemental food sources and other needs not yet foreseen. Some governmental assistance will soon be forthcoming which will help but will not be enough or arrive in time to meet immediate and future needs.

Now is the time to step up and help your neighbors who are in need. Please consider giving a donation today to help your neighbors here in Green Valley, Sahuarita, Amado and Arivaca, Tubac and Tumacacori.

NPO grant application available April 15, 2020.

If your prefer, you can mail your donation to GGVCF, P.O. Box 785, Green Valley, AZ 85622. Our physical address in Green Valley is closed due to the coronavirus but our Tubac office at La Entrada is open 2221 I-19 Frontage Rd, Suite F101 if you’d like to drop by with donation
The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona also has two Community Support Funds which you can make a donation designating our area.

A SPECIAL thank you to CEO, Clint Mabie and his staff-Mark, Kelly and Tamara for their collaboration, assistance and guidance.
All area nonprofits will need continued support over the coming weeks during this crisis. In addition to the support for the Community Impact Fund, we encourage everyone to continue providing financial support to the broad range of causes and nonprofits you care about across the community. Nonprofits are going to have an increased demand for services during and after this outbreak, as well as access to flexible, unrestricted funds that provide additional dollars to help them during this pandemic . A list of nonprofits are on our website www.ggvcf.org

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"), a $2.2 trillion Phase 3 COVID-19 emergency relief bill

Charitable Giving Incentives for Donors to 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations
In addition to facilitating direct financial relief to affected nonprofit organizations, the CARES Act also creates charitable giving incentives for donors to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Section 2204 of the CARES Act includes a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemized deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year.
Section 2205 of the CARES Act lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the legislation raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. Food donations from corporations would be available to 25 percent, up from the current 15 percent cap.

INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
If you are aware of any individual or family suffering please contact the Community Foundation and we will ensure they are pointed to a handful of service agencies ready to assist comfort and care for their needs.

BUSINESSES
It's a strange feeling not to see our gathering places abuzz. We are deeply concerned for local business and restaurant owners that rely on seasonal tourism and have been the backbone of support for our communities and nonprofit organizations. Recently, I met with all Chambers of Commerce leaders in the I-19 corridor to offer the Foundation's assistance and support for our treasured restaurants, galleries, shops and service-oriented businesses in any possible way. Each chamber is supplying up-to-date information on their websites while reaching out to its members in a survey. As our way of life has changed drastically in a blink of an eye, it will take a concerted effort beyond the 'CARES' Act to fully recover.


OUR BELOVED PET'S & ANIMAL FRIENDS
Those that know me, know how important I feel animal partners can be as they have played a very significant role in my life to humbly shape me in one way or another. Not only, are they a lifeline of gentle and unconditional loving support, they in-turn, provide comfort during uncertain times. Many can feel overwhelmed in providing care for their beloved animal partners due to unforeseen circumstances and need assistance. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Community Foundation for solutions as there are 'the best' animal care agencies tirelessly serving that special bond of animals with humans in our communities.
COVID19 COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND PARTNERS



BETTER TOGETHER SOUTHERN ARIZONA COALITION
Amado Youth Center, PPEP, Inc.
Community Food Bank-Green Valley and Amado Resource Centers
Continental Elementary School District
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold
Good Shepherd United Church of Christ
Greater Green Valley Community Foundation
GV/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce
La Posada
Pima County
Pima County Library
Sahuarita Food Bank & Community Resource Center
Sahuarita Unified School District
St. Vincent De Paul
Town of Sahuarita
Tucson Electric Power
United Community Health Center
United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona
Valley Assistance Services

Special THANK YOU to Penny Pestle -Sahuarita Food Bank, Jessica Brack , Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold and Tom Wilsted - community member extraordinaire for you tremendous help and support!
 
COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

Arizona Family Restaurant
BMO Harris Bank Green Valley
Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
Dave Polsky Automotive Center
Green Valley Council
Green Valley News and Sun
Green Valley Recreation, Inc.
HomeSmart Pros Green Valley
Nation’s Lending – Steve Oesterle
Santa Cruz County/Nogales Chamber of Commerce
Tubac Chamber of Commerce
W.F. Stevens Financial, LLC-Raymond James




LAST CHANCE TO WIN Tilde, the Ancient ONE
Actor/musician- Dennis Quaid signed 'Tilde' when the Community Foundation hosted his concert at the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. DRAWING is APRIL 15, 2020.
We change and enrich lives through guidance, education and financial support to charitable organizations in our area.

Physical address: Tubac- 2221 I-19 Frontage Rd F101, Website: www.ggvcf.org
Email: exd@ggvcf.org
Michelle Phillips, Executive Director 520.625.4556