Recruitment for Executive Director Position is Open!
June 13, 2022
Growth Partners Arizona is currently seeking a strategic, entrepreneurial leader to fill the role of Executive Director. To learn more and apply, please review the Job Announcement here.
Roberto Valdez-Beltran joins Growth Partners Arizona as Loan Program Manager
May 3, 2021
“This is an important position,” says GPAz Executive Director Lesli Pintor. “Roberto Valdez-Beltran will help increase awareness of our small business and nonprofit loan programs, building relationships with business owners
Growth Partners Arizona loans benefit Dillinger Brewing Company
February 16, 2021
Kiva Tucson: Food Truck offers the tastes of Puebla, Mexico
November 12, 2020
Kiva Tucson: Berry Best Phlebotomy Training Academy
October 5, 2020
Evelyn Casuga Elected Chair of GPAz Board of Directors
June 1, 2020
Certified Economic Developer Evelyn Casuga was elected Chair of the Growth Partners Arizona (GPAz) Board of Directors. Business Development Finance Corporation President Gary Molenda will continue as Vice Chair and
Carie Davis is Kiva Tucson’s Capital Access Manager
April 16, 2020
No-interest, no-fee, community-backed business loans from $1,000 to $15,000 are crowdfunded on Kiva’s world-wide online platform with support from local Arizona Capital Access Manager Carie Davis. Kiva is an international
Growth Partners Arizona expands access to loans for small businesses and nonprofits
March 18, 2020
Growth Partners Arizona has added two loan options for small businesses in Arizona—Kiva Tucson crowdfunded loans and the Small Business Success Loan. Because of the unfolding economic challenges, these two
National Bank of Arizona Makes CDFI Investment
March 6, 2020
National Bank of Arizona (NBAZ) generously signed an agreement for $100,000, 10-year Equity Equivalent (EQ2) CDFI investment in Growth Partners Arizona (GPAz) . EQ2 investments allow Community Development Financial Institutions
Judie Scalise Joins Growth Partners Arizona Board of Directors
March 6, 2020
As Founder and Principal of ESI Corporation, Judie Scalise specializes in economic development and pre-development planning services for government agencies, corporations, private developers, and utility companies. Prior to forming ESI
“With a clear path for re-payment, taking out a loan made the most sense for the market.”
October 9, 2019
Debt financing can be a way to achieve financial stability and sustainability.
August 16, 2019
New Name, New Director, Expanded Mission
May 10, 2019
The six-year-old Nonprofit Loan Fund of Tucson and Southern Arizona (NPLF) is now Growth Partners Arizona (GPAz). The organization is expanding its service area statewide and planning to add lending to businesses in distressed communities, in addition to retaining its core focus on nonprofit lending.
Indigenous Human Rights Organization Moves HQ to Tucson
October 15, 2018
The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) owns its own office building for the first time in the organization’s 44-year history thanks to generous donors and an NPLF loan. The new Tucson headquarters is on Ajo Way, across from the VA Hospital complex.
CFSA Invests for Impact
October 4, 2017
When making a difference in a new way is important to you, knock on the door of a community foundation. That’s what Helaine Levy did when she wanted nonprofits in Southern Arizona to have access to loan capital that would increase their impact in our community.
Loan Fund Director, 3 Borrowers to Present at AFP Oct. 13
September 27, 2017
Financially Robust Nonprofits: How Successful Organizations are Diversifying Resources. In today’s market, nonprofit organizations are looking for ways to diversify revenue, understanding the connection between unearned (donated) and earned revenue.
Nearly 12,000 Pounds of Organic Popcorn and Growing
June 20, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of Tucsonans of all ages traveled around the world via films from 62 countries shown at The Loft Cinema last year. They consumed 11,600 pounds of organic popcorn too.
True Concord Voices & Orchestra Wins Grammy
March 9, 2016
Board and staff of the Nonprofit Loan Fund were delighted when our borrower True Concord Voices & Orchestra won a GRAMMY last month for a composition by Stephen Paulus performed on its first internationally released album “Far in the Heavens.”
Tucson Botanical Gardens: New Visitors’ Center & Exhibits
October 8, 2015
In September 2015, Tucson Botanical Gardens (TBG) celebrated the grand opening of its new Visitors Center and exhibit Nature Connects – Art with LEGO Bricks thanks, in part,
Nonprofits Need Relief from Accountability Red Tape
April 4, 2014
Inside Tucson Business: “Nonprofits need relief from accountability red tape
New Loan Funding to Bridge Gaps
March 11, 2014
Arizona Daily Star: New loan funding program to bridge flow gaps for nonprofits