GPAz donors and investors are individual and organizational change agents who appreciate the expertise of our staff and volunteer leaders, and the credibility and strength our CDFI certification and BDFC affiliation bring to those we serve. Our staff is highly experienced in collaborative funding and has a proven track record of providing loan and support services with the highest level of professionalism, efficiency and integrity.
We can help financial institutions meet Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements to reach underserved communities throughout Arizona.
Donors support our organization’s operations by supplementing program income we earn from loan interest and fees. GPAz needs this financial support because our loan programs are still young and the portfolio hasn’t grown to a level that fully supports our expenses. In addition, we provide technical assistance to nonprofits and small businesses, generally at no cost, and our Kiva loan program doesn’t generate revenue for the organization. Philanthropic support helps us provide these vital services to the communities that need it the most.
Investors loan GPAz money for our loan pool. None of the funds from investor loans is used to cover operating costs; 100% is used to fund loans. Investors accept very low interest rates because they value social impact over investment returns. These investments allow us to provide services at fair and reasonable rates to our clients.
- Business Development Finance Corporation
- Community Foundation for Southern Arizona/Pima County Industrial Development Authority
- Diamond Family Foundation
- Foothills Bank
- Habitat for Humanity
- Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
- JHH Donor Advised Fund
- National Bank of Arizona
- The Connie Hillman Family Foundation
- The David and Laura Lovell Foundation
- Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation
LEARN MORE ABOUT INVESTING BY CONTACTING OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT (520) 382-9218 ext. 1