The Dunbar: Revitalizing our Communities

August 25, 2021

2020 brought the world unprecedented challenges. Among them – losing our communities as we remained home isolated from friends, family and neighbors. As we resume activities, The Dunbar Pavilion, a


More than a Loan: Consulting & Coaching

June 18, 2020

Consulting and coaching that helps small businesses and nonprofits ensure sustainability and, at some point if needed, qualify for traditional bank loans, is a key part of the mission of


Cash Flow Loan Helps Theatre Renovate New Campus

February 16, 2020

Congratulations to Live Theatre Workshop! After renting for more than two decades in the same location, renovations of a new campus are underway and the Tucson-based nonprofit arts organization will


“With a clear path for re-payment, taking out a loan made the most sense for the market.”

October 9, 2019

Who doesn’t love more shade in Tucson? A loan from Growth Partners Arizona means the nonprofit Heirloom Farmers Markets (HFM) can quickly add 25% more shade at their Rillito River Park


Bridge Loan Meet Needs of Nonprofit

September 6, 2019

Funding from a major university was slower than anticipated, but soon will be available to Kore Press Institute. Growth Partners Arizona provided a bridge loan to help Kore with cash


Debt financing can be a way to achieve financial stability and sustainability.

August 16, 2019

Many nonprofit leaders and boards are uncomfortable with the thought of borrowing money, but properly structured and utilized debt can be a tool to achieving an organization’s strategic goals. A


Homeless Veterans will have more options

June 19, 2019

50,000 veterans are homeless every night, according to Esperanza En Escalante. The nonprofit is doing something about that by providing transitional and permanent housing for homeless veterans and their families.


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.


They Had Done Their Homework

August 31, 2018

Board approval, check. Engineering plans, check. Capital Campaign, check. Loan arranged, check…until, through no fault of Open Doors Community School, the loan fell through. At the suggestion of a school


It was a Calculated Risk

May 16, 2018

Arizona Theatre Company Managing Director Billy Russo wanted the 50th anniversary to invigorate and draw the community to the theatre.


Get Your Fix Off Route 86

February 19, 2018

Take Route 86 west from Tucson for 124 miles and you’ll come to a fork in the road. Turn left for Rocky Point, Mexico. Turn right for Ajo, Arizona.


Learning & Growing in the Heart of Downtown

July 21, 2017

When you take a walk in downtown Tucson with Carrie Brennan, you’re likely to stop often and talk to people she either knows or is interested in meeting: students, parents, teachers,


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.


A Safe, Affordable Home of Her Own

April 18, 2017

Nobody plans on becoming a single mother of two young children and having to move back in with her parents. But when it happened to Melanie, a college graduate and teacher, she assumed she could quickly buy a home of her own.


Tucson, Meet Southwest Folklife Alliance

March 10, 2017

For nearly 45 years, Tucsonans have gathered to indulge—and sometimes overindulge—in the cultural foods that recently put our city at the forefront of a global culinary experience.


A Graceful Exit

December 22, 2016

Sometimes, despite a lot of hard work and the best of intentions, nonprofit organizations are forced to close their doors. This happened recently to one NPLF borrower,


Houses & Hope for Homeless Veterans

October 31, 2016

Tucked into a quiet neighborhood east of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, dozens of homeless veterans are about to finally feel at home.


The Whole World in the Heart of Tucson

September 15, 2016

At least half of the 35+ employees of the International School of Tucson (IST) are from countries other than the U.S. and many more are well traveled.


Back to the Future with 99-year-old Startup

July 5, 2016

Still vibrant as it goes into its 100th year in 2017, the YWCA of Southern Arizona is as entrepreneurial today as it was nearly a century ago when it was the first


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,