Author: Julie Arvo MacKenzie

Covid 19 Blog Julie Mackenzie and Brigitte Green


April 21, 2020

In an effort to help support nonprofit organizations assisting families and children with essential services, the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority is contributing $1 million to the Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund.  Together with many other contributing businesses and organizations, the Arizona Community Foundation created the Community Response Fund to provide general operating support for nonprofits serving their communities.   Arizona nonprofits providing community services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including childcare, eldercare, education, food, healthcare and mental health, are encouraged to apply for the grants. 

Eligible organizations are any Arizona 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation , government agency, tribal entity or religious organization.  Organizations may reapply for additional funding every 30-days during the State of Arizona’s Emergency Declaration.  Each nonprofit is asked to answer the question “How has your nonprofit been impacted by the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona?”

Information about the Community Response Fund can be accessed by contacting the Arizona Community Foundation at [email protected] or by filling out the request form here.

About the Authors: Julie Arvo MacKenzie works closely with nonprofit corporations and public finance sector clients to assist with capital project and equipment financings.  Brigitte Finley Green serves as bond counsel and helps clients navigate the complex federal tax rules that allow them to borrow money at lower tax-exempt rates.  Together Julie and Brigitte have handled countless bond transactions in Arizona for state agencies, universities, counties, cities, school districts, charter schools, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and other entities. [email protected] | 602.222.4971 | [email protected] | 602.222.4990

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