Posts in Local First AZ Foundation
Thunderbirds Charities Awards Fuerza Local $80,000 Grant to Invest in Latino Entrepreneurs

Thunderbirds Charities is investing $80,000 into Fuerza Local Business Accelerator program as part of a new grant. The new investment will boost outreach of the program to new Latino businesses across the Valley, helping to further Thunderbird Charities’ mission to improve the quality of life for Arizonans.

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Fuerza Local Arizona and Interise Launch Initiative for Latino Businesses to Close the Latino Entrepreneurship Gap

Fuerza Local, a program of Local First Arizona Foundation, and Interise, a national economic development nonprofit, announced the launch of a pilot program, called Accelerate Latinx, powered by Interise and Fuerza Local, known locally as Nivel Ejecutivo, (Translation: Next Level Executive).

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Arizona Good Food Expo Celebrates Ten Years of Successful Local Food Relationships

For ten years Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection has been forging new relationships between farmers and food buyers and is now getting a refresh as Arizona Good Food Expo. This year’s event boasts all-local and locally grown food and specialty beverage producers from around the state and will be held Monday, August 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort followed by a reception at Different Pointe of View from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Local First Arizona Foundation Receives Funding from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation to Train Latino Small Business Owners

Local First Arizona Foundation has received a $25,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The funding will underwrite the cost of 12 micro-entrepreneurs to enroll in one of Local First’s programs, the Fuerza Local Business Accelerator.

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Arizona Food and Farm Forum Cultivates Prosperity in 2019

Cultivating prosperity for local farmers and food artisans is the goal of this year’s Arizona Food and Farm Forum, returning to the Town of Gilbert on April 30 - May 1 at the Farm at Agritopia. The event is set to draw farmers and ranchers, community and government leaders, restaurateurs, food access advocates, distributors, and investors from around the region to connect on strategies to increase opportunity for Arizona’s agricultural industry.

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