BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest Awards $40k to Arizona Nonprofits

Posted By on August 21, 2020

Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) recently concluded their inaugural Empower By GoDaddy business incubator program, with 28 entrepreneurs graduating from the program.

Additionally, 11 Arizona nonprofits were awarded subgrants to further their business development in the community. 

Awardees were chosen as leaders in the business community and were funded to further their mission. Each nonprofit organization aligns with BBB’s mission for trust and integrity in the community. Several of the awarded nonprofits serve minority populations and BBB is pleased the funds will help amplify the work they are already doing. 

“Nonprofit organizations that serve underrepresented entrepreneurs and vulnerable communities are in critical need of funding now more than ever and BBB is proud to provide subgrants to help,” said Kimberly Roland, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneur Programs at BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest.   

To fulfill the subgrant criteria, each nonprofit awardee will execute an initiative that supports their cause by the end of the year. A detailed report will be submitted to BBB describing the impact, key performance indicators, metrics, and lessons learned from the project. 

“We are so excited to receive a subgrant! The money allows us to offer five vulnerable youth internships to further their career and entrepreneur exploration by partnering with other businesses to provide training,” said Bethany Priebe, Cultivate Coffee/Crowd to Community co-founder.

2020 BBB Empower Arizona Subgrantees were:

  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Black Chamber of Arizona
  • Black Family and Child Services of Arizona
  • ChangeLabs
  • Cultivate Coffee/Crowd to Community
  • Grand Canyon University/New Business Development Center
  • Hustle PHX
  • International Rescue Committee
  • New Empowerment for Refugees
  • The Reveille Foundation
  • Young Nonprofit Professional Network

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