Our vision is an Arizona economy that is sustainable, resilient, and celebratory of diverse cultures.
To achieve this vision, the Local First Arizona Foundation focuses on a wide range of strategic initiatives that target systems of inequity and build prosperity for all Arizonans.
What We Do
POWERING ARIZONA'S ENTREPRENEURS
Fuerza Local is a six-month Business Accelerator program designed to teach underserved Latino business owners the multiple facets of building a sustainable and prosperous future through entrepreneurship.
CELEBRATING ARIZONA'S HOMEGROWN FOODS
We work to build healthy food systems by working directly with the producers and growers as well as by educating consumers about the importance of buying local foods and where to find them.
GROWING ARIZONA'S SMALL TOWN ECONOMIES
We grow Arizona’s small-town economies by working directly with businesses, leaders, and organizations within these communities to create unique solutions that result in widespread prosperity.