Invest in the Future of Arizona this Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow! Join us on Tuesday, November 27th for this global day of giving to make dreams come true in Arizona. Learn more about the impact your donation can have below.

Science Happens Here

Science Happens Here

invest in arizona’s rural communities

It is an unfortunate reality that Arizona consistently trails the rest of the country in education. US News ranks Arizona 48th in both pre-k through grade 12 education as well as college readiness. Though these statistics are harrowing, we have some positive numbers to share that demonstrate the direction our state is headed and what we're doing to solve this problem. 

  • 2 communities - Our innovative "Science Happens Here" program takes place in both Safford and Cottonwood every semester.

  • 3 years - The length of time we've been dedicated to enriching the education of students in small towns in grades 3-6.

  • 552 students have participated directly in the program.

  • 6,102 Science experiments have been conducted by Arizona students.

“The Science Happens Here makes STEM programming fun - but even more than that, it brings youth in rural communities into their local businesses to engage with people they may never have before.”
— Liza Noland, Director of Rural Programs LFAF

Tomorrow is giving Tuesday! Will you help us bring science happens here to more az rural towns in 2019?

3 ways you can invest in the future of arizona

  • Make a donation of any amount on Giving Tuesday. You can also make a donation anytime leading up to November 27 here.

  • Tell your family and friends why you support the Local First Arizona Foundation. Whether you're passionate about local food, Latino entrepreneurship, or small-town prosperity, sharing why you care can go a long way.

  • Spread the word on social media. Giving Tuesday is a day where hundreds of nonprofits reach out for support. Help us stand out from the crowd by giving our social media some love!