Become a Localist

We are a dedicated group of people that believe in supporting Arizona's economy and building community along the way. When you become a Localist, your donation supports our mission of building opportunity in Arizona year-round. Whether it’s a farmer’s tour of their fields, a Fuerza Accelerator graduate’s grand opening, or a group kayak down the Verde River, Localists grow the love of local Arizona!

“I like to support local entrepreneurs that reflect the community I want to live in and through the Localist program I’ve been able to see how our community works collaboratively to make Arizona a better place to live.”
— Melia Smith

 Become a Localist at any level and know that your tax-deductible contribution will go a long way in building opportunity in Arizona. Donate today and make a difference

Building Opportunity in Arizona.

Systems change isn't usually the result of top-down decisions – it's built by the resourcefulness and collaboration of local leaders, often innovating out of necessity. We know that those who are most deeply impacted by the inequities of our current economy have been creating solutions for decades in their own communities.

Your investment in Local First Arizona Foundation is an investment in those communities. Will you give back to your community today by helping us build opportunity in Arizona? Your support will allow us to:

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Expand the resources of Fuerza Local and transform the lives of hundreds of micro-entrepreneurs statewide.


Localize our state’s food systems to get healthy home-grown food into our schools, hospitals, and kitchens.

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Launch educational science and entrepreneurship programs to thousands of youth in rural communities.

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