The African American Legacy Fund (AALF), an initiative of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA), is proud to announce $50,000 was granted to six local organizations in their 2022 grant round to address the educational and economic disparities faced by African Americans living in Southern Arizona.
Founded in 2013 by esteemed educator, philanthropist, and civic leader Dr. Anna Jolivet, Ph.D., AALF has a vision of what Southern Arizona can be when we bring together people, money, and goodwill to make sure all our children, youth, and families have the opportunities and resources to prosper.
Since 2015, AALF has granted a total of $235,661 to organizations serving African American communities in Southern Arizona.
AALF 2022 Grantees
- African American Museum of Southern Arizona
- Barbea Williams Performing Company
- Books for Classrooms
- Diversity in Dentistry Mentorships
- Sickle Cell Foundation of Southern Arizona
- Tucson Educational Empowerment for Minorities (TEEM)
The African American Museum of Southern Arizona (AAMSAZ) exhibits the impact, history, contributions, and legacies of African Americans and Blacks in our community.
Beverley Elliott, Executive Director of AAMSAZ, shared, “AAMSAZ is a platform where people can learn and be inspired through updated narratives of African Americans and Blacks who came before them, and by those who currently stand with them. We are sincerely thankful for this opportunity of collaboration with CFSA and the Southern Arizona community that is in alignment with our goals and mission of educational and cultural awareness.”