SAFER: Southern Arizona Funds for Equity and Resilience
BIPOC Loan Fund, Revolving Equity Access Loan (REAL), Sonoran Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Science & Technology Assests (SIESTA)
Southern Arizona is poised to build a regional economy that addresses climate change and sustainably grows and delivers food through business investment and development. Community
Investment Corporation (CIC) proposes securing $2.5 million to establish the Southern Arizona Funds for Equity and Resilience (SAFER) for two purposes.
- REAL fund in partnership with the Greater Yuma Economic Develpment Corporation.
- SIESTA, a venture seed fund with Coalition partner, Arizona FORGE
SAFER recognizes that different industries and innovations require different types of capital. The
REAL Fund, therefore, will eschew the limits of a “one-loan-product-fits-all” approach, providing
flexible debt options utilizing a diverse portfolio of standard and specialized loan products for