STATE FORTY EIGHT FOUNDATION
To drive local innovation through the support and empowerment of Arizona entrepreneurs.
We fulfill our mission through our four pillars:
- Creating Meaningful Partnerships
- Activating Our Community
- Supporting and Empowering Our Youth
- Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit
To foster a vibrant and prosperous Arizona that puts local business and community enrichment at the forefront.
Fuel Arizona Pride, Empower Entrepreneurs.
State Forty Eight License Plate Now Available!
With every license plate purchased, $17 will go towards our mission of providing access to essential resources and grant funding for small business owners across Arizona.
What We Do
Beyond Business Events
Guided by our mission to strengthen Arizona’s startup and small-business community, our bi-monthly Beyond Business networking events offer valuable resources, inspirational storytelling and ample opportunities for connection and collaboration among local entrepreneurs. Check our calendar of events to join us for the next one.
State Forty Eight Foundation is committed to helping entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground and into our communities. Because we stand by our mission to foster the entrepreneurial spirit, each year we create a grant fund for new or aspiring business owners who join us for the Entrepreneur Speaker Series and fulfill the outlined requirements. To date, we've awarded nearly $100,000 to 38 Arizona small businesses.
We believe that in order to make the greatest impact, creative collaboration across segments and industries is key. Our foundation aims to be a catalyst for change and unification across Arizona by bringing together nonprofit organizations, public agencies, businesses, and individuals with common goals & hopeful resolutions for the community.
Want to explore a partnership? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE FORTY EIGHT FOUNDATION ENTREPRENEUR SPEAKER SERIES
The Entrepreneur Speaker Series is the State Forty Eight Foundation's Flagship Program. Each year, we bring together Arizona's most remarkable founders, CEO's, and industry experts for a free series that is meant to educate, inspire, and provide attendees with direct access to resources for Arizona entrepreneurs.
It is through the Entrepreneur Speaker Series that eligible attendees are able to apply for one of our small business grants.
In 2019, State Forty Eight launched an initiative called State Forty Eight Community Impact, where volunteer-driven events were organized to support other local nonprofit organizations. In our first year, the movement managed to draw out more than 250 volunteers and donate more than $21,000 to local charities and nonprofit organizations.
In recognizing a desire from the people of Arizona to contribute and give back to organizations that make state forty eight a great place to live, we launched the State Forty Eight Foundation in 2020.
While the volunteer-driven Community Impact efforts continue, as an entrepreneurship-born-and-led organization, we felt called to support the entrepreneurs in the great state of Arizona. We want to eliminate competition, embrace collaboration, and foster a diverse ecosystem of small businesses and startups.
With your support, we hope to achieve prosperity for Arizona, its people and its businesses.
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Every purchase from the State Forty Eight Foundation shop helps further our mission to drive local innovation and inspire community action through the support and empowerment of Arizona entrepreneurs and its nonprofit organizations.
Did you know $1 per shirt from State Forty Eight collab shirts benefit our foundation? Thank you for your support, State Forty Eight!
Who We Are
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President of the Board
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