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Frequently Asked Questions About Primavera

This section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our constituents about the Primavera Foundation. Just start by following one of the links below. Each question directly links you to the appropriate section of our website to learn more. If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, please Contact Us[Information as of October 2019]

  1. Through partnerships with volunteers, neighborhoods, and a wide variety of community-based organizations, businesses, and the public sector; we offer four vital areas of support that break the cycles of poverty and homelessness through:

    • Emergency Services

    • Affordable Rental Housing
    • Primavera Works Staffing Service (A Social Enterprise)
    • Civil Rights Restoration

    • Financial Education & Empowerment
    • Homebuyer Education & Homeownership

    • Neighborhood Revitalization
    • Community Building & Engagement

    For a list of specific programs and services we provide, visit our What We Do section.

  2. The Primavera Foundation provides pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development, and neighborhood revitalization. To learn more about our vision, values, and goals, visit our Our Purpose section.

  3. The Primavera Foundation was started by members of our community in 1983 by people who were really concerned about the most vulnerable members of our community. Here we are so many years later, Primavera continues to provide not just vital services, but economic investment back into the community so that everyone has a safe place to call home. When the most marginalized have equity, we are all enriched, and our community can thrive. To learn more about us and our history, visit Our Story & History section. [As of 2019, we've been around for 36 years.]

  4. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year alone, Primavera impacted over 6,800 people who wanted to improve their lives in Southern Arizona. To learn more about the population we serve, visit our Who We Serve section.

  5. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, our funding came from the following sources:

    • 47% - government grants & contracts
    • 27% - contributions & fundraising
    • 13% - earned revenue
    • 9% - NeighborWorks® America
    • 3% - donated meals
    • 1% - miscellaneous

    Visit our Financials & Reports section to learn more.

  6. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, our expenses included:

    • 86% - programs
    • 8% - general & administrative
    • 6% - fundraising

    Visit our Financials & Reports section to learn more.

  7. Typically, we have over 1,300 dedicated volunteers helping the organization. And that's not all! To learn more about all the ways you can participate, visit our Get Involved section.

  8. Typically, we have over 1,600 generous donors giving to the organization. And that's not all! To learn more about the many ways you can donate, visit our Give section.

  9. We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. Visit our Financials & Reports section to learn more.

  10. Our organization takes our donor privacy policy seriously and takes steps to protect and ensure the safety of our supporters. Please rest assured that the Primavera Foundation is committed to the confidentiality and privacy of our donors. We never share, sell, or trade the personal information of our donors, whether online or offline donors, with any other organization. We honor the privacy and confidentiality of our donors and protect your personal information accordingly. For more detailed information, download a copy of our Privacy Policy.


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