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Welcome to the Southern Arizona chapter of the Grant Professionals Association. We are dedicated to supporting and developing skills, competencies, and knowledge of local grant professionals in order to best serve our community. Comprised of professionals in the nonprofit, private industry, K-12, community college, and university sectors, our chapter will provide training, networking, mentoring, and professional development opportunities. Past workshop topics have included: grants overview; grant reviewing; budgets and financial statements; community foundations overview; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction practice; organizational skills; logic models; and more. Chapter dues are $25.00 per year, and you must be a national GPA member to join a local chapter.

Professional GPA membership benefits include: free webinars on grant topics; free subscription to GrantStation ($699 value); discounts on annual international & regional conferences; free consultant advertising on GPA website; a membership directory; credentialing with GPCI; newsletters; journals; GrantZone - GPA communities/discussion forum; and many more! 

Information regarding conference scholarships, GPC scholarships, and GPA membership scholarships can be found on the Grant Professionals Foundation website here:

If you are interested in learning more about the Southern Arizona GPA chapter, please email

2019 Southern Arizona GPA Chapter Officers
Carolyn Owens, President
carolynowensgrantwriter at
JC Rivers, PhD, Vice President
rivers.joann at

Laura Kerr, Secretary

lkerr at

Lynda Firor, Treasurer
lyndawf at