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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Cochise Grant

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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Cochise - Douglas Area Community Fund (DACF) and Northern Cochise Fund (NCF)

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Deadline Date:

05/27/22 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Arizona nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal entities, schools, and faith-based organizations in eligible locations to address a variety of community needs. Applicants must attend a virtual workshop prior to submitting a proposal. Funding is intended to benefit residents of Cochise County. Organizations must serve the residents within the Graham and Greenlee geographic boundaries.

The Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise, DACF and NCF will be accepting proposals that benefit and support:

  • Bob Holcombe Fund for Educational and Vocational Success: Established in March of 1999 to support at-risk students pursuing education in Cochise County. Consideration will be given to any program or project which provides support for the educational and/or vocational success of Cochise County residents who may be at risk of not graduating from high school. Preference may be shown to programs or projects which provide in-person assistance to students in grades 7-12 and college level vocational education students in their first year, in their efforts to obtain a vocational education and a high school diploma, with an emphasis on support for students who may be at risk of not graduating from high school.
  • Borderlands Fund: Established in March of 2011 to improve quality of life in Cochise County by investing in projects that may also provide benefit in Mexico.
  • Cochise Arts and Culture Fund: Established in 2012 to support arts, culture and historic preservation in Cochise County.
  • Cochise Community Foundation General Endowment Fund: Established in December of 1998 to support programs and services for the residents located in the geographic area of Cochise County in Southeastern Arizona.
  • Cochise Environmental Fund: Established in December of 1999 to benefit organizations whose purpose it is to address environmental issues and environmental education in Cochise County. Grants from this fund will be used to support, nurture and initiate programs which further environmental causes and education.
  • Cochise Health and Wellness Fund: Established in July of 2011 to support health and wellness programs that address physical and mental health needs.
  • Cochise Lifelong Learning and Literacy Fund: Established in December of 1998 to benefit organizations whose purpose it is to promote lifelong learning and literacy including, but not limited to, support of programs encouraging adult/parent computer literacy; Spanish/English language programs; mentoring programs; skill development programs; early childhood development programs and other programs that support border issues in Cochise County.
  • Cochise Veterans Fund: Established in March of 2012 to provide a permanent source of funding dedicated to the needs of Cochise veterans and their families.
  • Douglas Area Community Fund: Established in April of 2007 to support programs and services for residents located in Douglas, Double Adobe and McNeal.
  • John Lawrence Kurdeka Fund for the Environment: Established in October of 2008 to support environmental education and outreach; preservation and restoration of habitat and wildlife in Cochise County.
  • Northern Cochise Fund: Established in September of 2009 to serve the Sulphur Springs and San Simon Valleys in Northern Cochise County; specifically the communities of: Bowie, Cochise, Dos Cabezas, Dragoon, Pearce, San Simon, Sunsites, and Willcox.
  • Science, Math and Technology Innovation Fund: Established in September of 1999 to benefit public school teachers throughout Cochise County whose purpose is to teach, to organize classroom projects or to continue their own education in Science, Mathematics and Technology by using or learning innovative methods in these curriculum.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155551

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals may be submitted for a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for grants, your organization must belong to one of the following categories: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, schools, government or tribal entity, or a university. Religious organizations may apply for funding of non-sectarian programs.

Eligibility Requirements
- Organization without 501(c)(3) status must use a fiscal agent to apply on their behalf. Fiscal agents must be a 501(c)(3) organization. A copy of the agreement between the fiscal sponsor and the sponsored organization is required. Applications that are missing the required documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be forwarded for review by the grant committee.
- Organizations must demonstrate a non-discrimination policy regarding staff, employment, governing board and service delivery based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or national origin, and provide evidence of the policy.
- The application for this grant cycle is online. If applicants do not have internet access, they are advised to contact local public libraries, which offer free public internet access. If internet connectivity continues to be an issue, please contact the office.
- Organizations are required to have a completed and visible profile on ACF’s grant portal. Incomplete organizational profiles will result in immediate declination of the submitted application.
- Organizations must be in good standing with the IRS at the time of review or else the submitted application(s) will be immediately declined. - Organizations uncertain of their eligibility may inquire by sending an e-mail to staff.
- Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to review by the grant committee. This includes unanswered questions and incomplete budget.

Pre-proposal Conference:

In preparation for the 2022 grant application process, the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise invites nonprofits, educational institutions, government agencies, and tribal entities to one of the grant application workshops.

Attendance is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for a grant this year. The workshops will support local organizations applying for funding and will include an overview of the ACF online grants center, grant guidelines, and elements of an effective application.

- Wednesday, April 27: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

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Pre-Application Information:

Timeline for 2022 Grant Making
- Grant cycle opens May 2, 2022 at 9:00am.
- DEADLINE: Applications are due May 27, 2022 at 5:00pm; no exceptions.
- Advisory Board will make final recommendations by July 13, 2022.
- Grant awards and decline notifications out by July 27, 2022.
- If funded, Final Report Due by September 2, 2023.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


Please contact Colleen Iuliucci to discuss any part of the grant application process at or 520-505-3678.

For assistance with the web site, including organizational profile and the online application, please contact the ACF Grants Management Team at 602-381-1400 or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Cochise County, within the Graham and Greenlee geographic boundaries

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