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Innovative Grants

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Health
and Wellness Projects in Cochise and Eastern Santa Cruz Counties

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Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Arizona nonprofits, agencies, and relief and educational organizations for projects that promote health and wellness in Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz counties. Attendance at informational workshops is required. A letter of intent is due prior to applying. The Foundation serves communities in Cochise and Eastern Santa Cruz Counties, including Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca, Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, Benson, Willcox, and Sonoita. Collaboration and forging partnerships with other community organizations are key determinants in funding decisions.

The Foundation encourages proposals that:
- Convene organizations and collaborate on how best to address the Innovative project.
- Engage innovative, mission-driven collaborations and partnerships.
- Increase community capacity by identifying and addressing issues affecting community health and well-being.
- Consider how you might design systems and policies to improve health where we live, learn, work, worship and play.
- Consider not only issues affecting basic physical needs, community outreach, and access to services, but consider them in terms of incorporating how you might improve the environmental, social, intellectual, occupational, spiritual, and emotional (behavioral and health infrastructure) conditions that impact determinants of health and enable community members to be healthy and resilient.
- Create a solution to the problem being addressed that can be sustained beyond the term of the grant funding.

Innovative Projects must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- New and innovative way to perform existing program
- New idea that's never been tried
- Project creates new collaborative partnerships
- New program for your organization
- New project for your organization

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181599

Estimated Size of Grant:

Proposals may be submitted for up to $50,000 per year (i.e. multi-year grants may exceed this amount in total).

Term of Contract:

Generally, funding will be from one to two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any Arizona 501(c)(3) organization, government entity, and other tax-exempt charitable, educational or relief organization having a clear and evident relation to promoting population health and community wellness in Southeast Arizona.

Organizations must demonstrate a non-discrimination policy regarding staff, employment, governing board and volunteers based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin or other characteristic protected by law. If requested, organizations must provide evidence of the policy.

Organizations must demonstrate that the grant funds are not for an individual and not for personal benefit.

No grants may be made that will fund political activities or labor organizations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory Innovative and General Information workshops:
- June 5th, 10AM – 12PM / Studio 128, 134 N. Railroad Avenue, Willcox
- June 6th, 10AM – 12PM / LFSAZ Outreach Center, 302-02 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista
- June 6th, 5:30PM – 7PM / LFSAZ Outreach Center, 302-02 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista
- June 7th, 10AM – 12PM / Cochise College, Bldg. 1100, Rm. 1108, 4190 W. Highway 80, Douglas

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Making Timeline:
- Letter of Interest Opens: June 10, 2019
- Letter of Interest Closes: August 9, 2019 by 4:30 PM
- Selected organizations contacted no later than August 23, 2019 to submit full application
- Application Opens: August 26, 2019
- Application Closes: September 27,2019 by 4:30 PM.
- Awards will be announced by November 30, 2019.

Due to the high volume of calls and inquires as the deadline nears, organizations are encouraged to contact staff well in advance of the deadline with any questions. If you have questions related to the LOI or application components, please contact Becky Smyth (details below).

You will be notified if your organization received full or partial funding or if funding has been denied. Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

How to Apply:


Application information (video):,

Contact Information:

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

Submit LOIs and apply online:

Becky Smyth, Grants Manager

Margaret Hepburn, Chief Executive Officer

302-01 El Camino Real
Sierra Vista AZ 85635

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Cochise and Eastern Santa Cruz counties