BalancePoint Institute

Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista

City of Douglas Fire Department

Cochise Area Network of Therapeutic

Equestrian Resources (CANTER)

Cochise District, Catalina Council, Scouts BSA

Community Synergy Solutions Corporation, Inc.

Easterseals Blake Foundation

Love Muziq Operation 13:2

Senior Citizens of Patagonia, Inc.

Sunsites-Pearce Fire District

Wellness Connections

Willcox Against Substance Abuse (WASA)

Willcox Historic Theater Preservation, Inc.

February 2019

Nonprofit organizations across Cochise County provide essential services in our communities, fill gaps, and reach those in need. Services such as sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, teaching children about substance abuse, and supporting victims of domestic violence are a few examples. Nonprofit organizations often run on a shoestring budget with the majority of their funding going to direct services, leaving little for growing the capacity of the organization.

As nonprofits fill gaps in our communities, the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona fills gaps for the nonprofits by offering a Fast Pitch grant cycle specifically for capacity building. The Fast Pitch grant is designated to be used by organizations to further their education or competence through training such as nonprofit management classes, national conference attendance, certifications, volunteer or board training, or staff development. This year, technology was added as an option offering organizations the chance to update their computer equipment or software to improve internal efficiencies of the organization.

The Fast Pitch grant requires a short application process after which organizations are invited to do their 10 minute Fast Pitch in front of a panel of Legacy Foundation Board members and staff. Organizations pitch information about their organization, how they will use the grant, the impact of the grant, and how their organization aligns with the Legacy Foundation. Each pitch is judged and scored. Winners are announced the same day.

Margaret Hepburn, CEO of the Legacy Foundation, remarked, “The Legacy Foundation Board members and staff were very impressed by the persuasiveness of the organizations who pitched their capacity building ideas earlier this month.  It is a pleasure to fund organizations that have put so much thought into their development.”

The 2019 Fast Pitch was awarded on February 20th to 15 different organizations providing services throughout Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz Counties for a total amount awarded of $35,209.00.

Winners of the 2019 Fast Pitch Grant are:

The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona Announces its 2019 Fast Pitch Grant Awardees