​Emergent Grant Requests:

Emergency and urgent needs for nonprofit organizations may occur outside the routine cycles described above. These types of grant requests will be considered on an individual basis.

If your organization has an emergency need call the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona 

(520) 335-6015

For emergency funding related to COVID-19, please email info@lfsaz.org

Each year the Legacy Foundation offers Innovative Grants up to $50,000 a year for up to two years ($100,000 max). These projects must meet at least one of the Innovative criteria contained within the grant guidelines link below.

Click here for Guidelines and application

Access to 2020 LOI and Application Questions

The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona is a public charity that grants funds to those entities promoting population health and community wellness in Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz counties. The grants are issued as described below.

Click here for general guidelines

for all grants

Fast Pitch Grants:


Application opens January 25, 2021 and closes February 7, 2020 at 11:30 PM.  

Participants will be selected by February 12, 2021.

The Fast Pitch video presentation will be due 

February 19, 2021 at 4:30 PM.

​Fast Pitch grants support educational activities to strengthen an organization’s ability to operate efficiently and effectively.

This year funding for technology and software has been added.

Click here for Guidelines and application

Innovative Grants:

LOI opens June 7, 2021 and closes
 August 9, 2021 at 4:30 PM.
Application opens August 30, 2021 and
closes September 27, 2021 at 4:30 PM.

Strategic Grants:

Grant Cycle dates are pending

Only when we work together can we improve the health of our communities. By tapping into and increasing the community’s capacity for identifying and addressing significant health-related issues, we continue to leverage assets and networks.

The most effective and positive changes are accomplished through partnerships and collaborations with other organizations focused on common goals. Rarely does one organization have the perspective to see all aspects of how complex problems affect people and very few organizations have the time, money and people to address all aspects of a problem.

Each year the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona Board identifies a strategic focus and encourages community organizations providing services within that focus to apply for funding. Because partnerships are so critical to success, organizations are encouraged to submit applications that reflect collaboration with other organizations

Click here for Guidelines and application

Responsive Competitive Grants:

No LOI. Application opens TBD, 2021 and
closes TBD, 2021 at 4:30 PM.

Each year the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona collaborates with The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF)-Cochise. Cooperatively each organization funds grants up to $5,000 for one year.

The Legacy Foundation accepts applications for grants pertaining specifically to population health and community wellness.  All other grant requests are made directly to ACF-Cochise.

Click here for Guidelines and application

Click here for link to ACF-Cochise Guidelines

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