Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona

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The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona (LFSAZ) is a private foundation that grants funds to nonprofit organizations promoting population health and community wellness in Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz counties. Please read the instructions before beginning an application.

Online Tutorials are available on the How to Apply page. Click here to find out more.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Grants

The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona offers capacity building grants to nonprofit organizations for the purpose of obtaining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training for their staff, Board, and volunteers.

The grant opened July 1, 2022 and closes June 30, 2023 and is in the amount of $1000 per nonprofit organization.

This grant is being offered to nonprofits in Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz counties to promote population health and community wellness that is best achieved when diverse groups of people relate to one another with acceptance and respect, are valued and welcomed for who they are, and are given the same opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop within their community, regardless of their identity.

The grant is for the sole purpose of DEI training. The organization may select the DEI training that works best for them.

Fast Pitch Grants


Application opens January 23, 2023 and closes February 3, 2023 at 4:30 PM. 

Participants will be selected and notified by February 10, 2023. 

The Fast Pitch presentation will be on February 22, 2023. 

The Fast Pitch Grant supports an organization’s ability to operate efficiently and build capacity through education such as conferences, webinars, speakers, or training curriculum for staff, board, or volunteers. The purchase of technology and software used to build internal capacity of the nonprofit organization is also included in the Fast Pitch Grant.

Grant amount: Up to $2,500. One Fast Pitch grant per nonprofit organization

Responsive Grants


Grant application opens TBD, 2023 and closes TBD, 2023 at 4:30 PM.  

The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona collaborates with The Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise. Cooperatively each organization funds grants up to $5,000 for a one year project.

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

If you missed the Grant Workshops, please call our office.

Innovative Grants

LOI opens June 5, 2023 and closes August 4, 2023 at 4:30 PM. 

Application opens August 28, 2023 and closes September 29, 2023 at 4:30 PM. 

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.

Workshop Dates: TBD


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Sierra Vista

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Strategic Grants

Behavioral Health Strategic Grants ongoing FY22-FY24

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. 

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. 

Emergent Grants

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 at 520-335-6015 or email info@lfsaz.org

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