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 opens May 6th 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 24, 2022 and closes February 4, 2022 at 4:30 PM. 

Participants will be selected and notified by February 11, 2022. 

The Fast Pitch presentation will be on February 23, 2022. 

The Fast Pitch Grants support an organizational education to strengthen an organization’s ability to operate efficiently and build capacity. The purchase of technology and software is included in Fast Pitch funding.

Responsive Grants


Grant application opens April 5, 2021 and closes May 3, 2021 at 4:30 PM.  Online grant workshop webinar will be posted on the website by March 29, 2021.

Responsive Grant Tutorial – MANDATORY for first time applicants

Each year the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona collaborates with The Arizona Community Foundation of 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 Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise.

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. 

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.

Attendance at the following Innovative Grant – Virtual Grant Workshop is mandatory for first time applicants. To Register and view click on link listed below.

Innovative Grant – Virtual Grant Workshop

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. 

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

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

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