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.

Fast Pitch Grants


Application opens January 25, 2021 and closes February 7, 2021 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. 

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 closed 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.

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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