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 DEI grant is always open and is in the amount up to $1,000 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 13, 2025 and closes January 31, 2025 at 4:30 PM. 

Participants will be invited to present pitch by February 7, 2025. 

The Fast Pitch presentation will be on February 19, 2025. 

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 March 4, 2024 and closes March 29, 2024 at 4:30 PM.  

Grants will be awarded after July 2024.

The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona funds grants up to $5,000 for a one year project.

The Legacy Foundation accepts applications that align with our mission to promote population health and community wellness throughout Southeast Arizona.

Grant Workshops – Mandatory for first time applicants:

Sierra Vista – TBD

Benson – TBD

Willcox – TBD

Douglas –TBD

Sierra Vista –TBD


Innovative Grants

Letter of Interest Opens: June 3, 2024 and closes: August 2, 2024 by 4:30 PM

Application Opens: August 26, 2024 and closes: September 27, 2024 by 4:30 PM

The Legacy Foundation offers Innovative Grants up to $50,000 (one year project). These projects must meet at least one of the Innovative criteria contained within the grant guidelines link below.

Grant Workshops – Mandatory for first time applicants:

Click to register and view the Innovative Grant Virtual Workshop

Sierra Vista – May 7, 2024, 10:00 am, Legacy Foundation Outreach Center, 302-02 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista

Benson – May 8, 2024, 10:00 am, Benson Hospital, Ocotillo Room, 450 S Ocotillo Ave, Benson

Willcox –May 14, 2024, 1:00 pm, Cochise College Willcox Center, #102, 470 N Bisbee Ave, Willcox

Douglas – May 15, 2024, 10:00 am, Cochise College Douglas, D-Lib-305, 4190 Hwy. 80, Douglas

Sierra Vista – May 16, 2024, 5:30 pm, Legacy Foundation Outreach Center, 302-02 El Camino Real, Sierra Vista

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

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 invites 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 us at  info@lfsaz.org.


Sponsorship Requests are requests for funds to sponsor a community event. Organization receiving funds agrees to include our logo in media and at the event. Event must be related to health and wellness.  Sponsorship requests are generally granted in the amount up to $1,000.

If your organization has a sponsorship request, please apply through the online grant portal.

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