investing in people and programs that make a difference

The Foundation's grantmaking is focused on creating healthier communities in northern Arizona, investing in people and programs that make a difference now and for the future.

What We Fund

Local Nonprofit Organizations and Programs

We collaborate with the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff and Sedona to fund local nonprofit organizations and Northern Arizona Healthcare to maximize our collective impact on community health. As part of a philanthropic collaborative in which we participate, healthcare-focused nonprofits have the opportunity to seek financial support from multiple funders through the annual Northern Arizona Community Health Grant cycle.


Organizations and programs must serve the following counties in northern Arizona: Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo, and Yavapai.  

To access the Northern Arizona Community Health Grant application available on the Arizona Community Foundation-Flagstaff web site, click here

Apply now:

Timeline for 2018 northern arizona community health grant cycle

  • Grant Application Workshop: April 24
  • Grant cycle opens: May 21, 2018
  • DEADLINE: Applications due on Friday, June 15, at 4:00 pm, with no exceptions
  • Grant panels review applications: by August 15, 2018
  • Healthcare applicant interviews: July 17, 2018.  This eight minute interview is required for all Flagstaff applicants.  Applicants from outside of the Flagstaff area may be invited to a telephone interview.
  • Grant awards and decline letters: issued by the end of August, 2018
  • Grant Event: Monday, September 24, 2018 
  • Award dates: September 25, 2018 - September 24, 2019
  • If funded, Mid-Term Reports are due six months from the funding date of March 25, 2018, and a Final Report is due twelve months from the funding date, or September 25, 2019.

*Final reports are expected to include a grant impact story and photographs.

If you represent a department of Northern Arizona Healthcare, or if you have questions about the Northern Arizona Community Health Grant Award Cycle, please contact Carol Fisk at 928.773.2206, or

Local Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) staff are available to provide assistance during the application process.  For more information, contact Gwen Groth, Regional Philanthropic Coordinator for the ACF, at 928.526.1956, or

Organizations Funded from the 2017 grant cycle:

Arizona Snowbowl Adaptive Ski Program

Providing people with disabilities a specialized skiing and snowboarding program that helps participants build confidence, improve fitness levels, make new friends, and build a new passion for winter sport

Arizona’s Children’s Association

Providing local families with children between ages one month and 5½ with screenings for developmental delays and with referrals when needed

The Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff

For healthy lifestyle programs where children learn to make positive food choices; develop lifelong exercise routines; participate in organized athletic leagues; learn sportsmanship; and participate in disease prevention and health promotion activities

Catholic Charities Community Services

For housing maintenance and upkeep, increased staffing support, and voucher support for the residents of the Closing the Gap House, a Flagstaff-based multi-agency effort to provide housing for street alcoholics

City of Cottonwood, Arizona

For a community-wide program using health education and fitness programming to aid in weight loss, reduced body mass index, and improved blood pressure

Coconino Community College

For Nursing and Allied Health programs ensuring students have the instruction and tools needed to become certified health professionals and first responders

Mentally Ill Kids in Distress

For providing peer support services to families who have children with mental and behavioral health issues

North Country Healthcare

For the Northern Arizona Care and Services After Assault (NACASA) program, offering specialized care and services to assault victims.

Northern Arizona Healthcare Behavioral Health Services

Piloting a program to increase access to behavioral health services in Camp Verde using a telehealth technology platform

Poore Medical Clinic

For providing affordable healthcare to uninsured individuals living at or below the poverty level

Verde Valley Imagination Library

An early childhood literacy program in the Verde Valley, affiliate of the nationwide organization, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

For all funding inquiries contact:

Carol Fisk, Community Programs Department
Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation
(928) 773-2206