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.

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What We Fund

Local Nonprofit Organizations and Programs

We collaborate with the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) 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.  

the 2019 cycle will open on monday, may 20, 2019.

Note that to be eligible to apply for grants in 2019, it is a requirement that at least one person representing your organization attend an ACF-sponsored application workshop. These workshops will be held in Yavapai County locations during January, 2019 and in Coconino County during April and May. Visit this ACF website to see Yavapai County dates and locations and to register.

Two application workshops will be held in Coconino County: Wednesday April 24 from 10:00am - noon at the Coconino Center for the Arts, and Wednesday May 8 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Coconino Community College. Check back during early March to access the link to register for these workshops.

If you have questions about the Northern Arizona Community Health Grant Award Cycle, please contact Gwen Groth, Regional Philanthropic Coordinator for the ACF, at 928.526.1956, or, or Sara Mason, head of Community Programs with the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation at 928.213.6529, or

Organizations Funded from the 2018 grant cycle:

A New Dawn AZ, Flagstaff

Funding for the Oral Health in Northern Arizona project for oral health services and education

Bethany’s Gait, Prescott

Support for veterans suffering combat related stress and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and female veterans suffering trauma

The Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff

Funding for the Healthy Lifestyle program for at-risk school aged children and teens throughout the Flagstaff, Winslow, and Holbrook communities

Cancer Support Community Arizona

Funding to strengthen the provider system of support for cancer survivors and their families and filling critical gaps in services for patients

Coconino Community College Foundation

Funding for training equipment for students enrolled in nursing and allied health programs

Hozhoni Foundation, Inc, Flagstaff

Funding support for the Health and Happiness Project, addressing the unfunded physical, dental, behavioral, communication, and therapeutic needs of Hozhoni clients

Humboldt Unified School District: Prescott Valley

Funding for hearing and vision screening so that children receive preventative treatment before any maladies impair their learning

North Country HealthCare, Flagstaff

Funding support for the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening project

Collaboration between North Country HealthCare, community Health Center of Yavapai, and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare

Supporting Well Woman HealthCheck Treatment Link program

Northern Arizona Healthcare Palliative Services, Flagstaff

Increasing resources, training, and direct spiritual care to palliative care patients and families through a variety of direct care and outreach services

Northern Arizona Healthcare Palliative Services, Flagstaff

Funding for enrollment in the Palliative Care Quality Network

Northern Arizona Healthcare Pediatrics, Flagstaff

Funding to provide dedicated trauma education to each registered nurse on staff

Northern Arizona Healthcare Special Care Nursery, Flagstaff

Funding for upgrades to family care rooms for parents, allowing families to spend time with their ill newborn child

Northern Arizona Healthcare Population Management

Funding to support Community Integrative Paramedicine

Northern Arizona University

Support for students in the School of Nursing

Northland Hospice and Palliative Care

Funding to provide economically disadvantaged residents with terminal illnesses equal access to compassionate and appropriate end-of-life care in a residential setting

The Peaceful Revolution Project, Flagstaff

Funding for Project Mindful Movement, providing inmates with tools and skills to address substance abuse mindfulness, yoga classes, and practicum

Planned Parenthood Arizona

Ensuring access to healthcare for low income residents

Poore Medical Clinic, Flagstaff

Funding to provide primary medical and dental care to residents of Coconino County who are uninsured and live at 200% below the federal poverty limit

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona, Inc.

Funding for the Help-A-Family program whereby families receive assistance with temporary housing and support services

Sonoran Prevention Works

Funding to reduce opioid overdose among Native American individuals in northern Arizona, both on tribal lands and in urban areas

Special Olympics Arizona

Supporting the Special Olympics Healthy Athlete program

Steps to Recovery Homes, Cottonwood

Supports the Steps to Recovery EMPOWeR project, providing persons with substance abuse problems with the behavioral health tools they need to change their lives and develop life-transforming habits

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation

Supporting the Cancer Care Closer to Home project, bringing cancer care to the Navajo Reservation for the first time

Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition, Sedona

To help the growing high-needs senior population to remain independent and increase their access to healthcare

Winslow Indian Health Care Center

Supporting the Mobile Dental Van Program, delivering free quality dental care to Native American children attending school in the Winslow service area

Yavapai County Community Health Services

Funding support for the Y-CARE program, reducing the age of assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, increase early intervention, facilitate school transitions, and increase family-community collaboration during treatment

Yavapai County Education Service Agency

Supporting mental/behavioral health in high-need Yavapai County schools