investing in people and programs that make a difference

The Foundation's grantmaking is focused on creating healthier communities in northern Arizona. We encourage you to apply for a grant through the annual Northern Arizona Community Health Grant Cycle.

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What We Fund

Local Nonprofit Organizations and Programs

We work with the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) of Flagstaff and Sedona to fund programs that make significant, positive impacts on community health in northern Arizona. Organizations and programs must serve some or all of the following counties: Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo, and Yavapai.

As part of a philanthropic collaborative in which we participate, health-focused nonprofits have an extra opportunity to seek financial support from additional funders through the annual Northern Arizona Community Health Grant Cycle.

the 2019 cycle opens may 20, 2019 and closes June 14, 2019

To be eligible to apply for grants through the Northern Arizona Community Health Grant Cycle, it is a requirement that at least one person representing your organization attended an ACF-sponsored application workshop.

Key cycle dates include:

Friday, June 14: The Northern Arizona Community Health Grant Cycle closes at 4:00 pm

Monday, July 22: Morning interviews will take place at Coconino Community College on 4th Street in Flagstaff

Monday, September 23: 22nd Annual Grant Event, High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff at 10:00 am

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

A sampling of 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

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