Grant Opportunities

The following is a is a listing of grant opportunities available to the Pima County region. Grant opportunities are organized by application due date.


May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Grant Program

Open on an ongoing basis, without deadlines

The program funds organizations that work in the areas of:

  • Foster youth
  • Elder populations
  • People with disabilities
  • Veterans

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that are not classified as private foundations.


Accelerating Community Centered Approaches in Health

Open on an ongoing basis, without deadlines

Accelerating Community-Centered Approaches in Health will support innovative population health programs and policies that work to improve health at the community level.

Priorities include:

  • Community-based collaborations that bring together healthcare, public health, and local and grass-roots organizations to improve population health and health equity
  • Leadership development that aims to build the next generation of public health leaders
  • Innovative population health programs and policies that advance efforts to spread successful program models and policies that link clinics and communities

Eligibility: Government entities and 501(c)(3) organizations that are not classified as private foundations may apply.


Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Deadline: Dec 31, 2018

The Walmart Community Grant Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations and agencies that work in one of the following areas:

  • Hunger relief and healthy eating
  • Health and human service
  • Quality of life
  • Education
  • Community and economic development
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Public safety
  • Environmental sustainability.

Grants range from $250 to $5,000.


Culture of Health Prize

Deadline: November 1, 2018 (letter of intent)

Awards to honor collaborative, community-based efforts that are prioritizing health and empowering people in the community to live healthier lives, especially historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 17, 2019


Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health

Deadline: October 10, 2018

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through the S4A program test innovative mechanisms for aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on estimating their impact on health and health equity. S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health to incorporate social service systems—such as housing; transportation; education; employment; food and nutrition assistance; child and family support; criminal and juvenile justice; and economic and community development. 

Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation from applicant organizations.


Vitalyst Health Foundation Innovation Grant

Deadline: September 28, 2018

Vitalyst Health Foundation is seeking proposals that test and implement solutions designed to actively reduce structural and/or systemic gaps in access, outcomes, opportunities or treatment.  The Innovation Grant process is designed to identify and invest in new ways to positively address complex issues and improve community health.

Be sure to download our flyer for more details and the full timeline.


BBVA Compass Foundation Grants

Deadline: September 28, 2018

BBVA Compass Foundation Grants funds organizations working in the following priority areas

  • Health and Human Services:
    • Enable and sustain independence for individuals and families
    • Ensure access to health education programs
    • Ensure access to quality healthcare
  • Community development
  • Education
  • Arts and culture
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Diversity and inclusion

Eligibility: Only 501(c)(3) organizations may apply.