Grant Opportunities

The following is a is a listing of grant opportunities available to the Pima County region from corporations, nonprofits, foundations, and other organizations both local and beyond. Grant opportunities are organized by application due date:


The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) plans to award up to 75 grants to rural communities as part of a new Rural Communities Opioid Response (Planning) (RCORP) initiative in FY 18.


Successful awardees will receive up to $200,000 for one-year to develop plans to implement opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery interventions designed to reduce opioid overdoses among rural populations.
The initiative will focus on the 220 counties identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being at risk (PDF – 158 KB), as well as other high risk rural communities.


Please watch www.hrsa.gov and www.grants.gov for the Notice of Funding Opportunity anticipated later this spring, 2018.
For more information please contact: Allison Hutchings.


No Deadline

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Grant Program

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.


No deadline

Accelerating Community Centered Approaches in Health

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.


Deadline: Dec 31, 2018

Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

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.


Deadline: September 29 [New Grant Cycle COMING SOON]

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.

Innovation Grants are designed to address one or more of the following:

  • Increase community capacity to identify and address issues affecting community health and well-being.
  • Strategically leverage infrastructure, systems design and policies to improve health where we live, learn, work, pray and play.
  • Improve the environmental, social, behavioral and health infrastructure conditions that impact determinants of health and enable Arizonans to be healthy and resilient.
  • Create a sustainable solution to the problem being addressed that endures after the term of the grant funding.

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.


Deadline: August  24, 2018

Youth Coalition Prevention Services for Disparate Populations

The purpose of this program is to decrease tobacco use among populations that are disproportionately impacted in disparate communities throughout Arizona. Awards will fund the development and implementation of a Youth Coalition Action Plan with Pima Prevention Partnership (PPP). Projects must provide commercial tobacco education/prevention services focusing on youth coalition activities throughout Arizona.

Eligibility: Local Government; Native American Tribes; Non Profits; Tribal Organizations/Institutions.

Actual Funds:$500,000 (Estimated)


Deadline: July 16, 2018

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Grant

5-year initiative is to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives, to:

  • Supporting culturally tailored interventions to address the preventable health behaviors of tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity
  • Linking community and clinical efforts to increase access to health care and preventive care programs at the community level
  • Supporting implementation, evaluation and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies on the four topic areas of tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, and community-clinical collaborations that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities in chronic conditions of hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity

Eligibility: Small businesses, county governments, nonprofits, independent school districts, and others.

Award ceiling: $900,000
Award floor: $500,000


Deadline: June 30, 2018 Or until all funds are committed

Live Well Arizona Mini-Grants

Vitalyst Health Foundation announced the availability of the 2018 Live Well Arizona Mini-Grants. Grants ranging from $1,000-$15,000 and are available via an online, rolling application process through June 30, 2018 – or until the total allocation of $100,000 has been committed.


Deadline: JunE 25, 2018

he Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) awards grants to housing and community development intermediary organizations to develop the capacity and ability of nonprofit organizations, low-income rural communities, or federally recognized tribes to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development in rural areas. Past awarded projects have included healthcare and infrastructure development in tribal communities and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations that help rural health clinics.

Funds can be used for, but are not limited to, the following purposes:

  • Train sub-grantees to conduct home ownership education or minority business entrepreneur education
  • Provide technical assistance to sub-grantees on:
    • Strategic plan development
    • Accessing alternative funding sources
    • Board training
    • Developing successful childcare facilities
    • Creating training tools such as videos, workbooks, and reference guides
    • Effective fundraising techniques

Award ceiling: $250,000
Award floor: $50,000
Expected number of awards: 25
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000


Deadline: June 22, 2018

Fuel Up to Play 60: Jump Start Healthy Changes Grants offer funding for schools to improve opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity. Funds are awarded for schools to implement at least one Healthy Eating Play and One Physical Activity Play from the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook.

Eligibility: Schools (K-12) that are enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program for the school year and participate in the National School Lunch Program are eligible to apply.

A link on the program website will walk schools through the enrollment process.

Amount of funding:

Award ceiling: $4,000
Award floor: $300


Deadline: June 8, 2018

The purpose of the Mental Health Awareness Training Grant program is to:

  • Train individuals, such as school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement, veterans, armed services members, and their families to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, particularly serious mental illness (SMI) and/or serious emotional disturbance (SED)
  • Establish linkages with school and/or community-based mental health agencies to refer individuals with the signs or symptoms of mental illness to appropriate services
  • Train emergency services personnel, veterans, law enforcement, fire department personnel, and others to identify persons with a mental disorder and employ crisis de-escalation techniques
  • Educate individuals about resources that are available in the community for individuals with a mental disorder

Award ceiling: $125,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 126
Estimated total program funding: $15,801,221