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.

Bank of the West - Charitable Investments

Open on an ongoing basis, without deadlines

Bank of the West's Charitable Investments Program supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low and moderate income individuals and communities. Bank of the West's charitable investments are limited to public, nonprofit charitable organizations and agencies that are exempt from federal taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. High priority is placed on grants that benefit low- to moderate-income individuals and communities.

Recipient nonprofit organizations must:

  • Serve our geographic areas (which includes Pima County)

  • Fit within our charitable giving categories

  • Operate as an equal opportunity employer

  • Be governed by a board of directors

  • Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability

TEP Community Impact Grants

Open on an ongoing basis, without deadlines

Submit the grant application into one of the following focus areas:

  • Community Assistance/Limited income

  • Education (pre-K through 12th grade)

  • Environment/Sustainability

Eligibility: Be a nonprofit with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the IRS and in good standing with all appropriate regulatory agencies

Funding Available for 2018 Pima County: $125,000. Minimum grants $10,000, maximum grants $50,000.


Alberstons Foundation Grants

Open on an ongoing basis, without deadlines

The foundation supports hunger relief, education, health and human services, and people with disabilities. 501(c)(3) Non-profits and schools K-12 eligible to receive contributions under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code can apply.


Deadline: October 1, 2019 (annual)

The majority of our Nordstrom-directed contributions focus on programs and organizations that care for kids and empower youth. They also support other programs and organizations that they believe have a significant impact on their communities. Non-profit organizations that meet the eligibility requirements can submit an online application.

Nationwide Foundation Community Grants

Applications open May, 2019

Grant applications open mid-May 2019 and run through Sept. 1, 2019. Nonprofits 501(c)(3) may apply. Grant recipients will be notified by March 31, 2019. Nationwide Foundation grants fall into three categories:

  • General operating support

  • Project and/or program support

  • Capital support (these grants are limited and considered on a case-by-case basis)

US Bank: Community Possible Grant Program

Annual Grant Cycles: JANUARY, April, and July

Operating grants, capital grants, and program/project grants available. They support organizations and programs that advance the following funding priorities:

  • WORK – Workforce Education & Economic Prosperity (Letter of intent due January 31)

  • HOME – Neighborhood Stability & Revitalization (Letter of intent due April 30)

  • PLAY – Artistic & Cultural Enrichment and Learning Through Play (Letter of intent due July 31)

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

Grant cycle will start February 1, 2019.

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.

Community grants range from $250 to $5,000. The National Giving Program grants awards grants of $250,000 and above.

Ameriprise Community Impact Grants

Annual deadlines: January 15 and May 15

Nonprofits 501(c)(3) may submit applications anytime and will be reviewed twice each year following the deadlines. Decisions will be communicated approximately four months from the deadline date. Grants are focused on: (1) Meeting Basic Needs (hunger, shelter, and adult self-sufficiency); (2) Supporting Community Vitality (community development, cultural enrichment, and disaster relief and recovery); and (3) Volunteer-Driven Causes.

Pima County's Community Development Block Grant

Deadline for Letter of Intent: February 1, 2019 at 4:30PM

Pima County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are used to revitalize lower income neighborhoods through housing rehabilitation, public facilities, infrastructure improvements and the provision of public services. The CDBG program has enriched lives by providing facilities and services where other financial resources were not available.

Who is Eligible?

  • Neighborhood Associations

  • Nonprofit Organizations

  • Fire Departments, Water Companies, Health Clinics

Building a Breastfeeding Support Model for Community Health Centers

Deadline for applications: january 6, 2018

NACCHO will select three to six CHCs to design and implement a 6-month breastfeeding promotion and support project.  Organizations will be awarded up to $20,000 each. Examples of activities may include implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding support policies, training of staff on basic and advanced lactation care, inclusion of breastfeeding support data into electronic medical records, implementation of supportive policies for breastfeeding employees and clients; enhancement of internal and external collaborations for breastfeeding continuity of care,  and activities that connect breastfeeding mothers to relevant resources within their communities.

Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program 

Deadline: January 4, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will make 51 awards of up to $250,000 each to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use among AI/AN youth through the age of 24 years.  Successful applicants will be federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations that can demonstrate an ability to develop and implement services to prevent suicide and reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders and trauma. AI/AN community members should be involved in all grant activities, including planning, program implementation, and evaluation.  At a minimum, community members should include youth, family members, tribal leaders, and spiritual advisors.

Inactive / Past Grants

December 10, 2018 - The Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities

November 15, 2018 - Paid Project Assistance

November 2, 2018 - America Walks: Community Change Grant

November 1, 2018 - Culture of Health Prize

October 10, 2018 - Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health

September 28, 2018 - BBVA Compass Foundation Grants & Vitalyst Health Foundation Innovation Grant

August 24, 2018 - Youth Coalition Prevention Services for Disparate Populations

August 13, 2018 - State Opioid Response Grants

July 30, 2018 -Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Grant & Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

July 9, 2018 - CDC High Obesity Program Funding

June 25, 2018 - Rural Community Development Initiative

June 13, 2018 - Fuel Up to Play 60

June 8, 2018 - Mental Health Awareness Training Grant

May 16, 2018 - AARP Community Challenge Grants

May 15, 2018 - Funding for Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

May 4, 2018 - Community Transportation Association of America -Inclusive Transportation Planning Grants

April 17, 2018 - HUD Homeless Program

April 11, 2018 - Integrative Action for Resilience: Progress Through Community-Research Partnerships

April 6, 2018- School Grants For Healthy Kids

March 29, 2018 - Drug Free Communities Support Program

March 9, 2018 - Funding to support planning efforts that help cities increase access to high-quality parks within a 10-minute walk.

February 25, 2018 - ASU Community Grants

January 29, 2018 - Funding for Community-based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crises

January 26, 2018 - Road to Zero Grant Program

December 4, 2017 - Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants ProgramNovember 2, 2018 -