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.


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.


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.


Community Change Grants

Deadline: November 2, 2018

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. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play.


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


The Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities

Deadline for applications: December 10, 2018

The Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program is now accepting applications for awards for eleven grantee communities in 2019. The Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program provides tailored technical assistance for eleven communities to develop Safe Routes to Parks action plans and awards $12,500 to each community to begin implementation of those plans.


Inactive / Past Grants

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 -