Grants & Initiatives

The Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise is a family of charitable funds created for the community, by the community. Some funds have a broad grantmaking focus while others target a specific organization or field. Grants are awarded year-round either through donor advice or through a competitive process overseen by our local Board of Advisors. 

Our communities benefit from collaboration and generosity

During the 12-month period ending March 31, 2018, the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise awarded over $392,000 in grants through the competitive grants process and through the advice of donors who have established funds with ACF of Cochise.

Since inception, ACF of Cochise has awarded over $8.4 million in grants and scholarships to Cochise area nonprofit organizations and students.

2019 Competitive Grants

The Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise awards funding to a wide range of southeastern Arizona nonprofits, community organizations, educational institutions, Tribal entities, and government agencies through its competitive grant cycle. If your organization serves residents of Cochise County and is interested in applying for funding, register for one of our upcoming Grant Workshops. Attendance is mandatory for any organization wishing to apply for grants in 2019. 


The grant cycle opens on Monday, April 8 at 9:00 a.m. with final applications due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 6. 

2018 Competitive Grants

The competitive grants process for 2018 concluded with the awarding of $55,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations, thanks in no small part to the new partnership between the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise and the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona.

Grants were awarded to organizations and schools to support projects improving the lives of children, families and veterans as well as preserving the environment. See below for a full list of organizations that received support through the 2018 competitive grants process.

2018 Grantees

  • Be Kind People Project
  • Benson Hospital
  • Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless
  • Buena M.U.S.I.C. dba Buena Bands Association
  • Cochise Technology District
  • Community Synergy Solutions Corp.
  • Expect More Arizona
  • Goodo Neighbor Alliance
  • Naco Wellness Initiative
  • NotMYkid, Inc.
  • Northern Cochise Nursing Home Association, Inc.
  • Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center, Inc.
  • Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Sunsites Pearce Fire District
  • Willcox Historic Theater Preservation, Inc.
  • Willcox Little League, Inc.

2018 Legacy Foundation Grantees

  • Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless
  • Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • City of Sierra Vista
  • Cochise County Master Gardener Association
  • Cree Project
  • Douglas Area Food Bank
  • Family Health Care Amigos
  • Friends of Cave Creek Canyon
  • Good Neighbor Alliance
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Northern Cochise Nursing Home Association, Inc.
  • Senior Citizens of Patagonia
  • Sierra Vista Symphony
  • The Bisbee Radio Project
  • Volunteer Interfaith Caregiver Program
  • Willcox Historic Theater Preservation, Inc.