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, 2019, the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise awarded $423,341 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 $8.9 million in grants and scholarships to Cochise area nonprofit organizations and students.

2020 Competitive Grants

The annual competitive grant cycle for the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise will provide funding for projects and programs serving area residents.The grant cycle is now open, and organizations can apply here. The grant application is now closed, and grantees will be announced in the fall of 2020.

2019 Competitive Grants

The 2019 competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise concluded with the awarding of $53,500 in grants to 31 nonprofit organizations, thanks in no small part to the partnership with the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona.

Grants were awarded to organizations and schools to support projects in social services, healthcare, environment, animal welfare, and more. See below for a full list of organizations that received support through the 2019 competitive grants process.

2019 Grantees

  • Arizona Land and Water Trust
  • Bisbee High School
  • Bowie Unified School District #14
  • City of Douglas
  • Cochise County Master Gardener Association
  • Cochise Technology District
  • Douglas Area Food Bank
  • Douglas Arts and Humanities
  • Echoing Hope Ranch
  • Ecotopia
  • Pearce Elementary School
  • Soldier's Best Friend
  • Sunsites Pearce Fire District
  • Tombstone Food Bank
  • Willcox Against Substance Abuse
  • Willcox Theater and Arts, Inc.

2019 Legacy Foundation Grantees

  • Arizona Rangers
  • Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless
  • Bisbee High School
  • Bisbee Holistic Wellness Center, Inc.
  • Borderlands Restoration Network
  • Cochise Area Network for Therapeutic Equestrian Resources (CANTER)
  • Cochise County Master Gardener Association
  • Cochise County Search and Rescue Foundation, LTD.
  • Douglas Area Food Bank
  • Food Bank of Tombstone
  • Friends of the S.V. Animal Shelter
  • Love Muziq Operation 13:2
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Southeastern Arizona
  • SAWs Southwest
  • Sierra Vista Symphony
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Tucson District V Council
  • Sunsites Pearce Fire District
  • Volunteer Interfaith Caregiver Program