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. 

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During the 12-month period ending March 31, 2021, the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise awarded $651,179 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 $10.6 million in grants and scholarships to Cochise area nonprofit organizations and students.

2022 Competitive Grants

The Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise awards funding to a wide range of nonprofits, community organizations, educational institutions, tribal entities, and government agencies through a nonprofit competitive grant cycle. Organizations who attended a grant application workshop in April 2022 are invited to apply for funding through the 2022 ACF of Cochise Competitive Grant Cycle. 

The ACF of Cochise grant application opens on Monday, May 2 at 9:00 a.m. and closes Friday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to access the Grant Guidelines for more information on the grant cycle. 

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2021 Competitive Grants

The 2021 competitive grants process for the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise concluded with the awarding of $79,000 in grants to 19 nonprofit organizations.

Grants were awarded to organizations 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 2021 competitive grants process.

2021 Grantees

  • American Heart Association
  • Arizona Land and Water Trust
  • The Be Kind People Project Foundation
  • Bi-National Arts Institute
  • Borderlands Restoration Network
  • Champions for Youth Foundation
  • Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • Cochise County Humane Society
  • College Success Arizona
  • Douglas Oral History Project
  • Echoing Hope Ranch
  • Family Healthcare Amigos
  • Fry Fire District
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
  • Love Muziq Operation 13:2
  • Midwest Food Bank
  • SAHARA Humanitarian Resource, Inc.
  • Willcox Theater and Arts, Inc.
  • USO Arizona