BHHS Legacy Foundation Awards Over $4.3 Million in 2017

As part of its ongoing effort to improve the health and quality of life for those in our community who are most in need, BHHS Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce its grant awards for 2017.

Between January and December, more than 115 organizations and programs received over $4.3 million in funding, in both the Phoenix and Tri-State regions of the Foundations’ geographic service area. Grant awards ranged from $2,500 to $250,000.

“We are proud to partner with nonprofits and programs to increase and improve access to medical, mental, and dental health services for children, families, and older adults,” says Gerald L. Wissink, CEO of BHHS Legacy Foundation.

This round of the Foundation’s community grant funding supported programs and projects that improve access to healthcare ($993,000); improve community health through prevention and education ($633,000); expand Arizona’s healthcare workforce ($405,000); and strengthen and support health-related community efforts ($2,275,000).

Click here to see a full list of the Foundation’s grant giving.

Announcing Legacy Place II

Recently, BHHS Legacy Foundation opened the doors of Legacy Place II, a unique center in downtown Phoenix that houses four nonprofit agencies dedicated to providing care and services to the underserved. Formerly Hospice of the Valley’s Coronado House, the building is located at 340 E. Coronado Road, just down the street from the original Legacy Place.

“We acquired the building a little over a year ago and renovated it,” says BHHS Legacy Foundation CEO Gerald Wissink. “We wanted something close to Legacy Place, so Legacy Place II tenants can use our parking and community room as well as for collaborative activity, which is an important piece of growing their respective missions.”

The creation of Legacy Place II allows BHHS Legacy Foundation to nurture collaborative partnerships in the nonprofit industry. “We’re very excited about the synergistic relationships we are creating with our tenants,” Wissink says.

Current tenants include Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, the Association of Arizona Food Banks, Brighter Way Institute, and Smiles Beyond the Bars.

Every Gift Makes a Difference

As the end of the year approaches, we would like to thank our supporters and community partners for helping us address the unique needs and health issues of children, families, and older adults. Together we are building a brighter future for Arizona families.

Will you please grow your commitment to your community by making a dollar-for-dollar tax contribution today? It’s a great away to reduce your tax liability and help your community at the same time. Here’s how it works.

Donate to Legacy Connection and get a tax credit—up to $800 per couple filing jointly or $400 per individual—against your 2017 state income tax. As you may know, a tax credit is better than a tax deduction, because it reduces the amount you owe the state on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Plus, BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection have teamed up to double the donations going to select programs. That means your donation—plus BHHS Legacy Foundation’s matching funds—will go twice as far to help Arizonans in need.

Please note: This is in addition to school and foster care credits. So in the same year, you can take advantage of multiple tax credits.

This is a painless way to give, but can dramatically impact the number of families we can serve next year. Will you please consider a gift this season?

Donate now.