BHHS Legacy Foundation Awards $5.6 Million in Grants in 2015

BHHS Legacy Foundation announced today that in calendar year 2015 the Foundation awarded nearly $5.6 million to more than 140 Arizona nonprofits to support health and health-related programs benefiting Arizona children, families, and seniors. Grant awards ranged from $1,000 to $700,000.

Of the almost $5.6 million awarded in 2015, $4.4 million was awarded to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Phoenix region. The balance of nearly $1.2 million was granted to nonprofit organizations in the Tri-State region.

An additional $300,000 was raised by individual community donations to Legacy Connection, the Foundation’s affiliate organization. One hundred percent of those funds raised through Legacy Connection are awarded as grants to organizations serving essential needs and services primarily to underserved children in our community.

“Now in our sixteenth year, the Foundation board and staff continue to fully embrace our mission to improve the health and lives of all those served,” said Gerald L. Wissink, CEO of BHHS Legacy Foundation.

The Foundation’s 2015 community grant funding awards supported community programs and projects that improve access to healthcare ($2,268,000); improve community health through prevention and education ($681,000); expand Arizona’s healthcare workforce ($440,000); and strengthen and support health-related community efforts ($2,200,000).

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