Legacy Foundation Awards $2.5 Million During First Half of 2015

BHHS Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards for the first half of 2015. Between January and May, more than $2.5 million was awarded to organizations that improve the health and quality of life for those in our community who are most in need.

A total of 30 organizations and programs received funding, in both the Phoenix and Tri-State regions of the Foundations’ geographic service area. For example, a grant for $500,000 over four years was awarded to Foundation for Blind Children to support its campaign to Build for the Next Generation, which will construct a new building to expand its main campus, create specialized therapy rooms, add a full nurse’s office, a low-vision optometry clinic, and more.

Another grant for over $700,000 was awarded to Mountain Park Health Center to offer affordable services to uninsured children and youth at the Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA Health Center and Dental Clinic and two school-based health centers located in Cartwright and Deer Valley School Districts. It is estimated that 14,000 AHCCCS and uninsured patients will utilize these clinics over the next three years as well as have access to comprehensive healthcare services such as behavioral health and preventative and wellness services.

Since 2001, BHHS Legacy Foundation has invested more than $71 million in projects, programs, and organizations in four key areas: increasing access to healthcare; improving prevention, education, and awareness; expanding Arizona’s healthcare workforce; and community strengthening. To view a comprehensive list of the Foundation’s grant making, click here.