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.
BHHS Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards for the first half of 2017. Between January and June, more than $2.6 million was awarded to organizations that improve the health and quality of life for those in our community who are most in need.
In Arizona, where one in five students lives in poverty, many children miss school because they lack clothes or supplies. That’s why each year, Legacy Connection and BHHS Legacy Foundation join with other community organizations to bring essential items to many of Arizona’s high-need children so they can start the school year ready to learn. Highlighted below are some of the partner agencies Legacy Connection and BHHS Legacy Foundation funding supports.
BHHS Legacy Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant to St. Vincent de Paul
In November, BHHS Legacy Foundation awarded one of the largest grant awards in the organization’s history—a $1 million grant to St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) to support their Building a Resilient Community capital campaign. The Foundation award is specifically designated to the Ozanam Manor program, which provides a bridge to permanent housing for homeless men and women age 50 and above, along with physically or mentally disabled adults 18 and over, by providing temporary housing in small dormitories, meals, free laundry, and other necessities as well as case managers who help residents work toward the goal of permanent housing.
To date, both BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection have invested more than $75 million to highly effective nonprofit projects, programs, and organizations that provide care and services to the underserved in the community. But how does that happen? Take a look at our new video to see how Legacy Connection is making a difference in Maricopa County.
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Each year, with the help of donors like you, Legacy Connection and BHHS Legacy Foundation join with other community organizations to bring essential need items to high-need children throughout Arizona so that can start the school year ready to learn.
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.
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.