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.
Legacy Backpack Buddies Events Approaching!
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.
Yes, we are proud of the Legacy Backpack Buddies Project accomplishments. However, the need for the children in our community is significant.
We need your help today!
Use some of your tax refund to help Arizona’s children. By making an early contribution to Legacy Connection, which qualifies under the Arizona Charitable Organization Tax Credit, your eligible donation will be directly credited against your Arizona taxes (up to $400 if filing a joint return; $200 if single). That’s a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, plus it’s deductible.
Your donation will help serve students at one of our Back to School Clothing Drive distribution events in 2015. As an affiliate organization of BHHS Legacy Foundation, Legacy Connection contributions will be matched by the Foundation, which means even more children living in poverty will receive the back-to-school items they need.
Thousands of kids in our community need support. By making a donation today, you’re not only transforming a child’s life, you’re improving Arizona’s future.
Just a portion of your tax refund can make a big difference.
Please make your gift to Legacy Connection today. Thank you!
BHHS Legacy Foundation is proud to be a sponsor and part of the statewide steering committee for this important event. Join us as we work to raise even more funds this year! Simply select the nonprofit of your choice and donate confidently knowing that your donation goes directly to that nonprofit (not into a general fund). And, if you’d like to plan ahead, you can even schedule your donation.
BHHS Legacy Foundation has opened Legacy Place, a unique nonprofit center in downtown Phoenix with six nonprofit agencies dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of disadvantaged Arizonans. Space remains available for a few more tenants.
Located at 360 E. Coronado Road, the building project was initiated by the BHHS Legacy Foundation Board and its CEO, Gerald Wissink. Legacy Foundation enlisted the help of Lee & Associates, McCarthy Nordburg Architectural Interior Design and Wespac Construction to purchase and renovate the building, which was substantially completed in January.
“We’re very excited about the synergistic relationships we are creating with our tenants,” Wissink said. “We encourage other nonprofits with similar healthcare missions to tour our building and join us.”
Current tenants include Legacy Foundation, Legacy Connection, Experience Matters, ALS Association Arizona Chapter, National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, and Mission of Mercy. An additional remaining 3,300 square feet is available for lease.
A grand-opening event is being planned for March 26. Healthcare-focused nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about leasing space at Legacy Place should call (602) 778-1200 or Andrew Cheney at Lee & Associates at (602) 954-3769. To learn more about Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection, visit www.bhhslegacy.org.
Of the more than $5 million awarded in 2013, nearly $1.7 million was granted to nonprofit organizations in the Tri-State region. The balance of $3.6 million was awarded to nonprofit organizations in the Greater Phoenix region.
An additional $352,000 was raised by individual community donors to Legacy Connection, the Foundation’s fundraising affiliate. One hundred percent of those funds raised through Legacy Connection are passed through to organizations serving essential needs and services to primarily underserved children in our community. .
The Foundation’s 2013 community grant funding awards supported community programs and projects that improved access to healthcare ($1,664,749), improved community health through prevention and education ($568,800), expanded Arizona’s healthcare workforce ($409,950), and strengthened and supported community efforts ($2,657,507). Click here for a complete list of grants awarded.