The Lalor Foundation: Advancing Resource and Innovation in Reproductive Health

Deadline: Concept papers due May 1 and November 1.

The Anna Lalor Burdick (ALB) Program supports programs that offer sexual and reproductive health education to young women. It is interested in programs serving young women who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of comprehensive sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors leading to inadequate sexual and reproductive health. The ALB Program is particularly interested in supporting new programs or initiatives, or innovations in successful programs. Programs at new or small organizations, including those with a grassroots base, that are capable of delivering excellent services will also be considered. The ALB Program typically does not support general operations, ongoing programs, or existing staff positions. Programs should:

  • have a comprehensive approach to SRH education that includes unbiased information on all options
  • include novel ideas or innovative methods of delivering information
  • define clear goals and intended outcomes as well as a feasible plan to assess impact and success
  • be exemplars for replication if successful
  • be economically sustainable if successful

Programs that incorporate advocacy or policy change, consistent with IRS 501(c)(3) status, are of particular interest.

Smart and Final Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

Purpose: to improve the quality of life and nourish the communities served by Smart & Final stores. This program currently focuses on the areas of health and wellness, education, hunger relief, and team sports and youth development. Eligible Applicants: Non Profits in Arizona, California, and Nevada where Smart & Final has stores

Arizona Disabled Veteran Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

Purpose: to support established veteran and non-veteran organizations that provide aid and assistance to disabled and non-disabled Arizona-resident veterans. This program will support organizations that provide various types of services to veterans, including: transportation services; hospital, chapter, and post-claim services; homeless veterans programs; emergency assistance programs; honor guard and ritual team services; free legal advice and assistance Eligible Applicants: Local Government, Non Profits, State Government in Arizona. Contact: (623) 330-8215; (602) 448-3263;

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust

Deadline: Rolling

Purpose: to provide support for nonprofit organizations for charitable, scientific, medical, and educational purposes. Funded organizations should provide services that have a broad scope, a substantial effect on their target populations, and contribute materially to the general welfare. It is preferred that organizations use funds to directly support their own causes, rather than redistribute funds to third parties.


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Pfizer, Inc.: Special Events Grants

Deadline: Rolling

Purpose: to support special events held by nonprofit organizations that provide a broad public benefit, advance medical care, and improve patient outcomes. Special events may include fundraising dinners, walks, biking and golf events, galas, award ceremonies, and similar events that do not provide Pfizer with a tangible benefit.

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H.J. Heinz Company Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

Purpose: to support socially responsible projects that promote the health and nutritional needs of children and families. Priority will be given to programs addressing one of the following focus areas: nutrition: promoting improvements in and advancing good nutrition, and contributing to the health and well-being of people and communities; diversity: supporting the advancement of minorities with a focus on education and community opportunities; and fostering healthy communities: supporting programs that enhance the quality of life in communities, with an emphasis on children and youth and a focus on arts/culture and community development.  Priority will be given to organizations providing programs in communities where the H.J. Heinz Company has significant operations.

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Amgen Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

Purpose: to support science- and education-based initiatives, environmental programs, health and social services, and culture and the arts. Projects should be replicable, scalable, and have a lasting and meaningful effect. Programs focusing on quality of care and access for patients should provide patients, caregivers, and health care practitioners with information, education, and access. Priority areas are patient empowerment and health care disparities/health inequalities. Programs focusing on science education should seek to raise the level of science literacy on both national and local levels. Priority areas are teacher quality and professional development in math and science, as well as pivotal hands-on science experience. Programs focusing on community life must take place in communities where Amgen staff live and work. Projects should enhance civic engagement by supporting science and education initiatives, environmental programs, health and social services, and culture and the arts. Refer to the Eligibility section for a list of communities where community life programs are funded.

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Kresge Foundation Community Health Partnerships Grants

Deadline: Open

We work to strengthen the primary-care safety net and community health systems.  We base our approach on the objectives of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  Known as the “Triple Aim,” those objectives are to:

  • improve the health of the population;
  • enhance the patient experience of care, including quality, access, and reliability;
  • reduce, or at least control, the per capita cost of care.

We embrace the idea that the entire health care system should seek to improve well-being at the population, or community, level.  We have several initiatives under way:

  • Our safety net enhancement initiative funds efforts to strengthen collaboration among community-based health care agencies that serve needy populations.
  • Our cross-sector innovation work provides support for new and promising practices in population health, especially innovations that link health care and clinical services to community health.

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Safeway Foundation Grants

Deadline: Open; local grants are reviewed biannually

The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with our four priority areas:

  • Hunger Relief
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Assisting People with Disabilities

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Allyn Family Foundation Grants

Deadline: Open (preferably by June 30th of the year in which the grant is being requested)

Award Amount: $5000

In the tradition of the original Allyn Foundation, the Allyn Family Foundation continues to be interested in organizations concerned with health, education, and welfare in the communities in which each individual trustee resides.  Of special concern to the trustees are the status, condition and treatment of women, children, minorities and the underprivileged.  High priority is given to requests from Maricopa County.

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D-Backs Program Grants

Deadline: Open

The Arizona Diamondbacks take great pride in being recognized as a leader in community giving. Our commitment to the needs of our state will continue to be a cornerstone of our corporate mission.  The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has several available grant opportunities.

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Commonwealth Fund Grants & Programs

Deadline: Open

The Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. We are dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured.

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BHHS Legacy Foundation Grants

Deadline: Three grant cycles throughout the year.

BHHS Legacy Foundation funds efforts that enhance and improve the quality of life and health of children, families and senior citizens that are primarily low-income and underserved in the greater Phoenix and Tri-State regions. We do not fund organizations serving other Arizona communities, with the exception of projects and programs that are part of a statewide effort.

The Foundation places a high priority on collaborative projects and programs with other foundations, government agencies and nonprofit entities seeking to strengthen communities and support systemic change in healthcare access, health improvement and delivery. We also place a strong emphasis on funding nonprofit community organizations to increase their capacity to serve. These may include projects and programs offered by established nonprofit entities as well as those provided by start-up nonprofit organizations.

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Ware Foundation Grants

Deadline: Rolling

Established in 1949 by Miami businessman and philanthropist John Ware, the Ware Foundation continues the tradition of helping improve people’s lives.

The Foundation does this by providing grants for an array of projects, mostly child centered. These include child abuse prevention, medical capital improvement and research projects, environmental conservation and community based schemes. Grants are provided for U.S. based and international missions.

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Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust 

Deadline: Four grant cycles throughout the year.

The Trust is dedicated to one, single purpose: building better lives for our nation’s disabled veterans and their families.  They offer grants to support:

  • making sure sick and disabled veterans have transportation to VA medical facilities for treatment;
  • providing food and shelter and medical aid to homeless and needy veterans;
  • meeting the special needs of veterans faced with such specific disabilities as paralysis, amputation and brain injuries
  • supporting physical and psychological rehabilitation projects aimed at some of America’s most profoundly disabled veterans
  • bringing hope to the forgotten and suffering families of disabled veterans.

Priority is given to long-term service projects providing direct assistance to disabled veterans and their families.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Corporate Giving

Deadline: Ongoing

BCBSAZ has an ongoing corporate giving program that supports health, wellness, and human service initiatives.  If you think you have a project that falls in this scope, please fill out their Corporate Giving request form.

More information and request form can be found here:

Federal Communications Commission: Universal Service Administrative Company: Universal Service for Rural Health Care Providers

Deadline: Ongoing

This program provides reduced rates to rural healthcare providers for telecommunications services and Internet monthly access charges related to the use of telemedicine and telehealth. Support is available for telecommunications services and monthly Internet access charges used for the provision of healthcare and for limited long distance charges for accessing the Internet.

For more information, please visit: or call: Rural Health Care Division, 800-229-5476

United Health Foundation Medical Education Programs and Technology Improvements Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Award Amount: typically $100,000 – $250,000

Medical education programs for health professionals in traditionally underserved communities; technology improvements for healthcare organizations including health centers, rural health clinics, disproportionate share hospitals, critical access hospitals, school-based health centers, mental health providers, migrant health centers and traditional safety net providers; population-based preventative health strategies.

For more information please email Deborah Chambers at and request proposal guidelines.

Singing for Change Grant

Deadline: Ongoing

Funded by singer Jimmy Buffet, offers grants that promote the health, education and protection of children and their families. Start with a letter of intent. The foundation then invites grant proposals from selected organizations.

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John A. Hartford Geriatrics/Health Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The foundation supports a limited number of sustainable efforts to improve and integrate the system of services needed by elders and their effectiveness. The emphasis is on nationally replicable models.The foundation makes grants primarily by invitation. However, applicants are invited to familiarize themselves with the foundation’s mission. If you feel a project falls within the foundation’s focus, you should submit a brief letter of inquiry (1-2 pages), including a summary of the purpose and activities of the grant, the qualifications of the applicant and institution, and an estimated cost and time frame for the project. Those submitting proposals will be notified of the results in approximately six weeks.  More information can be found at:, 212/832-7788,  or

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Cigna Foundation Youth and Community Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The CIGNA Foundation is accepting applications for its community grants program. The purpose of this effort is to support innovative programs addressing the health and well-being of children and communities.

Potential grantees will be expected to demonstrate how their activities:

Promote Wellness: Building awareness, helping people manage their health challenges and making health services available and affordable for all.
Expand Opportunities: Reaching across barriers – be they based on gender, ethnicity or physical condition – to tap the talents of every person.
Develop Leaders: Supporting the type of community service that gives talented individuals the experience to become future leaders.
Embrace Communities: Connecting neighbors to create networks that will address the complex social and environmental challenges we all face.

Information : 866/865-5277 or