Active Local Involvement
To help us fulfill our mission of improving the health of the community one person at a time, Arizona Complete Health (AzCH) has developed a Community Reinvestment Program. This program provides philanthropic support for health and wellness initiatives and to community-based organizations that are working to improve the health of our local communities.
Arizona Complete Health aligns our Corporate Giving investments with:
- Established health priorities for AzCH members
- State, county, and local community health improvement plans
- Areas for improvement as established by the Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings program
For more details about specific areas of alignment, please reference the AzCH Philanthropic Funding Priorities Guide which can be found on The Common Grant Website.
Some examples of AzCH health priorities include:
- Expanding wellness and prevention efforts, such as cancer screenings or flu shots
- Empowering individuals to manage chronic disease, such as diabetes, asthma or another chronic conditions
- Promoting substance abuse prevention and treatment to help educate, reduce stigma and encourage greater access to treatment
- Raising awareness about mental health, support and services to help educate the community, reduce stigma, promote greater access to services and support recovery and resiliency
- Building pathways that maximize independence and make accessing services easier for persons with disabilities and their families, no matter the disability
- Addressing social determinants of health, those factors in our lives that impact our ability to be healthy and stay healthy, such as housing, employment, nutrition, safety
To be eligible to apply for our Community Reinvestment Program, applicants must be a 501c3, 501c19, tribal nation, or an Arizona governmental entity (city, county or state, including traditional public schools), or have a qualifying fiscal agent.
The primary focus of our philanthropic support is to directly fund programs that have clear goals aligned to Arizona Complete Health’s funding priorities. Applications/proposals submitted through the portal are accepted on a rolling basis, reviewed monthly by an internal committee, and awarded based on anticipated impact on priority areas and available budget.
It is AzCH’s strong preference to directly fund programming with clear outcomes aligned to our funding priorities rather than sponsor events. However, we also understand some organizations that provide vital services in the communities we serve don’t have fundraising mechanisms other than events. Event sponsorships will be considered when there isn’t an option to directly fund an outcomes-based program, especially in communities with fragile social service infrastructure. Additionally, impactful educational events and workforce development opportunities such as professional conferences or community trainings will be considered for sponsorship. Organizations and causes supported by event sponsorships must align with the AzCH funding priorities.
Applications/proposals submitted through the portal are accepted on a rolling basis, reviewed monthly by an internal committee, and awarded based on anticipated impact on priority areas and available budget.
Event sponsorship applications/proposals are submitted through the AzCH Common Grant Application Portal. More information is also available in the portal.
AzCH offers an annual competitive grant to provide funding for capital projects/campaigns, infrastructure needs, and other hard costs for programs aligned with the AzCH funding priorities. Applications will be accepted for, but not limited to, building/purchasing new facilities, improving/renovating/repairing existing facilities, obtaining vehicles, purchasing training materials, and buying supplies. Applications for partial funding for an overall project will be considered unless AzCH funding will complete the project. Applications are reviewed and scored by an internal team of AzCH employee volunteers.
Examples of projects funded in the past:
- Skate Park - City of Willcox
- Splash Pad - Town of Parker
- Community Garden - Our Neighbors Farm and Pantry - Safford, AZ
- A/C Unit - Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson
- Electronic Medical Record System - City of Yuma
- Renovations for accessible public park bathrooms – Town of Clifton
- Building and development of Earth Heart Park – Apache Junction, AZ
- Sensory Friendly Treatment Space – MIKID - Nogales, AZ
Grant Open: May 15, 2019
Grant Applications Due: June 28th, 2019
AzCH Review Period: July 1, 2019 – July 31
Awards Announced: August 1, 2019
Project completion and final report due: August 1, 2020
Levels of funding available
$50,000 – 1 Available
- El Rio Community Health Center - Tucson
$25,000 – 4 Available
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona – Tucson
- Circle the City – Phoenix
- ToothBUDDS – Safford
- Benson Hospital - Benson
$10,000 – 3 Available
- Town of Parker – Parker
- Autism Society of Southern Arizona – Tucson
- Chicanos Por La Causa – Phoenix
$5,000 – 4 available
- Willcox Historic Theatre – Willcox
- Our Family Services – Tucson
- City of Maricopa Police Department – Maricopa
- Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center – Phoenix
Arizona Complete Health considers requests for (1) programmatic support, (2) event sponsorships, and (3) annual grant support for capital projects. Applications/proposals are submitted through the Common Grant Application Portal. Within the portal, you will find separate applications for all three types of support. Please fill out the application that best matches the kind of support your organization is seeking.
Funding decisions are sent via email to the contact provided in the application. If approved, Arizona Complete Health will request an invoice for the approved amount. Once processed, organizations will receive funding via check from Centene Management Corporation within 45-60 days.
Applicants may request to meet with members of the AzCH Community Affairs Team to further explain the impact of your program, better understand our funding priorities, and discuss a potential application/proposal. A meeting is not required to submit an application/proposal, but is encouraged.
For more information or to arrange a meeting, please contact via email the AzCH Community Affairs lead in your area:
Statewide, Multi-County or Pima County:
Regional Vice President, Community Affairs
Maricopa or Pinal Counties:
Community Relations Representative
Cochise, Graham, Greenlee or Santa Cruz Counties:
Regional Manager, Community Affairs
Yuma, La Paz or Yavapai Counties:
Regional Manager, Community Affairs
Accessing the Application
In order to access the common grant application, please visit the Common Grant Website.
First Time Users
First time users will need to create a username and Login. Once you have completed this step, you will be able to locate the AzCH Funding Cycles as well as a number of other opportunities hosted by other organizations.