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Active Local Involvement

Transforming the Health of the Community, one person at a time.

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:

  • Internally established priorities based on areas of concern among AzCH members
  • County and local community health improvement plans

For more details about specific areas of focus, please reference the AzCH Philanthropic Funding Priorities Guide which can be found on The CyberGrants Application Portal.

Healthier individuals build healthy families and thriving communities

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.

CyberGrants

In an effort to better aggregate impact and serve our partners, beginning in 2021, AzCH and Care1st will begin piloting the implementation of the CyberGrants application portal for all philanthropic giving requests. All requests for funding must be made through this portal for funding consideration. The CyberGrants application portal can be accessed at https://cybergrants.com/centene/AZCHgrants.

Please note that event sponsorship requests must also be received at minimum 60 days prior to the event start date. Applications received within 60 days will be automatically rejected.

If you have any general questions about the AzCH/Care1st community reinvestment program, please contact Veronica De La O at V.Delao@Care1staz.com.

Outcomes-Based Partnerships (Programmatic Support)

The primary focus of our philanthropic support is to directly fund programs that have clear goals aligned to AzCH and Care1st’s funding priorities. Applications/proposals submitted through the portal are accepted on the below timeline, reviewed monthly* by an internal committee, and awarded based on anticipated impact on priority areas and available budget.

Outcomes-based partnership applications/proposals are submitted through the AzCH/Care1st Cyber Grants Application Portal. More information is also available in the portal.

Applications open: March 2021
Applications close: November 2021

*review timeline subject to change

Event Sponsorships

It is AzCH and Care1st’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/Care1st funding priorities. 

Applications/proposals submitted through the portal are accepted on the below timeline, reviewed monthly* by an internal committee, and awarded based on anticipated impact on priority areas and available budget.

Please note, applications for event funding must be received at minimum 60 days prior to the event date to be considered for funding. Applications received inside of 60 days will be automatically rejected.

Applications open: March 2021
Applications close: November 2021

*review timeline subject to change

Event sponsorship applications/proposals are submitted through the AzCH/Care1st Cyber Grants Application Portal. More information is also available in the portal.

Capital Grant

Arizona Complete Health will offer 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, purchasing IT infrastructure such as computers or software, and buying equipment.

The AzCH 2021 capital grant will open in CyberGrants for applications on Monday, May 17 at 8am and close on Friday, June 25 at 5pm. Awards will be announced on or before Wednesday, July 28. Please note that once awards are announced, winners will be asked to submit an invoice for their awarded amount. Once submitted, invoices can take 45-60 days to process before payment is issued.

Capital grant applications/proposals are submitted through the AzCH Cyber Grants Application Portal.

AzCH will award a total of $300,000 in 12 capital grants through this process at the following award levels:

  • $100,000 (1)
  • $50,000 (1)
  • $25,000 (2)
  • $15,000 (4)
  • $10,000 (4)

In each application, applicants will be asked to indicate at which award levels they’d like to be considered. Applications can be considered for any or all award levels.

Eligibility is limited to applicants with projects in central and southern Arizona, including Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties.

AzCH will host two optional informational webinars about the 2021 capital grant round. Attendance is not required to apply. Please note the webinars will not be recorded and slides will not be available after the webinar.

AzCH Capital Grant Informational Webinar 1
Friday, May 14, 10-11am
Register here

AzCH Capital Grant Information Webinar 2
Wednesday, May 19, 12-1pm
Register here

THE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT APPLICATION PROCESS 

Arizona Complete Health considers requests for (1) outcomes-based partnerships (programmatic support), (2) event sponsorships, and (3) annual grant support for capital projects. Applications/proposals are submitted through through the CyberGrants 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 type of support your organization is seeking.

Funding decisions are sent via email to the contact provided in the application. Once processed, organizations will receive funding via check from Centene Management Corporation within 45-60 days.

Please note, applications for event funding must be received at minimum 60 days prior to the event date to be considered for funding. Applications received inside of 60 days will be automatically rejected.

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:

General Questions or Mojave and Yavapai Counties:
Veronica De La O
Community Relations Representative III
V.Delao@Care1staz.com

Statewide, Multi-County or Pima County:
Greg Taylor
Regional Vice President, Community Affairs
Grtaylor@azcompletehealth.com

Maricopa County:
Elena Cañez
Community Relations Representative III
Elaine.M.Canez@azcompletehealth.com 

Cochise, Graham, Greenlee or Santa Cruz Counties:
Sally Holcomb
Community Relations Representative III
SHolcomb@azcompletehealth.com

La Paz, Pinal or Yuma Counties:
Maria Chavoya
Community Relations Representative III
MChavoya@azcompletehealth.com

Coconino, Navajo or Apache Counties:
Justin Harris
Senior Community Relations Coordinator
J.Harris@Care1staz.com

Or

Gila County:
Tina Brown
Community Advocate
Tina.M.Brown@azcompletehealth.com

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