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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 alignment, please reference the AzCH Philanthropic Funding Priorities Guide which can be found on The Common Grant Website.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked negative health and economic consequences throughout Arizona. Social service organizations across the state serve on the front lines of impacted communities while experiencing unprecedented demand combined with often simultaneous reductions in available resources. Arizona Complete Health and Care1st have partnered to offer one-time, unrestricted general operating support grants to:

  • organizations serving those negatively impacted by COVID-19,
  • organizations that have been directly negatively impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19, and/or
  • organizations meeting emerging community health needs and other unique challenges brought by the virus.

AzCH/Care1st COVID-19 Support Grant Winners

  • $50,000
    • White Mountain Community Hospital dba White Mountain Regional Medical Center
  • $25,000
    • Banner Health Foundation
    • Child Crisis Arizona
    • El Rio Health Center Foundation
    • Heirloom Farmers Markets
    • Horizon Health and Wellness
    • Valleywise Health Foundation
  • $10,000
    • American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter
    • Family Involvement Center
    • HOPE, Inc.
    • Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
    • Sister Jose Women’s Center
    • The Salvation Army
  • $5,000
    • EMPACT-Suicide Prevention Center
    • Northern Cochise Community Hospital
    • Northland Hospice and Palliative Care
    • UA RISE HWC, Home of Camp Wellness
  • $1,000
    • Case de los Niños
    • Friends of the Food Bank (Quartzite)
    • Phoenix Allies for Community Health
    • The Opportunity Tree
    • Tucson Medical Center – TC3 Program

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.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our commitment to “transforming the health of the community, one person at a time,” Arizona Complete Health and Care1st Health Plan have not yet finalized their community giving strategy for 2021. We remain vigilant in our response to the ongoing pandemic, and committed to being responsive to the growing needs of our community. Please check back here or contact your community representative for updates on application opening, funding availability, etc.

Cyber Grants

In an effort to better aggregate impact and serve our partners, beginning in 2021, AzCH and Care1st will begin piloting the implementation of the Cyber Grants application portal for all philanthropic giving requests. All requests for funding must be made through this portal for funding consideration. 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.

As of December 2020, development of the new application portal and process is still underway. We continue to work diligently and hope to launch the new portal early in 2021. If you have any questions about the portal or new process, please contact Michael Cyrino, Community Relations Representative, at Michael.b.cyrino@azcompletehealth.com.

2020 COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AzCH reallocated our remaining community giving for 2020 into a one-time, unrestricted support grant to fund virus relief efforts in Arizona, opening on April 27 and closing on May 8. As such, for the remainder of 2020, applications for outcomes based partnerships and event sponsorships will be by invitation only through Common Grant.

Programmatic Support

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 the below timeline, reviewed monthly* by an internal committee, and awarded based on anticipated impact on priority areas and available budget.

Applications open: TBD 2021
Applications close: TBD 2021

*review timeline subject to change

Event Sponsorships

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 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: TBD 2021
Applications close: TBD 2021

*review timeline subject to change

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

Capital Grant

Depending on budget availability, 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.

Please note that AzCH will not offer a capital grant in 2020. Availability of a capital grant for 2021 is still under consideration.

THE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT APPLICATION PROCESS 

 

COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AzCH reallocated our remaining community giving for 2020 into a one-time, unrestricted support grant to fund virus relief efforts in Arizona, opening on April 27 and closing on May 8. As such, for the remainder of 2020, applications for outcomes based partnerships and event sponsorships will be by invitation only through Common Grant.

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 Cyber Grants 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. 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.

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 Pinal County:
Michael Cyrino
Community Relations Representative
Michael.B.Cyrino@azcompletehealth.com

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

Maricopa or Mojave Counties:
Veronica De La O
Community Relations Manager
V.Delao@Care1staz.com

Cochise, Graham, Greenlee or Santa Cruz Counties:
Sally Holcomb
Regional Manager, Community Affairs
SHolcomb@azcompletehealth.com

Yuma, La Paz or Yavapai Counties:
Maria Chavoya
Regional Manager, Community Affairs
MChavoya@azcompletehealth.com

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

Or

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

COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AzCH reallocated our remaining community giving for 2020 into a one-time, unrestricted support grant to fund virus relief efforts in Arizona, opening on April 27 and closing on May 8. As such, for the remainder of 2020, applications for outcomes based partnerships and event sponsorships will be by invitation only through Common Grant.

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.

First Time Users

 

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