Grants

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement partners with organizations that are transforming health in Arizona to amplify their impact.

Grant opportunities are available for Arizona-based organizations that are seeking funding for programs or applied research related to the Foundation’s health focus areas:

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Chronic health conditions
Working to reduce the impact of chronic health issues by expanding access to screenings, medication and medical care, and lifestyle management.

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Health equity
Addressing the social determinants of health in order to increase health equity and amplify every Arizonan’s chances of well-being.

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Mental health
Expanding statewide resources, reducing stigma about mental health, and connecting people to care that promotes positive mental health and saves lives.

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Substance use disorder
Investing in prevention, treatment, and recovery in order to reduce overdose-related deaths.

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Substance use disorder
Investing in prevention, treatment, and recovery in order to reduce overdose-related deaths.

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Mental health
Expanding statewide resources, reducing stigma about mental health, and connecting people to care that promotes positive mental health and saves lives.

Funding priority is given to projects that expand publicly-available resources, are scalable (or have the potential to increase systems-level capacity), and have a measurable impact.

Funding opportunities at a glance

The Foundation accepts funding requests during specific grant cycles from non-profit organizations and academic institutions.

We work with the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) to manage grant interest, applications, and proposals. All organizations seeking Foundation funding must have an active grantee account with ACF. The application process varies by funding type as detailed here.

Foundation Discretionary Grants

Foundation Competitive Grants

BCBSAZ Corporate
Funding

Arts and Culture
Business/Civic
Education
Health and Human Services
Mental Health
Chronic Health Conditions Health Equity
Mental Health
Substance Use Disorder

Focus Area(s)

Corporate memberships
Select events
Programmatic impact,
applied research
Programmatic impact,
applied research

Funding Type

Up to $25,000 for priority funding
Up to $125,000
Up to $25,000 for priority funding

Amount

Monthly
Mar. 1 – Apr. 4, 2022
Feb. 1 – Mar. 18, 2022
May 2 – June 17, 2022
Aug. 1 – Sept. 16, 2022

2022 Grant Cycle(s)

Up to 60 days’ post request and approval decision
May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022
Aug. 31, 2022
Nov. 30, 2022

Funding Date

One year
One year
One year

Grant Term

Questions about Grants?

Check the frequently asked questions for answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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