New Grant Round Announced: Focus is on End of Life

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona is pleased to announce a new grant round targeting end of life issues in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Holding Hands with Elderly PatientWhen Shaaron Kent set up her field of interest endowed fund at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona many years ago, she designated that her assets be allocated annually to three areas that she felt passionate about, including hospice. 

A group of volunteers with an interest and expertise in that topic have been assembled to help carry out Kent’s wishes. After much research and discussion, the committee decided that the term hospice encompasses all aspects of end of life decisions.The committee is inviting the nonprofit community to submit grant applications that help ease the transition from life to death, encourage discussion and subsequent action around end of life issues, and/or educate individuals, caregivers, medical personnel, family members, the community and others to the needs of the dying and the choices available to those deciding how they want to live at the end of their life.

Up to $200,000 is available this grant year to address these issues; grant requests up to $25,000 will be considered. The deadline to apply is 3 pm on Friday, December 13th.

End of Life 2014 Grant Application Guidelines

End of Life 2014 Grant Cover Sheet & Budget Form

Questions? Contact Barbara Brown, VP of Programs and Community Initiatives, at