TUCSON, Ariz., (February 28, 2020) – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) and The David and Lura Lovell Foundation announced their continued partnership to award nonprofit grants, cooperatively addressing issues related to the awareness, understanding, and availability of end-of-life care and planning, particularly for underserved and vulnerable communities in Pima County. These grants represent a powerful opportunity for nonprofits to target end-of-life care issues collectively.
Organizations have until Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to submit a letter of interest with final applications due from invited organizations on Friday, April 24, 2020. Instructions and guidelines are available on the Lovell Foundation website:
This funding partnership began in 2017 when the two foundations awarded more than $3 million to support end-of-life care programs in Arizona. The Lovell Foundation has awarded a total of $3,459,103 for end-of-life care and planning projects, and CFSA has granted a total of $472,550. These grants supported end-of-life care programs that engage the community, educate professionals and patients, institute organizational and community standards of practice, develop the healthcare workforce, and impact public policy.
“Our collective goal is to fundamentally change the narrative on how we plan for, care for, and experience death and dying in Southern Arizona and beyond,” said John Amoroso, Executive Director of the Lovell Foundation. “Ultimately we all – individuals, families, caregivers, health systems, and communities – bear the responsibility for changing the status quo by helping each other to engage in compassionate, honest conversations about our mortality, the type of healthcare we wish to receive, and how it is given across the spectrum of life choices,” he shared.
All participating nonprofits share Amoroso’s vision, several having worked together in years past and now as part of the End-of-Life Care Partnership anchored at the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. This innovative community-wide collaboration is one of the most significant community-based end-of-life care initiatives in the nation.
“We believe in the power of nonprofit and funding organizations working together to address issues collaboratively,” said CFSA President and CEO, Clint Mabie. “We are honored to steward Shaaron Kent’s legacy to the community. Her endowment fund at CFSA allows us to award grants that will help grow a ‘change network’ by supporting and empowering organizations that are addressing hospice care issues and the universal experiences of death, dying, and grieving.”
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About the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
Since 1980, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) has been a trusted philanthropic partner helping individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits work together to create a stronger community. These funding partnerships allow CFSA to improve the quality of life throughout Southern Arizona by stewarding donor and community resources to measurably affect change. To date, CFSA has awarded over $200 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofits and educational institutions. For more information, visit www.cfsaz.org or call (520) 770-0800.
About the David and Lura Lovell Foundation
Over the past 25 years, the Lovell Foundation has awarded more than $28 million in grants to more than 100 nonprofits in the areas of Integrative Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Youth Access to the Arts and Gender Parity. The end of life care and planning initiative falls under Integrative Health and Wellness, working to make available integrative modalities and support individual and family choice across the life continuum. For more information, visit www.lovellfoundation.org or call (520) 325-3656.