CFSA Announces Two New Grant Opportunities

Two New CFSA Grant Opportunities

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2020 Hellene Henrikson Fund of the Lutheran Church of the Foothills Grant Round and the Fall 2020 South32 Hermosa Community Fund Grant Round.

Applications for both grant rounds are due September 25, 2020. Please see below for the specific requirements for each Fund.


The Fall 2020 Hellene Henrikson Fund of the Lutheran Church of the Foothills Grant Round focuses on funding for nonprofits providing for the needs of youth from birth through elementary school, such as the basics of food, shelter and clothing.

Kristen Birner, Fund Board Chair, shared, “Lutheran Church of the Foothills was blessed by the generosity of a member of our congregation who left a sizable gift to be used to assist organizations that help individuals in need. We are honored to be the steward of this generous gift and have elected to distribute it over the next several years by providing grants to organizations that respond to solicitations each year addressing different areas of focus need. We are pleased to partner with CFSA to carry out the wishes of our fellow servant.”

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit an application by September 25, 2020 for requests up to $15,000.

Requirements for the Hellene Henrikson Fund include:

  • Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) in good standing, based in and doing charitable work in Southern Arizona, specifically Pima County, Santa Cruz County, or Cochise County
  • Organization must have local leadership, financial support and program management and accountability
  • The proposed program must directly benefit youth living in one of the above defined areas
  • Organizations will not be eligible to reapply until the next grant solicitation
  • Grants are not typically made to individuals, for-profit organizations, government entities, capital fund drives, agency endowments, individual schools, or for sectarian purposes
  • Awards made by the foundation’s various grant panels support organizations that do not discriminate in their employment practices, volunteer opportunities or delivery of programs and services

The Fall 2020 South32 Hermosa Community Fund Grant Round focuses on funding for nonprofit organizations based in Santa Cruz County that support arts, culture and history, environment, health and welfare, recreation, and civic enhancement. Pat Risner, President of South32 Hermosa, shared, “Supporting our local communities is extremely important during this difficult time. We understand that many organizations are struggling financially and working overtime to provide critical services. We hope that the South32 Hermosa Community Fund can provide some relief.”

Nonprofit organizations based in Santa Cruz County are invited to submit an application by September 25, 2020 for requests up to $10,000.

Requirements for the South32 Community Fund Grant:

  • Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) in good standing, based in and doing charitable work in Santa Cruz County
  • Organization must have local leadership, financial support and program management and accountability
  • The proposed program must directly benefit people living in Santa Cruz County
  • Grants are not typically made to individuals, for-profit organizations, government entities, capital fund drives, agency endowments, individual schools, or for sectarian purposes
  • Awards made by the foundation’s various grant panels support organizations that do not discriminate in their employment practices, volunteer opportunities or delivery of programs and services

For more information and to apply to either grant opportunity click here.