H.S. Lopez Foundation: Arizona Grants

OVERVIEW: The HS Lopez Family Foundation’s Arizona grantmaking focuses on health, education and welfare programs. Grants are limited to the Pima County area of Arizona or geographic areas in which a family board member resides, impacts or is associated with. 

IP TAKE: Organizations in the Tuscon area have a leg up with this foundation.

FUNDING AREAS: Health, Education, Human Services 

PROFILE: The HS Lopez Family Foundation is the philanthropic vehicle of real estate mogul Humberto Lopez and family. In 1975, Lopez teamed with Glenn Toyoshima to form HSL Properties.

The HS Lopez Foundation primarily funds “traditional and innovative projects and programs which exist to improve the quality of life.” Its three focus areas are health, education and welfare programs. The HS Lopez Foundation has an accessible website with grant guidelines.

Grants are limited to the Pima County area of Arizona (the Tuscon area) or geographic areas in which a family board member resides, impacts or associates. First-time grants normally don't rise above 25 percent of the approved budget of the foundation. 

Grantees include Arizona Theatre Company, Casa Hogar Madre Conchita, Castaneda Museum, Catholic Community Services, Gospel Rescue Mission, La Frontera Mariachi Festival, and Pima Community College Foundation. In a recent year, the foundation gave away a little under $300,000, with many of the grants between $1,000 and $10,000.

The HS Lopez Family Foundation’s grants process is described here. Deadlines for proposals are June 1 and December 1. Applicants are notified in August and February. Submissions should not be made by fax or e-mail. 

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