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.
FUNDING AREAS: Health, education, welfare
IP TAKE: Organizations in the Tucson area have an advantage with this foundation, especially ones with good metrics.
PROFILE: The H.S. 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. Education grants advance education resources in the community. Meanwhile, health grants provide resource for residents to pursue healthier lives, and welfare grants serve needy individuals and families in the community. 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.
Many of this foundations grants are between $1,000 and $10,000. View a list of past grantees on the funder’s granting history page. Grants are limited to the Pima County area of Arizona (the Tucson 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.
The HS Lopez Family Foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry from local nonprofits. Deadlines for proposals have been June 1 and December 1 in the past. The funder typically notifies applicants about grant decisions in August and February. Direct general questions to the staff at 520-245-9737 or HSLFF@TheHSLopezFamilyFoundation.org.
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