$25,000 to be Awarded in June 2023!


Pima County's 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identified mental/behavioral health and substance use disorders as health priorities in our community. In response, Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation (TOMF) chose those priority areas as the target for the 2023 grant program.


A maximum of $25,000 will be awarded during this award cycle. Applicants must be 501c3 organizations in Pima County whose missions, programs, and/or projects aim to achieve meaningful advancements in mental/behavioral health AND/OR substance use disorders in our community. Previous awardees may reapply. The suggested grant request range is $3,500 - $7,500. Requests above or below the suggested range will also be considered.  Grant funds must be used to support direct program expenses with the exception of salaries or benefits for program staff. Applicants should carefully consider the following exclusions that result from budgetary considerations, TOMF policy or federal laws.

TOMF does NOT consider requests from:  
1. Individual applicants.  
2. Political lobbyists, organizations or campaigns.  
3. Religious activities or organizations.  
4. Public or private schools.  
5. Private foundations or private operating foundations.  
6. Professional associations.  
7. Specialized health organizations, hospitals or medical centers for operating funds.  
8. Tax supported government programs or functions.  
9. Fraternal, veterans, or military organizations.  
10. Sponsors of conferences or fundraising campaigns.  
11. Telephone, email and/or mail solicitors.  
12. Applicants without an IRS letter of determination stating their status as a 501c3 organization.

The deadline for applications was on May 1, 2023. Decisions on the applications will be announced and awarded by June 10, 2023. Funds will be immediately available to the selected organizations. Questions may  be directed via email to Ms. Struck (

Thriving Nonprofit Technology Awards

Technology has long been identified as a significant barrier to the advancement of nonprofit organizations. Hardware and software costs create significant hurdles when paired with a steep learning curve for an already taxed staff and budget. The need for foundational or upgraded technology was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and continued to present significant challenges as service providers adjusted to an increasing demand for virtual workspaces and on-demand, online service delivery, fundraising and programming.

In 2020 and 2021, Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation (TOMF) acknowledged the adaptability and resilience of Southern Arizona's thriving nonprofits and awarded a total of $40,000 in Thriving Nonprofit Technology (TNT) Grants to support the continued achievement of unique and meaningful public health outcomes in our community. Grant funds awarded were used to purchase items necessary for virtual trainings, meetings, events, fundraising, computer system upgrades, health-related programming, etc.

Visit our News page to learn more about the funded projects.

Trustee Awards

The Foundation provided charitable grants on a monthly basis through the Trustee Awards from 2013 through 2019. This program provided grants to help smaller community projects with urgent needs that could be resolved with a modest amount of funding.

Since its incorporation, the Foundation has provided funding for the following organizations:
6th Street Gallery

Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels
American Diabetes Association
American Liver Foundation
Arizona Dance Coalition

Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Youth Partnership
Amistad Y Salud (Clinica Amistad)
Autism Society of Southern Arizona

Beads of Courage
Baile de las Flores
Boys and Girls Clubs
Boys to Men Tucson, Inc.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona
The Center for Neurosciences Foundation
Community Food Bank

Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona
Culture of Peace Alliance

Eastside Neighbors Volunteer Program

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse
Felicia Ann Cutler Farm (Izi Azi Foundation)
The Foundation for Cardiovascular Health

Friends 4 the Future
Grow 2B Fit Foundation
The Haven
Helping Hands for Single Moms
Integrative Touch for Kids
Jewish Family & Children's Services
Juneteenth Festival
Literacy Connects
Living Streets Alliance
Lupus Foundation of Southern Arizona
Make Way for Books
Marana Police Explorer Post 77
March of Dimes

Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona
Mentally Ill Kids in Distress
Midwestern University

Mobile Meals of Tucson

Our Family Services, Inc.
Pima Community College Foundation

Pima Council on Aging

Pima County Cooperative Extension
Pima County Public Library
PowerSource Tucson, Inc.
Project Linus-Tucson Chapter
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired

Southern Arizona Research, Science, and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF)
Southern Arizona Roadrunners
St. Andrew's Children's Clinic

St. Luke's Home
Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services

Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids (TRAK)

Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT)
The 3000 Club
The Santa Fe Ranch Foundation
Top Dog
Tu Nidito

Tucson Alliance for Autism

Tucson Arthritis Support League (TASL)
Tucson Children's Museum
University of Arizona Foundation

Urban League

Utterback Middle School

Valley Assistance Services

Will2Walk Foundation
Willcox Meth Task Force
World Care
The Youth Corps of America

Youth on Their Own

YMCA of Southern Arizona

Founders' Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually to osteopathic medical students at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, NM, A.T. Still University-SOMA in Mesa, AZ and Midwestern University-AZCOM in Glendale, AZ.

The awards are given in the names of the Tucson General Hospital Founders whose forward thinking allowed them to overcome such dilemmas as exclusion from staff privileges at existing hospitals and the inability to rent office space from allopathic physicians. In 1949, their solution was to incorporate a 15-bed osteopathic hospital. Over the next 30 years, it grew into a 277-bed facility and highly respected educational hub for osteopathic interns and residents. Through the Founders' Scholarships, it is TOMF's intent to provide some relief from the financial burdens of medical school as well as encourage this same innovation and leadership from the next generation of DOs as they face new challenges in modern medicine.

The Founders' Awards were originally established in 1987 as a scholarship program to assist osteopathic medical students with the financial burden of medical school tuition and pay tribute to the five founding osteopathic physicians of Tucson General Hospital. The Founders' Awards eventually evolved into a loan program which forgave the loans of graduates who returned to southern Arizona to practice for at least five years. Over the course of its 20 year history, the program benefited a total of 58 students with over one million dollars collectively.