The David and Lura Lovell Foundation and Community Foundation for Southern Arizona have jointly awarded $3.6 million to 12 nonprofits in the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership that are cooperatively addressing end-of-life care issues in Tucson, Arizona.

Arizona End of Life Care Partnership Contact  · 520-903-3937
Helpline for Older Adults  · 520-790-7262

Our Grantee Partners have received funds to provide specific services that significantly enhance end-of-life care in our community. We are grateful for their ongoing commitment and passion toward our mission.

Grantee Partner Resources

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona 

• Serves as the anchor organization for the End of Life Care Partnership.
• Provides Partnership leadership through planning and development, broad communication, marketing, public relations, member management, strategic planning and expansion.
• For more information, please call Jill Putt
   at 520-903-3937.

Sarah Ascher, Senior Director
Jill Putt, Operations Director
Michelle Urbina, Grants Management Specialist
Alysha Ramirez Hall, Data Scientist

Email AZEOLCP@unitedwaytucson.org


Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

• Provides Thoughtful Life Conversations™ workshop trainings for advance care planning.
• Provides physicians and health care team training regarding Communication in Serious Illness.
• For more information, please call 602-445-4312.


Casa de la Luz Foundation

• Provides supplemental support to hospice patients for items or services not covered by insurance.
• Strives to educate the community about end-of-life issues while supporting research concerning end-of-life care.
• For more information, please call 520-351-5441.


C-TAC (Coalition to Transform Advanced Care)

• Working within the first phase of a national initiative that will measure advanced care quality in every state.
• Will create a roadmap for improvement via the creation of a best practices guide based on discussions and strategies that have proven to be effective in Arizona and other states.


El Rio Health

RN Advanced Care Planning Project
• A Registered Nurse-Advance Care Planning (RN-ACP) works directly with healthcare teams to increase the delivery of efficient, meaningful advance care planning (ACP) conversations.
• RN-ACP provides Train the Trainer resources, ACP decision tools, and other training.
• For more information, please call 520-791-8798.

Value Health - Honoring A Life Workshops
• Integrates Honoring a Life workshops into the El Rio Employee Value Health Incentive Program.
• Facilitates Honoring a Life workshops.
• For more information, please call 520-791-8798.


Interfaith Community Services

• Presents end-of-life care planning workshops to facilitators and community members.
• Reaches out to faith communities in Southern Arizona.
• Partners with Jewish Family and Children Services in providing workshops on Ethical Wills.
• For more information, please call 520-526-9309.


Our Family Services

• Presents end-of-life care planning workshops to facilitators and community members.
• Disseminates end-of-life planning information and resources to adults.
• For more information, please call 520-323-1708.


Pima Council on Aging

• End-of-Life Helpline for older adults: (520-548-2018).
• Provides assistance with understanding end-of-life care choices, initiating conversations with loved ones about end-of-life choices, and completing advance directives.
• For more information, please call 520-546-2018.


Southern Arizona Senior Pride

• Increases awareness of LGBT aging issues and has developed age-appropriate LGBT-friendly information and referral services.
• Provides community workshops that discuss topics related to having conversations regarding end-of-life choices and completing advance directives.
• For more information, please call 520-312-8923.


Southwest Folklife Alliance

• Builds more equitable and vibrant communities by celebrating the everyday expressions of culture, heritage, and diversity in the greater southwest.
• Brings awareness to vulnerable communities of color about end-of-life issues through culturally-relevant practices impacting planning, palliative care, hospice, and the grief process.
• For more information, please call 520-621-4046


The Dunbar Coalition

• Focuses on enlightening, educating, preserving, and celebrating the history and culture of people of African descent.
• Brings awareness to vulnerable communities of color about end-of-life issues through culturally-relevant practices impacting planning, palliative care, hospice, and the grief process.
• For more information, please call 520-791-7795.


The University of Arizona Center on Aging

• Designing and implementing the Living Will Project into the 4-year medical school curriculum at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine in Tucson.
• Program goals include writing a living will, engaging in small group discussions around challenging conversations, and attending lectures on geriatrics and palliative care.
• For more information, please call 520-625-5804.


Tohono O’odham Nursing Care Authority Foundation

• Supports the Archie Hendricks Sr. Skilled Nursing Facility (AHSSNF) and Elder Residence on the Tohono O’odham Nation.
• Provides outreach and education to community members of the Nation on end-of-life issues and provides education and training to personnel.
• For more information, please call 520-585-5500.


Tu Nidito Children and Family Services

• Plays an active role during personal end-of-life experiences to ensure that children have the support that they need to safely cope with their grief.
• Provides community education on the lasting impacts of unresolved childhood grief.
• For more information, please call 520-322-9155.