Meet the Funder

Del E. Webb Foundation

Friday, March 17, 2017 1:00PM – 3:00PM


Join OneOC and Del E. Webb Foundation for an in-depth and intimate discussion to better understand community foundations as a valuable resource. We will discuss what is (and isn’t) fundable, the application process, and the awarding and administration of grant monies.

Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to meet-and-greet the foundation’s grant reviewer and learn about the funding guidelines.


Featured Presenters:

Larry Johnson, President & Director
John B. Lees, Vice President & Director

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About Del E. Webb Foundation
About Del E. Webb Foundation

We focus primarily on medical, child and youth initiatives in three categories:

1. Del E. Webb Foundation Seed Grants – Start-up funds for established nonprofits

with promising new program or project ideas. These are one-time only grants intended to kick-start a fledgling concept with high-impact potential. ($5,000 – $50,000)

2. Del E. Webb Foundation Community Support Grants – Funds for projects that provide measurable, long-term benefits to both the clients and their community. ($10,000 – $75,000)

3. Del E. Webb Foundation BIG Innovation Grants – funds for high-payback, game-changing programs or projects that display a likelihood of momentous impact on a focus area. BIG grants need to demonstrably enhance methodologies, improve productivity, reduce costs, extend outreach, expedite program delivery, increase capacity, or strengthen program results in a meaningful way. Priority is given to projects that lead the way
for others to replicate the program elsewhere with similar benefits. ($100,000 – $2,000,000)

Types of support include:

    • Innovative Project support
    • Capital projects
    • Research
    • Equipment

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About The Presenters
About the Presenter

Larry Johnson began working for the Del Webb Corporation in Phoenix in 1970 as a computer operator. One year later he was transferred to Sun City, Arizona where he worked for nine years and eventually became Vice President in charge of Data Processing. He left the Del E. Webb Development Company to start his own software publishing company which he ran for ten years. He has also worked for the Salt River Project, and for the State of Arizona at both the Department of Administration and the Department of Corrections. Mr. Johnson currently lives in Prescott and devotes all his energy to the foundation. He has been a director since January of 1996, and has been President since July of 2006.

Dr. John B. Lees received his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth in 1982. After he completed his training in Family Practice, he spent the next 25 years in solo practice in Glendale Arizona. In 2008, he joined Deer Valley Medical which subsequently became Honor Health, where he continues his current medical practice. Dr. Lees is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice. He has been a physician volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Free Clinic, team physician for Cactus High School since 1983, and enjoys serving medical missions abroad. He has been a director at the Del E. Webb Foundation since April 2010 and was appointed Vice President in January 2011.