June Grant Resources A quick look at upcoming grants

Multi-Area Grants

Sandia Foundation

The Sandia Foundation was founded in 1948 by the late Hugh B. Woodward and Helen K. Woodward to aid and assist educational, scientific, benevolent, religious, and charitable institutions. The Foundation focuses on the following three fields of interest: Human Services; Education; and Health. All programs must directly benefit Albuquerque residents.

Deadline: June 01, 2017


New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department: Statewide Comprehensive Learning, Training and Consultation

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is seeking to establish a contract award for the procurement of a Statewide Comprehensive Early Learning Training and Consultation System for CYFD. The awarded organization that will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate professional development services to early care and education programs within New Mexico. Services will include cross-cultural communication and respect for the linguistic, ethnic, and gender-based differences that contribute to cultural identity. Programs will help early care and education programs continuously improve their quality and meet the New Mexico FOCUS-TQRIS (Tier Quality Rating Improvement System) standards.

Deadline: June 08, 2017

  • Amount: A single contract award will be made.
  • Eligibility: New Mexico and national offerors are eligible to apply. Offerors must be a fiscally viable for-profit or non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, or public governmental entity that can demonstrate the ability to administer and deliver the services required.
  • Link: https://cyfd.org/for-providers/rfp
  • Note: A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on May 16, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hancock Family Foundation

The Hancock Family Foundation was organized to provide leadership and encouragement to community-based charitable activities in New Mexico. Through its grants, the Foundation seeks to support agencies dedicated to women and children’s health and welfare; education; performing arts and cultural organizations; and wilderness preservation and animal protection.

Deadline: June 15, 2017

  • Amount: Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 and average $2,000-$5,000.
  • Eligibility:Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations located in New Mexico.
  • Link: http://www.nmhff.org/

U.S. Department of Education: Supporting Effective Educator Development Program

The Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Program provides funding to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices that prepare, develop, or enhance educators. These grants will allow eligible entities to develop, expand, and evaluate practices that can serve as models that can be sustained and disseminated.

Deadline: June 19, 2017

  • Amount: A total of $42,000,000 is available to award five to eight grants ranging from $1,000,000-$6,000,000 and averaging $4,000,000 for the first year of the project. The project period is for up to 36 months.
  • Eligibility: A national nonprofit organization with a demonstrated record of raising student academic achievement, graduation rates, and rates of higher education attendance, matriculation, or completion, or of effectiveness in providing preparation and professional development activities and programs for teachers, principals, or other school leaders
  • Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293288
Arts & Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities: Common Heritage Program

The Common Heritage program aims to capture this vitally important part of the country’s heritage and preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture. Projects must provide community outreach via public events that would expand understanding of the community’s heritage.

Deadline: June 01, 2017

  • Eligibility: U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; state and local governmental agencies; and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.
  • Amount: Grants of up to $12,000 each will be awarded for a period of 18 months.
  • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/common-heritage

National Endowment for the Humanities: Research and Development

The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials.

Deadline: June 08, 2017

  • Eligibility :Tier I projects maximum award is $75,000 for up to two years. Tier II projects maximum award is $350,000 for up to three years.
  • Amount: U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; state and local governmental agencies; and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.
  • Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/research-and-development
Advocacy & Social Justice

Frost Foundation

The Frost Foundation accepts applications for human service needs, environmental, and education programs. The Foundation encourages self-reliance, creativity, and ingenuity on the part of prospective recipients. Efforts are directed primarily to support exemplary organizations and programs that can generate positive change beyond traditional boundaries, to encourage creativity that recognizes emerging needs, and to assist innovation that addresses current urgent problems.

Deadline: June 01, 2017

  • Amount: Grant awards typically fall within the range of $5,000 to $15,000 but range from $500 to $515,000.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations located in New Mexico and Louisiana
  • Link: http://www.frostfound.org/index.html

Brookdale Foundation Group: Local Relatives as Parents Program

The Brookdale Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) aims to develop or expand services for grandparents or other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting when the biological parents are unable to do so.

Deadline: June 15, 2017

  • Amount: Seed grants of up to $15,000 will be made. A 100% match, either in-kind or in cash, must be present before the initiation of the program.
  • Eligibility: Sponsoring organizations must have a 501(c)(3) or equivalent tax-exempt status. The sponsor must show linkages to other community agencies.
  • Link: http://www.brookdalefoundation.net/RAPP/RAPPforms/2017RAPPrfp.html

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico: New Mexico Impact Fund – Collaboration and Convenings Grants

The New Mexico Impact Fund is a mini-grant program offering funding to active W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) grantees. The primary focus of this program is to utilize collaboration and coordination among organizations and key stakeholders as a means to make a more significant impact toward improving the lives of children and families. WKKF has provided a grant to The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico to establish and administer the New Mexico Impact Fund (NMIF).

Deadline: June 20, 2017

  • Amount: Varies by type
  • Eligibility: WKKF grantees may apply. Within New Mexico, WKKF focuses on Bernalillo, Doña Ana, San Juan, and McKinley counties.
  • Link: http://bit.ly/2p0A1dS

Kalliopeia Foundation

The Foundation supports organizations whose work is rooted in interconnectedness, empathy, stewardship, service, and reverence for nature. Specific focus areas are spiritual ecology, indigenous cultures, soul in society and media.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

  • Amount: Annual giving is $7,436,228 with grants ranging from $5,000-$75,000 and averaging $5,000-$35,000.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that are working domestically. Organizations with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal sponsor are also eligible to apply.
  • Link: http://kalliopeia.org/
Community Development

Tony Hawk Foundation

The primary mission of the Tony Hawk Foundation is to promote high quality, public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States, and to support international programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding. Organizations that seek to build free, public skateparks in low-income communities in the United States may apply for a grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation.

Deadline: June 14, 2017

  • Amount: Grants range from $1,000-$25,000.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, and state and city governments. The Median Household Income in the city or town where the skatepark will be located must not be significantly higher than the State’s Median Household Income (www.census.gov).
  • Link: http://tonyhawkfoundation.org/grant-application/

The Home Depot Foundation: Veteran Housing Grants

The Home Depot Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the development and repair of veterans housing. Eligible projects include new construction, rehab or repair, single family or multifamily, permanent supportive housing or transitional housing. The target population of benefit is honorably discharged veterans, at or below 80% area median income (AMI).

Deadline: June 23, 2017

  • Amount: Awards typically range from $100,000-$500,000. The amount of funding requested should not exceed $20,000 per veteran unit. Home Depot Foundation grant funding must comprise less than 50% of the total development cost of the project/program.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that have been in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service for at least 5 years.
  • Link: http://homedepotfoundation.org/page/veteran-housing-grants
Economic Development

The Bank of America Foundation: Economic Mobility by Addressing Community Development Needs

The Foundation’s focus on Economic Mobility by Addressing Community Development Needs will support the the work of local, national, and global nonprofit organizations working together to address issues essential to an individual’s economic mobility and the community’s vitality. There are two overarching funding priorities: Building vibrant communities and expanding access to housing opportunities.

Deadline: June 02, 2017


U.S. Department of Agriculture: Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program

The Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program will support projects that implement Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)-related food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance to owners and operators of small and medium-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. The program will focus on, but not be limited to, projects that address knowledge and resource gaps in pre- and post-harvest water testing and sampling, soil amendments, developing supply chain programs, and/or developing food safety plans. Proposals that address bilingual and culturally sensitive training resources are encouraged.

Deadline: June 06, 2017

  • Amount: A total of $4,800,000 is available. Award ranges are dependent upon award type.
  • Eligibility: Non-government organizations and/or community based organizations representing owners and operators of farms, small food processors, or small fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers that have a commitment to public health and expertise in administering programs that contribute to food safety
  • Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293442

Con Alma Health Foundation: Technical Assistance Grants

Con Alma Health Foundation is organized to be aware of and respond to the health rights and needs of the culturally and demographically diverse peoples and communities of New Mexico. The Foundation seeks to improve the health status and access to health care services for all New Mexicans and advocates for a health policy, which will address the unmet health needs of all New Mexicans. Technical Assistance grants assist nonprofits, their programs, and/or their collaborative efforts to ensure that they are equipped to deliver programs and/or collaborative strategies that serve the community.

Deadline: June 21, 2017

  • Amount: Grants range from $2,500-$10,000.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and organizations applying through a fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. Activities must occur (or benefit the people) in the state of New Mexico. An organization may apply for a TA grant even if it has applied separately for another grant cycle from the Foundation within the same year.
  • Link: https://conalma.org/grantmaking/for-grant-seekers/

Con Alma Health Foundation: Small Grants Program

The Foundation’s Small Grants Program makes awards to empower New Mexico community organizations to change health-related systems to promote health equity. Applications that focus on making health-related systems more accessible, responsive, and capable of meeting the needs of diverse communities (especially those underserved by systems as they currently operate) are likely to be highly competitive.

Deadline: June 21, 2017

  • Amount: Up to $15,000.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and organization applying through a fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. Activities must occur (or benefit the people) in the state of New Mexico.
  • Link: https://conalma.org/grantmaking/for-grant-seekers/

Con Alma Health Foundation: Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group

The Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group (NNMHGG) is a joint initiative of Con Alma Health Foundation and the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary, formed to administer a fund created by proceeds from the 2002 sale of the Los Alamos Medical Center to a for-profit corporation. NNMHGG grants address unmet needs of northern New Mexico communities. Applications that focus on addressing community needs arising from the Los Alamos Medical Center’s change in status (from nonprofit to for-profit) are likely to be highly competitive.

Deadline: June 21, 2017

  • Amount: Up to $15,000.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofits or organizations applying through a fiscal sponsor. Activities must benefit communities in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and northern Santa Fe Counties (northern Santa Fe County excludes the city of Santa Fe and points south).
  • Link: https://conalma.org/grantmaking/for-grant-seekers/

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico: Wellness Fund

The Wellness Fund is offering grants to assist non-profit organizations in improving maternal and child health and wellness outcomes in southern New Mexico.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

  • Amount: Up to eight grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations or groups with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. Organizations must be located in and provide services in Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Otero, Sierra, Grant, Lincoln, and Luna Counties of New Mexico.
  • Link: http://bit.ly/2p0A1dS
  • Note: An informational session will be held on May 31 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center; RSVP to Courtney Lopez at courtney@cfsnm.org.
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Social Services

Corporation for National and Community Service: 2017 AmeriCorps State and National Grants – Targeted Priority

The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities.

Deadline: May 10, 2017

  • Amount: Grant awards have two components: operating funds and AmeriCorps member positions. Grant award amounts vary both in the level of operating funds and in the type and amount of AmeriCorps member positions, as determined by the scope of the projects
  • Eligibility: Indian tribes; institutions of higher education; local governments; nonprofit organizations; and states. Applicants must operate in more than one state or territory, except for states and territories that have not established a Commission, including South Dakota, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Link: http://bit.ly/2l4oybl
*Note: Some grants may begin with a Letter of inquiry (LOI) / Pre-Application. Accordingly, funding managers may request full proposals for those projects whose letters indicate a good fit with the philanthropy. Please see website or contact grantmaker office to verify application process and pre-application deadlines.
For questions about these grants, visit the websites referenced throughout the newsletter

Please let us know how we can assist you with the grant process. Happy grant writing!!


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