May Grant Resources A quick look at upcoming grants

Multi-Area Grants

Albuquerque Community Foundation: Health, Human Services, and Economic and Workforce Development

Each year, the Albuquerque Community Foundation makes grants to organizations providing services benefiting people in the Albuquerque metropolitan area through a competitive process. In order to respond to the community’s needs, distributions from the funds are pooled and aligned with the Foundation’s fields of interest, as follows: Arts & Culture, Economic Workforce, Education, Environment, Historical Preservation, Health, Human Services.

Letter of Intent due by: May 1, 2017

  • Amount: Grant requests must be a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $15,000.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must:
  1. Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or be a public educational institution or a public agency
  2. Have been incorporated in the state of New Mexico for a minimum of 5 years
  3. Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements
  4. Demonstrate how the organization or program provides access to economic opportunities
  5. Have 100% of its Board of Trustees providing a meaningful financial contribution to the organization

Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) Foundation

The LANL Foundation is committed to investing in human potential through: Helping Children Learn, Nurturing their Dreams, and Strengthening Communities. It makes grants in two categories in order to fulfill its commitment to children and the community:

  1. Education Outreach Grants directly support education programs for public school children in grades K–12.
  2. Community Outreach Grants still meet the LANL Foundation’s mission and vision of innovative programming, collaboration, and advocacy for lifelong learning but might not be as directly tied to K–12 public education. (Early childhood, adult learning, or community events are few focus areas that fall under this category.)

Deadline: May 15, 2017

  • Amount: Annual giving is approximately $125,000, with grants ranging up to $2,500.
  • Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations registered and in good standing with the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General; school districts; state government agencies; and pueblo/tribal communities. Programs must serve the seven northern New Mexico counties of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, or Taos.
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Dollar General Literacy Foundation: Youth Literacy Grants

The Foundation’s Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  1. Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  2. Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  3. Purchasing books, materials, or software for literacy programs

Deadline: May 18, 2017

  • Amount: Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded.
  • Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations with a valid IRS tax ID; K-12 private or public schools; colleges/universities; and public libraries. Organizations must provide direct services and be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store (there are 79 Dollar General stores in NM).
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Albuquerque Rotary Charitable Foundation

The Albuquerque Rotary Charitable Foundation (ARCF) will award a grant to an organization or institution whose programs will render charitable, educational, scientific, or literary benefits to the youth/children of the Greater Albuquerque community. Funding for program, organizational infrastructure, and capital proposals will be considered.

Deadline: May 19, 2017

  • Amount: One grant of $15,000-$25,000 will be awarded.
  • Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations that are located in greater Albuquerque. Proposals should: 1. Benefit the core needs of the greater Albuquerque community, preferably, but not limited to, children. 2. Include creative ways to involve the organization’s staff, resources, and volunteers in assisting with the annual fundraising event
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Best Buy Community Grant Program

The Best Buy Foundation will support organizations that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices

Deadline: May 19, 2017

  • Amount: Grants range up to $10,000 and average awards are $5,000.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit agencies and public agencies that have tax-exempt status and are giving teens access to opportunities through technology can apply
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Arts & Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities: Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants

Preservation and Access Education and Training grants are awarded to organizations that offer national or regional education and training programs that reach audiences in more than one state. Grants aim to help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.

Preservation and Access grants will support activities such as:

  • Preservation field services that provide a range of education and training programs
  • Master’s degree programs in preservation and conservation
  • Continuing education opportunities and specialized workshops that address emerging topics of national significance and broad impact related to the preservation and access of humanities materials

Deadline: May 02, 2017

  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; state and local governments; and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.
  • Amount: Grants for preservation field services may not exceed $175,000 per year and may request support for up to two years. Preservation field service organizations may request an additional $45,000 per year to support a one-year postgraduate fellowship. For all other activities, the maximum award is $100,000 per year.
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National Endowment for the Humanities: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions to improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.

Deadline: May 2

  • Eligibility:Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations; state and local governmental agencies; and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Applicants must demonstrate that they:
  1. Care for and have custody of the humanities collections that are the focus of the application
  2. Have at least one staff member or the full-time equivalent, whether paid or unpaid
  3. Make their collections open and available for the purpose of education, research, and/or public programming

National Endowment for the Humanities: Humanities Access Grants

Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults (between the ages of 18-30).

Deadline: May 3, 2017

  • Amount: Grants of either $50,000 or $100,000 will be made, divided evenly over the first two years of the three year grant. Applicants must secure 1:1 match.
  • Eligibility: U.S. nonprofit organizations; state and local governmental agencies; and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. The proposed program must be a humanities program.
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National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works Creativity Connects Projects

Creativity Connects is an initiative that shows how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, investigates how support systems for the arts are changing, explores how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity, and invests in innovative projects to spark new, collaborative ideas.

Deadline: May 04, 2017

  • Amount: Grants will generally range from $20,000 to $100,000. A non-federal match of at least one to one is required.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the National Endowment for the Arts. The applicant organization must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. A partnership between an arts program and an organization from a non-arts sector must be confirmed at the time of application.
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Advocacy & Social Justice

Fund for Shared Insight: Listen for Good

The goal of Listen for Good is to explore a simple but systematic and rigorous way of collecting feedback from the people nonprofits seek to help, as well as to help the nonprofit organizations, across issue areas, populations served, geographies, and budget levels, to build the practice of high quality feedback loops with those they serve.

Deadline: May 26, 2017

  • Amount: A total of up to 75 organizations will receive a grant of $45,000 over two years ($35,000 in the first year and $15,000 in the second year). Organizations will also be able to access to technical assistance to guide their implementation efforts.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must:
  1. Be U.S.-based, 501c3 public charities whose work is focused domestically in the United States
  2. Have a minimum annual budget of $500,000 in the current (2017) and previous (2016) fiscal year.
  3. Be customer-facing and thus have ultimate beneficiaries whom they serve from whom it would make sense to collect feedback about their experience with the organization’s programs and/or services.
  4. Serve at least 100 beneficiaries annually and have intentions to survey a minimum of 50 respondents for each cycle of Listen for Good.
  5. Serve, and plan to implement feedback loops with, clients whose voices are least heard (more information will be posted about this in the FAQs, anticipated to be available soon).
  6. Be nominated by a co-funder willing to contribute $15,000 to Fund for Shared Insight’s Listen for Good Initiative in support of the grant.
Economic Development

PNM Resources Foundation: A New Century of Service Grant

PNM will celebrate 100 years of serving New Mexico by awarding grants to organizations that promote economic development and education. Proposals will be reviewed by a team of local PNM employees and community members and grants will be awarded to the projects that best enhance local communities and provide the broadest possible benefit.

Deadline: May 09, 2017

  • Amount: A total of $750,000 will be awarded, as follows: One grant valued at $100,000, one grant valued at $50, 000, sixty grants valued at $10,000
  • Eligibility: Tax exempt, nonprofit organizations located within PNM’s service territory.
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U.S. Department of Labor: YouthBuild

YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are high school dropouts, adjudicated youth, youth aging out of foster care, youth with disabilities, homeless youth, and other disadvantaged youth populations. The YouthBuild program simultaneously addresses several core issues important to low-income communities: affordable housing, education, employment, leadership development, and energy efficiency.

Deadline: May 09, 2017

  • Amount: $80,000,000 is available to award approximately 80 grants, ranging from $700,000 to $1,100,00 each for a period of 40 months. A 25 percent match is required.
  • Eligibility: Public or private non-profit agencies or organizations including rural, urban, or Native American agencies that have previously served disadvantaged youth in a YouthBuild or other similar program.
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U.S. Bancorp Foundation: Workforce Education and Economic Prosperity

The U.S. Bank Foundation seeks to support a strong small business environment and an educated workforce in order to ensure the prosperity of communities. Grants support organizations that help small business thrive, allow people to succeed in the workforce, provide pathways to higher education, and gain greater financial literacy.

Deadline: May 31, 2017


Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation: Greater Value Portfolio Grants

The Greater Value Portfolio grant program will fund research projects for the purpose of creating new approaches to achieving a higher value healthcare system. The goal is to test new approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the healthcare they provide to their patients and communities.

Deadline: May, 2017

The SINC team has searched high and low for grants that work for you! We've compiled this short list of upcoming grants that we hope helps you find the next grant for your program!
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.
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*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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