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2020-2021 Thrive in Southern New Mexico Grants

Grants to New Mexico Nonprofits in Eligible
Locations for Community Benefit Projects

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Foundation / Corporation

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Thrive in Southern New Mexico

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Deadline Date:

01/08/21 - Postmarked or receipt


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Grants to New Mexico nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs that benefit local residents. Applicants must attend a training workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects and activities within the focus areas of education, health, and financial stability. Eligible applicants are located in Otero County.

Focus Areas: 


  • Result 1: All children are born healthy and develop on track.
  • Result 2: All children are fully prepared to enter the educational system.
  • Result 3: All students progress successfully through elementary school.
  • Result 4: All students progress successfully through middle school.
  • Result 5: All students graduate high school within 5 years, ready for school, life, or work.
  • Result 6: All individuals have the opportunity to utilize some form of postsecondary education, from trade schools to 4-year universities.


  • Result 1: All individuals and families receive affordable and equitable health services.
  • Result 2: All individuals and families live in a safe environment.
  • Result 3: All individuals and families exhibit healthy behaviors.
  • Result 4: All individuals and families live in a health-promoting environment.


  • Result 1: All individuals and families have adequate and sustainable resources to support their needs.
  • Result 2: All individuals and families have the skills, knowledge, and relationships they need to effectively increase and manage their income.
  • Result 3: All vulnerable populations are safe, socially engaged, and live with dignity.

For additional information about the Focus Areas, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139717

Term of Contract:

April 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply and receive funding through the THRIVE in Southern New Mexico’s funding process; an Agency must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be recognized as an organization exempt from federal income tax under I.R.S. Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 1986.
- Be primarily involved in providing program(s) and services that are health, education, or human-service related.
- Have an independent governing body of voting members who are resident volunteers. This governing body has the authority to decide policy and strategic direction with respect to the agency’s programs, administration, and finances, in accordance with the organization’s By-Laws, and who shall meet at least four times per year. Paid staff must not be a voting member of the Board.
- Maintain a non-discrimination policy or plan that does not discriminate on the basis of race, cultural heritage, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or status as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual.
- Have an annual audit or financial review performed by a certified accountant that is licensed and in good standing with the State of New Mexico. Organizations with annual revenue totaling less than $500,000 may have their financial statements reviewed by an independent accountant (CPA) in lieu of an audit.
- The agency's record of address must be in Otero County.
- Agency has been in business for three (3) years.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Training Classes (a requirement) will be offered on different dates and two different times at the Thrive in Southern New Mexico office. These dates are October 20, 21, or 22 and October 27, 28, or 29. The times are 10am-11am or 2pm-3pm.

Applicants must attend one of these training classes. The applicant should RSVP for the date and time to the email address in Contact Information, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by January 8, 2021.

FAC site visits will be conducted from February 8 through February 26, 2021.

FAC presentation dates are March 2, 3, and 4, 2021. Please come prepared to deliver a 15-minute presentation.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Applications should be mailed to:
Thrive in Southern New Mexico
P.O. Box 14
Alamogordo, NM 88311

Or hand-delivered to Linda Elliott, Executive Director, at:
THRIVE in Southern New Mexico
1601 10th Street, Suite A
Alamogordo, NM 88310

For further information contact Linda Elliott at the email address above or call 437-8400.

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