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2017-18 Community Fund Program Grant

Grants to Central New Mexico Nonprofits for
Health, Education, Children, and Basic needs

GrantWatch ID#: 164996
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM)



02/21/17 4:00 PM

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Grants to Central New Mexico nonprofit organizations to deliver community services in Bernalillo, Torrance, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties. Training sessions will be held November 16, 2016 and January 31, 2017. Initial applications are due December 1. Programs may address education, financial stability, basic needs, and health.

Strategies and Results:

1) Education

-All children are born healthy and develop on track.
-All children are fully prepared to enter the educational system.
-All students progress successfully through elementary school.
-All students progress successfully through middle school.
-All students graduate high school within 5 years, ready for school, life or work.

2) Health

-All individuals and families receive affordable and equitable health services.
-All individuals and families live in a safe environment.
-All individuals and families exhibit healthy behaviors.
-All individuals and families live in a health promoting environment.

3) Financial Stability & Basic Needs

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

The UWCNM Community Impact Strategy Maps outline Results, Indicators, and Strategies. Funding is available to support programs that align with one or two Strategies on the Strategy Maps. Agencies applying for program support will be asked to demonstrate how their work, in conjunction with the broader network of support services, aligns with UWCNM’s Community Impact priority strategies.

Applying agencies are asked to demonstrate how their program contributes to the accomplishment of one or more Results. Applicants will benefit by having a practical understanding of Results-Based Accountability Framework, as well as the capacity to create and use performance measures to track progress and report client-level data on a regular basis to UWCNM.

Annual and Multi-Year Grants are available.

Community Fund Annual Program Grants are available for agencies that meet the following criteria:
-Certified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization;
-Be in good standing with the Attorney General’s office and the New Mexico Secretary of State;
-Demonstrate financial sustainability through UWCNM financial standards review
-Provide health and human service(s);
-Serve the most vulnerable through a program/project that aligns with the UWNCM Community Impact Strategy Maps;
-Adhere to UWCNM’s social action and non-discrimination policies;
-Have a Board of Directors in compliance with agency by-laws.

UWCNM offers in-person trainings as follows:

-Financial Standards Review Training: November 16 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

-Creating a Strong Program Proposal: January 31 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

For more information about and to register for in-person trainings, please contact

The Community Fund grant application is a two-part application that consists of a Financial Standards Review and a program proposal. Both portions are submitted through the grantmaking software, eCimpact. Please email Kat Bradley for a username and password.

Community Fund Grants Overview:

The first phase is submission of Financial Standards Review materials. The Agency / Financial sections of the online application will be available November 1 - December 1, 2016, 4:00 PM. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

Upon passing the Financial Standards Review and meeting all eligibility requirements, agencies will be invited to the second phase: Completion of their application with the submission of program information. The program proposal portion of the application will be available January 9 - February 21, 2017, 4:00 PM.

Applications are due by February 21st, 2017, 4:00 PM. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Applicants that submit complete applications by the deadline are invited to present their proposal(s) before a community volunteer Grant Review Panel that will make funding recommendations. Presentations will occur between March 27 and April 14, 2017. Each agency will be allotted 20 minutes to present and 10 minutes for Q&A. Collaborations will receive additional time.

Preliminary award notifications will be sent to agencies in May, 2017. The first monthly grant installment will be paid July 2017.

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

Kat Bradley
(505) 247-3671 ext. 722

United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo Ave. SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Organizations in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia Counties may apply.

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