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Community Fund Program Grant

Grants to Central New Mexico Nonprofits for Health,
Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM)

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Deadline Date:

02/21/18 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Central New Mexico nonprofits to deliver community services in Bernalillo, Torrance, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties. Applicants must express their intention to apply by November 15, 2017. Letters of intent are due by December 1, 2017. Programs may address education, financial stability, basic needs, and health.

Strategies and Results:


-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.


-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.

Financial Stability

-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.

Basic Needs

Specific funding is reserved for programs that meet general Community Fund eligibility requirements and provide services that are:
- Reserved for the most vulnerable, including low/fixed income individuals and families, and those experiencing a temporary crisis;
- Accessible, with few barriers to those in need;
- Output, rather than long-term outcome focused;
- Able to report on at least one performance measure;
- Clearly connected to one of the Basic Needs categories described below;
- Designed to provide short-term, time-limited support; and
- The entirety of the program must support stand-alone Basic Needs services, that are not part of more comprehensive wrap-around services.

Categories of Services Eligible for Basic Needs Specific Funding:
- Toiletries
- Transportation assistance
- Food bank services
- Hunger relief services; both pantry and prepared meal services
- Emergency and basic, rather than ongoing and comprehensive, healthcare, dental care, and prescriptions
- Emergency assistance programs that provide materials or financial assistance
- Short-term housing and/or shelter for those experiencing homelessness
- Emergency or short-term shelter for survivors of domestic violence
- Utility Assistance
- Birth certificate and driver’s licenses/state ID cards programs

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164996

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $20,000 in project funding.

Term of Contract:

Annual and Multi-Year Grants are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Pre-proposal Conference:

UWCNM offers in-person trainings as follows:

- Financial Standards Review Training: November 16 from 9 am - noon
- Creating a Strong Program Proposal: January 23 from 9 am - 11 am

Pre-Application Information:

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:

Applying for a UWCNM grant:

- Interested organizations must express their intention to apply for this funding by emailing Kat Bradley before November 15th. They will then be contacted with instructions for submitting Letters of Intent through eCimpact.

- The next phase is submission of Financial Standards Review materials. The Agency / Financial sections of the online application will be available November 1st through December 1st, 2017, 4:00 PM. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
-Letters of Intent will also be due on December 1st via eCimpact.

- Upon passing the Financial Standards Review and meeting all eligibility requirements, agencies will be invited to the second phase: Program Proposal includes completion of their application with the submission of budget, demographics, performance measures, and other program information. The Program Proposal portion of the application will be available January 9th through February 21st, 2018, 4:00 PM.

- Program Proposals are due by February 21st, 2018, 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 April 5th and April 14th, 2018. 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 2018 following the approval by the Executive Committee of the UWCNM Board of Directors.

- First Monthly Grant Installment Paid: July 2018

Contact Information:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties