Foundation / Corporation
Albuquerque Community Foundation
04/05/18 5:00 PM MST
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to New Mexico nonprofits, educational institutions, and public agencies to benefit people in the Greater Albuquerque metropolitan area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program staff with questions. Programs may fall in the areas of economic and workforce development, and health and human services.
Geographic eligibility covers the four-county Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area, including Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance.
More details on the program areas are as follows:
Economic and Workforce Development: Economic and Workforce Development grants will support intentional, inventive efforts to ensure a strong local economy. This new field promotes social, economic and environmental growth by supporting innovative support systems for entrepreneurs and the state’s workforce.
Health: Health grants will focus specifically on meeting the mental health needs of individuals in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area. Populations served through mental health programs may range from early childhood to seniors and will include the many diverse populations in between.
Human Services: Human Services grants will serve as “springboard” grants to help individuals transition to more self-sustainable lifestyles. Special focus will be given to organizations and programs that support one or more of the following: parental or guardian skills training, teen pregnancy, job training, independent living and teens aging out of foster care.
Criteria and Priorities for Applicants:
- Well-established organizations with a proven track record providing services benefiting people in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area
- Clearly and specifically aligned with one of the Foundation’s Fields-of-Interest
- Have clearly defined organizational goals and measurable program outcomes
- Build on community, regional and organizational assets and strengths
- Organizations should demonstrate their ability to work with other partners to identify community needs and gaps in services.
GrantWatch ID#: 178643
- If your total income was under $500,000 you may apply for up to $10,000 in funding.
- If your total income was $500,000 or more, you may apply for up to $15,000 in funding.
- Grant requests must be a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $15,000
Currently, the Foundation does not make any multi-year grants.
Organizations must provide services to the people of the Albuquerque metropolitan area and must meet the following criteria in order to apply for a grant:
- Be a nonprofit organization, exempt from Federal Income Taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a public educational institution or be a public agency
- Have been incorporated in the state of New Mexico for a minimum of 5 years – verified by the NM Secretary of State, Business Services Division (certain exceptions can be made to this, including, but not limited to: an organization operating with a fiscal agent or an organization spinning off from a parent nonprofit and establishing its own separate entity. If your organization is less than five years old and you feel you meet the requirements to be eligible, please contact the Foundation).
- Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements
- Clearly demonstrate how the organization or program provides access to economic opportunities
- Have 100% of its Board of Trustees providing a meaningful financial contribution to the organization.
The Foundation does fund faith-based organizations, but does not fund projects of a religious nature or projects that require participation in a religious activity as a condition for receiving services.
While the Foundation remains flexible in trying to meet community needs, in general, competitive grants are not made for or to:
- Political or religious purposes
- Retire indebtedness
- The payment of interest or taxes
- Annual campaigns, capital campaigns or fundraising events
- Travel for individuals or groups
- Conferences, workshops, symposia; including speaker fees, room and board, related travel
- Medical, scientific or academic research
- Emergency funding
- Influence legislation or elections
- Private foundations and other grant-making organizations
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Foundation with questions in order to facilitate a successful grant application process.
The Round #2 grant application will be available online on March 5.
- March 5: application opens
- April 5 at 5pm MST: deadline to submit grant applications
- April 19: organizations will be notified if they have moved to the grant presentation round
- May 2: Human Services grant panel*
- May 8: Health grant panel*
- May 10: Economic & Workforce Development grant panel*
- June 30: nonprofits are notified of grant decisions
*Specific presentation times will be communicated to nonprofits
Application instructions: http://www.albuquerquefoundation.org/application-instructions.aspx
Tips for a Successful Grant Application: http://www.albuquerquefoundation.org/proposal-tips.aspx
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Albuquerque Community Foundation
P.O. Box 25266
Albuquerque, NM 87125-5266
624 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
P: 505 883 6240
F: 505 883 3629
USA: New Mexico: The four-county Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area, including Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and Torrance