Santa Fe Community Foundation Grant
Grants to Santa Fe Area, New Mexico Nonprofits for Education, Economic,
Environment, Health, Human Services, Arts, and Animal Welfare Programs
Environment, Health, Human Services, Arts, and Animal Welfare Programs
Foundation / Corporation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
08/08/17 5:00 p.m. - For Health, Human Services, Arts, and Animal Welfare Proposals
Grants of $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 to New Mexico nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for programs that meet well-documented, unmet community needs in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, San Miguel, and/or Mora Counties. The funding source is devoted to building healthy and vital communities in the region where:
- Racial, cultural, or economic differences do not limit access to health, education, or employment;
- Diverse audiences enjoy the many arts and cultural heritages of the region; and
- All sectors of the community take responsibility for ensuring a healthy environment.
The Foundation organizes their annual grants cycle into a two-season grants program. Each season (spring and fall) focuses on its own specific goals and strategies. The Spring Cycle 2017 focus areas include education, economic opportunity, and the environment. Fall Cycle focus areas include health, human services, arts, and animal welfare.
Funding Priorities of the Spring Grants Round - 2017
1. Education ‐ Closing the Educational Achievement Gap
- Increase the percentage of children who are ready for kindergarten
- Improve K‐12 educational outcomes for low‐income/high‐risk students in the areas of academic proficiency, truancy, dropout rates, and high school graduation
- Increase the number of low‐income students who enroll and complete post‐secondary education, including college or associate degree or certificate
- Improve adult educational attainment, particularly for low‐income families
- Support capacity building for long‐term collaborations among organizations and programs working together to improve targeted educational outcomes with common agendas, aligned strategies, and collective actions.
- Support public policy, civic engagement, community organizing or public information to improve education.
2. Economic Opportunity ‐ Creating Economic Opportunity
- Improve access to opportunities for employment and economic advancement for low‐income and other disadvantaged youth and adults
- Support job creation and workforce development, particularly in mid‐to‐high level paid jobs, through efforts that improve workforce and educational alignment and entrepreneurial skills and activities and expand high growth and high wage industries and career pathways in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico;
- Support capacity building for long‐term collaborations among organizations and programs working together to improve targeted outcomes in career pathways and workforce development with common agenda, aligned strategies, and collective actions; and/or
- Support public policy, civic engagement, community organizing or public information to improveeconomic opportunity.
3. Environment ‐ Engaging all Segments of the Community in Protecting our Natural Resources
- Strengthen infrastructure for sustainable local food production and access;
- Increase number of youth and adults engaged in agricultural and ecological restoration;
- Support promotion of and advocacy for local, renewable energy; and/or
- Expand support for groups engaged in advocacy and policy development for regional resourcemanagement, including land, air and water.
Funding Priorities of the Fall Grants Round - 2017
1. Health and Human Services
- Improving early childhood health and developmental outcomes particularly for high need/risk children and families.
- Improving the health of underserved residents of the region.
- Improving access to affordable healthy food.
- Strengthening the delivery of low-income housing and homelessness services.
- Improving safety for children, women, families, sexual minorities and the elderly.
- Supporting public policy, civic engagement, community organizing or public information to improve the health and well-being of local residents.
- Increasing public engagement in the arts.
- Supporting public policy, community organizing or public information to strengthen the arts segment of the creative economy locally.
3. Animal Welfare
The Foundation does not have funds specifically designated for animal welfare-related grants, but they will include summaries of all animal welfare proposals (that meet basic due diligence) in the Giving Together catalogue that accompanies the Fall Community Grant Cycle. The Giving Together catalogue is then shared with Foundation fundholders who are invited to make grants toward any proposal in the catalogue.
Grant Sizes: $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000, depending on your annual budget size, as follows:
- Organizations with an annual budget under $150,000 may apply for a $5,000 grant;
- Organizations with an annual budget between $150,000 and $500,000 may apply for a $10,000 grant;
- Organizations with an annual budget over $500,000, may apply for a $15,000 grant.
The total amount available for Spring Grants Cycle grants (Education, Economic Opportunity, and Environment0 is approximately $150,000.
The total amount available for Fall Cycle grants (Health, Human Services, Arts, and Animal Welfare) is approximately $200,000.
Grant applications will be accepted from organizations that:
- Are located in or serve the people of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, San Miguel or Mora Counties;
- Are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or are a public or governmental agency or a federally recognized tribe in the state of New Mexico, or that have a fiscal sponsor;
- Employ staff and provide services without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation; and
- Are at least three years old.
The Foundation does not make grants for the following:
- Religious purposes
- Capital campaigns or endowments
- Private school tuition assistance
If your organization received a community grant from the Santa Fe Community Foundation in 2016, you will not be eligible to receive a Community Grant in 2017.
- If you are not sure whether your organization received a community grant from the Foundation in 2016, contact Diane Hamamoto (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out.
- If your organization received a donor advised grant from the Foundation in 2015 (but not a community grant), you are still eligible for a community grant in 2017.
- If your organization did receive a community grant in 2016, or if you simply are not interested in applying for a grant, you may still submit an abbreviated grant application if you want to be included in the 2017 Giving Together catalogue (which goes out to the Foundation's fundholders).
Click here for further grant guidelines: http://www.santafecf.org/nonprofits/grantseekers/general-grant-information
Grant applications will be accepted online only.
Spring Grants Cycle 2017 - Education, Economic Opportunity, and Environment;
- Online Application Open: Tuesday, January 24th to Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
- Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
- Decisions for spring grants will be communicated in June 2017.
Fall Grants Cycle 2017 – Health, Human Services, Arts, and Animal Welfare
- Online Application Open: Tuesday, June 27th to Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
- Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
- Decisions for fall grants will be communicated in November 2017.
Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to access the grant application questions and the grantseeker FAQs.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Click here to apply online: https://www.santafecf.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1600
Vice President for Community Philanthropy
(505) 988-9715 x 7002
(505) 988-9715 x 7008
USA: New Mexico: Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, San Migue, and Mora Counties
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