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Albuquerque Community Foundation: Arts/Culture, Education, and Environmental/Historic Preservation

Deadline: March 24, 2015

Each year, the Albuquerque Community Foundation makes grants to organizations providing services benefiting people in the Albuquerque metropolitan area through a competitive process. The Foundation’s Competitive Grant Program is comprised of 71 endowment funds. In order to respond to the community’s needs, distributions from the funds are pooled and aligned with the Foundation’s Fields of Interest, as follows:

  • Arts and Culture grants support opportunities to participate in, and/or learn about, the arts of diverse cultures with an emphasis on low-income populations and/or at-risk children and youth.
  • Economic and Workforce Development grants support intentional, inventive efforts to ensure a strong local economy. This field promotes social, economic, and environmental growth by supporting innovative support systems for entrepreneurs and the state’s workforce.
  • Education grants support programs for early childhood, K-12 programs, and adult learning experiences including literacy, parental involvement programs, vocational/career training and afterschool programs.
  • Environmental and Historic Preservation grants support the preservation of historic resources, conservation of natural land and wildlife and education programs with an emphasis on K-12 education programs and/or projects with strong community involvement.
  • Health grants support access to quality health care (including mental health) for uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved adults and children.
  • Human Services grants support assistance for vulnerable populations including at-risk children/youth and seniors; aid for people in transition or people who are homeless to become self-sufficient; and to nurture families.

The Foundation makes grants on two cycles:

  • Round 1: Arts/Culture; Education; and Environmental/Historic Preservation. Letters of intent are due by March 24.
  • Round 2: Health; Human Services; and Economic and Workforce Development. Letters of intent are due by June 24.

Amount: Grant requests must be a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $15,000. The range for grant requests is based on the organization’s total income from the most recently completed fiscal year:

  • If total income was under $500,000, organizations may apply for up to $10,000 in funding, but not more than 20% of that income amount
  • If total income was $500,000 or more, organizations may apply for up to $15,000 in funding

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • 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
  • Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements

Link: http://albuquerquefoundation.org/letter-of-intent.aspx

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