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Albuquerque Community Foundation: Economic/Workforce Development, Health, and Human Services

Deadline: April 2, 2021

Note: Application will open March 2, with a deadline of April 2, 2021.

The Albuquerque Community Foundation seeks to award grants to organizations serving the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area. The Foundation will consider awards for organizations:

  • With a proven track record providing services benefiting people in Greater Albuquerque’s Creative Economy.
  • With clearly defined organizational goals and measurable program outcomes and outputs.
  • That build on community, regional, and organizational assets and strengths.
  • That demonstrate their ability to work with other partners to identify community needs and gaps in services.
  • Clearly and specifically aligned with one of the Foundation’s Fields-of-Interest.

The Competitive Grants Program requests applications from interested organizations in two rounds. In Round 2, the Foundation will accept applications for the following Fields-of-Interest:

  • Economic and Workforce Development: Inventive efforts to ensure a strong local economy; promotion of social, economic and environmental growth by supporting innovative support systems for the local and state workforce.
  • Health: Meeting the mental, behavioral, and addiction health needs of individuals in Greater Albuquerque; and supporting dental health needs of at-risk individuals.
  • Human Services: “Springboard” grants to help individuals transition to more self-sustainable lifestyles. Special focus on organizations and programs that support parental or guardian skills training; teen pregnancy; job training; independent living; and teens aging out of foster care.

There will be a common theme running throughout all Fields-of-Interest in the Competitive Grant Program: Access to economic opportunities. Access to economic opportunities could apply (but is not limited) to the following areas:

  • Providing and supporting economic opportunities for individuals living in the four-county Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area. This may include life-skills and career development; educational opportunities; or social services that create self-sustainable lifestyles for at-risk populations.
  • Providing and supporting opportunities that bolster the economic growth of Albuquerque. This may include strengthening access to art and culture; supporting preventative health and human services to reduce homelessness and physical health needs; increasing workforce development and job creation; or ensuring Albuquerque’s proximity to the natural environment remains a protected and valued aspect of the city.

Note: In an effort to ensure flexibility to respond to COVID-19, all grants in the 2021 Competitive Grant Program will be general operating grants.

Amount: $350,000 is available to make awards up to $10,000 (organizations with total income under $500,000), or up to $15,000 (organizations with total income above $500,000).

Note: For Mental/Behavioral Health grants, if total income was under $500,000 organizations may apply for up to $15,000. If total income was $500,000 or more, organizations may apply for up to $20,000. This only applies in the Health Field-of-Interest.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public educational institutions, and public agencies that:

  • Provide services to the people of the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.
  • Have been incorporated in the state of New Mexico for a minimum of 5 years (certain exceptions can be made to this, including, organizations operating with a fiscal agent, or spinning off from a parent nonprofit).
  • Are current with all state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Clearly demonstrate how the organization or program provides access to economic opportunities.
  • Have 100% of Board of Trustees providing a meaningful financial contribution.

Link: https://www.albuquerquefoundation.org/grants.aspx


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