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Deadline: April 21, 2023

Albuquerque Community Foundation: Round 2 Grant Cycle – Economic & Workforce Development; Health; Human Services

Albuquerque Community Foundation makes grants to organizations providing services benefiting people in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area. In order to respond to the community’s specific needs, distributions from the funds are pooled and aligned directly with the Foundation’s fields of interest. Competitive grants are awarded in two rounds each year; this opportunity is for Round 2, which includes the below focus areas:

* Economic and workforce development: 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 systems for entrepreneurs and the state’s workforce.
* Health: Health grants have two focus areas: (1) Meeting the mental health needs (including behavioral health and addiction recovery) of residents in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area (Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia). (2) Supporting dental health needs of individuals from early childhood-aged to seniors.
* Human services: Human Services grants serve as “springboard” grants to help individuals transition to more self-sustainable lifestyles. Organizations that serve one or more of the following: parental or guardian skills training, teen pregnancy, job training, independent living and children aging out of foster care particularly stand out in the grantmaking process.

The Competitive Grant Program also has a common theme throughout all fields of interest: providing 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 programs, educational opportunities and/or social services programs that create opportunities for community members.
* Providing and supporting opportunities that will bolster the economic growth of Albuquerque. This may include strengthening access to art and culture; increasing workforce development and job creation to bolster economic growth; and/or ensuring the surrounding natural environment remains a preserved, protected, and valued aspect of the city.

Amount: Award sizes determined based on organizational budget, rubric score and available funding. Awards range in size from $10,000 – $20,000. See guidelines for additional details.

Eligibility: Organizations must meet the following criteria in order to apply for a grant:

Provide services to the people of the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area
* Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a public educational institution, or a public agency
* Have been incorporated in the state of New Mexico for a minimum of 5 years
* Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements
* Clearly demonstrate how the organization provides access to economic opportunities
* Have 100% of its Board of Trustees providing a meaningful financial contribution to the organization

Link: https://abqcf.org/grants/#grant-priorities

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