Brindle Foundation: Early Opportunities InitiativeDeadline: August 30, 2019
Brindle Foundation is committed to supporting babies prenatal to three and their families in New Mexico, with particular emphasis on underserved populations. It believes every baby deserves an equal opportunity for a great start in life and seeks to help New Mexico become a better place where all babies and families thrive. The Foundation looks for high quality programs that are well-researched, evidence-based, and effectively implemented. It is also willing to consider proposals for innovative approaches and pilot projects – out-of-the sandbox thinking – provided that there is considerable time given for background research and thoughtful project development.
Brindle Foundation is focusing on three areas in its Early Opportunities Initiative:
- Services for Babies and their Families – Grants are for providers of direct services that benefit babies and toddlers prenatal to age three and their families or local collaborations around the delivery of early childhood services. The Foundation seeks programs that may best advance its outcome goal of the well-being of infants and toddlers (and of underserved populations in particular). Approaches may include home visitation, prenatal/infant healthcare, parent education, child care, etc. Geographic Focus: New Mexico Counties of Santa Fe, San Miguel, Mora, Rio Arriba, and Taos.
- Promotion of Early Childhood Policy, Advocacy, and Initiatives – Grants support organizations engaged in local or statewide early childhood advocacy, policy development, and awareness campaigns. This may also include initiatives spotlighting general or specific aspects of early childhood best practice that are replicable and can be brought to scale. Geographic Focus: New Mexico statewide.
- Higher Education Early Childhood Programs – Grants promote higher education to impact system level changes in the state’s early childhood sector. Opportunities include expanding the quality of New Mexico’s infant and toddler care workforce, excellence in teaching, lab schools, model programs, research, building leadership, and capacity. Geographic Focus: New Mexico not-for-profit colleges and universities.
Amount: Grants of up to $15,000 are typically awarded to organizations that have not received prior funding from the Foundation. Exceptions may be made for certain policy and advocacy initiatives or work in the higher education arena.
Eligibility: Organizations recognized as nonprofit by the IRS, that have a fiscal sponsor classified as such, or are a government or tribal government entity.