Brindle Foundation: Early Opportunities Initiative
The Brindle Foundation will support organizations that focus on providing support and enrichment to babies and toddlers prenatal to age 3 and their families in New Mexico through its Early Opportunities Initiative. Requests may address the wide range of services in early childhood development, including: strengthening families; child care, including care provided by family, friends, and neighbors; health and mental health services; early education and literacy; workforce and professional development; nutrition; advocacy and policy; and the promotion of play and imagination.
Amount: Grants will range from $2,000 to $10,000 and may be renewed for another year depending on the nature of the request and the availability of funds from the Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, organizations having a nonprofit fiscal agent, and government agencies, including Tribal governments that are able to receive and manage grants from private foundations, are eligible to apply. The Foundation will support organizations serving all areas of New Mexico; those in rural areas are especially encouraged to apply. Requests may be for program, operating, and/or organizational development support. Planning grants for innovative new programs and collaborative projects in communities will be considered. Although the Foundation prefers not to support capital projects, the board may consider requests for items such as playground equipment.
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