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Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico: New Mexico Impact Fund – Collaboration and Convenings Grants

Deadline: June 20, 2017

The New Mexico Impact Fund is a mini-grant program offering funding to active W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) grantees. The primary focus of this program is to utilize collaboration and coordination among organizations and key stakeholders as a means to make a more significant impact toward improving the lives of children and families. WKKF has provided a grant to The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico to establish and administer the New Mexico Impact Fund (NMIF).

Through a lens of racial equity, community engagement, and leadership, proposals to the New Mexico Impact Fund should address the systemic and structural barriers that cause vulnerability for children and families around health, education, and family economic security, with a specific focus on families with young children (prenatal to age 8).

WKKF grantees may apply for funds to support:

  • Collaboration: Grants will support proposals that utilize collaboration and partnership as a means toward creating more successful outcomes for children and families. Projects will demonstrate how partnerships are being developed or strengthened to serve children and families. Applicants should be prepared to describe how the proposed activities will help address the systemic and structural barriers that cause vulnerability for children and families in New Mexico. All activities must be strictly nonpartisan, in accordance with all IRS regulations.
  • Convenings: Grants will provide support for strategic gatherings with other WKKF grantees and partners. Grantees will be responsible for defining the convening purpose, developing the agenda, and fully managing all aspects of the convening. Applicants must demonstrate in their proposal how the convening will help advance WKKF priorities. Funds could be used to pay for convening related expenses such as facility fees, meals, participant travel expenses, and speaker fees. All activities must be strictly nonpartisan, in accordance with all IRS regulations.

Amount: Varies by type:

  • Collaboration grants will range from $10,000 to $25,000. Due to a limited funding pool, grant sizes will be determined by the number of compelling proposals.
  • Convenings grants will range up to $2,500.

Eligibility: WKKF grantees may apply. Within New Mexico, WKKF focuses on Bernalillo, Doña Ana, San Juan, and McKinley counties, and on tribes and Native American communities. Specific eligibility is dependent upon program, as follows:

  • Collaboration proposals must involve three or more partners. The lead organization must be a 501(c)(3) public charity and an active WKKF grantee. The other partners in the collaboration may have the same or different legal statuses, such as another 501(c)(3), a neighborhood association, a business or LLC, an unincorporated network or association, or another entity.
  • Convenings proposals must involve at least two active WKKF grantees.

Link: http://bit.ly/2p0A1dS

Note: The New Mexico Impact Fund will also accept out-of-cycle proposals for unexpected or emergent needs. Timelines for the approval and award of these out-of-cycle proposals are within 30 days of the request. Proposals must demonstrate the need for an accelerated timeline.

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