Encantado Foundation: Impact Grants
The Encantado Foundation aims to stimulate the development of hire-ready candidates for STEM-related positions, particularly in the areas of cyber security, application developing and management, and IT operations. It seeks to foster the professional development of individuals who wish to be a part of the digital workforce — including those from underrepresented communities in tech careers such as women, people of color, native people, and people with physical limitations — while also reshaping the way that workforce resources are acquired by technology-related employers.
The Foundation’s Impact Grants program supports organizations in good standing with proven successes in one or more of the following areas:
* Programs that generate quality job candidates for STEM careers in this hiring area.
* Initiatives that create opportunities for professional development including hands-on training through internships, mentorships, and apprenticeships in STEM fields.
* Work done with new graduates, returning students and working learners in developing skills and securing certifications and licensures that will lead to a career in STEM jobs.
* Previous outreach to under-represented populations in Tech careers, including women, persons of color, Native Americans and those with physical limitations.
Note that the Foundation also offers Community-Based Grants that are accepted quarterly throughout the year. Community-Based funding supports organizations planning smaller projects targeted to creating access to STEM careers, building awareness for Tech careers, and helping extend access to STEM training for underserved communities. Members of the community are invited to nominate non-profit organizations in good standing for one-time gifts which cannot exceed $5,000 per grant. Remaining deadlines in 2022 are August 1 and December 1.
* Impact grants: Range not specified. Anticipated to be greater than $5,000 (the Community grant range). Funding may be awarded for multiple years.
* Community grants: Up to $5,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations serving Central and Northern New Mexico that are in good standing with state and federal regulations. Fiscally-spnosred projects are also accepted.
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