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McCune Charitable Foundation: Cultivate/Continuity and Focus Tiers

Deadline: September 14, 2018

The Marshall L. and Perrine D. McCune Charitable Foundation is dedicated to enriching the health, education, environment, cultural, and spiritual life of New Mexicans. The Foundation memorializes its benefactors through proactive grantmaking that seeks to foster positive social change. The McCune Foundation focuses on the following nine priorities in its grantmaking:

  • Capacity building in the nonprofit sector
  • Economic development and family asset building
  • Education transformation and early childhood development
  • Leveraging opportunities in health care
  • Local food industry development
  • Building links between arts and community engagement
  • Stewardship of natural resources
  • Influencing urban planning and built environments
  • Strategies for rural development

The Foundation awards grants through the following tiered structure:

  • Cultivate/Continuity: Provides basic support for: a) innovative, experimental, and/or pilot work that requires a relatively low level of funding to get off the ground or test an idea; or b) established organizations or programs that are aligned with Foundation priorities and are working towards increased impact.
  • Focus: Supports organizations that align with Foundation priorities and demonstrate collaboration as a core approach to their work. Applicants should specify a body of work within their overall mission that supports McCune Foundation priorities and leverage points over the grant period.

Amount: Grant ranges are dependent upon tiers:

  • Cultivate/Continuity: Grants range from $10,000-$25,000; approximately 50-60 grants will be awarded
  • Focus: Grants range from $25,000-$50,000; approximately 50-60 grants will be awarded

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, federally recognized Indian tribes, public schools, and governmental agencies.

Link: http://nmmccune.org/

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