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New Mexico Funders Collaborative: Educate2Elevate (E2E)

Deadline: August 16, 2021

The Educate2Elevate (E2E) Grant is a collaborative funding opportunity that brings together funders from across New Mexico. This grant is a collaborative investment from funders in various sectors and applicants are encouraged to demonstrate similar collaborative thinking when submitting applications. The E2E grant is focused on supporting Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and addressing behavioral health needs of students, and is intended to support nonprofit organizations that are developing a culture emphasizing SEL and the mental and behavioral health of students. Key interest areas for this opportunity include programs that strengthen:

  • Professional Development—Programs that provide ongoing professional development around trauma-informed instruction and SEL for teachers and staff.
  • Parent/adult/mentor involvement—Programs that engage adults as role-models or serve as supportive figures in a student’s life and education.
  • Out-of-school time/extended learning programming—After school, summer or other out-of-school time programs that boost students’ social, emotional, and behavioral growth to keep them engaged in their academic success.
  • Social Emotional Learning—Programs that have evidence of an ongoing culture of SEL practice (i.e. programs that establish a common language, institute classroom norms, interdisciplinary activities, etc.).
  •  Transitional programs—Programs that provide support to youth and families to address the challenges faced by students transitioning to the next level in their education.

Applicants must be serving students in Central New Mexico—Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia and/or Torrance counties.

Amount: An estimated two awards will be made, ranging from $20,000 to $70,000.

Eligibility: Organizations must be tax exempt pursuant to section 501(c)(3) and classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) or section 509(a)(2); and/or an educational institution or governmental entity. Applicants may be located anywhere in the United States, however a local partner supporting Central New Mexico is required.

Link: https://www.nmfunders.org/e2e

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