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New Mexico Oil & Gas Association: Brighter Future Fund

Deadline: February 18, 2021

The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) is a statewide coalition of oil and natural gas stakeholders dedicated to promoting the safe and environmentally responsible development of New Mexico’s oil and natural gas resources. NMOGA has partnered with the Albuquerque Community Foundation (ACF) on the Brighter Future Fund to ensure its philanthropic funds are invested strategically in communities throughout New Mexico.

Funding focus areas include: Education, Economic Opportunity, and Hunger. Within each of these areas, specific attention will be paid to the following:

  • Education (early childhood–adult): Programs that support STEM development and achievement; strengthen and promote family engagement through education; provide training, access, or professional development for teachers to incorporate social-emotional learning and trauma-informed learning; and provide access to technology and distance learning for at-risk populations.
  • Economic Opportunities: Programs that offer skills-based education or workforce training to improve economic opportunities for New Mexico residents; financial literacy programs so families and individuals can build financial assets; and programs that provide small business development to stimulate local economic growth and revitalization during/after COVID-19.
  • Hunger: Programs that provide basic food and nutritional needs, such as food banks and free-reduced food services; and address the cross section of hunger and homelessness.

Note: The first grant round of 2021 will focus on the Northern region of New Mexico; future rounds in 2021 will focus on Central and Southern New Mexico. Organizations located in, and with primary services located in, the following counties are eligible to apply:

  • San Juan
  • Rio Arriba
  • Taos
  • Colfax
  • Union
  • McKinley
  • Los Alamos
  • Santa Fe
  • Mora
  • Harding
  • Cibola
  • San Miguel
  • Guadalupe
  • Quay

Amount: Grants will range from $5,000–$10,000.

Eligibility: Organizations that:

  • Are classified as public charities under sections 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1), and/or 509(a)(2) of the IRS code; and/or educational institutions or governmental entities;
  • Are located in New Mexico—organizations located anywhere in the United States may apply with a local partner supporting New Mexico;
  • Are in compliance with the IRS Guidestar Charity Check Report, NM Attorney General’s COROS filing, and the NM Secretary of State.
  • Preference will be given to organizations with operating budgets less than $1 million.

Link: https://www.albuquerquefoundation.org/nmoga.aspx

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