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Santa Fe Community Foundation: Fall Grants Cycle

Deadline: August 26, 2014

The Santa Fe Community Foundation seeks to fund the broadest range of strong organizations to address unmet community needs and inspire increased levels of funding from donors. The Foundation is devoted to building healthy and vital communities in the region where:

  • Racial, cultural or economic differences do not limit access to health, education or employment
  • Diverse audiences enjoy the many arts and cultural heritages of the region
  • All sectors of the community take responsibility for ensuring a healthy environment

The Fall Grant Cycle will focus on Health and Human Services, Arts, and Animal Welfare. Health and Human Services Goals include: 1) Improving the health of underserved residents of the region; 2) Improving access to affordable, healthy food; 3) Strengthening the delivery of homelessness services; 4) Improving safety for children, women, families, sexual minorities, and the elderly; and 5) Supporting public policy, civic engagement, community organizing or public information to improve the health and well-being of local residents.

Arts goals include: 1) Increasing public engagement in the arts such as the number of individuals accessing the arts who would not have had that opportunity and opportunities for historical or cultural preservation; and 2) Supporting public policy, community organizing, or public information to strengthen the arts segment of the creative economy locally.

The Foundation makes a limited number of grants to animal-welfare organizations. However, it will include summaries of all animal welfare proposals (that meet basic due diligence) in the Giving Together catalogue that accompanies the Fall Community Grant Cycle. The Giving Together catalogue is then shared with  fundholders who are invited to make grants toward any proposal in the catalogue.

Amount: Grant Size is $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000, depending on organizational annual budget size, as follows:

  • organizations with an annual budget under $150,000 may apply for a $5,000 grant
  • organizations with an annual budget between $150,000 and $500,000 may apply for a $10,000 grant
  • organizations with an annual budget over $500,000, may apply for a $15,000 grant

Eligibility: Eligibility is limited to tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or educational institutions. Organizations must be at least three years old. Giving is limited to northern NM counties, including Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, and Taos. Organizations that received a grant from the Foundation in 2013 are not eligible for a 2014 grant.

Link: http://www.santafecf.org/nonprofits/grantseekers/grant-guidelines

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