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Santa Fe Community Foundation: Fall Grants Round

Deadline: August 1, 2019

The Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Fall Funding Priorities will focus on Health and Wellbeing (formerly known as “Health and Human Services”), and on Cultural Vibrancy (formerly known as “Arts”).

The Health and Wellbeing focus area includes work to improve the following outcomes:

  • Homelessness
  • Food security
  • Safety
  • Access to health care
  • Healthy neighborhood living conditions

Through direct service, policy advocacy, and/or collaboration efforts, priority strategies will address:

  • Emergency housing and shelter for homeless and at-risk populations.
  • Access to affordable and high-quality food including food banks, pantries, and community centers that distribute food and promote healthy eating and work to address “food deserts.”
  • Efforts to ensure safety for vulnerable populations including domestic violence and child abuse prevention, bullying prevention in schools, safety issues specific to immigrant populations, low wage workers, and communities of color.
  • Access to health services including programs providing un- and under-insured populations with culturally appropriate and equitable access to quality health and wellness services, including behavioral health (including addiction services), senior services, and groups working on cultural and generational trauma. Priority will be given to efforts applying a social determinants of health lens to the work.
  • Building healthy communities including built environment and infrastructure, environmental quality (toxins and air quality), affordable and reliable transportation, and parks and recreation.
  • Systems change including public policy, civic engagement, community organizing, or public information to improve health and wellbeing of local residents.

The Cultural Vibrancy focus area includes work to improve the following outcomes:

  • Sense of community – residents feeling connected to the community and each other
  • Openness and acceptance of the community toward people of diverse backgrounds
  • Diverse participation in art and cultural community programs and events
  • Preservation and strengthening of cultural and historical heritage, traditions, and a creative economy

Through direct service, policy advocacy, and/or collaboration efforts, priority strategies will address:

  • Lifting up and preserving cultural and historical heritage, tradition, and assets of the region
  • Using art as a bridge to communicate across cultures and languages and build transformational relationships to advance equity
  • Using art, culture, language, and community stories to shift narratives, shape public conversations, and influence policy
  • Improving access to arts and cultural programs to benefit youth and families who otherwise would not have the opportunities
  • Systems change including public policy, civic engagement, community organizing, or public information to preserve and strengthen the arts and cultural segment of the creative economy locally

Amount: A total of $265,000 is available ($225,000 for Health and Wellbeing; $40,000 for Cultural Vibrancy). Grants will be $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000, depending on the applicant’s annual budget:

  • Organizations with an annual budget under $150,000 may apply for a $5,000 grant
  • Organizations with an annual budget between $150,000-$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: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, public or governmental agencies, federally recognized tribes in the state of New Mexico, or organizations that have a fiscal sponsor. Applicants must be located in or serve the people of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, or Mora Counties and must be at least three years old.

Note: Organizations that received a community grant from the Santa Fe Community Foundation in 2019 are not eligible to receive a grant in 2019.

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

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