Santa Fe Community Foundation: Fall Grants Round
The Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Fall Funding Priorities will focus on Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship of Resources; Cultural Vibrancy; Economic Security and Opportunities; and Animal Welfare.
The Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship of Resources priority will support requests that work to improve: local food self-sufficiency; land, air, and water health; and energy from renewable sources. Through direct service, policy advocacy and/or collaboration efforts, priority strategies will address:
- Training and development of diverse food and farming enterprises and distribution infrastructure for sustainable food economy that represent a rich and diverse farming tradition
- Fostering connection and collaboration among multi-sector stakeholders for environmental advocacy and community development that support equitable access and stewardship of land, air, water and ecosystem for future generations
- Promotion of renewable energy sources through coordinated efforts to increase consumption, production, workforce training, enterprise development and investment
The Cultural Vibrancy priority will work to improve the following outcomes: sense of community; openness and acceptance of the community toward people of diverse backgrounds; diverse participation in art and cultural community programs and events; and 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
The Economic Security and Opportunities priority has the following focus areas:
- Improving access to opportunities for employment and economic advancement for low-income and other disadvantaged youth and adults
- Supporting job creation and workforce development, particularly in mid-to-high level paid jobs through efforts that build entrepreneurial skills and activities and expand high growth and high wage industries and career pathways in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico
- Supporting capacity building for long-term collaborations among organizations and programs working together to improve targeted outcomes in career pathways and workforce development with common agenda, aligned strategies, and collective actions
- Supporting public policy, civic engagement, community organizing or public information to improve economic opportunity
Animal welfare grants will support organizations providing services and/or advocacy to protect both domestic and wild animals in Santa Fe, Mora, Rio Arriba, and/or San Miguel counties.
Amount: Grants of $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000 each, depending on the applicant organization’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: Organizations that:
- Are located in or serve the people of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, or Mora Counties
- Are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or are a public or governmental agency or a federally recognized tribe in the state of New Mexico, or that have a fiscal sponsor
- Are at least three years old
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