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Deadline: August 18, 2015

Santa Fe Community Foundation: Health, Human Services, Arts, and Animal Welfare

The Santa Fe Community Foundation seeks to fund the broadest range of strong organizations in order to address unmet community need 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

Grants in the 2015 Fall cycle will be made in the areas of Health and Human Services, and the Arts. The Foundation does not have funds specifically designated for animal welfare-related grants, but includes summaries of all animal welfare proposals (that meet basic due diligence) in the Foundation’s Giving Together catalogue that accompanies the Fall Community Grant Cycle. The Giving Together catalogue is then shared with the Foundation’s fundholders who are invited to make grants toward any proposal in the catalogue.

Health and Human Services

  1. Improving early childhood health and developmental outcomes particularly for high need/risk children and families, including:
    1. Increase the number and percentage of women receiving prenatal care;
    2. Provide support for teen pregnancy, parenthood, and pregnancy prevention; and/or
    3. Increase the number of children ages zero to four meeting social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical developmental milestones.
  2. Improving the health of underserved residents of the region, including:
    1. Increase the number of low-income individuals served; and/or
    2. Expand the availability of behavioral and preventive health services, particularly in the areas of substance abuse, and suicide prevention.
  3. Improving access to affordable healthy food, including supporting food distribution points throughout the region.
  4. Strengthening the delivery of low-income housing and homelessness services, including:
    1. Increase the number of individuals reached, especially those in vulnerable populations such as veterans, the elderly, and people with mental and physical disabilities;
    2. Support collaborative nonprofit efforts to provide low-income housing and address homelessness in the region; and/or
    3. Support policy and advocacy efforts to decrease the number of homeless individuals through improving mental health services, jobs programs, and sustainable housing.
  5. Improving safety for children, women, families, sexual minorities and the elderly, including:
    1. Increase support for programs that provide emergency care and support for victims of domestic violence and/or neglect; and/or
    2. Increase the number of individuals provided with safety preventive services.
  6. Supporting public policy, civic engagement, community organizing or public information to improve the health and well-being of local residents.


  1. Increasing public engagement in the arts, including:
    1. Increase the number of individuals accessing the arts who otherwise would not have had that opportunity;
    2. Provide support to nonprofits using the arts as a tool to measurably improve future success of marginalized youth; and/or
    3. Strengthen opportunities for historical or cultural preservation.
  2. Supporting public policy, community organizing, or public information to strengthen the arts segment of the creative economy locally.

Amount: Approximately $200,000 is available for grants ranging from $5,000-$15,000 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: Organizations that have 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor, and are located in or serve the people of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, San Miguel or Mora Counties. Organizations must be at least 3 years old. Organizations that received a community grant in 2014 are not eligible during the 2015 cycle.

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

Note: The grant cycle will open on July 14, 2015.

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