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Deadline: February 28, 2019

Santa Fe Community Foundation: Spring Grant Cycle

The Santa Fe Community Foundation welcomes grant proposals for general operating or project-specific funding from organizations that improve outcomes in the following target Areas of Impact:

1. Educational Success and Career Pathways: All children and youth succeed in education prepared for a career. The Foundation will support organizations that work to improve:

  • Kindergarten readiness
  • 3rd grade reading proficiency
  • 8th grade math proficiency
  • High school graduation rates
  • Disconnected youth rate (youth ages 16-24 not in school and not working)

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

  • Access to quality, affordable early childhood and education
  • Integrated student and family supports for at-risk/vulnerable populations with strong place-based solutions supported by network of caring and appropriately trained adult and peer relationships
  • Access to quality, affordable out-of-school time (after school and summer) opportunities for low-income/at-risk students
  • Targeted interventions to close the academic achievement gap across key milestones from birth to career
  • Real life and personally relevant education including career exploration and alternative pathways opportunities for disconnected and/or at-risk youth
  • Educator/provider/family training and support so that they can be strong advocates and supporters for children/students’ success, especially in high need areas

2. Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship of Resources: All communities have equitable access to earth’s critical resources – land, water, air, and food – for a sustainable and healthy ecosystem. The Foundation will support requests that work to improve:

  • Local food self-sufficiency
  • Land, air, and water health
  • 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

Amount: All grants will be $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000, 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

Note: The Foundation no longer funds requests from nonprofits serving Taos or Los Alamos counties (both counties have their own community foundations). However, nonprofits from Taos and Los Alamos counties may still be included in the Giving Together Catalogue.

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

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