January 24, 2023

Grants Watch: Week Ending in 1/20/2023

The Grant Plant routinely reviews funder websites and notices and is pleased to share some upcoming opportunities with you. Contact us if you would like support in preparing a proposal.

Chamiza Foundation. Deadline: February 10, 2023. 

Chamiza Foundation. The Foundation provides grant support for programs that directly relate to some aspect of the preservation and/or continuity of Pueblo culture and traditional lifeways. Chamiza Foundation grant awards vary in size, on average from $3,000 to $15,000, but no matter the size, each has the potential for great impact. The Chamiza Foundation invites proposals from the following:

  • New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo Indian tribal communities
  • Ysleta del Sur Pueblo located in El Paso, Texas, member of the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the 20th Pueblo
  • Pueblo community leadership
  • Non-Pueblo organizations that serve Pueblo communities. These entities must submit a letter of support from the Governor of the Pueblo as evidence that the community has requested their involvement

Attachments may include project staff bios or resumes. A letter of support from the Governor of the Pueblo is required. Note:  We will begin accepting applications on April 7, 2023 for round two. Application deadline is May 12, 2023 for our second and final round of funding for 2023. Submit your completed application and attachments as a PDF document to: apply@chamiza.org


Sandia National Labs. Deadline: 1st Qtr. Cycle February 10 at 6 pm MT, 2nd Qtr. Cycle May 26 at 6 pm MST

Educational Success and Family Stability Grant. In 2023, Sandia will conduct two grant cycles and will be accepting grant proposals for both focus areas, Educational Success and Family Stability, during each cycle. This grant opportunity is intended to support non-profit organizations that are working to improve the educational success of preK-12 students by improving academic performance and engagement. Programs should demonstrate sustainable improvement and where applicable, partnerships with other organizations to create efficiencies and avoid duplication of services. Priority will be given to programs that address:

  1. Students’ academic skills in preparation for college and career readiness. Priority programs include programs to enhance literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning.
  2. Learning through out-of-classroom time/extended learning programming (afterschool, summer or other out-of-classroom time) that boost students’ educational, social and/or behavioral growth to keep them engaged in their academic success.
  3. Resources for under-served students including students who may not receive equitable resources in the academic pipeline and low-income, under-represented racial/ethnic minorities, and first-generation college students.
  4. Teacher professional development programs that support teachers who provide STEM content, with priority for programs that support new teachers (under 5 years in the profession).


City of Santa Fe. Close Date: 02/17/2023 5:00pm

Affordable Housing – Application For Community Development Block Grant. This Request for Application (RFA) is to solicit applications for housing, public facility and public services projects that are eligible for COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) funds. The objective of the City’s use of these funds is to support and expand housing and economic opportunities for people with incomes less than 80% of the area median income (AMI) as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


City of Santa Fe. Close Date: 02/17/2023 5:00pm

Affordable Housing – Application For Affordable Housing Trust Funds. The City’s Office of Affordable Housing is seeking applications for Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) to support housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness, those at risk of homelessness or who are precariously/unsuitably housed, those at risk of losing their housing either because of eviction, foreclosure or safety and condition issues, including homeowners, or renters/homeowners who are heavily cost burdened. 


City of Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund. Deadline: February 24, 2023 at 5:00PM MT

Urban Enhancement Trust Fund. Proposals for projects must be submitted by a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organization or non-arts organizations nonprofits in partnership with an arts and cultural organization.

Fiscal Agent Endorsement: Applications using a fiscal agent must provide a letter of agreement acknowledging their role as the fiscal agent sponsoring the project and application, and the fiscal agent’s IRS letter of determination. Required fiscal agent endorsement documents must be uploaded at the end of the application form.

APS Endorsement: Applications which involve student participation at schools during regular hours or that require off site travel during the school day must include a letter of APS support that states the activity is constructive to or supplements the school’s curriculum, that it will be welcomed at the selected or specified school(s) and that it meets COVID safe practices. APS Endorsement documents may include a Letter of Support from a representative of the administration of the proposed school partner, or a statement from the teachers whose classes will be involved. Endorsement documents must be uploaded at the end of the application form. There will be one free information session to review the UETF FY24-FY25 application on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 4:00pm. The session will be a hybrid format so people can attend in person or over Zoom. The meeting will be held at 400 Marquette Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 in the DMD Executive Conference Room on the 7th floor. The conference room is the third door on the left, to the left of the main elevator bank.

Email uetf@cabq.gov to sign up to attend and indicate whether you will be attending in person or via Zoom. Please include any questions in the email as well so they can be answered during the session. A recording of the meeting will be posted online for anyone who is unable to attend.


Albuquerque Community Foundation Grant. Deadline: March 1 at 5:00pm MST.

The Round #1 2023 grant application will open on February 1. Round #1 Fields of Interest Includes: Animal Welfare, Arts & Culture, Education, Environmental & Historic Preservation


Santa Fe Community Foundation. Deadline: March 10 2023. 

Santa Fe Community Foundation. The 2023 spring grant cycle will be open January 31, 2023 through March 10, 2023. Questions about the application process? Please join one of their upcoming pre-proposal information sessions on February 7 and February 23. They welcome grant proposals from organizations that are engaged in direct service, policy advocacy, and/or collaborative efforts to improve outcomes in the areas of civic & economic opportunities and health and human services. 


City of Albuquerque. Deadline: March 31, 2023 4:00 PM MDT.

2023 AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (SCATTERED SITES). The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit innovative and effective proposals from qualified non-profits interested in developing a single-family homeownership project for households at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). DFCS will award up to seven (7) vacant parcels of land with a combined total value of approximately $354,980.00, located in the southwest quadrant of Albuquerque towards the new construction of single-family housing development to serve low- moderate-income households.


Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. Deadline: March 1 to May 6 at 5:00 p.m. 

Devasthali Family Foundation Fund. Drs. Ammu and Rama Devasthali created the Devasthali Family Foundation Fund in 2011 in support of the arts, education, and child hunger in southern New Mexico. This fund seeks to support both new and existing projects that positively impact those living throughout the seven counties CFSNM serves. Non-profit organizations located in Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Otero, Sierra, Grant, Lincoln, and Luna Counties of New Mexico are encouraged to apply for funding.Grants typically range from $1,000 to $8,000 The Devasthali Family Foundation Fund is accepting applications for the Spring/Summer cycle of 2023 from March 1 to May 6 at 5:00 p.m. The Fall/Winter cycle of 2023 opens August 31 and closes September 30 at 5:00 p.m.


Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. Deadline: March 14 to May 20 at 5:00 p.m. 

The Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund is offering an opportunity for grants to assist non-profit organizations in improving outcomes in Luna County, NM. Your Community Foundation seeks to support both new and existing projects that demonstrate improvement in the well-being of Luna County residents; to support healthy environments where Luna County residents live, work, and play. The purpose of this funding is to provide non-profit support and demonstrate improved outcomes for Luna County residents as broadly defined by including one or more of the following causes:

  • Animal Services
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Capital projects – Seed funding
  • Collaboration & Coalitions – May have a fiscal sponsor if needed
  • Direct non-profit services
  • Education
  • Health & Wellness
  • Programs that support Luna County residents


Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. Deadline: March 14 to May 20 at 5:00 p.m. 

The Wellness Fund Grant supports non-profit organizations in their efforts to improve maternal/child health and wellness outcomes in southern New Mexico. Non-profit organizations located in Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Grant, Lincoln, Luna, Otero and Sierra counties of New Mexico are encouraged to apply for funding. Maternal/child well-being is defined broadly and may include one or more of the following area focuses:

  • Education (cognitive, language, or social-emotional learning)
  • Direct services
  • Prevention/wellness (emotional, mental, or physical heath)
  • Programmatic support (includes positive relationship groups that pertain to parents/caregivers and children)
  • Social determinants of health (defined as the conditions that influence the places where we live, work, and play–such as our environment, housing, food, education, jobs, etc.)


Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. Deadline: March 14 to May 20 at 5:00 p.m. 

The Western Sky Community Care Micro Grant Fund supports nonprofits in improving Dona Ana, Luna, Hidalgo, and Sierra County. Nonprofit organizations located in these counties of New Mexico are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit support in these counties is defined broadly and may include one or more of the following social determinant areas:

  • Economic Stability (employment, housing instability, food insecurity, poverty)
  • Education (early childhood education and development, enrollment in higher education, high school graduation, language and literacy)
  • Social and Community Context (civic participation, incarceration, discrimination, social cohesion)
  • Health and Health Care (access to health care and primary care, health literacy)
  • Neighborhood and Built Environment (access to foods that support healthy eating patterns, crime and violence, environmental conditions, quality of housing)


Bank of America. Applications accepted: 5/29-2023 – 6/23/2023

Economic Mobility Focused on Community Development and Small Business Resiliency. The current environment has underscored the importance of safe, decent housing for an individual’s overall well-being, including health, educational success and future employment opportunities. Yet for many, access to affordable housing has become further out of reach while others struggle with the possibility of eviction, foreclosure and homelessness. That’s why we support the efforts of organizations working to preserve, and increase access to a mix of affordable housing options as well as other essential assistance. 

Vibrant communities are places where individuals can thrive and succeed and have the opportunity to live and work with safe, decent housing, transportation to jobs, strong business corridors and thriving arts and culture districts. We support local and regional revitalization efforts, taking a holistic approach to building inclusive communities, creating economic opportunity and livable neighborhoods. 

Small Businesses help drive economic mobility and generational wealth and play an important role in the overall health of our nation’s economy. In response to the challenges small business owners face we’re supporting nonprofits assisting under-resourced entrepreneurs including minority and minority business owners, as they address their short-term needs and help them grow and scale.


Mini-Grants for Artists in Santa Fe County Deadline: Unknown

Art is the Solution: Water & Displacement. The Arts Commission is pleased to announce the “Art is the Solution: Water & Displacement” mini-grant program. Ten (10) mini-grants will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 each to support artist projects that address the issue of water resources and its impact on Santa Fe – displacement that results from scarcity. The Arts Commission, an advisory committee to the Governing Body, believes in the power of art and creativity to address complex social issues. The Art is the Solution Fund will support projects that address the theme of “Water & Displacement.” Artists practicing in all forms of creative expression are encouraged to apply. Examples could be: river walking tour; dance performance; slam poetry workshop and reading/performance; DJ how to workshop and mini-event; cultural history series; culinary traditions workshop; digital video; cooking demonstration and so much more! BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ and youth are highly encouraged to apply.


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