Grant Awards

With The Grant Plant as their guide, our clients submit award-winning grant proposals to improve the economy, education, and well-being in their communities. In total, we’ve helped tax-exempt organizations secure more than $265 million in funding. In 2022 alone, we helped 58 dedicated organizations secure $41 million. 


Our Clients’ Successes
Some of the recent grants awarded to our clients:

Cross Sector

$750,000 Awarded to the New Mexico Trade Alliance by the Economic Development Administration. In partnership with the City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department and Global Ties ABQ, this grant will fund Q-Station, Albuquerque’s first-ever aerospace and innovation technology hub, located in Nob Hill. More

Public Sector

$100,000 Awarded to the City of Albuquerque from the National Endowment for the Arts for the City’s Innovation Rail Trail. The funds will help support the revitalization project along Albuquerque’s railroad near the Alvarado Transit Station. More. 

$36,914 Awarded to the Carlsbad Police Department from the U.S. Department of Justice. This grant allowed the Carlsbad Police Department to be reimbursed for $36,914 in expenses related to preventing the spread of coronavirus. The grant is the result of the coordinated partnership between Pivotal NM and The Grant Plant. More

$680,391 Awarded to Bernalillo County from the Department of Justice: Second Chance Act for its Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) Parent Visitation Program.

Educational Institutions

$4,987,964 Granted by the U.S. Department of Education for Access to Choices in Education. This funding, awarded over five years, is for NACA-Inspired Schools Network’s (NISN) project Listening Circle: Empowering Student and Parental Choice in Native American Education, and is designed to increase self-determination and educational choice for Native American students and parents in at least six NISN communities. 

$640,000 Awarded to the Native American Community Academy by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This award, given over two years, applies to the science of learning and development to Land-Based Learning practices to uncover opportunities for refining, evaluating, piloting, measuring, and improving.

$50,000 Awarded to Future Focused Education from New America’s Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship to support work-based learning experiences that help young people along education and career pathways. More. 

$6,022,968 Awarded to Tzicatl Community Development Corporation from the U.S. Department of Education Accessing Choices in Education (ACE) Program for its “American Indian Resurgence (AIR) Initiative: Native Youth to College through Community Pathways.” 

$50,000 Awarded to Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America from Great Public Schools Now to support its International Baccalaureate platform and training. More

Anchor Organizations

$750,000 Awarded to Nusenda Credit Union from the U.S. Department of Treasury Community Development Financial Institution Fund to expand its Co-op Capital program, a financial product that fills gaps in the market for accessible and affordable consumer loans to low-income borrowers. The award will help the credit union issue 300 low-interest loans totaling roughly $2 million, while also building capacity for a network of partner organizations that offer the program.  More. 

$299,513 Awarded to Presbyterian Healthcare Services from the US Health & Human Services Administration, Administration for Community Living for Thrive for Life, a program to help older adults living in Central New Mexico better manage chronic pain. 

Nonprofit Organizations

$15,000 Awarded to Cuidando Los Niños (“Caring for the Children”) via the SEL in Action Awards. This is a partnership between NoVo Foundation, Education First, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. These funds will support outdoor, trauma-informed social-emotional learning (SEL) for children and families experiencing homelessness. 

$45,000 Awarded to Cornucopia Adult & Family Services from the United Way of Central New Mexico for Emergency Transitional Services which provides family-oriented, daytime services for the elderly, frail, and individuals with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to maximize their potential in a community-based setting. The program is located in Albuquerque’s South Valley.