This week has been a whirlwind as nonprofits and funders alike address the impact COVID-19 has on our health, the economy, and our community. We’re witnessing an unprecedented response from both government and philanthropy. We started maintaining a list of COVID-19 related grant opportunities for which New Mexico nonprofits are eligible just over two weeks ago; this list has since grown to 37 grant opportunities for organizations. Yesterday, we started adding individual relief funds that might benefit our friends and partners in arts organizations in particular.
In our state, which already faces health disparities, has a high poverty rate, and barriers to service (especially in rural communities), it will be critical to be proactive in accessing available funding. Some highlights of out-of-state funding that we encourage you to share with organizations in New Mexico to help our state access some of these relief funds include:
- National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act Grants, which is awarding funds to nonprofit arts organizations across the country to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19. Organizations must be prior grantees of NEA.
- NDN Collective, which is providing rapid response resources for essential service provision to Indigenous communities within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this health crisis.
- No Kid Hungry, which is providing emergency grants to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure kids get the nutritious food they need.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration – Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19, in order to provide crisis intervention services, mental and substance use disorder treatment, and other related recovery supports for children and adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We continue to encourage you to email us if you know of an opportunity that would benefit New Mexico agencies and people for inclusion on this growing list.
The Grant Plant wishes all our clients, partners, and friends health and wellness now, and in the times ahead.
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