New Mexico Grant Resources

While New Mexico is known as ‘The Land of Enchantment,’ the state’s nonprofit sector has historically faced a lack of resources needed to serve the state’s population. According to The Grants Collective, “New Mexico has ranked within the bottom 10 states for total foundation assets since 2005.

New Mexico’s foundation assets per capita are just $701, compared to a national average of $2,263. And total foundation giving per capita in New Mexico is only $45.09 – the lowest in the southwestern region.” So what’s a NM nonprofit in need of foundation funding supposed to do? Whether you’re in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, or someplace else within the state – if you are looking for nonprofit grant funding, we recommend starting with the following action points.

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NEW MEXICO FUNDING SOURCES
NEW MEXICO RESOURCES & TOOLS

Because New Mexico is one of the most underserved states in America, it’s of the utmost importance that organizations have access to information about how to apply for nonprofit grants. If you’re wondering how to get nonprofit funding in New Mexico, you’re in the right place! It doesn’t matter if you’re from Taos Pueblo, Grants, Roswell, Santa Fe, or another locale within the state— we’re here to help you find the New Mexico nonprofit funding you’re looking for.

An invaluable New Mexico nonprofit grant resource is SHARE NM, a unique on-line system created by state grantmakers to post, find and apply for grant opportunities. This resource also functions as a “first stop” for community information within New Mexico. Facilitated by the United Way of Central New Mexico, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s New Mexico Grantmakers Directory is a searchable database of New Mexico grantmakers, as well as out-of-state grantmakers who fund New Mexico nonprofits.

The Grantmakers Directory is a great resource for New Mexico nonprofits in need of foundation funding and corporate funding! A significant and unique (the only one of its kind in NM) resource is New Mexico Women, which leverages philanthropic investments in programs serving women and girls of color and those in rural, low income communities statewide through donor education and strategic grant-making efforts. Below you’ll find a list of some New Mexico grant resources- know of a resource we may have missed? Reach out and let us know!

 

General New Mexico Resources

- Legislator Lookup

- The Grants Collective

Nonprofit Back Office Resources

New Mexico Funders Collaborative

Searchlight New Mexico

YNPN New Mexico

New Mexico Thrives

- McCune Charitable Foundation

Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC)

Finance New Mexico

The Loan Fund

New Mexico Office of African American Affairs

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

- New Mexico Environment Department

- New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (Multiple grants available to Native American Communities)

- The Governor's Commission on Disability Quality of Life Grant

Keep New Mexico Beautiful

- New Mexico Health Equity Partnership

- New Mexico Humanities Council Grant Program

- Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program in Rural New Mexico

 

Northern New Mexico Resources

Santa Fe and Northern NM SCORE

United Way of Northern New Mexico

- Native American Venture Acceleration Fund

- LANL Foundation

Brindle Foundation

- The Nonprofit Resource Group Curbside Consulting Program

 

Central New Mexico Resources

Albuquerque Community Foundation

- Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

- United Way of Central New Mexico Community Fund

 

Southern / South Western New Mexico Resources

Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico

- United Way of SW New Mexico Community Impact Fund

- Las Cruces SCORE

- Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce

- Non-Profit Support and Success Program at Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce

 

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Is your organization’s grants specialist constantly frazzled, working nights and weekends and juggling a schedule bulging with proposal deadlines, program development meetings, and report due dates? Do other staff members tip-toe around the specialist’s desk, forgiving occasional expletives, ignoring the candy wrappers and dirty coffee cups, and excusing missed calls and meetings. If so, that’s a big red flag.

Outcomes for Prevention Programs

Grants are social investments that are intended to produce positive change. Defining intended change is easier for some types of programs than others. If you’re working to improve the health of diabetics, the proposed outcome may be a specific degree of decrease in blood sugar levels of participants. But grantseekers often get confused when developing outcomes for programs that are intended to stop something from happening in the first place.

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