Grant Programs

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Grant Programs

Additional Grant Opportunities

The Foundation partners with many local organizations and private foundations to administer and manage their grant programs.

Hancock Family Grant Program

APPLICATION OPENS: Wednesday, June 1
DEADLINE: Thursday, June 30

The Hancock Family Foundation was a privately supported, tax exempt philanthropic institution organized to provide leadership and encouragement to community-based charitable activities in New Mexico.

In 2021, the Hancock Family decided to enlist the support of Albuquerque Community Foundation in administering the family grant program.

Through its grants, the Hancock Family Foundation seeks to support agencies dedicated to women and children’s health and welfare; education, performing arts and cultural organizations; wilderness preservation; and animal protection.

For the full application and requirements, please visit our Grants Portal.

Additional Grant Programs

The Foundation partners with many local organizations and private foundations to administer and manage their grant programs.

Sandia Foundation Grants

In 2006, the Sandia Foundation engaged the services of Albuquerque Community Foundation to administer its annual grant award program. Sandia Foundation’s Trustees review and recommend grant recipients and Albuquerque Community Foundation organizes and performs required due diligence.

The efforts of the Sandia Foundation are concentrated on Albuquerque nonprofits that work with children in our community with regard to basic needs and advancing their education through long-term, consistent intervention and support.

  • Organizations must directly benefit Albuquerque residents
  • Grants range in size from $5,000 – $15,000
  • Funding focus area: child well-being with a focus on basic needs and advancing their education through long-term, consistent intervention and support
  • While organizations with operating budgets of all sizes are eligible to apply, preference will be given to organizations with operating budgets less than $1 million
For the full application, please visit our Grants Portal.

Brighter Future Fund

The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) is a statewide coalition of oil and natural gas stakeholders, individuals and companies dedicated to promoting the safe and environmentally responsible development of New Mexico’s oil and natural gas resources. With more than 1,000 members, NMOGA advocates for sensible and balanced policies for the development, production and transportation of oil and natural gas and works to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of industry operations and contributions to the state.

NMOGA has partnered with us on a statewide grant program to ensure philanthropic funds are invested strategically in communities throughout New Mexico.

The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) is a statewide coalition of oil and natural gas stakeholders, individuals, and companies dedicated to promoting the safe and environmentally responsible development of New Mexico’s oil and natural gas resources. With more than 1,000 members, NMOGA advocates for sensible and balanced policies for the development, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas, and works to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of industry operations and contributions to the state.

NMOGA has partnered with Albuquerque Community Foundation on a statewide grant program to ensure philanthropic funds are invested strategically in communities throughout New Mexico. Please read below for a statement on the updated process and timing for 2022:

Over the past two years, the Brighter Future Fund has received 298 applications from nonprofit organizations statewide in an open RFP process. While the Brighter Future Fund has awarded $400,000 statewide during this time, this represents just 15% of the organizations that took the time to apply. In an effort to ease the administrative burden and associated costs on nonprofits, NMOGA has elected to review all applications that have been received since 2020 for consideration of funding in 2022. If your organization has previously submitted an application to the Brighter Future Fund, you will not need to reapply in order to be considered. Please see below for additional details and the process for organizations that did not previously apply.

What You Need to Know:

  • Previously submitted applications (funded and unfunded) will be reviewed continuously throughout the year. If you applied to the Brighter Future Fund at any time, you DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY
  • Awards will be announced on a rolling basis and consideration will be given based on organizational need
  • If your organization has not previously applied to the Brighter Future Fund, please submit an application here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and funding will be awarded throughout the year
  • While organizations with operating budgets of all sizes are eligible, preference will be given to organizations with operating budgets less than $1 million

Eligible organizations must be:

  • exempt from U.S. federal income tax pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) and classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) or section 509(a)(2) of the Code; and/or an educational institution or governmental entity;
  • located anywhere in the United States, however a local partner supporting New Mexico is required;
  • in compliance with the IRS Guidestar Charity Check Report, NM Attorney General’s COROS filing and the NM Secretary of State.

Funding Areas: Grants from the Brighter Future Fund will continue to focus on three areas: Education, Economic Opportunity and Hunger. Within each of these areas, specific attention will be paid to the following:

Education (early childhood – adult):

  • Programs that support STEM development and achievement.
  • Programs that strengthen and promote family engagement through education.
  • Programs that provide training, access and/or professional development opportunities for teachers to incorporate social-emotional learning and trauma-informed learning for their students.
  • Programs that provide access to technology and distance learning for at-risk populations.

Economic Opportunities:

  • Programs that offer skills-based education and/or workforce training to improve economic opportunities for New Mexico residents.
  • Financial literacy programs so families and/or individuals can begin building financial assets.
  • Programs that provide small business development and entrepreneurial support to stimulate local economic growth and revitalization during/after COVID-19.

Hunger:

  • Programs that provide basic food and nutritional needs, such as food banks, food pantries and free-reduced food services.
  • Programs that address the cross section of hunger and homelessness.

Learn more about the Brighter Future Fund’s guidelines and deadlines, or visit the Grants Portal for the full application.

Hancock Family Grant Program

APPLICATION OPENS: Wednesday, June 1
DEADLINE: Thursday, June 30

The Hancock Family Foundation was a privately supported, tax exempt philanthropic institution organized to provide leadership and encouragement to community-based charitable activities in New Mexico.

In 2021, the Hancock Family decided to enlist the support of Albuquerque Community Foundation in administering the family grant program.

Through its grants, the Hancock Family Foundation seeks to support agencies dedicated to women and children’s health and welfare; education, performing arts and cultural organizations; wilderness preservation; and animal protection.

For the full application and requirements, please visit our Grants Portal.

Sandia Foundation Grants

In 2006, the Sandia Foundation engaged the services of Albuquerque Community Foundation to administer its annual grant award program. Sandia Foundation’s Trustees review and recommend grant recipients and Albuquerque Community Foundation organizes and performs required due diligence.

The efforts of the Sandia Foundation are concentrated on Albuquerque nonprofits that work with children in our community with regard to basic needs and advancing their education through long-term, consistent intervention and support.

  • Organizations must directly benefit Albuquerque residents
  • Grants range in size from $5,000 – $15,000
  • Funding focus area: child well-being with a focus on basic needs and advancing their education through long-term, consistent intervention and support
  • While organizations with operating budgets of all sizes are eligible to apply, preference will be given to organizations with operating budgets less than $1 million
For the full application, please visit our Grants Portal.

Brighter Future Fund

The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) is a statewide coalition of oil and natural gas stakeholders, individuals and companies dedicated to promoting the safe and environmentally responsible development of New Mexico’s oil and natural gas resources. With more than 1,000 members, NMOGA advocates for sensible and balanced policies for the development, production and transportation of oil and natural gas and works to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of industry operations and contributions to the state.

NMOGA has partnered with us on a statewide grant program to ensure philanthropic funds are invested strategically in communities throughout New Mexico.

The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association (NMOGA) is a statewide coalition of oil and natural gas stakeholders, individuals, and companies dedicated to promoting the safe and environmentally responsible development of New Mexico’s oil and natural gas resources. With more than 1,000 members, NMOGA advocates for sensible and balanced policies for the development, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas, and works to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of industry operations and contributions to the state.

NMOGA has partnered with Albuquerque Community Foundation on a statewide grant program to ensure philanthropic funds are invested strategically in communities throughout New Mexico. Please read below for a statement on the updated process and timing for 2022:

Over the past two years, the Brighter Future Fund has received 298 applications from nonprofit organizations statewide in an open RFP process. While the Brighter Future Fund has awarded $400,000 statewide during this time, this represents just 15% of the organizations that took the time to apply. In an effort to ease the administrative burden and associated costs on nonprofits, NMOGA has elected to review all applications that have been received since 2020 for consideration of funding in 2022. If your organization has previously submitted an application to the Brighter Future Fund, you will not need to reapply in order to be considered. Please see below for additional details and the process for organizations that did not previously apply.

What You Need to Know:

  • Previously submitted applications (funded and unfunded) will be reviewed continuously throughout the year. If you applied to the Brighter Future Fund at any time, you DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY
  • Awards will be announced on a rolling basis and consideration will be given based on organizational need
  • If your organization has not previously applied to the Brighter Future Fund, please submit an application here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and funding will be awarded throughout the year
  • While organizations with operating budgets of all sizes are eligible, preference will be given to organizations with operating budgets less than $1 million

Eligible organizations must be:

  • exempt from U.S. federal income tax pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) and classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) or section 509(a)(2) of the Code; and/or an educational institution or governmental entity;
  • located anywhere in the United States, however a local partner supporting New Mexico is required;
  • in compliance with the IRS Guidestar Charity Check Report, NM Attorney General’s COROS filing and the NM Secretary of State.

Funding Areas: Grants from the Brighter Future Fund will continue to focus on three areas: Education, Economic Opportunity and Hunger. Within each of these areas, specific attention will be paid to the following:

Education (early childhood – adult):

  • Programs that support STEM development and achievement.
  • Programs that strengthen and promote family engagement through education.
  • Programs that provide training, access and/or professional development opportunities for teachers to incorporate social-emotional learning and trauma-informed learning for their students.
  • Programs that provide access to technology and distance learning for at-risk populations.

Economic Opportunities:

  • Programs that offer skills-based education and/or workforce training to improve economic opportunities for New Mexico residents.
  • Financial literacy programs so families and/or individuals can begin building financial assets.
  • Programs that provide small business development and entrepreneurial support to stimulate local economic growth and revitalization during/after COVID-19.

Hunger:

  • Programs that provide basic food and nutritional needs, such as food banks, food pantries and free-reduced food services.
  • Programs that address the cross section of hunger and homelessness.

Learn more about the Brighter Future Fund’s guidelines and deadlines, or visit the Grants Portal for the full application.