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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.

Additional Grant Programs

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

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 the Albuquerque Community Foundation (ACF) on a statewide grant program to ensure philanthropic funds are invested strategically in communities throughout New Mexico. NMOGA and ACF will be soliciting grant proposals Statewide in three open rounds in 2023, with different funding areas in each round: Economic Opportunities, Education, and Hunger.

2023 Grantee Recipients
  • Economic Opportunities
    • Board of Regents - Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
    • CNM Ingenuity, Inc.
    • Enlace Comunitario
    • New Mexico Friends of Foster Children
    • Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. 
    • Santa Fe Children's Museum
    • Saranam
    • WESST
  • Education
    • AMIKids Farmington
    • Cuidando Los Niños
    • Explora Science Center & Childrens Museum of New Mexico
    • Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
    • Jobs for America's Graduates - NM, Inc. 
    • Libros for Kids, Inc. 
    • Mandy's Farm
    • New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation
  • Hunger
    • Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico
    • Golden Spread Rural/Frontier Coalition
    • HopeWorks
    • Samaritan House, Inc. 
    • Santa Fe Indigenous Center
    • The Community Pantry

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 awards will range in amounts up to $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
2023 Grantee Recipients
  • Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
  • Assistance League of Albuquerque
  • Barrett Foundation, Inc
  • Best Buddies in New Mexico
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central NM
  • Catholic Charities
  • Children's Grief Center of New Mexico (DBA: The Grief Center)
  • Coach Mike Papa Brown MSA Scholarship
  • Cuidando Los Niños
  • Enlace Comunitario
  • Junior Achievement of New Mexico
  • Keshet Dance Company
  • Mandy's Farm
  • National Dance Institute (NDI) of New Mexico, Inc. 
  • New Day Youth & Family Services
  • New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC)
  • New Mexico Kids Matter Inc.
  • New Mexico Philharmonic
  • (The) New Mexico Soccer Foundation
  • NewMexicoKidsCAN
  • Pegasus Legal Services for Children ("Pegasus")
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains - New Mexico
  • Presbyterian Ear Institute (PEI)
  • Roadrunner Food Bank Inc.
  • Saranam
  • Silver Horizons New Mexico, Inc
  • Special Olympics New Mexico
  • Stem is Childs Play Foundation
  • Teach for America New Mexico
  • Working Classroom
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Hancock Family Foundation Grant Program

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.

The Hancock Family Foundation (HFF) extends its support through grants to organizations dedicated to elevating the areas of health and welfare, promoting literacy, enriching cultural arts, and addressing the pressing challenge of food insecurity. While organizations with operating budgets of all sizes are eligible to apply, preference will be given to organizations with operating budgets less than $2 million. This is a statewide grant program open to all counties and awards will be a maximum of $5,000. See below to review past HFF grant recipients.

  • Education: Channeling its efforts towards the area of education, the Hancock Family Foundation supports causes such as children's literacy programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, and primary education enrichment.
  • Health and Welfare: In the area of women and children's health and welfare, the Hancock Family Foundation grants to shelters dedicated to women and children and those seeking safe havens and lodging during medical procedures. HFF stands as a constant source for aid for survivors of domestic violence, and contribute to women's health and family planning services, ensuring comprehensive care for vulnerable populations.
  • Arts: Recognizing the transformative power of art, HFF embraces community-based arts initiatives. With a focus on enriching the lives of youth, HFF stands behind programming that nurtures creativity and self-expression.

Application Opens: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024
Grantee Notification: No later than Sunday, September 15

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2023 Hancock Recipients
  • Albuquerque Adult Learning Center, Inc.
  • Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center
  • AMIkids Family Services
  • Assistance League of Albuquerque
  • Casa Esperanza, Inc.
  • CASA Partners 4NMKIDS, Inc.
  • Encuentro
  • Flamenco Works, Inc.
  • HopeWorks
  • Mandy's Farm
  • Many Mothers
  • Manzano Mountain Art Council
  • Meals on Wheels New Mexico
  • New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Opera Southwest
  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
  • Roadrunner Food Bank
  • Saranam
  • St. Felix Pantry
  • Storehouse New Mexico
  • The Grief Center
2022 Hancock Recipients
  • Abrazos Family Support Services
  • Alta Mira Specialized Family Services Inc.
  • Assistance League® of Albuquerque
  • Barrett Foundation, Inc.
  • Career Guidance Institute (CGI)
  • Carlsbad LifeHouse, Inc.
  • Casa Esperanza, Inc.
  • Children's Grief Center of New Mexico
  • Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico
  • Growing Up New Mexico
  • Hero's Path Palliative Care
  • HopeWorks
  • Literacy Link - Leamos
  • Manzano Mountain Art Council
  • National Dance Institute of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Friends of Foster Children (NMFFC)
  • New Mexico Kids Matter Inc.
  • New Mexico Philharmonic
  • Opera Southwest
  • PB&J Family Services
  • Pegasus Legal Services for Children
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in New Mexico (PPRM-NM)
  • Saranam
  • Silver Bullet Production
  • Silver Horizons New Mexico, Inc.
  • Southwest Creations Collaborative (SCC)
  • Southwest Horse Power, Inc.
  • Student's Clothing Bank AKA: Locker #505
  • Teach For America New Mexico
  • Valencia Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence dba Valencia Shelter Service (VSS)
2021 Hancock Recipients
  • Abrazos Family Support Services
  • Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
  • Assistance League® of Albuquerque
  • Bridges Project for Education
  • Career Guidance Institute - Albuquerque Reads
  • Casa Esperanza
  • Children's Grief Center of New Mexico
  • Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Encuentro
  • Esperanza Shelter, Inc.
  • Manzano Mountain Art Council
  • National Dance Institute of New Mexico
  • National Institute of Flamenco
  • New Mexico Jazz Workshop
  • New Mexico Kids Matter Inc.
  • New Mexico Philharmonic
  • Opera Southwest
  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center
  • Planned Parenthood Of The Rocky Mountains, Inc.
  • R4 Creating
  • Roswell W.F.L., Inc. d/b/a Wings for L.I.F.E.
  • Saranam, LLC
  • Southwest Creations Collaborative
  • Southwest Horse Power, Inc.
  • Student's Clothing Bank
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

Emergency Action Fund

In 2022, New Mexico experienced the worst wildfire season in recorded history. During this time, the Emergency Action Fund (EAF) was reactivated to support the affected communities.

Over $100,000 was granted last year to nonprofits providing emergency and basic human needs services. Now, as these communities begin the process of rebuilding, the remaining funding will be available to support in long-term recovery efforts.

EAF seeks proposals from organizations addressing housing stability and support, access to economic opportunities and/or environmental restoration and reforestation.

  • Housing Stability & Support may include, but is not limited to: supporting individuals and/or families in rebuilding and/or repairing homes affected by the wildfires
  • Access to Economic Opportunities may include, but is not limited to: innovative income opportunities for individuals and/or families whose primary source of income was lost due to the wildfires
  • Environmental Restoration & Reforestation may include, but is not limited to: intentional efforts directly supporting the environmental preservation, restoration and/or prevention of impacted lands
APPLICATION CLOSED

The Emergency Action Fund for wildfire relief is made possible by hundreds of generous individual donors and the following corporate and community funders:

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 the Albuquerque Community Foundation (ACF) on a statewide grant program to ensure philanthropic funds are invested strategically in communities throughout New Mexico. NMOGA and ACF will be soliciting grant proposals Statewide in three open rounds in 2023, with different funding areas in each round: Economic Opportunities, Education, and Hunger.

2023 Grantees
  • Economic Opportunities
    • Board of Regents - Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
    • CNM Ingenuity, Inc.
    • Enlace Comunitario
    • New Mexico Friends of Foster Children
    • Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. 
    • Santa Fe Children's Museum
    • Saranam
    • WESST
  • Education
    • AMIKids Farmington
    • Cuidando Los Niños
    • Explora Science Center & Childrens Museum of New Mexico
    • Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
    • Jobs for America's Graduates - NM, Inc. 
    • Libros for Kids, Inc. 
    • Mandy's Farm
    • New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation
  • Hunger
    • Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico
    • Golden Spread Rural/Frontier Coalition
    • HopeWorks
    • Samaritan House, Inc. 
    • Santa Fe Indigenous Center
    • The Community Pantry
2022 Grantees
  • Inspired by Science to support STEM Education
  • HopeWorks to support efforts to reduce hunger
  • MANYMOTHERS in support of efforts to reduce hunger
  • New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau Foundation’s Agriculture in the Classroom, to support STEM education
  • New Mexico OUT Business Alliance to increase economic opportunities
  • Read “Write” Adult Literacy Program to support education

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
  • Grant awards will range in amounts up to $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
2023 Grantees
  • Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
  • Assistance League of Albuquerque
  • Barrett Foundation, Inc
  • Best Buddies in New Mexico
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central NM
  • Catholic Charities
  • Children's Grief Center of New Mexico (DBA: The Grief Center)
  • Coach Mike Papa Brown MSA Scholarship
  • Cuidando Los Niños
  • Enlace Comunitario
  • Junior Achievement of New Mexico
  • Keshet Dance Company
  • Mandy's Farm
  • National Dance Institute (NDI) of New Mexico, Inc. 
  • New Day Youth & Family Services
  • New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC)
  • New Mexico Kids Matter Inc.
  • New Mexico Philharmonic
  • (The) New Mexico Soccer Foundation
  • NewMexicoKidsCAN
  • Pegasus Legal Services for Children ("Pegasus")
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains - New Mexico
  • Presbyterian Ear Institute (PEI)
  • Roadrunner Food Bank Inc.
  • Saranam
  • Silver Horizons New Mexico, Inc
  • Special Olympics New Mexico
  • Stem is Childs Play Foundation
  • Teach for America New Mexico
  • Working Classroom

Hancock Family Foundation Grant Program

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.

The Hancock Family Foundation (HFF) extends its support through grants to organizations dedicated to elevating the areas of health and welfare, promoting literacy, enriching cultural arts, and addressing the pressing challenge of food insecurity. While organizations with operating budgets of all sizes are eligible to apply, preference will be given to organizations with operating budgets less than $2 million. This is a statewide grant program open to all counties and awards will be a maximum of $5,000. See below to review past HFF grant recipients.

  • Education: Channeling its efforts towards the area of education, the Hancock Family Foundation supports causes such as children's literacy programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, and primary education enrichment.
  • Health and Welfare: In the area of women and children's health and welfare, the Hancock Family Foundation grants to shelters dedicated to women and children and those seeking safe havens and lodging during medical procedures. HFF stands as a constant source for aid for survivors of domestic violence, and contribute to women's health and family planning services, ensuring comprehensive care for vulnerable populations.
  • Arts: Recognizing the transformative power of art, HFF embraces community-based arts initiatives. With a focus on enriching the lives of youth, HFF stands behind programming that nurtures creativity and self-expression.

Application Opens: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024
Grantee Notification: No later than Sunday, September 15

2023 Hancock Grantees
  • Albuquerque Adult Learning Center, Inc.
  • Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center
  • AMIkids Family Services
  • Assistance League of Albuquerque
  • Casa Esperanza, Inc.
  • CASA Partners 4NMKIDS, Inc.
  • Encuentro
  • Flamenco Works, Inc.
  • HopeWorks
  • Mandy's Farm
  • Many Mothers
  • Manzano Mountain Art Council
  • Meals on Wheels New Mexico
  • New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Opera Southwest
  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
  • Roadrunner Food Bank
  • Saranam
  • St. Felix Pantry
  • Storehouse New Mexico
  • The Grief Center
2022 Hancock Grantees
  • Abrazos Family Support Services
  • Alta Mira Specialized Family Services Inc.
  • Assistance League® of Albuquerque
  • Barrett Foundation, Inc.
  • Career Guidance Institute (CGI)
  • Carlsbad LifeHouse, Inc.
  • Casa Esperanza, Inc.
  • Children's Grief Center of New Mexico
  • Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico
  • Growing Up New Mexico
  • Hero's Path Palliative Care
  • HopeWorks
  • Literacy Link - Leamos
  • Manzano Mountain Art Council
  • National Dance Institute of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Friends of Foster Children (NMFFC)
  • New Mexico Kids Matter Inc.
  • New Mexico Philharmonic
  • Opera Southwest
  • PB&J Family Services
  • Pegasus Legal Services for Children
  • Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in New Mexico (PPRM-NM)
  • Saranam
  • Silver Bullet Production
  • Silver Horizons New Mexico, Inc.
  • Southwest Creations Collaborative (SCC)
  • Southwest Horse Power, Inc.
  • Student's Clothing Bank AKA: Locker #505
  • Teach For America New Mexico
  • Valencia Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence dba Valencia Shelter Service (VSS)
2021 Hancock Grantees
  • Abrazos Family Support Services
  • Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
  • Assistance League® of Albuquerque
  • Bridges Project for Education
  • Career Guidance Institute - Albuquerque Reads
  • Casa Esperanza
  • Children's Grief Center of New Mexico
  • Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Encuentro
  • Esperanza Shelter, Inc.
  • Manzano Mountain Art Council
  • National Dance Institute of New Mexico
  • National Institute of Flamenco
  • New Mexico Jazz Workshop
  • New Mexico Kids Matter Inc.
  • New Mexico Philharmonic
  • Opera Southwest
  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center
  • Planned Parenthood Of The Rocky Mountains, Inc.
  • R4 Creating
  • Roswell W.F.L., Inc. d/b/a Wings for L.I.F.E.
  • Saranam, LLC
  • Southwest Creations Collaborative
  • Southwest Horse Power, Inc.
  • Student's Clothing Bank
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

Emergency Action Fund

In 2022, New Mexico experienced the worst wildfire season in recorded history. During this time, the Emergency Action Fund (EAF) was reactivated to support the affected communities.

Over $100,000 was granted last year to nonprofits providing emergency and basic human needs services. Now, as these communities begin the process of rebuilding, the remaining funding will be available to support in long-term recovery efforts.

EAF seeks proposals from organizations addressing housing stability and support, access to economic opportunities and/or environmental restoration and reforestation.

  • Housing Stability & Support may include, but is not limited to: supporting individuals and/or families in rebuilding and/or repairing homes affected by the wildfires
  • Access to Economic Opportunities may include, but is not limited to: innovative income opportunities for individuals and/or families whose primary source of income was lost due to the wildfires
  • Environmental Restoration & Reforestation may include, but is not limited to: intentional efforts directly supporting the environmental preservation, restoration and/or prevention of impacted lands
APPLICATION CLOSED
The Emergency Action Fund for wildfire relief is made possible by hundreds of generous individual donors and the following corporate and community funders: