Future Fund Grantmaking

Future Fund’s funding model is to grant to unfunded Letters of Intent (LOI) to the ACF Competitive Grant Program. This model ensures that the ACF is able to make impactful grants to as many local nonprofit organizations who submit LOIs as possible. Today the FF Endowment Fund has topped $550,000 and over $270,000 in grants have been awarded to nonprofit organizations selected by the FF membership.

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Grantmaking Over the Years


2020 Grant

Together for Brothers (T4B): Together for Brothers (TB4) believes young men of color (YMOC) are, can and should be leaders at all levels in their community. T4B’s model makes spaces for YMOC to practice that leadership in their schools and communities. $20,000

2019 Grants

Pegasus Legal Services for Children: Their grant will support the Education Justice Project, which works with children in both special education and juvenile justice, and provides attorney representation for children with Individualized Education Plans at school disciplinary hearings. $22,000

2018 Grants

Fathers Building Futures: Fathers Building Futures (FBF) is the only social enterprise in the southwest that is managed by and for formerly incarcerated parents. The most immediate and critical focus is sustaining the business model and is the focus of this grant request. Explora Science Center Youth Intern Program. $15,000

 St Martin’s HopeWorks for Hope Found Initiative: Hope Found is a program designed to rapidly re-house homeless families with children. It is currently the only program of its kind in Albuquerque. Families will receive rapid re-housing assistance in order to move into a home within two to three weeks of intake. $5,000

2017 Grants

Best Buddies New Mexico: Best Buddies Jobs (BBJ) secures jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and continuously and independently support themselves. $10,000

 Explora Science Center: Explora’s Youth Intern Program offers opportunities for low-income youth to develop employment skills and career aspirations through on-the-job training. $5,790

2016 Grants

Heading Home: The Albuquerque Heading Home Initiative follows a collective social impact model which relies on the strength of its multi-agency partnership.  This collaboration brings about measurable and lasting change through our community’s efforts to end chronic homelessness.

Susan’s Legacy: Susan’s Legacy is a nonprofit organization in memory of Susan Rose.  Founded to provide services which were not available to Susan, we provide the necessary counseling, support, and case management so that women diagnosed with co-occuring disorders do not lose their battles as Susan so tragically did.

A New Day: This grant went to New Day’s Life Skills Academy, a collaborative, cross system learning network focused on building functional life skills in young people age 16-22 in the Albuquerque Area.

2015 Grants

Pegasus Legal Services for Children: Support for support for the Kinship Guardianship Program to maintain or increase level of services. $10,000

Barrett Foundation: Funding to provide housing advocacy, resources and supportive services for homeless women and children $5,000

Rio Grande Food Project: Funding to purchase food and packing supplies, utilities to keep fresh and frozen food cold $1,239

2014 Grants

New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks: Support for program assisting and mentoring youth aging out of foster care with 30 new matches between volunteer mentors and young people. $12,500

Meals on Wheels: Funding could provide over 800 additional meals through the Low Income Meal Program for seniors living in poverty and facing medical issues. $3,810

2013 Grants

Alzheimer’s Association: The Association provides information, assistance, support and services to the 38,000+ New Mexicans with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. $800

Assistance League of Albuquerque : The Assistance League acts as friends at any and all times to men, women and children in need of care, guidance and assistance spiritually, materially and physically. $2,000

Mandy’s Special Farm: The Special Farm provides residential services for adults with autism with dignity and respect, and through a safe, structured, health, home-like environment. $6,000

PB&J Family Services: PB&J helps at-risk children to grow and develop to their full potential in nurturing families within a supportive community. $4,200

Roadrunner Food Bank: The Food Bank supplies food to a network of organizations that are engaged in feeding the hungry by soliciting, collecting and transporting salvageable food from food industry donors nationwide as well as purchasing food in bulk. $2,000

2012 Grants

Adoption Exchange, NM Chapter: To enhance services provided by the NM Family Recruitment Program for child videotaping efforts and for the Duffle Bag Program to provide bags for children in foster care to carry their belongings. $3,300

Children’s Grief Center of NM: The Center provides a safe and supportive environment in which children, teens, young adults and their families can share experiences and feelings while grieving a death. $5,000

Rio Grande Food Project: The Project feeds 29,000 hungry New Mexicans by providing 400,000 emergency meals to families and individuals once every other month. $7,500

2011 Grants

Playworks New Mexico: Playworks is a nationwide program that has launched in seven Albuquerque elementary schools this year. Playworks seeks to engage students in additional recess time, and to place them with coaches who teach them games and emphasize the value of play.  The program costs each school $23,500, and additional support is provided by Americorp and community sponsors.  Funds will be used to help schools provide the cost match required for participation, $7,750

Saranam: Saranam is a 2-year housing and education program for homeless families in Albuquerque, NM.  Saranam offers a comprehensive range of services to assist families in transitioning beyond homelessness.  They work with homeless families who have a desire and the motivation to change their lives to end their homelessness, $7,750

2010 Grants:

New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger: To support the Summer Intergenerational Food Program, $3,500

La Familia, Inc.: Funding to add an occupational therapist to the team to strengthen and expand the effectiveness of Sensory Based Parent Child Attachment Groups and for the OT to train staff and parents, $10,000

Watermelon Mountain Ranch: To provide support to the Animal Outreach Program for Teens at Risk, a juvenile detention diversion program that pairs youth offenders with companion animals at the ranch. The program teaches job and life skills while fostering the bond between the participants and the animals they care for, $1,500

2009 Grants

New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger: To support the Summer Intergenerational Food Program, $3,500

Bosque School BEMP: To provide transportation for students from public schools, stipends for UNM Interns for school group support and supplies/equipment for field research in the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, $1,400

Working Classroom: To support 36 weeks of acting classes, academic tutoring, mentoring, cultural excursions and performance opportunities for 32 low-income middle school students in a theater program for student artists and actors from the poorest neighborhoods, $5,400

NM MESA: To support implementation of “Engaging our City’s Future Engineers and Scientists” project for middle and high school students in 22 Albuquerque schools, $4,000

2008 Grants

Art in the School, Inc.: To support after-school program for 300 low income elementary school children at three schools with UNM Art Education students assisting to learn from practical experience and better prepare them for teaching careers, $4,800

New Mexico Conference of Churches: To support the Parole Empowerment Partners Project (PEP), a nondenominational mentoring program for paroled youth to assist the youth in successful completion of parole requirements and achieve personal positive goals, $3,340

New Mexico Media Literacy Project: To provide support for five multimedia trainings on media education and literacy for Title 1 APS middle and/or high school students, educators and university students including 40 Media Literacy Toolbox DVD-ROMs, $4,000

2007 Grants

Adoption Exchange, New Mexico Chapter: To support the family Recruitment Program through media including TV, internet, and picture books to find individuals or families for adopting special needs children, $5,000

Project Share, Inc.: To provide financial assistance for providing extra food and milk to children in the surrounding neighborhood from low-income families, $2,600

Nicodemus Wilderness Project: To support the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative to elevate disadvantaged or at-risk kids and teens ages 10-19 into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental clean-up and habitat restoration projects, $3,000

2006 Grants

The Fractal Foundation: Take the principles of fractals to at least 1,000 elementary and middle school students, $4,500

Junior Achievement of New Mexico, Inc.: To expand the recruitment and training of classroom volunteers for on-going economic and business education, $7,550

Talking Talons Youth Leadership: To support a digital video project developed and created by youth to capture stories about educational wild animals for use as a classroom life science teaching aid, $7,650

2005 Grants

Assistance League of Albuquerque: Providing clothing for middle school students $2,500

Barrett Foundation: Support for the new Barrett House Emergency Shelter library enhancing homeless women’s abilities to obtain valuable life and employment skills and encouraging mothers to read with their children, $7,500

Children’s Court & Advocacy Inc.: Empowerment of Girls and the Say No to Abuse Power Programs, $5,000

2004 Grants

Barrett Foundation: Support for the new Barrett House Emergency Shelter library enhancing homeless women’s abilities to obtain valuable life and employment skills and encouraging mothers to read with their children, $7,500

 PB&J Family Services, Inc.: Support for the KidPACT program for school-aged children with incarcerated parents to decrease the isolation of these children, improve school performance, and break the intergenerational cycle of crime, $3,000

Sandia Preparatory School & Mission Avenue Elementary School: Niños y Libros mentoring program between 8th grade Sandia Prep students and APS K-5 students, $3,000

TVI Foundation: To provide quality one-on-one tutoring to homeless children in the APS Title I summer program while instilling ideals of philanthropy and community service in TVI students, $4,500 

2003 Grants

APS Title I Homeless Projects: Volunteer-supported after-school program for homeless children, $2,000 

Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico: Housing for families facing evictions through the courts, $5,000 

Roadrunner Food Bank: Food for Kids program to send food home from schools for children who do not get enough to eat at home, $5,000

2002 Grants

Oasis, Inc.: Intergenerational Tutor Program, training for 100 older adult volunteers to teach reading to 150 at-risk elementary students, $5,000

Planned Parenthood of New Mexico: Nos Cambios Parent/Child Sexuality Education Workshops’ for 5th-12th grade students & their parents, $5,000

Working Classroom, Inc.: Homework Center to complement art & drama studies for at-risk students, $5,000

2001 Grants

APS Title I, Homeless Projects: After-school tutoring program for homeless children living in shelters and motels, $5,000

Direct Action for Youth: Stipends for teachers to provide after-school tutoring in Valle Vista and Kit Carson Elementary Schools, $5,000

LaFamilia Placement Services: Demonstration project to provide support services for teens outgrowing foster care and entering independent living, $5,000

2000 Grants

All Faiths Receiving Home: Materials for Education Resource Program providing meaningful, practical information to families, $2,500

Cuidando Los Niños: Medical, educational & equipment costs of the new Well-Child Care clinic for homeless infants & toddlers, $7,500

SET for Health New Mexico: Medical self-care workshops for women & families who are homeless and/or living in shelters, $5,000

1999 Grants

Carrie Tingley Hospital: Collaborative music & dance program with Keshet Dance Company for children with mixed abilities, their siblings & parents, $5,000

Health Care for the Homeless: ArtStreet children’s project with homeless or formerly homeless artists serving as mentors, $5,000

New Mexico Jazz Workshop: Roots of Jazz music education program for elementary school students, $5,000

1998 Grants

Cuidando Los Niños: To expand the Children’s Program providing therapeutic child care services to homeless children, $5,000

Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum: To support the Crictor Story Time outreach project to children residing in shelters for the homeless of victims of domestic violence, $5,000

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