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Events

About Us

About Us

Events

Decorative image of people at the Great Grant Giveaway event.People eating outdoors at a black tie event

Let’s get together!

We host several annual and ongoing events in Albuquerque, all with the goal of joining together to give back to the community we all love.

Great Grant Giveaway

Each year several nonprofits are selected to present their good work to a room filled with 700 people. A check for $500 sits on every table ready to be awarded to one of the nonprofits. Generous corporate donors wait in the wings to add even bigger contributions once the Great Grant Giveaway is underway. And, at the end of the process, $100,000 or more is in the hands of the nonprofits to support the causes they represent. The format of the event encourages everyone to participate. The audience is presented a short video by each of the nonprofit organizations. Once finished, guests at each table deliberate until they reach a consensus on which nonprofit to award the check.

We're excited to welcome everyone back in-person this year!

2022 Great Grant Giveaway
OVER $218,000 RAISED
2022 Grantees

Color Theory Coalition
Color Theory is a collaboration of thriving organizations supporting marginalized entrepreneurs and their families in Albuquerque, employing core strategies from partner organizations to develop innovative programs and building a culturally relevant ecosystem of support to facilitate equitable access to business assistance.

Donate >> Color Theory

Early Childhood Coalition
The mission of the Early Childhood Coalition is to connect with key organizations in our community to develop and cultivate a network of supportive resources for families and young children experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness. Together, we can work towards ensuring every child in our community has a safe and secure home to grow, develop and thrive in.

Donate >> Early Childhood Coalition

New Mexico Student Success Coalition
The New Mexico Student Success Coalition is dedicated to improving education across the Land of Enchantment. We understand that in order for New Mexico to change the trajectory of our education system, we need bold, innovative approaches that create system wide ripples of change for every student from Farmington to Gadsden and Gallup to Clovis.

By engaging stakeholders from parents and educators to policy makers and community leaders - we hope to elevate and expand the impact of outstanding schools, impactful educators and in doing so we believe we will inspire our community to believe that change is possible and necessary for our students. Together, we will create the education system New Mexico students deserve.

Donate >> NM Student Success Coalition

TRANS New Mexico
The language and words that we use can become powerful beyond measure. Transgender people have lived and died through the worst of this reality. Across the nation and our state, laws are being introduced and passed banning kids from playing sports, banning kids from using the bathroom, banning kids from talking about why they can’t play sports or use the bathroom. People in power are telling an entire generation of kids that they are less than, unworthy of recognition - and this period in our history will have consequences.

The Transgender Research and Narrative Study (TRANS) New Mexico intends to collect qualitative and quantitative data in order to find the language and words of trans love and acceptance, which we will then scream from the rooftop wherever possible, in the hopes that these messages become powerful beyond measure.

Donate >> TRANS New Mexico

Selecting Organizations

Grant proposals are not accepted for Great Grant Giveaway recipients. Recipients are selected by Foundation staff. Through the course of our annual work, we receive nearly 100 Letters of Intent and Grant Proposals. In addition to being screened for potential Competitive and Donor-Advised Grants, all are reviewed through the lens of potential Great Grant Giveaway participants. Additionally, all Foundation staff are extremely active in the community participating almost daily in convening’s, events and other activities sponsored by local nonprofits. We are continually monitoring this work for consideration in our annual event.

Eventually, all organizations are considered as we piece together the puzzle that becomes the Great Grant Giveaway, most importantly reaching all of the fields-of-interest, population segments and priorities of the Foundation and its donors.



Concours du Soleil

Join Albuquerque Community Foundation and the Cinco Amigos to celebrate an amazing collection of New Mexico owned automobiles while raising funds to make a positive impact on the community. The night includes dinner and dancing!

When: September 24-25, 2022

Learn more
Decorative Image of people posing for a photo in a group.

Let’s get together!

We host several annual and ongoing events in Albuquerque, all with the goal of joining together to give back to the community we all love.
Decorative Image of people posing for a photo in a group.

Great Grant Giveaway

Each year several nonprofits are selected to present their good work to a room filled with 700 people. A check for $500 sits on every table ready to be awarded to one of the nonprofits. Generous corporate donors wait in the wings to add even bigger contributions once the Great Grant Giveaway is underway. And, at the end of the process, $100,000 or more is in the hands of the nonprofits to support the causes they represent. The format of the event encourages everyone to participate. The audience is presented a short video by each of the nonprofit organizations. Once finished, guests at each table deliberate until they reach a consensus on which nonprofit to award the check.

We're excited to welcome everyone back in-person this year!

2022 Great Grant Giveaway
Friday, May 13 | 11:15am-1:00pm
Hotel Albuquerque

BUY TICKETS

Selecting Organizations

Attend the Great Grant Giveaway

Grant proposals are not accepted for Great Grant Giveaway recipients. Recipients are selected by Foundation staff. Through the course of our annual work, we receive nearly 100 Letters of Intent and Grant Proposals. In addition to being screened for potential Competitive and Donor-Advised Grants, all are reviewed through the lens of potential Great Grant Giveaway participants. Additionally, all Foundation staff are extremely active in the community participating almost daily in convening’s, events and other activities sponsored by local nonprofits. We are continually monitoring this work for consideration in our annual event.

Eventually, all organizations are considered as we piece together the puzzle that becomes the Great Grant Giveaway, most importantly reaching all of the fields-of-interest, population segments and priorities of the Foundation and its donors.

People eating outdoors at a black tie event

Concours du Soleil

Join Albuquerque Community Foundation and the Cinco Amigos to celebrate an amazing collection of New Mexico owned automobiles while raising funds to make a positive impact on the community. The night includes dinner and dancing!

When: September 24-25, 2022

Stay tuned for more details!

Let’s get together!

We host several annual and ongoing events in Albuquerque, all with the goal of joining together to give back to the community we all love.
Decorative Image of people posing for a photo in a group.

Great Grant Giveaway

Each year several nonprofits are selected to present their good work to a room filled with 700 people. A check for $500 sits on every table ready to be awarded to one of the nonprofits. Generous corporate donors wait in the wings to add even bigger contributions once the Great Grant Giveaway is underway. And, at the end of the process, $100,000 or more is in the hands of the nonprofits to support the causes they represent. The format of the event encourages everyone to participate. The audience is presented a short video by each of the nonprofit organizations. Once finished, guests at each table deliberate until they reach a consensus on which nonprofit to award the check.

We're excited to welcome everyone back in-person this year!

2022 Great Grant Giveaway
OVER $218,000 RAISED
2022 Grantees

Color Theory Coalition
Color Theory is a collaboration of thriving organizations supporting marginalized entrepreneurs and their families in Albuquerque, employing core strategies from partner organizations to develop innovative programs and building a culturally relevant ecosystem of support to facilitate equitable access to business assistance.

Donate >> Color Theory

Early Childhood Coalition
The mission of the Early Childhood Coalition is to connect with key organizations in our community to develop and cultivate a network of supportive resources for families and young children experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness. Together, we can work towards ensuring every child in our community has a safe and secure home to grow, develop and thrive in.

Donate >> Early Childhood Coalition

New Mexico Student Success Coalition
The New Mexico Student Success Coalition is dedicated to improving education across the Land of Enchantment. We understand that in order for New Mexico to change the trajectory of our education system, we need bold, innovative approaches that create system wide ripples of change for every student from Farmington to Gadsden and Gallup to Clovis.

By engaging stakeholders from parents and educators to policy makers and community leaders - we hope to elevate and expand the impact of outstanding schools, impactful educators and in doing so we believe we will inspire our community to believe that change is possible and necessary for our students. Together, we will create the education system New Mexico students deserve.

Donate >> NM Student Success Coalition

TRANS New Mexico
The language and words that we use can become powerful beyond measure. Transgender people have lived and died through the worst of this reality. Across the nation and our state, laws are being introduced and passed banning kids from playing sports, banning kids from using the bathroom, banning kids from talking about why they can’t play sports or use the bathroom. People in power are telling an entire generation of kids that they are less than, unworthy of recognition - and this period in our history will have consequences.

The Transgender Research and Narrative Study (TRANS) New Mexico intends to collect qualitative and quantitative data in order to find the language and words of trans love and acceptance, which we will then scream from the rooftop wherever possible, in the hopes that these messages become powerful beyond measure.

Donate >> TRANS New Mexico

BUY TICKETS

Selecting Organizations

Attend the Great Grant Giveaway

Grant proposals are not accepted for Great Grant Giveaway recipients. Recipients are selected by Foundation staff. Through the course of our annual work, we receive nearly 100 Letters of Intent and Grant Proposals. In addition to being screened for potential Competitive and Donor-Advised Grants, all are reviewed through the lens of potential Great Grant Giveaway participants. Additionally, all Foundation staff are extremely active in the community participating almost daily in convening’s, events and other activities sponsored by local nonprofits. We are continually monitoring this work for consideration in our annual event.

Eventually, all organizations are considered as we piece together the puzzle that becomes the Great Grant Giveaway, most importantly reaching all of the fields-of-interest, population segments and priorities of the Foundation and its donors.

People eating outdoors at a black tie event

Concours du Soleil

Join Albuquerque Community Foundation and the Cinco Amigos to celebrate an amazing collection of New Mexico owned automobiles while raising funds to make a positive impact on the community. The night includes dinner and dancing!

When: September 24-25, 2022

Stay tuned for more details!