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2021 Great Grant Giveaway

Nonprofits. Community. Giving.

These are the pillars of Albuquerque Community Foundation’s annual Great Grant Giveaway event. As you may have heard, we are unable to hold this signature event in person this year.

We will continue the spirit of giving and community by distributing resources and involving community members via our website and social media. Meet this year’s grantees!

Although we will miss seeing you in person, we hope that you will join us in giving to these four amazing organizations. Videos explaining their impactful work in the community will be live the week of October 11. We invite you to join us on Facebook and Instagram from October 18-22 to watch as we promote our nonprofit partners and share progress on grantmaking. We also welcome your support of these organizations!

You can support this year’s Great Grant Giveaway recipients in several ways.

  • Give any amount online – choose your nonprofit below.
  • Submit a check of any amount to Albuquerque Community Foundation, PO Box 25266, Albuquerque, NM 87125.
  • Buy a Traditional Table Grant and support an organization at $500. Choose your nonprofit below.

2021 Great Grant Giveaway Recipients

Flower Hill Institute

Flower Hill Institute (FHI) is a native-owned, community-directed nonprofit. The organization’s mission is to build strong, stable, and self-determined Tribal communities by leading efforts to improve the environment, agriculture, and economic development of partnering communities. FHI supports sustainable local food systems, business development, education and cultural projects to increase the health, vitality, and economic opportunities for Native Americans. FHI uses holistic learning, traditional practices, and spiritual values in their projects to enhance cultural awareness in their community and the general public. Flower Hill Institute’s programs seek to cultivate the next generation of Native American leaders, scientists, farmers, and cultural experts.

New Mexico Black Leadership Council

The New Mexico Black Leadership Council (NMBLC) is devoted to creating a viable and sustainable social profit sector targeted at serving the Black community and benefitting the entire state of New Mexico. The NMBLC uses arts- and assets-based community development (AABCD) in all of its programming. AABCD is especially effective for marginalized communities because it focuses on developing & supporting human capital and building collective resilience in historically excluded communities (the process) and creates arts-based events and programs (the product). NMBLC provides culturally competent and targeted professional support for burgeoning or expanding social profit organizations in the areas of communications, grant writing, development/fundraising, administrative and leadership development/succession planning.

South Valley MainStreet

South Valley MainStreet is dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the historic commercial district along the Bridge Blvd and Isleta Blvd corridors. Since 2014, South Valley MainStreet has been attracting both public and private financial investment to the area. In collaboration with Bernalillo County and the New Mexico MainStreet, South Valley MainStreet is developing and implementing a community-based construction mitigation plan to support local small businesses, challenged with COVID-19, by continuing to provide small business technical assistance, rehabilitation of business facades and commercial properties, marketing and advertising, asset building of local Hispanic business owners, and community redevelopment through housing rehabilitation and beautification with the goal of economic vitality.

TenderLove Community Center

The mission of TenderLove Community Center (TLCC) is to help homeless, near homeless and low-income individuals achieve stable, self-supporting lives for themselves and their families. TLCC does not see an individual experiencing homeless at intake, instead they see potential community leaders. Their programs transform lives of vulnerable people through job training, life skills and housing. TLCC offers support programs such as G.E.D. preparation, personal finance, and money management workshops while creating pathways for client’s children to thrive. The program is free, accommodates individual learning styles, and teaches skills that permit flexible hours, while navigating towards life sufficiency. Each year TenderLove Community Center continues to advance its mission of empowering vulnerable individuals.

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