Mission/ Giving Statement: The New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF) is a statewide endowment building and grant-making organization that serves and invests in New Mexico’s communities and their greatest asset . . . people. As a steward of community resources, we support a quality of life that reflects the diverse values, traditions, beauty and dreams of New Mexico. Building community wealth and relationships, maximizing community capacity and self-reliance are at the heart of our work.
Grantmaking Program Areas: The Rural Livilihoods Initiative; The Strengthening New Mexico Families Initiative; SPARK (early childhood); Kellogg Youth Initiative; New Mexico AIDS Partnership Fund
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
The Rural Livlihoods Initiative: The Rural Livelihoods Initiative builds on the assets of rural communities throughout the state by funding sustainable, community-based economic development projects.
SPARK: NMCF’s NM SPARK – Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids – fosters family engagement, early childhood and elementary school collaboration and best practices.
Kellogg Youth Initiative: NMCF’s Youth Initiative strengthens systems that serve children and youth while building the field’s capacity for positive youth development and youth civic participation in New Mexico. Managed by NMCF’s Youth Initiative, School Based Health Centers (SBHC) grants aim to improve access, provide funding for renovation and medical equipment, increase behavioral health services, including screening, referral and treatment to address youth suicide, increase funding for teen pregnancy prevention, treatment and education, and provide support towards workforce improvements, project management, technical assistaince and on-going training to SBHCs.
Application Instructions: While NMCF does not accept unsolicited proposals, NMCF welcomes receiving its General Information Organization Profile Form. Form is available online.