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The Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund Supporting Luna County

The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico is now accepting applications for the 2018 Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund. The Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund is offering a total of $60,000 in grants to assist non-profit organizations in improving outcomes in Luna County, NM. Non-profit organizations located in Luna County of New Mexico are encouraged to apply for funding that they may use from September 2018 – June 2019. To be eligible for Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund, proposals are due on or before July 31, 2018 by 12:00 a.m. MST.

For purposes of this funding announcement, nonprofit support in Luna County is defined broadly and may include one or more of the following:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Animal Services
  • Direct nonprofit services
  • Programs that support Luna County residents
  • Capital projects – Seed funding
  • Collaboration and Coalitions – May have a fiscal sponsor if needed

 

Important dates in this grant cycle are as follows:

  • June 1, 2018: Grant period opens
  • July 31, 2018: Proposals due by 12:00 a.m.
  • August 17, 2018: Awards announced
  • June 30, 2019: Projects completed
  • September 15, 2019: Final reports due

 

 

The Community Foundation seeks to support both new and existing projects that demonstrate improvement in the well-being of Luna County residents; support healthy environments where Luna County residents live, work, and play; and demonstrate improved outcomes for Luna County residents as broadly defined above. 

 

Timeline

To be eligible for Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund, proposals are due on or before July 31, 2018 by 12:00 a.m. MST. Funding decisions will be made by August 17, 2018. Grants will be awarded by August 31, 2018. Please contact April Anaya at april@cfsnm.org or (575) 521-4794 for more information.

 

The 2018-2019 Wellness Fund Grant 

 

*Application for the 2018-2019 Wellness Fund is currently closed.*

We are excited to share that the 2018 Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Wellness Fund Grant will be opening on March 12, 2018. The Wellness Fund Grant supports non-profit organizations in their efforts to improve maternal and child health and wellness outcomes in southern New Mexico. Non-profit organizations located in Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Otero, Sierra, Grant, Lincoln and Luna Counties of New Mexico are encouraged to apply for funding. Maternal/child well-being is defined broadly and may include one of the following:

-Prevention/wellness (physical health, mental health or emotional health

-Education (cognitive, language, social-emotional learning

-Direct services

-Programs that support maternal/child well-being, including positive relationships between parents/caregivers and children.

-Social determinants of health (the conditions that influence the places where we live, work and play, such as our environment, housing, food, education, jobs, etc.)

Applications will be due by midnight on May 31, 2018. Questions? Click here for the Wellness Fund online application instructions.

 

Devasthali Family Foundation Fund

Devasthali_Rama_ Ammu*Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2018 funding cycle of the Devasthali Family Foundation Fund. *

Ammu and Rama Devasthali created the Devasthali Family Foundation Fund in 2011 in support of arts, education, child hunger and maternal/child well-being. If you are managing a project or program impacting one of these areas and would like to be considered for funding, please submit an online application between June 1, 2018-August 1, 2018 to be considered for the fall 2018 funding cycle. Click here for the Devasthali Family Foundation Fund online application.

Timeline for the Fall 2018 Devasthali Family Foundation Fund is as follows:

  • June 1, 2018: Fall 2018 grant period opens.
  • August 1, 2018: Proposals due by 12:00 a.m.
  • August 17, 2018: Estimated grant award date.

 

For questions regarding this grant contact Terra Winter at terra@cfsnm.org.