Apply for a Grant

CFSNM houses three grant opportunities, along with three annual grant cycles. Please review the following grant descriptions and dates listed below. Deadlines are subject to change a the digression of the grant agreement and committee decisions.

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*The 2019-2020 application opens March 11th*

Questions? If you have any application questions please reach out to our team by phone at (575) 521-4794 for immediate assistance or email [email protected] for detailed inquiries. Since our application is housed on the AwardSpring platform if you are experiencing any technical difficulties please contact their customer service team at (888)-258-5628

 

The Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund is offering an opportunity for grants to assist non-profit organizations in improving outcomes in Luna County, NM. Your Community Foundation seeks to support both new and existing projects that demonstrate improvement in the well-being of Luna County residents; to support healthy environments where Luna County residents live, work, and play. The purpose of this funding is to provide non-profit support and demonstrate improved outcomes for Luna County residents as broadly defined by including one or more of the following causes:

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

The Dr. Robert Palmer Grant Fund Timeline:

Monday, March 11, 2019: Grant application opens (click link above)

Friday, May 17, 2019: Grant application due by 11:59 p.m.

Saturday, June 27, 2019: Awards announced

Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Projects completed

Tuesday, September 15, 2020: Final reports due by 5:00 p.m.

 

 

The Wellness Fund Grant supports non-profit organizations in their efforts to improve maternal/child health and wellness outcomes in southern New Mexico. Non-profit organizations located in Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Grant, Lincoln, Luna, Otero and Sierra counties of New Mexico are encouraged to apply for funding. Maternal/child well-being is defined broadly and may include one or more of the following area focuses:

  • Education (cognitive, language, or social-emotional learning)
  • Direct services
  • Prevention/wellness (emotional, mental, or physical heath)
  • Programmatic support (includes positive relationship groups that pertain to parents/caregivers and children)
  • Social determinants of health (defined as the conditions that influence the places where we live, work, and play–such as our environment, housing, food, education, jobs, etc.)

The Wellness Fund Timeline:

Monday, March 11, 2019: Grant application opens (click link above)

Friday, May 17, 2019: Grant application due by 11:59 p.m.

Saturday, June 27, 2019: Awards announced

Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Projects completed

Tuesday, September 15, 2020: Final reports due by 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Drs. Ammu and Rama Devasthali created the Devasthali Family Foundation Fund in 2011 in support of the arts, education, child hunger, and maternal/child well-being in southern New Mexico. This fund seeks to support both new and existing projects that positively impact those living throughout the seven counties CFSNM serves. Non-profit organizations located in Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Otero, Sierra, Grant, Lincoln, and Luna Counties of New Mexico are encouraged to apply for funding.

The Devasthali Family Foundation Fund Timeline:

Winter/Spring Cycle:

Monday, November 5, 2018: Grant application opened

Friday, January 4, 2019: Grant application closed 11:59 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 2019: Awards announced

Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Awards reception

Summer/Fall Cycle:

Monday, June 3, 2019: Grant application opens (click link above)

Friday, August 2, 2019: Grant application due by 11:59 p.m.

Monday, August 26, 2019: Awards announced

TBA: Awards reception

 

 

Grant Review Process

Once the grant application closes, a multi-stage review process will begin, which occurs over the course of about one month. Some applicants may receive phone calls and/or site visits during this process.

How do we evaluate your application? 

Our grant committees consider the following criteria when making final grant funding decisions:

  • Compatibility with grant guidelines
  • Ability for the non-profit organization/program/project to meet the grant’s mission
  • Demonstrates a community need
  • Financial sustainability of the project/program, as well as financial stability of non-profit organization
  • Increased likelihood that the grant would assist the non-profit organization/leverage additional funding
  • Strength of staffing & partnerships
  • Proposed outcomes/measures of success
  • Proposals will be assessed based on the applicant’s overall organizational strength, community involvement, project timeliness, & successful fiscal management experience

Please contact your Community Foundation team about what activities are eligible and ineligible for grant funding by calling (575) 521-4794 or email [email protected]