For The Love of Community

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Grass RootsThe Edw. F. Zimmer Community Fund

We’re funding the nonprofit groups making New Mexico the Land of Enchantment.  They support families in need, help new businesses open and thrive, steward our fabulous flora and fauna, and promote our cultural heritage and arts.  Without their care, we would be just a another state in the union.

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"Thank you for your grant. We will work hard to make our food pantry available to all who need it."

— Bienvenidos Outreach

Making New Mexico a kinder, gentler and more meaningful place to liveA land of enchantment for everyone

To understand what makes New Mexico so special,  look no further than  our many nonprofits. They work hard to fill in the gaps where government services and individual abilities fall short. And they are the groups we help.

If you’re one of them and could benefit from extra funding, please reach out to us.  We’re there to help.

Flexible Grant Options

We offer two types of grants.

Basic Grants to boost the overall strength of  your organization or a particular project, and

Targeted Grants to help hands-on programs bloom.

Hassle-Free Applications

Our application process is simple and quick.  And you’ll find us happy to help you with your funding needs.

We’re available weekdays by phone, e-mail or text to answer your questions.

Contact Us

Phone:  505-466-1676


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Promoting our vast cultural heritage and arts.
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Helping small businesses open and thrive. Mentoring, incubation, micro loans.
Caring for our flora and fauna—animal welfare and ecology concerns.
Propping up New Mexicans in need. Child development, food insecurity, homelessness.

And Providing Affordable Spay/Neuter For CatsThrough Nonprofit Partnerships

Even though we're no longer "just a cat spay/neuter program," it's still a priority for us. So we urge cat groups to apply for Targeted Grants to continue our work -- providing free-and-local cat spay/neuter through licensed non-profit vet clinics in their communities.

If you're looking for financial help to fix your pet cat, visit Our Roots page for tips on how to get the surgery done at a lower cost.

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"Your support helps students in need in our community. Literacy is the key that can unlock so many future opportunities"

— Rio Arriba Adult Literacy Program Blue toy illustration
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Our Q1 Grass Roots Grants have been issued to 39 New Mexico nonprofits.  Our target was to give out $200,000 each quarter and for Q1 we reached $198,000 with individual grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.  Gerard's House was one of the 17 new organizations to get a grant from us.  They are based in Santa Fe and provide safe places for grieving children, youth and adults where healing happens through acceptance and peer support.  For a complete list of grant recipients, visit our web site: 
We're now taking online applications for Q2 Grants -- for consideration, applications need to be submitted by June 15th.
If you're a New Mexico nonprofit working at the grass roots level to improve the quality of life in our state, we still have a few slots available for our March Grass Roots Grants.  Visit our web site for application information: