For The Love of Community

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seed money for
New Mexico's
Grass RootsThe Edw. F. Zimmer Community Fund

We’ve launched The Edw. F. Zimmer Community Fund (ZCF) to support the nonprofits that make New Mexico a land of enchantment.

  • Propping up New Mexicans in need
  • Helping small businesses open and thrive
  • Stewarding our flora and fauna
  • Preserving our vast cultural heritage and arts
  • Providing cats with affordable spay/neuter
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"Walk toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you."

— Mary Engelbreit

Working with nonprofits to make New Mexico a kinder, gentler and more meaningful place to live.A land of enchantment for everyone

Our focus is on small-to-medium nonprofits that work at the grass roots level to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans.

So if your one of these organizations, and a grant will make you more effective, please reach out to us.  We’d like to help.

Grants typically range from $1,000 to $15,000 based on your size and program expenses. We review applications and disburse funds quarterly.

Simply fill out our application and return it to us with a few photos of your programs at work to use in our promotional materials.



Grant awards and amounts are at our sole discretion with final approval granted by our host, Vanguard Charitable. 

For New Mexico nonprofits that have operated for at least 3 years and file the US-990.   It excludes faith-based programs and politically or research oriented groups.  All state and federal reporting must be current. 

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Expanding and managing our vast cultural heritage and arts.
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Helping small businesses open and thrive. Mentoring, incubation, micro loans.
Preserving and 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

We're no longer "just a cat spay/neuter program", but it's still a priority for us. We urge nonprofit cat spay/neuter clinics to apply for grants to provide free or low-cost spay/neuter in their communities.

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"Never underestimate the power of a small group of people to change the world. In fact it is the only thing that ever has."

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