For The Love of Community

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Hands holding seedling for Nonprofit Grants in New Mexico

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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.

Administrative Grants to boost the overall strength of your organization, 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.

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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 nonprofits to apply for Targeted Grants to continue our work -- providing free-and-local cat spay/neuter in their communities.

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

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This pretty cat just coming out of anesthesia is one of over 3,800 cats fixed at Animal Humane New Mexico through our community cat spay/neuter reimbursement program.  Although it's being phased out in December, we'll continue funding their free TNR surgeries through  our new Grass Roots Grants program.  The new program is open to all kinds of New Mexico nonprofits that work hands on to directly improve the life, environment and culture of New Mexico.  If your nonprofit could benefit  from more funding, fill out the application on our web site: //  The window for December grants closes December 15th.
These 2 cats were fixed for free last month at the McKinley County Humane Society. Through our Community Cat program, the shelter fixed the cats and then bill us instead of the caregiver for the cost.  Although that program will go away later this year, we'll continue to fund their free spay/neuter through our Grass Roots Grants program.    And the best part is that the Grass Roots Grants are available to all sorts of New Mexico nonprofits who work hands on to improve the life, environment and culture of our state.  Our next grants go out at the end of December so if you know a nonprofit that could benefit from extra funding, tell them about us.  Window closes on Q4 grants on December 15th.
Stray Hearts was among the first group of nonprofits to received a Grass Roots Grant for us.  They recently set up a feral cat TNR program for Taos County and will use our grant to help with the cost.  Our September giving went to a total of 22 varied nonprofits each receiving a grant ranging from $1,000 to $7,500.    This included grants to 4 cat spay/neuter programs.  Our next grants will be given out in late December and are open to the many small to medium sized nonprofits that work at the grass roots level to make New Mexico a kinder, gentler and more meaningful place to live.  Visit our web site to learn more